Adobe Inspired Media – Thursday 14th January 2010

Inspired MediaAdobe Inspired Media is a monthly networking event for creatives who work and / or teach in film, video, animation, post-production and interactive media.

January’s guest speaker is Steve Caplin, a freelance London-based Graphic Artist who specialises in satirical photomontage. His work appears regularly in British newspapers (including The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph and The Independent) and magazines (including Radio Times, Financial Times magazines, Reader’s Digest and many others). He is also a contributing editor to MacUser magazine, and is a beta tester for Adobe software.

His advertising work has included commissions from Saatchi & Saatchi, Lowe Howard Spink, M&C Saatchi and Bartle Bogle Hegarty, for which he has won two Campaign Poster Awards and a D&AD award.

Steve’s work has been covered in feature articles in Creative Technology, What Digital Camera, Computer Arts and the Journal of Digital Photography, as well as in chapters in The New Mac Designer’s Handbook by Alastair Campbell, and Digital Photography by Tom Ang. He also lectures on Photoshop techniques and the ethics of photomontage.He is the author of several books, including How to Cheat in Photoshop, How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements, Icon Design, Art & Design in Photoshop, and the Complete Guide to Digital Illustration.How non-technical books include Dad Stuff and Complete & Utter Zebu.

Steve will be showing photomontage and compositing techniques using Photoshop.

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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Southampton Row
Nearest tube – Holborn
6pm-7pm Registration/Networking
7pm Main event – Room G12
Networking / Refreshments available in the Central Club
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NS Harsha – Last weeks

A “must see” exhibition is Indian artist NS Harsha’s first solo works in London, which are showing at two concurrent spaces – InIVA at Rivington Place and Victoria Miro Gallery.

NationsinIVA present Harsha’s “Nations”installation comprising of 192 flags which represent the number of countries that make up the membership of the United Nations. The flags are draped over a similar number of treadle sewing machines.

This impressive large scale installation ,fills the whole space from floor to ceiling and consists of a spider web like mass of multi coloured threads. Using flags as a symbol represents the sense of belonging, identity,social and polititical histories, and the shared cultural connectivity between the countries.

This exhibition is on until 21st November 2009. For further information see

At Victoria Miro Gallery  Harsha shows “Picking through the Rubble” which consist of new paintings and an installation. The themes conveyed are political and social narratives, which draw on both traditional and popular cultures. The site- specific installation comprises of integrated painting and sculptural elements.

This exhibition is on until 14th November 2009. For further information see