minirice [ graphic design & illustration ]

minirice [ graphic design & illustration ]

What's happening?

My website is having a makeover, 2 years overdue.

Please be patient, I will be adding photos of my old uni work and current illustrations !

Follow me on twitter (@minirice_uk) or check out my Facebook 'Like' page, which currently houses some of my illustration work or check out my twitpic account for up-to-date images.


I have also decided that I will only be posting my work, artist spotlights and work that I find inspirational, rather than exhibitions, things that I have been to and other art related news.


HYPERJAPAN 2011

2011Posted by Lainey Sun, July 31, 2011 23:43:09




















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Inkygoodness TOTEM HOMECOMING!

2011Posted by Lainey Sun, July 31, 2011 23:42:38
LAUNCH NIGHT: Thursday 21st July at the Zellig Gallery, Custard Factory
with TOTEMS from these artists:


Mc Bess/ Loulou & Tummie / Good Wives & Warriors / Felt Mistress / Jason Devine / Matt Dent / El Tobe / Sneaky Raccoon / Fon the Pern / Steven Silverwood / Hattie Stewart / Murray Sommerville / Mister Millerchip / Michelle Turton / Thom Lambert / Simon David Mills / Hannah Baber / Log Roper / Tim Miness / Lisa Hassell / Kate Hindley / Darren John / Liam Barrett / Seb Burnett / Mr the Beef / Toy Factory / Bert van Wijk / Brucey Art / Tom J.Newell / BILLY/ Moot

Inkygoodness will also be presenting drawings, illustrations & paintings inspired by the ‘Character Totem’ theme, following a ‘call for submissions’ earlier this year.

Confirmed artists include:
Wilmer Murillo / Kristian Jones / DOODULL / Jennie Webber / Anna Charity / Muxxi / Jo Spencer / Jake Ivrill (I Love Edna) / Ocular Invasion / Marianne Vincent / Ian Watson / Am I Collective / Robin Boyden / Suero-studio / Dan Marston / Johnnie Weiliang Hoek / Nikki Pinder / Ronnieism /Benjamin Carr / Sam Dunn / Cheuk Yin Chan / Paul ‘Monsters monsters’ Roberts / Mr Phomer/ Uberkraaft / Patrick O’Leary / Alex Bertram-Powell & Lesley Barnes.

















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Vintage Fair with Miss Hindley

2011Posted by Lainey Sun, July 31, 2011 23:41:48
It was a very very very veryyyyyy rainy day when Kate (http://www.katehindley.co.uk/ or @hindleyillos on twitter) and me had a stall at the Lord Clifden pub in Birmingham but thankfully after what seemed like constant rain, the heavens opened for a little bit and was enjoyed.

Here are some of the goodies that were on offer from Kate and me at our stall at the SECRET GARDEN VINTAGE FAIR.

We had a mixture of cards, postcards, screen prints, books, notepads and so much more! it is a shame but I think the rain drove everyone away smiley


Madam Kate minding the stall as I got galloping off taking some brief photos.
(Check out the table cloth! charity shop finds via Kate) (below)





Also at the event was a friend of mine who I had not seen in an AGGGGGGGEEES Miss Robinson aka Circa Vintage.

This was her wonderful little stall and she did really well on the day! Well Done Miss Robinson! (below)


Have a follow and look at the goodies that you can get from Miss Robinson, even I spent more than I made at Claire's stall! Some good, fashionable bargains available.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Circa_Vintage_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Circa-Vintage/193695917345971

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I'm a WINNER

2011Posted by Lainey Sun, July 31, 2011 20:43:54
Lucky me, I got some goodies from Mr Betram Fiddle

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Birmingham City University Graduate Exhibition

2011Posted by Lainey Tue, June 28, 2011 12:02:05
I had a lovely time having a wander round the BCU graduate show, even if definitivedesign and me got a little lost trying to find the Graphic Design and illustration work! There is a lot of talent being grown in Birmingham, it is very exciting! The quality of the work was very high.



Matthew Adams (below)


Unknown (below)



Cherelle Davis (below)


Lauren Wyld (below)


Sara Woods (below)

I absolutely ADORE this dress above. The fabric and cut of it all is just amazing. I would love to own it and go parading around in it on the town/beach/RED CARPET (!). If anyone knows her contact/website, I would really appreciate you emailing it me! Thank you.


Pang Tsuey Xian (below 2 images)

Website: http://sheis-pang.com/root.swf
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/tsueyxian





Anil Korotania (above) (Books) but I am not too sure if this graduate created the 'Ted Baker' branding items.

Website: http://www.behance.net/korotania



Becky Smout (below)

Website: http://hippolargeass.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/bsmoutie



Tiffany Wong Wen Si (below 2 images)

Website: http://tiffthief.blogspot.com/




Nuttavadee Tanchareon (below)

Website: http://natbits.tumblr.com/


James Bytheway (above)


Hazel Castle (below)

Website: http://hazelcastle.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/hazel_castle



Jenny Rose Levey (below)



Chloe Cook (above)

Website: http://www.starttodayillustrations.com/
TwitterL http://twitter.com/#!/starttoday89


Rebecca Abell (below)

Website: http://www.rebeccaabell.co.uk/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/rebeccaabell


Rachael Stott (below)

Website: http://rachaelstottart.co.uk/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/RachaelAtWork


Rachel Hancox (below)



Rebecca Cox (above)

Website: http://rebeccacox.tumblr.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/becillustration


Dean Eberhardt (above)

Website: http://drawingsandthat.blogspot.com/


Unknown (below)



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Sad News - Closure of We Are Birmingham Shop

2011Posted by Lainey Tue, June 28, 2011 11:57:39
Read the full story here:

http://wearebham.com/2011/05/announcement-future-birmingham/

It saddens me that this had to happen, as this is the sort of independent art retailer I think Birmingham lacks. It supported graduates, freelancers and people who were just being creative for a hobby.

Sadly, even though they had a lot of support, they had to close the store due to lack of funding etc and sadly have gone into administration.

It shouldn't be seen as a sad thing though, as it just shows what creative people we have in Birmingham and highlights what exposure we need from the council etc.

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She's in fashion..

2011Posted by Lainey Tue, June 28, 2011 11:55:51
...well, clearly I am not but I had a chance to go have a pew at the regular fashion shows at Birmingham Bull Ring. It was rather bizarre being surrounded by all the shoppers but all good fun!


Here are some photos I took of there them models and their legs.






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John Salt @ IKON gallery

2011Posted by Lainey Tue, May 24, 2011 18:24:05
I probably don't really explore enough so thought would pop into IKON gallery and stumbled my way to the top floor where to my closer examination, these photos of trashed cars were actually PAINTINGS! I couldn't believe it.







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