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 city of Norwich you’re unlikely to come across the John Jarrold Printing Museum by accident – to begin with it’s pretty well hidden, in the depths of St James Mill a Grade 1 listed building originally built to contribute to Norwich’s textile trade in the 1830s, and in […]