12Jul

Really interesting exhibition seen recently in San Sebastian, Spain, held at the excellent San Telmo Museum. ‘Bibendum’ was the original name of the Michelin Man, and the logo is known worldwide. In the absence of any official signage, vehicle mechanics across Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Burkino Faso, Gambia and Benin have made their own, and been captured for us to enjoy, by photographer Juan Mari Indo.Continue Reading

23May

The glory of the South Downs. Looking back towards Bo Peep Hill on Sunday 21st May. A 10-mile walk that started from Alfriston. It was one of those days that make you glad to be alive, and one you wished more hours in the day.Continue Reading

08May

A visit around Easter time, to northern France for a short break, and a day trip to Cancale in Brittany. The photo shows some of the Oyster beds, and hadn’t quite appreciated the extent of how large these farms are, nor how enthusiastic (of the French people I saw that day) were of eating them. Friends of ours persuaded my wife and I to try one, and it will be our last we both decided. We couldn’t understand why anyone would consider eating them! But each to their own I suppose.Continue Reading

13Feb

A Happy Birthday to us, celebrating 30 years in 2017 and, a present to new clients: we’re offering 30 design projects with up to 30 hours of each project at £30 per hour. If you’re considering any future projects, we’d be very happy to discuss them with you. Now, how can you resist?Continue Reading

25Jan

It was a real pleasure to visit the University of Brighton’s art gallery recently, meet up with illustrator & author, Jane Hissey, and see the original pencil drawings she made for her ‘Old Bear’ series. What an incredible amount of work, and such a nice lady.Continue Reading

05Dec

Bristol Art Museum and came across this glass sculpture by Ikuta Niyoko, entitled ‘Ku’ (free essence 32) made in 2013. Beautiful geometric free-flowing form. Notes to the piece say: “Each piece of glass is attached to the next using a special adhesive that hardens and becomes transparent with ultraviolet light. In the ‘Free Essence’ series the artist explores ideas relating to the Buddhist concept of emptiness. the viewer can look down the centre of the ‘wave’ which seems to be entirely empty, but is in fact solid glass.” It was quite beautiful to look at, and from different angles.Continue Reading

05Dec

Okay, I know – it should really read Jeremy Wade, the chap who travels round the world hoping to catch a variety of extraordinary ‘river monsters’, and a recent visit to Bristol led us to visit the Aquarium there. Found a series of posters on display which showed Jeremy and the various fish he’d caught, so couldn’t resist snapping (no pun intended) a pic of him and a Piranha. Does look weird.Continue Reading

17Nov

Haven’t added to the blog recently having been in an accident, with me cycling meeting a car driving across my path, in late August. Unconscious for several minutes, a fractured vertebra, broken left hand and cut to chin. Came round in the ambulance and mercifully, I couldn’t remember anything of the actual impact of the accident. Later found out from the police, the chap was still over-the-limit from the previous night’s drinking. Never been in an accident before, nor been unconscious, and it has taken a while to get back on an even keel. This perhaps may be boring for anyone who can be bothered to read it, but for myself, is cathartic.Continue Reading

10Aug

Looking to me, more like Terry Thomas than Dalí, in this self-portrait at the Dalí Museum in Figueres, which forms part of a diverse collection of his work. To be honest, I found these few black & white photos of Dalí to be the most interesting part of the collection – staring at the person who could conjure up such bizarre and controversial art.Continue Reading

10Aug

A holiday in Tamariu in northern Spain, AND in August. Busy time of year as usual, and never visited the Costa Brava before. Very rugged and beautiful, just a couple of hours from the French border. Wonderful colour to the Mediterranean, with very small beaches, lots of holidaymakers, which often made for an interesting time finding a route from where you sat down to the sea, and the ‘drop-off’ to deeper water happened quite quickly. Plenty of small boats nestled in coves and busy running up and down the coast. It’s apparent, both in the boats and houses, the Rich still have money to spend!Continue Reading