Lover’s eyes

The secret history of ‘lover’s eyes’: In the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy British and European lovers exchanged “eye miniatures” — love tokens so clandestine that even now, in the majority of cases, it is impossible to identify their recipients or the people they depict. Experts believe that there are fewer than 1,000 “lover’s eyes” […]

Thomas Forsyth: Drawing tops

Drawing Tops A spinning-top, that uses a pen as the spindle, represents many of the core ideas behind my current work. It is recognisable, un-intimidating, and invites people to interact with objects that can lead to unpredictable results, or an emergent property. Simply through indulging in the enjoyable process of spinning the top a bi-product is […]

Yes, More To Do Lists

        Yes, More To Do Lists I thought these were lost forever. Imagine my joy at finding them sandwiched in between the pages of some soon-to-be-thrown-out magazine. These are my brother and his partner’s to do lists. If you’ve been here for awhile, you may have seen the earlier iterations here, here […]

Light Stencils Commemorate Victims of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake | Colossal

    The 2011 Christchurch earthquake was the largest natural disaster in New Zealand’s history, claiming the lives of 181 people and leaving behind nearly $30 billion in rebuilding costs. Touched by the events of that February day, photographer Fabrice Wittner set out to confront the destruction the best way he knew how: by making […]

Thomas Forsyth: Chess?

Chess? This is my mischievous challenge on the rigidly structured squares of the chessboard. I have introduced new components to the board, some of which may only emerge during play. This encourages players to communicate and have creative input rather than simply follow pre-determined rules. You can play spontaneously, or those who want a more […]

Geoffroy Tory

    Véritable icône bibliophilique, artisan du livre moderne, promoteur de la culture graphique, Geoffroy Tory reste et demeure un inclassable. Imprimeur officiel de François Ier, illustrateur attitré de Du Bellay, créateur de la cédille, de l’apostrophe et des lettres accentuées, ce maître de la mise en page est un père spirituel pour un grand […]

Typography Summer School

Typography Summer School 2011 A week-long programme of typographic study in London for recent graduates and professionals. Alongside live projects run by Fraser Muggeridge, the school will host talks, seminars and tutorials from daily visiting practitioners: APFEL (A Practice for Everyday Life), Sara De Bondt, Europa, Ken Garland, James Langdon, David Pearson. Applications are now […]

Xavier Antin / Just in Time, or A Short History of Production

A book printed through a printing chain made of four desktop printers using four different colors and technologies dated from 1880 to 1976. A production process that brings together small scale and large scale production, two sides of the same history. MAGENTA (Stencil duplicator, 1880) CYAN (Spirit duplicator, 1923) BLACK (Laser printer, 1969) YELLOW (Inkjet […]

Simple stuff to be happy about (Spontaneous City – London Fieldworks)

SPONTANEOUS CITY IN THE TREE OF HEAVEN Duncan Terrace Gardens Islington, London, N1 19 July, 2010 ongoing Cremorne Gardens Chelsea, London, SW10 19 July, 2010 ongoing London Fieldworks’ Spontaneous City in the Tree of Heaven is a sculptural installation drawing on the ecology and biodiversity of two sites on opposite sides of London: Duncan Terrace […]

Giant penis crop-circle mysteriously erected at Eiffel Tower in Paris

Holy dueling Gallic phallic symbols, Batman! French journalist Aude Baron tells Boing Boing, On Friday, if you were going to the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, you could see a giant penis! It was drawn into the snow covering the grass. A Dutch tourist took a picture and posted it on Twitter. Amazing view! But what […]