Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Rule Britannia

14Nov19

Am currently in the middle of watching the second series/season (you choose) of Britannia, the historical fantasy drama created by Jez Butterworth, Tom Butterworth and James Richardson. I think it’s reasonable to assume that the historical aspects of the drama probably wouldn’t hold up under too much scrutiny, however regardless of that it’s still an […]


Risk Maps

05Oct19

After a enormously dull week at work it was heartening to return home yesterday to find a delivery from Ellipress – a digital print studio run by Jonathan Elliman, who produces work for a variety of artists including This Northern Boy (aka Rob Turpin, who he also produces the North V South podcast with (“the […]


People At Work

13Dec18

I have to admit that I was less than convinced when I originally became aware of Penguin’s plans to publish a number of titles spoofing Loughborough’s very own Ladybird Books, given that it’s an imprint very close to my heart. As it transpired my concern was misplaced as over the last few years Jason Hazeley and […]


While Mrs Weir is off watching a game of association football in the North of London, I’m at home catching up. This includes sorting through a host of recently acquired books including a number from the New Penguin Shakespeare series which each come with enormously handsome woodcut-print cover illustrations by artist David Gentleman. I’ve been […]


Of The Grid

16Apr17

Although it’s true to say that the world wide web is home to all sorts of dullards and blowhards, it’s equally true that if you’re prepared to put the effort into seeking them out, there are more than enough individuals whose company is worth keeping. Mr Richard Weston, who you may or may not know as […]


Continuing on the Agatha Christie theme. Whilst we were away a new set of Christie themed stamps arrived from the Royal Mail, celebrating the centenary of the writing of her first detective story, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. As well as being beautifully illustrated and designed (by Neil Webb and Jim Sutherland of Studio Sutherl&), the stamps […]


Print To The People is “an artist-led, social enterprise dedicated to the production and promotion of traditional printmaking processes, established in 2009” and based in the fine city of Norwich. I’ve been aware of what they do for a while now, but it wasn’t until this weekend that I got to finally have a look at their […]