BIOGRAPHY

Web and Book Design

Michelle Abadie has been working closely and creatively with clients to provide bespoke websites and a tailor-made service for over 20 years.

All her websites are responsive to all mobile devices and are built making use of all the SEO techniques. She is fully experienced with social media integration.

Over the years, her experience has grown to all aspects of print design and production, including layout, print production and marketing.

She has designed covers for Nick Yapp's recent books; designed and laid out artist's catalogues; as well as designing adverts, postcards and eye-catching flyers for social media for clients to use for marketing in conjunction with their websites and events.

Click here for further information and selected portfolio. Click here to see a more in-depth biography.

 

John Hinde Collection

2010 - present day

Michelle Abadie and Marcus Davies are co-founders and co-directors of John Hinde Collection.

Michelle Abadie project manages the Collection, including planning exhibitions; negotiating and writing contracts; managing press and social media; seeking, negotiating and promoting exhibitions, including touring shows; promoting and marketing limited edition art prints and all relevant events; organising license payments; keeping the profile of the prints in the printed and social media.

Working with a Devon-based photographer, Marcus Davies, Michelle Abadie designed and built a website to catalogue thousands of the most classic postcards from the 1960s and 1970s (www.johnhindecollection.com). This is the only comprehensive online archive of classic John Hinde postcards from the 1960s and 1970s. It is also a valuable source of information and stories about John Hinde and the company.

In February 2011, they received the first transparencies from John Hinde Ltd to scan and digitally restore.

The edition prints were launched at Vintage Festival July 2011 at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

One of the major aims of the project through the website, social media and the press was to raise the profile of photographer John Hinde.

 

Exhibitions

2019

Two exhibitions in the pipeline - more information to come.

2015-16

Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s until Today, an exhibition curated by The Photographers’ Gallery, London, includes four of John Hinde edition prints. It is opening at the OCT-Loft Shenzen, China and will tour from here onto venues in Shanghai and Beijing.

2014

‘Second Sight’ The David Kronn Collection, an exhibition at IMMA, Dublin, includes On the road to Keem Strand, Achill Island, Co. Mayo Ireland which was recently acquired from Dr Kronn. 2014.

The Apron, Dublin Airport, Ireland is showing at Venice Biennale of Architecture 2014. Gary A Boyd and John Mclaughlin were selected to act as co-curators. The overall theme of the international Venice Biennale 2014 is entitled 'Absorbing Modernism' 1914-2014. They have also reproduced several of the other airport photographs including The Terminal Building, Cork Airport, Ireland.

2013

Art13, London - the John Hinde Collection prints were shown.

The Photographers' Gallery Print Sales - John Hinde Collection prints were exhibited at the Print Sales department at the same time as the mass observation exhibition in the main gallery, which featured some of the photographs that John Hinde took during WWII in London. Through on and off line marketing, we gained coverage for the prints and later the exhibition in many national newspapers and magazines, including The Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Coast Magazine, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, British Journal of Photography, The Independent. 2013

Unseen Amsterdam - the John Hinde Collection prints were shown.

 

Books

2018

John Hinde Collection - a book of previously unpublished photographs, in some cases, it compares John Hinde studio’s original photographs to the postcards from which they were printed to see how they differ. In other cases, details were chosen to show the quality of the original photographs. This book shows how these images stand out in their own right as exquisite examples of photography of their time. They demonstrate the consummate skill of these pioneers of colour photography and help cement John Hinde's reputation as an important figure in the history of colour photography. Designed, curated, edited and published by Michelle Abadie.

2012

Portrait of a City Art Edition series. For each edition, limited to only 500 copies, the legendary local fashion designer, Paul Smith, has designed a bespoke fabric to line the cover, and a large signed and numbered print of one of the images from the book is included.

The images they have chosen are John Hinde Collection's Piccadilly at Night and City of London Policeman both photographed by Elmar Ludwig. The book features another three photographs from the John Hinde Collection. Published by Taschen.

2007

Nothing to write home about, a book of postcards and their messages, which celebrates the heyday of the British holiday postcard; with essays by Ben Highmore, National Media Museum and Edmund Nagele FRPS; collated by Michelle Abadie and Susan Beale; published by The Friday Project in 2007. A percentage of the profits go to Carers UK.

Charity celebrity-written postcard auction was organised in conjunction with the launch of Nothing to write home about. We collected then auctioned 70 celebrity written, signed and in some cases augmented, John Hinde postcards. Contributors included Tracey Emin, Jamie Hewlett, David Tennant, Joanna Lumley, Steven Fry, Harry Hill, Damon Albarn. Click here to see the full list.

 

For further information and all John Hinde related events, please click here.

Artists books

2017

FOXHOLE Magazine featured an article by Michelle Abadie on the handmade FOUND books that she makes.

2016

Unveil'd Book Fair, Exeter - selected for the photography book fair.

Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair - selected for the book fair on the opening weekend of the Liverpool Biennial.

The Exchange @ Brunswick East, London - I have five books in The Exchange, which is an independent artist bookstore formed from an (ever growing) collection of independently producedartist's books, zines and comics from over 100 artists and arts collectives. All items within the collection are available for sale with all proceeds going directly to the artists.

Artists' Book Market, Baltic - selected for the book market.

2015

Made in Bristol - took part in Made in Bristol Gift Fair, selling handmade artist's books.

2001

Concertina style books, exhibited at The Study Gallery, Poole, Dorset.

Flickbooks, exhibited at 'Off the shelf', Sherborne, Dorset; Hardware Gallery, London.