Margot Bowman

London
email me at : bowmanmargot@gmail.com

Monday, 8 June 2009

WOMEN















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series of drawing about the female form - 2 of which were exhibited at 3 Ways 2 a fundraiser clubnight / exhibtion at the Star of Bethnal Green to raise money for the CSM 2nd year show

D.I.P. (DRAWINGS IN PROGRESS)

these are some sad animals that i drew after meeting this 7 year old girl;


we were in starbucks in the toilet queue and i said that i liked her nail polish  
( she had green & purple alternative toes )

and then she very blankly said,

" i went to a funeral today - my friend died "

she wasn't wearing black or anything so it was a bit unexpected - and i think that what these are about - innocent things holding sadness in them.






HERE COMES THE SUN AT PEDAL POWER















probably the best day ever

HERE COMES THE SUN






Here Comes The Sun is a 'zine about the weather, cycling and protesting
Two very good writers, a kick-arse art director and myself put it together in about 3 weeks - and its probably my favourite thing ever !


we handed is out at Climate Rush's Pedal Power event on June 1st 



we gave out about 2 000 of these on june 1st to people outside the protest;
people standing outside pubs, crossing roads and those standing at the pavements edges
staring at the 900 cyclists that had taken over central london

Contributors included:

daisy lowe
katherine hamnett
viv westwood
queens of noize
quentin tarintino
william broome
paris hilton


watch out for it in a shop, cafe, festival near you



MUSIC I CAN'T LISTEN TO ON MY BIKE


i haven't got my head around listening to my ipod whilst riding my bike 
but


if i could i'd listen to this every morning








Sunday, 7 June 2009

CYBERDOG


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So basically Cyberdog kind of defined my early teens (spent relentlessly wondering around camden market) -  never bought anything there but the shop was a total total eye opener 

for those that don't know . .  .






so when we were asked to create a an advertising campaign for it myself and Fran Mullin (who rocks) came up with the above poster

the campaign targets parents of the orginal 'rave generation' and aims to push cyberdogs new(ish) kids range



lots of ham, cheese, peanutbutter, jam and gross tescos white bread was involved . . .


THE FUNERAL ILLUSTRATIONS

These are the illsurations you can't really see underneath all the other imagery - but i like them so here they are. . . .







THE FUNERAL



The streets were desolate desolate places with fewer and fewer people seen coming out of their houses. Massive intersections now became marsh-like; desolate and full of treatorous promise. While the shops that had once stood as great temples to our greed were locked up with monumental chains around their doors and faux polite apology notices placed in their windows,


“ PRIMARK HAS SHUT TEMPORARILY DUE TO SWINE FLU, OUR MOST SINCERE APOLOGIES WE WILL BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS AS SOON WE CAN - SEE YOU THEN!”

A strange feeling of satisfaction spread across our faces when we saw these and the grotesque beauty of two sicknesses of modern life coming together so intuitively almost made one feel that there was some one in charge somewhere. 


  Essentially capitalism had been brought to its knees by pigs - in a sort Animal Farm reality the pigs had infected themselves and finally our gluttonous desire for more food, more flights and more money had come to a halt.

No more did that burning sensation run through the population to go and shop, Saturday mornings on Oxford Street were quiet and clean. Swine Flu had erased the thousands of dedicated consumers, the innumerable and irractically placed London Papers and instead a haze of timelessness now filled this great procession route. 


For those at home with their families or others that they loved and hadn’t had to openly communicate with for years things were very very different. Although people were still able to hide behind the masks equally scared government officials had posted through their letter boxes or stuffed between security gates, was a feeble social wall when so many of us were used to so so so much more. 



Yes These Were Great And Unusual Times.









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The Funeral is a fanzine based on the above short story; hand bound & hand coloured in on A3 double-sided photocopied sheets

MUSIC TO WORK TO



Amoraboy - Still loving Roxanne 
mp3




. . . phew 'cos silence kills

LING DYNASTY






Love love love Bip (Hotbed RULES yar ) and when the editorial design brief came up as an option it was a great honor to go and document Mr & Mrs Ling as my topic,


The 5 spread story is for a pretend magazine based around the idea of 20 years of Central St. Martins. I chose the Ling's because 20 years ago William and Tanya met, fell in love & had Bip during their time at CSM