Category Archives: design

This is not art. No. 20…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the novel A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (published 1980): Patrolman Mancuso had put on the tights before the sergeant, who had pushed him out of the precinct and told … Continue reading

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Decalcomania revisited…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting china teapot is the one shaped like a kettle, these usually come paired with a kettle shaped like a china teapot. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whoa! He looks a bit ancient Greek doesn’t he? Ah, another of … Continue reading

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Our lovely national roundels…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s doubled up simile is: As sharp as two pins. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, you see, back in the 1950s here in the UK people didn’t fill their spare time with staring at screens and poking their fingers … Continue reading

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Some rather nice bags…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: mawkish mauve, grammar grey, ytterbium yellow, roguish red, authoritarian azure, and broiling brown. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a picture I took last year in a shopping centre here in Dulltown. For £15 you can have … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4623…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity, who appears as a hippopotamus, is the goddess Ipet. Her main cult centre is Thebes and her attribute is ‘magical protection’. (Ipet) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, it makes me smile, and I stuck the … Continue reading

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I say you chaps! Queer noises in the night!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Naos – the sanctuary or principal chamber of a Greek temple, containing the statue of the god. I was thinking of building a naos in my house and having a statue of … Continue reading

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This is Not Art. No. 19…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: ostrich orange, balloon black, gawping green, yawn yellow, bulging brown, and phony pink. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This is not art – No. 19 – well in a way I suppose it is – … Continue reading

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