A Japanese blog called Ach & Pfui posted a little write up about Pete and Bellerby & Co which translates online as below. Are they really calling Peter an old man? Will have to get a second opinion…
We found this cute lesson plan yesterday on Teaching Ideas based around US. We love the idea of children aged 5 – 11 making up imaginary conversations with Peter and writing his biography. Someone needs to actually do this and show us what ideas and artwork the kids would produce!
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. Magazine, Devour.com, The Worlds Best Ever, Thosewhomake.com, South Africa’s Cherry Flava, The Documentary Network, Mental Floss, Artnau, 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.
We were approached by Cabnine Films a few months ago who produced this really lovely short film.
We had not realised it was available online yet so were excited to stumble upon this morning! Check it out, it is a really beautifully shot film as well as an interesting portrait of Peter Bellerby and the globe-making process.
From a frosty London studio, crammed with radiators and heaters we write our first blog post of the year. Festivities seem long forgotten now, but we are still eating Christmas cake and a few left over chocolates here at the globemakers, and the weather certainly reflects the wintery mood – it’s set to snow all weekend, much to the excitement of Meredith our in-house artist who wants to build a snowman on our roof.
We’re very excited to say that 2013 has so far been a busy one. Plentiful orders are keeping us busy, with grand new globe plans to be unveiled in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled!
In the meanwhile you can see our artist edition globes as we have just added them to the site. They are truly beautiful pieces, and absolutely stunning up close, when you can really appreciate the craftsmanship and detail. See more photos here.
One of our new year’s resolutions is to write a blog update every 2 weeks. As well as to drink red wine by the fire in the winter, white wine in the sunshine in the summer, and a nice hearty beer in the autumn. It’s going to be a good year! See you in a few weeks. x
Week one has drawn to an end, and we have been blown away by the response to our globe exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society. During the day, you can observe globes being made, painted, gored and varnished in our workshop space, as well as many models, maps and interesting reads to while away the day. Find us at the end of Exhibition Road, Kensington, in the glass fronted Pavilion Space of the RGS, it’s free entry and open from 10am-5pm daily.
On Tuesday evening we held an opening reception at the Society, to celebrate the first ever exhibition of it’s kind at the RGS. A whole bunch of lovely people, from doctors to Princesses, cartographers and artists, battled the wind and rain and made it down to the event, where globes were scrutinized under magnifying glasses, spun, caressed and adored. A big thank you to everyone who made the night a huge success. A selection of photos below!