Archive for April, 2013

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There doesn’t seem to have been a moment to think this week, so the arrival of this wonderful collection of work from Andy Smith was a definite highlight. Andy’s an illustrator, (originally from Norfolk so I’m a little biased), whose work you’ll have probably already seen given his huge client list. I originally stumbled across Andy’s […]

Sometimes everything seems connected. Earlier in the week I picked up a bundle of Country Fair magazines from the 1950s – bought largely because of the wonderful cover illustrations by an artist unknown to me, namely John Hanna. Given my unfamiliarity with Mr Hanna’s work I made a note to investigate further. However before I got the chance to utilise the efforts of California’s finest […]



So much unpleasant news yesterday including the announcement from Iain Banks that he’s “officially very poorly“. I’ve been a fan for many years and Espedair Street has always been one of my favourite books to the extent that I appropriated my pseudonym from it – I also seem to have committed the last half sentence from the book […]

Unless you live within the confines of the fine city of Norwich you’re unlikely to come across the John Jarrold Printing Museum by accident. To begin with it’s pretty well hidden, located as it is in the depths of St James Mill, a Grade 1 listed building originally built as part of Norwich’s textile trade in […]