Saturday, 29 April 2017

Friday, 28 April 2017


loving the repetitive motifs and pattern making from rostarr

Thursday, 27 April 2017

reiko fujinami

reiko's fujinami's portaits are just stunning. read more about here process here
and see here working here

Rieko Fujinami, August 2011 from Gorky's Granddaughter on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

niels shoe meulman

getting the calligraffiti theme yet? niels shoe meulman has been there from the get go

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

tiina tormanen

we do love a picture of an aurora. there's these and plenty more besides from tiina tormanen

Monday, 24 April 2017

sajjad shah

can't get away from this red. check out more sajjad shah here

Friday, 21 April 2017

jan koke

jan koke - calligraffiti ambassador. see him and clement kens redecorate an apartment....

Calligraffiti with Clément Kens & Jan Koke from Eric Anders on Vimeo.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

olivia kemp

sublime drawings by olivia kemp

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

khadiga el-ghawas

khadiga el-ghawas subverts paint based permanent graffiti with light based work

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Monday, 17 April 2017

pokras lampas

pokras lampas - taking it up to another level. watch him working here -

Pokras Lampas: Calligraphy on canvas from Alexandr Dmitriev on Vimeo.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Friday, 14 April 2017

rene burri

i loved this picture by rene burri - the water plants look like some sort of strange alien calligraphy!

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

greg papagrigoriou

i've seen greg papagrigoriou described as a graffuturist. sounds about right!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

shinique smith

big, dreamy swirls. paint, textile who knows what. shinique smith rewards time spent with her work and no mistake

Monday, 10 April 2017

merril shatzman

you could say many things about merril shatzman but one of them would never be that she doesn't put the work in. if i'm ever feeling undermotivated this site is where i'm going for inspiration

Sunday, 9 April 2017

mulatu astatke

yes, the whole album. i love this, no excuses!

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Friday, 7 April 2017

simon stelanhag

simon stelanhag's work looks like the world of a graphic novel that hasn't been written, or storyboards for some dystopian world full of robots and decay. a joy

Thursday, 6 April 2017

charles bojorquez

i'm loving this cholo writing - looks like cuneiform to me! charles bojorquez - an interesting fellow

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

learn the medium

handy wee bits of info about how paint works

Monday, 3 April 2017

addis gezahegn

addis gezahegn - of whom there is virtually no information online. get googling - it's worth it!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

fat white family

heard this when i saw trainspotting the other day. loved it.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

luke cage

i'd argue one of the most interesting and listenable soundtracks of a tv series in recent times. not an exhaustive playlist but most of the highlights. something here for everyone surely....

Friday, 31 March 2017

iris hutegger

bit of photography. bit of textile. iris hutegger wins!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

soklak elgato

art, music, calligraphy. is soklak elgato telling me i should be using my time more effectively?

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

oleg denysenko

so, a dragon with chicken's feet? on wheels. who wouldn't be beguiled by oleg denysenko? check out his sculpture also

Monday, 27 March 2017

jiwoo park

lots of images done by jiwoo pal online but precious little about her. search for psycolapse. nicely transtions from street art and calligraphy to tattoo work.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Friday, 24 March 2017

more yazan halwani

yazan halwani

looking at yazan halwani's work feels like looking at old movie posters from a generation and language i don't understand. which, very possibly, is an entirely mistaken interpretation.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

tahmineh monzavi

i particularly like monzavi's pictures of groups of women. see them here

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

pooya aryanpour

i'd love to be able to tell you a bit more about pooya aryanpour but i can't. check out these and make something up!


what's that you say - no more than one black sabbath cover album in a day? well if you've no room in your life for a bunch of rearranged songs, on medieval instruments, from estonia i can't help you!

brown sabbath

so you know exactly who this is for. in  which case put the tea on, put down the sea glass, kick back and imagine what the lad would've made of this.....

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Monday, 20 March 2017

yasuhiro ogawa

monday feeling like a little bit much? dip your toe into the world of yasuhiro ogawa and that'll sort you right out

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Saturday, 18 March 2017

miles davis

transferring an image to a linocut bloock

i have to stress that this isn't a technique i've ever used but, if the image is transferred (and you don't mind a flipped image) without tearing the paper, it might be worth a try - you need to watch her follow up videos to see here whole process

Friday, 17 March 2017


abandoned buildings, guerilla installation, strange made up alphabets. yeah, soemone ticks my boxes

Thursday, 16 March 2017


apparently well famous this retna. i must've had his work with the likes of nike and justin bieber pass me by.which is a pity as i'm loving these forms.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

tarek benaoum

calligraphy you say? just check tarek benaoum out!

