Illustrators: What Does Creativity Mean To You?

mayamada February 13, 2016 No Comments

Last year saw the launch of our #BeCreative campaign and with the help of 24 great artists, manage to create a one of a kind collection of artwork that answered the question: what does creativity mean to you?

We’re keeping our campaign going in 2016, starting with another installment of our creative blog feature. This time around we’re speaking to some of the same illustrators who contributed to our launch and finding out about their creative process.

Take a look at their interviews to find out what creativity means to these illustrators and just what goes into producing their amazing work.

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Tony Goff @ Phoenix Bar

mayamada May 31, 2015 No Comments

Back in the Spring we had the pleasure of seeing Tony Goff on the last leg of his tour. It’s a tour that’s taken him across England and ended with one last gig in his home town of Hugh Wycombe with art collective StreetartDrop.

We first met Tony in 2013 and he’s continued to work tirelessly on his music and has managed to tour abroad in Denmark and even feature on BBC radio. Goes to show that you can make great things happen when you work at them.

It was a great night and amazing to see the local support Tony had from family, friends and fans. Take a look a the video highlights from the night.

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Tony was also joined on stage by Federal Unicorn, an indie rock band from Denmark. Both bands were on tour together and sounded great.

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Check out Tony’s latest video for his single Signs and keep a close eye on him…we’re excited to see where he goes next!

StreetFest 2015

mayamada April 21, 2015 No Comments

We had such a great time at StreetFest last year we’re coming back in 2015! This bank holiday Sunday we’ll be collaborating with the StreetFest team at their new home at Tobacco Dock.

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Our stall will be packed full of our original anime inspired clothing, comics and hats. That includes our Samurai Beanies and Snapbacks too.

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We’re also bringing something new to StreetFest this year, Samurai Chef chocolate bars available in three flavours: Crunchy Noodle, Cherry Blossom and Green Tea. These bars were a sell out at London Anime & Gaming Con and they will be restocked for Sunday May 3rd.

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As well as the StreetFest market, we’ll also be running two competitions for prizes throughout the day. You can win your choice of t-shirt, snapback or beanie hat by taking selfies with our cast of characters.

The first person to tag @mayamadatees and @streetfest on selfies with all six of our characters by 7pm will get the prize and a comic too! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #sfselfie so we can keep track of all your entries.

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We’re also bringing some artist fun to StreetFest with our colouring wall. You can get creative and colour in our characters for a chance to win one of our new notebooks when they’re released in the summer.

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It’s all happening on Bank Holiday, Sunday May 3rd so make sure you’ve got your tickets. We can’t wait, see you there!

Easter Design Competition Entries

mayamada April 6, 2015 No Comments

Our Easter design competition came to a close last week and the entries are in. We’ve had some cool artwork from school students showing their creativity for the Easter season.

We have short listed some of best entries and will be giving a bar of chocolate to everyone to make it to the list. Congratulations! That’s a choice of Crunchy Noodle, Cherry Blossom or Green Tea chocolate to chomp down on this month.

This week we’ll also be revealing the winning entry and that person will have the chance to be turned into a character that will appear in a future mayamada comic.

Stay tuned…

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Gabija Year 9

Fadumo Year 7

Reanna Year 7

mayamada Coming To StreetFest 2014

mayamada March 31, 2014 No Comments

We’re happy to announce that we will be taking part in this year’s StreetFest on Bank Holiday Sunday, 4th May.

We’ll be organising a number of activities in collaboration with the StreetFest team, plus have our own spot in the market where you will be able to get your hands on our range of t-shirts, snapbacks and comics.

More details will be revealed over April so stay tuned!

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