Into The Studio with Jamie McGregor Smith

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The Two of Wands

As more blogs pop up daily sharing our globes, we continue to enjoy the various stories they bring. Never did we expect to see ourselves in The Tarot Room but what a lovely entry it is…

SO.. on this Monday afternoon we give you the Two of Wands… which serves as a reminder to look at the big picture and to figure out what it is that really matters in your life. To fresh starts and taking action… and when you are ready you’ll need that globe to help map out your course 😉

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To see the video mentioned click here.

Who needs a ring when you can propose with a globe?

Very cute engagement story in Rock n Roll Bride. Congrats to the happy couple!Image

When eggs tell jokes, are they called yolks?

After a hard weeks work we are nearing completion on our Egg Globe for The Big Egg Hunt 2014 in New York.

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Can’t wait to see how New York compares to years past in London..

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The Globemaker Vimeo Spreads Around The World!

Since Vimeo kindly chose us as a Staff Pick and put us on their front page (as well as tweeting their 121,855 followers gasp) the video Peter Bellerby – The Globemaker has spread far and wide. We are up to 35,500 views!! We are humbled by the response and positive feedback.

The short film has been shared on twitter over 100 times. It has been written about by Huh. MagazineDevour.comThe Worlds Best EverThosewhomake.com, South Africa’s Cherry FlavaThe Documentary NetworkMental FlossArtnau, Little Green Footballs,
Curiosités de Titam (for our French readers), and the brilliantly named Socks on an Octopus in New York to name a few. Wahhay.

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POP! London Champagne Kids

A few weeks back, we battled the London springtime elements (which resembled more an arctic freeze), and made our way down to Central London. The Stephen Friedman Gallery to be precise, for the opening of Yinka Shonibare’s (MBE) solo show POP!  Commenting through sculpture, the exhibition plays with overindulgent use of power, which has perhaps lead to our current economic crisis.  In Yinka’s typical direct style, we see mannequins with brightly coloured batik outfits, witty stances, and of course the Bellerby globes as heads!

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All photo credit: Steven Friedman Gallery

The series we worked on is called “Champagne Kids”, and formed a whole section of the exhibition, leading onto a ‘Last Supper’ style banker’s table, brazen headless mannequins and painted fabric panels.  We were really honoured to contribute to a a show exploring a social, current issue, which challenges the way our generations are suffering now, due to years of the bank’s extravagant behaviour, using humour and suggestive symbolism.



Yinka Bellerby Globe Head

As we were sent flat graphs and charts, our team set to work morphing them into gores and intricately pasting them onto our mini globes. The charts marked the financial crash of 2008, focusing on the Lehman Brothers, Tokyo, Irish, Spanish and Greek Stock Exchange, and the finished globes sat upon indulgent, ironic party mannequins, seen below hanging, rocking and pouring champagne.

Yinka Bellerby Globe Head

Yinka Bellerby Globe Head

Yinka Bellerby Globe Head

All photo credit: Steven Friedman Gallery

The result is super interesting, well structured and thought provoking, and we would recommend you to visit the show if you’re in London, it’s on until 20th April.

The Steven Friedman Gallery 28 Old Burlington Street, London W1S 3AN, open Mondays – Saturdays. More info here.

Globemakers TV Debut

Check out our Curve globe from the 80 Series, which was requested on set with none other than the legendary Sir David Attenborough on the Alan Titchmarsh show on ITV (A UK chat show).  You can really see the size and scale of the piece sitting next to the two gents. And by the way, how amazing is Sir DA? We just want him to be our adopted grandad, and tell us stories for hours.  Wonder if he can be swayed with globe bribes….Image