Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Friday, 25 October 2013
However, we're not here to talk about fine food, it's the Fine Art (do you see what I did there) of Belgium that must concern us, specifically the haunting work of Léon Spilliaert.
The Essential Facts:
Born in Ostend
Self-taught artist, initially worked as an illustrator
Sickly, unhappy and reclusive as a young man = his greatest work
Happily married family man later in life = less interesting work
At the heart of the Symbolist Movement
Mostly worked in charcaol with ink.
Produced some of the most haunting and subtly disturbing work of the twentieth century...
See for yourself:
The Gust of Wind (1904)
Self-Portrait with Mirror (1908)
La Galerie Royale d'Ostende
The Persuit (1910)
The Moon and Lights (1909)
The Night (1908)
Digue D’Ostende Aux Reverberes (1908)
Thursday, 24 October 2013
They were asked to closely examine two very different fonts and then produce a 'mashed up' hybrid letter of their own choosing.
Happily, we can report that their making skills are not too bad (there's always room for improvement) and that happily (for the first time ever) no blood was spilled.
Rhian's bouncy K!
Jessica's pimped Q
Maria's sparkly Q.
The wall of mashed-up letters (you'll need to click on this and keep scrolling right>>>>)
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
The rumour is true. At the end of November, Captain Davies is going to abandon the Grillust™ship to make a fortune plying his rascally trade in new waters? (as long as he doesn't lose the keys).
Q. What is the reason that Captain Davies is jumping ship?
a. He had no choice. We just had enough of him. He's been politely ask to leave.
b. He had no choice. We just had enough of him. He's been politely ask to leave. Several times.
c. He had no choice. We just had enough of him. He's being cast adrift.
d. He had no choice. We just had enough of him. He's being made to walk the plank.
e. It's that Ladyboy thing.
Answers on a postcard to the usual address. Exclusions apply.
Several Grillust Officers own bikes. None of them (apart from Tony) can do this sort of thing.
Redbull Rampage is a death defying contest, held annually in Utah, Arizona. Contestants must make their way from top to bottom with as much flow, speed and trickery as they can manage. Here are this years top 3.
Why’s this on the blog? I’ll let you know when I think of a good reason.
Monday, 21 October 2013
Each month in 2013, Creative Allies and Sony Legacy Recording's feature an "Artist of the Month." This month they are celebrating the life and legacy of Bob Dylan.
Create commemorative art for Bob Dylan inspired by the legendary singer/songwriter's album titles and win a rather stingy $500 (that’s just one man’s opinion).
For competition details head on over to this here link and remember, don’t follow leaders, watch the parking meters.
Thursday, 17 October 2013
The reason I'm posting Pete's work on here isn't simply that it looks great, though that is true. I'm posting because of the communication, the way in which Pete has summed up often complex messages in a simple and striking way. More often that not you can see what the article is about without reading a thing and that, ladies and gentlemen, is good illustration.
Saturday, 12 October 2013
Saturday morning. Bacon rolls, a cup o’ tea and some web scanning for inspiration. I found this fellas work. His illustration style is beautiful, a self contained world overflowing with warmth, but what really impresses are the ideas. Boulet is French - I’m not even sure of his full name – and the blog I found is a work in progress where he is painstakingly going through a massive backlog of his French language work and translating it for us awkward English speakers. It’s well worth a look.
One of the simplest but most effective uses of gif animations I’ve seen.
Friday, 11 October 2013
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