Nobrow at the Hayward Gallery shop

The Hayward Gallery shop has been taken over by publishers Nobrow for the month of January. Nobrow are a small, independent press who work with graphic artists and illustrators to produce books and prints and other lovely things. Their magazines, with themes like ‘Jungle’ or ‘Gods and Monsters’ are entirely illustrated and really original. But everything they do is great. At the Hayward Shop, rechristened by Nobrow while they are there as, This Is Not A Pop-Up, I stocked up on wrapping paper, their latest magazine – Nobrow No. 6: ‘The Double’, and a slim little book, Ada by Gertrude Stein, illustrated by Atak, an artist from Berlin. The story is a love letter by Stein to her partner Alice B. Toklas, and Atak’s illustrations are heaven, as you can see, below. If you can’t make it to the Hayward shop before January 29th when Nobrow go home, do visit their website, which is excellent.

— Daisy
18th January 2012