Denim art

Ian Berry on DW Euromaxx by Ian Berry

Watch the report on Ian Berry’s art in denim  here

Watch the report on Ian Berry’s art in denim here

Ian Berry is on DW Euromaxx which is shown in many different countries and languages around the world. Antje Binder visited Ian in his London studio as well as them visiting Selfridges & Co in London where Ian was having an installation that shows his art in denim. You can watch the report on his denim art here.

About DW Euromaxx

Europe in all its diversity and fascination – that's what Euromaxx brings to the screen. Once a week, DW's magazine offers its international viewers absorbing insights into European culture and lifestyle.

Euromaxx reports on Europe with powerful images and exciting stories: architecture and adventure, cultural and culinary explorations, land and lifestyle, modern fashion and music, big names and big events. The TV magazine presents this diversity once a week: 26 minutes packed with interesting reports and portraits. All across Europe, Euromaxx tracks down extraordinary topics and surprises its viewers regularly with captivating stories. Euromaxx is television fare for connoisseurs!

Euromaxx comes to you right from the heart of Germany's capital. We broadcast our magazine from a state-of-the-art studio in Berlin using the latest design trends and innovations in a blend of real-life settings and augmented reality.

Euromaxx made DW the very first TV broadcaster to produce a full-fledged TV magazine reporting on lifestyle and culture in Europe. Through it, Germany's international broadcaster shows viewers the world over a modern Germany as part of a Europe growing together and emphasizes yet again its role as a mediator and facilitator of international dialogue. Euromaxx is produced in German, English, Spanish and Arabic.

Soho Records Installation in London by Ian Berry

photo by  Opal Turner

photo by Opal Turner

Smallest Gallery in Soho

62 Dean Street | Soho | London | W1D 4QF

on until Jan 20

You can now see Ian Berry’s exhibition 24 hours a day in London’s Soho. On view at the Smallest Gallery in Soho, a curated space in the heart of London and made to be viewed from the window. You’ll see albums, tees and jackets and even a denim vinyl player but as fun as the show may be, it’s also a comment on the declining high street.

While the location in Soho is perfect as its famed for the music industry, as well as many famous record stores - many only in memory now. He also gives a nod to the connection to the music industry and denim.

Photo by  Sadia Rafique

Photo by Sadia Rafique

From the Curators Phil Levine and Andreia Costa

The Smallest Gallery in Soho presents ‘Soho Records’ by Ian Berry who is known for his works made just out of denim. Berry has turned the gallery into a unique vintage record store in a response to the ever-changing high street. Look closely and you’ll see at the heart of it is an acute observation of ‘communities’ and how they have changed. Where now we would meet for coffee, many in the past from the music community and like minded people would meet at a record store.

The space is filled with record covers, tee shirts, records and framed albums. Many have a connection to Soho and the story of denim. Music and denim have gone together through time. With acts and genres ranging from Elvis to heavy metal, Bob Dylan and punk, the pioneers of youth music have worn jeans. Many famous album covers of all time feature this artisan fabric.

Last year, 4.1 million vinyl records were sold in the UK, almost 1 million more than 2016, and a 12-fold increase on the levels seen in 2011. Fashion and music have always been inherently entwined together in society. Gone are the days of Virgin Megastore, HMV, Our Price, Woolworths and Tower Records where you would see such musical covers projected onto our streets. Yet it is an ode to the constant underground that music is always around and reinventing itself, as well as our lives.

To see more images

photo by Sadia Rafique

photo by Sadia Rafique

About The Smallest Gallery in Soho
The Smallest Gallery in Soho is a historic shop-front which faces onto Dean Street, in the heart of Soho. The aim of this intimate gallery is to display artwork that captures people’s attention on their journey through Soho and encourage them to stop, think and be inspired. It hopes to transcend the rapid changes of building developments and the dispersion of the creative cohort — that was once so vibrant within the area — by exhibiting free and engaging art works to view from the street.

The space was established by The Garage Soho, an early stage investor company that champions brand building and creativity.

Manager:
Moira Rizopoulos (@moirarizo)
moira@thegaragesoho.london

Curators:
Philip Levine (@philiplevine)
gallery@thegaragesoho.london
Andreia Costa (@a_m_da_costa)
gallery@thegaragesoho.london

Lighting Design @Syntaxlighting

Venue @thegaragesoho

Supporters @cocolightingltd @conedenim @tonelloslr & ArchitectualFX

NEW BOOK | Ian Berry | Denim on Denim by Ian Berry

Ian Berry Book

Ian Berry’s new book, Denim on Denim is now out and available to order online.

· 144 page paperback book

· Over 110 images in full colour (well, full of blue)

· Looks over some of his 12 years of making his artwork using only denim

· Many images show detail shots of his work that have to be seen to be believed.

· Forward by Brenda Emmanus – BBC Arts and Culture Correspondent

· Hardback is £45 and paperback £29

· Postage is £4 to the UK with next day delivery

· Postage is £7 within Europe, £9 to the rest of the world

Ian Berry Book

Find out more and purchase here

Ian Interview on Carved in Blue by Ian Berry

carved in blue

Ian had an interview with one of the leading Denim industry websites.

Run by the Lenzing Group who have a long history rooted in sustainability. They manufacture plant producing wood pulp and viscose fibers, down a path of eco-conscious innovation to become the world’s largest producer of TENCEL®   

With environmental responsibility at the forefront of consumer consciousness and denim’s popularity back in full force, they launched Carved in Blue, a blog that delves into the inner workings and innovations of the denim industry.


Lenzing is the world market leader in high-quality wood-based cellulose fibers. All their fibers are branded, TENCEL®, Lenzing Modal®, and Lenzing Viscose®, and each have their place in denim, upgrading its comfort, performance or sustainability.

They say:
"The meaning of Carved in Blue is whatever you want it to be, whatever you visualize about the denim business and is personal to you. Our inspiration originated from the phrase ‘carved in stone’—it represents our permanent and absolute position as a fixture in the past, the present and future of denim. Our fibers are woven into the denim tales that Carved in Blue will tell."

Find out what Ian answered 'What does Carved in Blue mean to you?'

You can read the interview here

Calmzine Cover for Calm by Ian Berry

Did you get on the cover of Calmzine? Ian Berry as an Ambassador of Calm collaborated with them to make their current magazine. At the Being a Man Festival at the South Bank Centre in London he made a life size magazine cover for attendees to stand in front of and have their picture taken - for the chance to go on the cover - The Being a Man Issue. They got so many that they decided to go for four of them. You can pick them up all over the country, but many outlets in London - especially at the Topman stores.

Inside you will find an interview with Ian, along with Professor Green, more about the Torch Songs with The Vaccines and Years and Years and all about the 'future man'.

Professor Green on one of the covers of Calmzine

Professor Green on one of the covers of Calmzine

Ian Berry will work to support CALM - A charity very close to his heart. He has seen the charity grow from the early days into the success it is now. A charity that has brought so much attention to its major cause.

THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY, or CALM, is a registered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK.   In 2014, male suicide accounts for 76% of all suicides and is the single biggest cause of death in men under 45 in the UK. 

See the article  here

See the article here