Category Archives: design

“You will each take twenty-five lines!…”

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: mandolin mauve, organ orange, flute fawn, bassoon beige, tambourine turquoise, and of course viola violet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, another couple of intriguing panels from a page in my tatty and defaced old … Continue reading

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Decalcomania and fingers…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like a shiver of fear in the dead of the night. As a pourer it is, unfortunately, a bit splashy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Untitled monoprint. (2010) Acrylic paint and pencil … Continue reading

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Some more of those Crush names…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the sound of a diving Messerschmitt in an old black and white film. It looks great, but a very mess pourer… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh good! Another email from … Continue reading

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Forensic science, ellipses, and pencils…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Alfred Hitchcock having a flaming row on the set of Dial M For Murder in 1953. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, having managed to do only … Continue reading

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Untitled linocut 2018…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘scathing’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Damn!… I really must do some more linocuts! I have done only one so far this year – look, here it is: It’s … Continue reading

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Phone box aesthetics and nice mozzarella…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: broccoli burgundy, yammer yellow, gleek green, oubliette orange, baloo brown, menhir mauve, and that special deep shade of ultra violet that only I in the world can see. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yesterday I … Continue reading

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It was an idea about a cloud…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word jutting. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, it was the other afternoon, I was sitting on a bus going home when I noticed that the sky was pretty empty … Continue reading

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