Monday, 13 March 2017

helen abbas

there are some people whose use of colour just makes me glad to bea human being. and desperate to run off and dipp my face in pigment!! hello helen abbas

Sunday, 12 March 2017

coleman hawkins

making a collagraph

this is a pretty decent wee video on how to make a realistic collagraph. some good chat re tools - see the gripper for those people who have problems with prolonged, precise cutting. watch the follow up video for hand colouring tips

Saturday, 11 March 2017

more charles bradley

liking that charles bradley? here's his story...

registering a linocut

there are many ways to register a print so here's one. 'available in my shop'. you could buy one....

charles bradley

Friday, 10 March 2017

eunice kim

the very notion of dots, spots and tessellations gets me excited. eunice kim - i thank you!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

mohammad bozorgi

i'd love to tell you i know how he did these. but i totally don't. click on the link - get lost in these

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

tam van tran

as seems to be more and more the case there's little detail about tam van tran. which im some ways is good as it lets you focus on the work.and i'm loving what i'm seeing

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Monday, 6 March 2017

el seed

print, graffiti, calligrpahy - el seed's work is just dazzling

Sunday, 5 March 2017

buying a ukelele

i've become a bit of an evangelist for the ukelele recently. it's a great entry level instruments, brilliant for kids, isn't as intimidating as a guitar (but you can really improve your technique by 'playing' on the ukelele) and, most importantly, it's a fabulous instrument all on its own. just play one!

this is a wee guide to getting your first one.

*i feel it's only fair that as the owner of multiple guitars and ukeleles the n+1 rule fully applies

eva foam

going back thru my library of instructional videos so time to start posting. starting with eva foam

Saturday, 4 March 2017

hydrographic maps

it seems the national library of scotland has digitised all their historical hydrographic maps. what could these be used for? who knows? who cares!!? just look at the loveliness....

Friday, 3 March 2017

lev alimov

lev alimov - you could just get yourself lost in these images

Thursday, 2 March 2017

old school turkey

all those old school turkish tracks on one playlist...

kris kuksi

kris kuksi - just a big bag of baroque mental. i would love to see these in real life!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

the buzzer

it should be no surprise that the swiss lounge has a partiality to all things russian. true, most of this might be based on a certain stereotypical view of a quality called russian-ness but i've had it since i was tiny and trying to learn the cyrillic alphabet from the tv. so i make no apologies.

lateley one of the more niche expressions of my russophilia has been short wave station uvb-76. what's it all about? i don't know and i don't care. but i do love it's grabbed a certain part of the population's imagination. if you're listening mr putin - keep this caper going!

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Friday, 24 February 2017

david burdeny

top landscape photography but worth a browse through david burdeny's website

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

andrey yaklovev and lili aleeva

it's a car wreck of classical painting, folklore and high fashion. and all the better for it. i couldn't find a decent articla on yaklovev and aleeva so get out there and have a google. these are beautiful - full of texture and mystery

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Monday, 20 February 2017

elena flerova

no, i have no idea what elena flerova is on about here either. but if there isn't a place here for an oil painted owl cat hybrid then i'm just doing it wrong!

Sunday, 19 February 2017


whole album! probably not the cheeriest.....

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Friday, 17 February 2017

uldus bakhtiozina

yes i have posted uldus bakhtiozina before. and what of it!!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

anne hoerter

anne hoerter (who also somewhat confusingly sometimes calls herself aine) - i'm never going to pass up on botanical images as beautiful as these

Sunday, 12 February 2017

ed gordeev

a bit of light, some russian landscape and watch ed gordeev go for it. some of these are just sublime

Saturday, 11 February 2017

lucas zimmerman

sometimes it's the simple things. check out more of lucas zimmerman's work here

Friday, 10 February 2017

Thursday, 9 February 2017

owusu aukomah

to enter the world of owusu aukromah is to enter the domain do textile and adinkra symbols - check it out

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Monday, 6 February 2017

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Friday, 3 February 2017

Thursday, 2 February 2017

wiz kudowor

wiz kudowor - sublime design and colour

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

mainly malaysia

all that malaysian music....

william mortensn

welcome to the strange world of william mortenson. not loved by ansel admas. not boring!

Monday, 30 January 2017

qubeka bead studio

maybe not what i'd normally look at when browsing textile art but - wow! frightening amounts of work!

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Friday, 27 January 2017

jungjin lee

i'm planning a bit of a photography fest sometime soon as well as moving away from korea and the surrounds but i couldn't resist the work of jungjin lee as a precursor. beautiful