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Monday, 31 January 2011
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Staff and students were shocked to find an aircraft hanging from their studio roof when they returned from the weekend break.
The red Fokker DR 1 triplane, similar to the one made famous by Manfred von Richthofen (known as the Red Baron), had been carefully suspended on wires some 8 metres above the studio floor.
“We don’t know why it’s there or where it came from” said bemused lecturer Jim Millington (33). ‘It could just be a student prank, or an experiment with a full-scale Airfix kit that simply got out of hand” added his colleague Tony Peart (also 33).
Illustration lecturer Dwayne Bell (33) stated, “It’s bright red and got two 7.92-mm LMG 08/15 machine guns so it’s fine by me!”
For the time being at least, the three-winged interloper will be staying put. A University spokesperson, Dr. Bevis Frond explained, “The University only owns three tread step ladders, which are fine for accessing high office shelves but totally unsuitable for removing First World War fighter aircraft suspended 8 metres high from a studio roof.” He went on to strike a note of caution. “I hope the perpetrators call it a day with this prank’’ he said, adding, “The nightmare scenario would be the appearance of a Sopwith Camel 2F.1 biplane in the same studio space as this could easily lead to a dogfight, resulting in a recommencement of the hostilities that thankfully ended on the 11th November 1918.”
Saturday, 22 January 2011
Friday, 21 January 2011
U.S bike manufacturer Renovo are producing this bike. From wood. For £950 you can buy a hickory bike frame. Surely it woodn't go.
Today at the University of Cumbria what started as a one-to-one tutorial for illustration student Mike Tailford (pictured above centre back) soon got out of hand. "I couldn't believe it" said a confused Mr. Tailford. "I was talking to Rhiannon and before I knew it three other lecturers had joined in". An emotional Mr. Tailford continued, "While I found their feedback useful and informative, there just wasn't the space, or the air, for five fully grown adults in my corner of the studio. They had also boxed me in!"
Reports suggest that it was only when two of the group started to argue over his inadvertent use of the Comic Sans typeface that Mr. Tailford was able to effect his escape.
A spokesperson for the University, Dr. Hilliard Halliard said, "I can't see what all the fuss is about, surely a staff-student ratio of 4 to 1 is something to celebrate in this time of austerity".
Following an emergency administration of a Trebor Mint and a mouthful of Kia-Ora, Mr. Tailford made a full recovery.
Ex student James McCarthy just dropped us an email to let us know that he's well. He is currently working at drumbeat creative and has also had work included in the book 'I Love Type Two - I love Avant Garde', available at all good book stores.
Well done James.