Category Archives: design

This is not art. No. 16…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: brackish, raffish, unifilar, opprobrious, dissilient, xenogenetic and blunt. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This is not art… Well, I suppose my photograph of it is, but not this piece of architecture itself. When it was … Continue reading

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The Dream Drawing (Part Two)…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: grey, medium grey, light grey, pale grey, dark grey and dirty white. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So then, Part Two: Part One of this was yesterday’s post – click. Yes dear reader, I did manage to … Continue reading

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The Dream Drawing (Part One)…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: Rubicon red, vilification violet, black bear black, pork pink, crackpot cream and buffoon beige. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was one of those early morning dreams. ‘Was it an anxiety dream Dave?’ No, not really, but … Continue reading

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Screwed down to a suitable wooden base…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: nauseous, interradial, sebiferous, whopping, nook-shotten, exophagous, coracoid, and floppy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> We do like our gadgets, don’t we? We have always liked gadgets. Way back in the 1950s we liked them, even … Continue reading

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The enigmatic lino print explained…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s mock Victorian expletive, made up by Charles Dickens for one of his characters (so as to not offend his readers with a real oath) is ‘Ding me!…’ It sounds quite modern to me, ding me … Continue reading

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Ah, another satisfying little project…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1949 novel The Little Sister: ‘Ha,’ I said. ‘All I know about Bay City is that every time I go there I have to buy a new head. You … Continue reading

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Decalcomania!…mania!…mania!…mania!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one networking round the guests trying to get them to buy more insurance. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, you guessed it, this post is about decalcomania. This is a monoprint (black acrylic … Continue reading

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