Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Last year, as part of a project, I printed about 4 complete alphabets made up mostly of the contents of the 'odds and ends' drawer in the letterpress room, where all the orphaned and damaged wood type ended up. I made them into books, and scanned them and you can find them on my flickr site here. I did all the prints on the proofing machine, so no two copies of the book are the same. I will post pictures of the book soon, but I just thought that people might be interested to know that they can get at least one set of 4 alphabets on flickr for their own amusement.
Sunday, 14 March 2010
This was the BEST thing ever. Only 50p and illustrated by none other than Charlie Harper (only one of my favourite illustrators ever). When I get the chance I will scan all of these illustrations and post them properly at full size because they are gorgeous. The book is pretty knackered but I don't really mind.
The top photo shows some serious stamp collection. There were several albums, plus a huge chest full of these envelopes. All addressed to the same 2 people. I think they must have been avid stamp collectors, The special envelopes are made to go with the set of stamps, in each one is a card of info about the stamps and the stamp states that they are sent on the first day of issue. I like the idea of these two guys sending each other stamps and no letter! These were a little bit expensive, but I would have bought the whole lot if I could have afforded it, they're all beautiful! I will post them in more detail another day. The second photo shows the box of stamps that someone gave me for free when I bought a stamp album (I think he was seriously trying to get rid of all his stuff).
Part of the best haul from a market ever! I got this cute little album literally full of stamps, and another box full of stamps for only £5. I literally don't know what to do with them all, I've been sitting looking at them all for hours! There's such a random mix of things in here, all from the 1960s and 1970s I think. I was happiest about this find, seeing as they were hidden in a stack of boxes. I am awfully thrifty.
Thursday, 11 March 2010
This is a very old photogram that I did when I just started university. I think it was a project that had something to do with the environment, but it involved me making type out of the shapes made here, and then tracing it on a huge poster. I certainly didn't make life easy for myself!