On my most recent trip to Melbourne in November, I FINALLY got to meet the creative dynamo that is Jacqui Vidal of Signed and Numbered. I have followed the progress of her business for years now, so I jumped at the opportunity to hide from some unseasonably shocking weather in her new Degraves St store.
With two Melbourne bricks’n’mortar outlets and a terrific online store, Signed and Numbered not only puts the work of independant artists in front of a large and receptive customer base, they have also been single handedly responsible for spring boarding many careers.
It was through Signed and Numbered online that I was first introduced to Kareena Zerefos, Kelly Smith and Bec Winnel, artists I obsessively follow. But I’ll admit that getting to flick through the perspex dividers packed with print after print of work from new and known artists was a total buzz.
If I lived in Melbourne I would be a regular for sure – visitors it really probably needs to be on your “to do ” list!