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Printmaker Rob Ryan opened this lovely gallery/shop in summer 2008. Tiles, printed tissue paper, screen-prints, paper cut-outs, cards, wooden keys, limited-edition prints, vases, Easter egg cups, even skirts and T-shirts, all bear his distinctive, fun graphics and words – with phrases such as ‘I thought you didn’t like me’ or ‘The stars shine all day as well’ printed on many of the covetable items. Collaborations have seen his work appear on skateboards, necklaces and even Paul Smith pumps. Aside from his shop work, Rob has also recently customised a Lomo ‘Diana’ camera, relocated his entire workshop to Somerset House for two weeks, and auctioned his work for the Marine Conservation Society; details of his latest exploits can be found on his blog http://rob-ryan.blogspot.com.


Venue name: Ryantown
Address: 126 Columbia Road
E2 7RG
Opening hours: Open noon-5pm Sat; 9am-4.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Hoxton or Shoreditch High Street rail
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What a stunning place! I often walk in and treat this place more like a gallery than a shop, but when I do make a purchase, I can't stop staring at whatever I buy as the artwork is just so intricate you see something new every time. Rob Ryan's work is instantly recognisable and I have never met anybody who doesn't like his style, however few people know of this hidden away shop. It is such a shame its only open weekends. 

Angharad B

This is by far my fave little spot to visit on a lazy Sunday! I love Rob Ryan and his quirky sentimental prints, and can while away a good hour just browsing the screenprints and books on display. Set amongst the hustle and bustle of Columbia Road flower market on a Sunday, there's plenty to see and do outside the shop too. It really is art with a heart, and you'll always want to stop by for inspiration when you're in the area.