Saturday, 27 June 2009

your stock in our shop?!

So I've been in the shop for nearly a month now and I think I've settled in quite nicely (if I do say so myself) but there's still somethings missing... YOUR STUFF.

We want to expand the shop and make it as exciting and visual and interesting as possible, and not just for Cut-Out and Mouldy Loaf, but for other illustrators, designers, makers, knitters, printers, artists, whatever! We're looking to stock clothing, accessories, jewellery, zines, books, prints, homewares. stationary, ceramics, music, any products that you would think would work within our creative and artistic environment (not just the shop, the Custard Factory is home to lots of creative things, including a radio station, tonnes of music events (including acoustic shows we'll be holding) like Supersonic, a radio station, magazines, printers, galleries, workshops, studios EVERYTHING!

If you think you would like your stuff in our shop please send us an email with some low res images of what you want to sell and abit about yourself and we'll get intouch

Also, if you could forward this on to people you might think would be interested...

Thanks for reading
Kay and Neil

Shop 8, Gibb Square
The Custard Factory
B9 4AA

Friday, 26 June 2009

T-shirts for the girls

I feel like I've been neglecting the girls on the T-shirt from at Cut-Out so I'm setting about expanding it so 1. the boys don't get all the good designs, and 2. so I can have some new things to wear!

Tonight I printed the first of what I hope will be many T-shirts especially for the ladies, girls, moms and so-on, this one is by the wonderful Liv Bargman- who's illustrations are absolutely top!

They'll be available online soon in light lemon with a grey print.


I'm doing this on the 7th and 8th July, it's dead good, Wayne Hemmingway, Boris Johnson, I would take a look on the website rather than read me rambling on if I was you... it's going to be pretty rad I think.

Seek Project

So along with KiosKiosk that I'm doing in London soon... have I mentioned that already?, 7th-8th July I'll be there.
ANYWAY, I have still been printing commissioned stuff around my hectic schedule of the shop and printing all new and exciting things to sell, here's one of the highlights- printing a merchandise package for Nigerian Graphic Designer Karo Akpokiere, you can check out his project 'Seek' at GOOD STUFF

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Matt Reynolds acoustic performance instore!

So we've been saying for a while we want to start getting some music things going on in the shop, and what better way to stay our Summer of instore performances than with singer songwriter Matthew Reynolds and his friend Dry The River. So come spend your Saturday afternoon hanging out in the shop with lovely music and Mouldy Loaf's homemade lemonade!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Custard Factory Shop

So Cut-Out finally got shit sorted and is now sharing home with Mouldy Loaf in an awesome little shop in the Custard Factory Birmingham. I'm really really chuffed with all the new stuff and the feedback this week has been awesome. I know I've made the right decision to do this. So if you are ever in the area, be sure to pop in an say hello, whether it's hello to me or Neil working there. So here's a couple of photos to entice you...

Monday, 1 June 2009

Competition ideas wanted!

So I'm moving into a shop very soon (this week fingerscrossed) to share some space at the Custard Factory in Birmingham with the awesome Mouldy Loaf. I've got lots of new T-shirts and things to ready sell by some really, really good illustrators, so all's been very exciting at Cut-Out recently.

As a 'moving in gift' my mom has knitted this awesome pile of yummy-looking dohnuts which will be living in the shop (I'm going to take them in to surprise Neil with today). I'm thinking I'd like these to go onto a good home instead of breaking them up to sell so have come up with the idea of devising some sort of competition/raffle. They will, of course, come with the glass cake stand! If anyone has any cool ideas of how I d choose the lucky winner of this bundle please reply/email me/contact me somehow! You never know, the person who comes up with the best competition idea might be the winner!