Belly Kids goes tropical

Publisher Belly Kids is celebrating the launch of its wonderful-looking new book with a suitably tropical exhibition in east London.

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Pineapple.

Dalston’s Printhouse Gallery has become a veritable papery paradise, bedecked with Matisse-esque leaf cut-outs, exotic fruits and some lovely prints.

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The rather immersive show extends the ideas explored in the book, Instant Touch – ‘a tropical scratch and sniff’ – that features some gorgeous illustrations with accompanying scents.

Cover by Rebecca Allen
Cover by Rebecca Allen

Artists featured in the show include Sophie Alda, Annu Kilpelainen, James Burgess, Thomas Slater, Lydia Shirreff, Laura Gee, Becca Allen, James Burgess, Josh Wiley, Ami Evelyn Hughes, Lynnie Zulu, and Aaron Shunga.

Banana by Rose Blake.
Banana by Rose Blake.

‘Instant Touch was a collaboration of weird minds from within illustration and design’, says Belly Kids founder Michael Coley.

‘Together we wanted to create something to get lost in, a botanical overgrowth of leaves, fruits and forestry.’ 

Watermelon by Ellie Andrews
Watermelon by Ellie Andrews

Previous Belly Kids releases have included a Bill Murray Colouring Book, chronicles of fierce female rulers in Sister Like You  and a collection of Kurt Cobain stickers.

Cherries by Lynnie Zulu
Cherries by Lynnie Zulu

Instant Touch runs until august 31 at Printhouse Gallery, 18 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Grapes by Clay Hickson
Grapes by Clay Hickson

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