Friday, 2 January 2009

brian wildsmith

i recently purchased' the twelve days of christmas' by brian wildsmith. 
his first childrens book was published in 1962 and he has won various awards over the years. alot of his book contain themes of animals, nature, or are based on fables  but i had never seen this one before. it feels very contemporary in its use of colour and pictorial abstraction

the ghost of christmas past

being back home over christmas is always a nostalgic time. this year i found a box of old skate videos  including the classic public domian. heres a classic clip  

adventures in lithography

over the christmas holidays i managed to get a chance to try lithography, thanks to the great technicians at Camberwell. its a process the responds well to direct drawing and something i will try to push in 2009