Monthly Archives: September 2013

Actually Building Block Brands

I have a strong dislike (boom! the killer opening) of telly adverts featuring groups of people, usually crowds of extras in fields or streets ‘interacting’ with hugely scaled-up representations of a brand. Look: building with over-sized building blocks, following an … Continue reading

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Mar Diemel, Artibus

September, 2013. An envelope arrives for us from my wife’s grandmother. In it is a news clipping from Het Vrije Volk, a Netherlands newspaper, in title now defunct. The subject is Mar Diemel (1903-1983), painter, artist, teacher; my wife’s relation … Continue reading

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Tidy Friday

Last Friday afternoon I took time out to tidy the room in our houuse where I work. Office, study, workspace – there’s no set name for it in its current daily and all-day use, but Monkey Room, Little Bedroom, Baby … Continue reading

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Singularly Concentrated ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Cartoon, 14

Inspired more-so by our sister… © Steve Mitchell, Fisher Lane, 2013

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Little Pieces, 1 – Bad Choices

If you really want to know, it’s because he kept singing ‘Hotel Calamifornia’ instead of ‘California’. He thought it was funny – his thing – to add in the extra syllable. But it was so annoying. In the end, I … Continue reading

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