Thursday, 22 June 2017

pentti sammallahti

there's lots to like about pentto sammallahti's work but i find myself beguiled by his winter scenes

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

emmy andriesse

i guess emmy andriesse is possibly better known for portraiture but i love the serenity of this piece, in contrast maybe to the tumult of her life.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Monday, 19 June 2017

fan ho

i was lucky enough to be in hong kong when its old incarnation was giving up its last breath. fan ho captures a time and place now vanished. sublime

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Friday, 16 June 2017

constantin mashinskiy

365 parisians - you'd think this sort of thing had been done to death but constantin mashinkiy keeps it simple and makes it breathe

Thursday, 15 June 2017

aisha zeijpveld

it's easy to see more than a hint of fashion photography with aisha zeijpveld but looking beyond that, when she starts in about stretching her media, she really steps it up

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

jorge mayet

not a wealth of info on jorge mayet but making trees out of wire and paper? that's always going to go down well with me

Monday, 12 June 2017

azuma makoto

apparently azuma makoto made this to teach his five year old about science. sublime

Sunday, 11 June 2017

comet music

comet noise, inks - what's not to like? background here

Saturday, 10 June 2017

the caledonian way

everybody has their reasons for being on the bike. these are lee craigie's.

Friday, 9 June 2017

medical wound man

public domain review scores again with medical wound man. it's amazing to think that he survives today in various guises in hospital.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

more helen downie

not what i'd usually look at? maybe not but i love boldness of colour. you can feast upon more at helen downie's website

helen downie

which encompasses - it's never too late, yes you can, and why not....

i'm loving hger collection of inks also

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

a history of sound art

possibly not the most engaging format and, as seems to be the way with these things, terrible sound! but interesting nonetheless.

the field recordist

a rather lovely wee doco

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

phenomena over and under the earth

i am dazzled by these illustrations by josef gabriel frey of atmospheric phenomena. see the public domain review for details

Monday, 5 June 2017

keeping a ukelele in tune

HOW TO TUNE AND STAY IN TUNE from Kala Brand Music Co. on Vimeo.

when you've got a new ukelele it can be frustrating keeping it in tune. don't worry - that's how they are for the first wee while. here's a handy guide.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Friday, 2 June 2017

johan bloom

 it's all about the colours for me looking at johan bloom and no mistake!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

joao ruas

i would bit off a finger to be able to draw like joao ruas!!

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

helen terry

worth spending a bit of time with helen terry as she explores a full gamut of techniquer in her approach to the environment

Monday, 29 May 2017

ibrahim el salahi

ibrahim el salahi - old school modern, would've loved to have seen this at the tate

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Friday, 26 May 2017

tomas saraceno

impossible trips i might like to make - a voyage round the inside of tomas saraceno's head

Thursday, 25 May 2017


if i was emperor this would be what the streets looked like. check out hush

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

sam reveles

squiggles, wiggles and lines again. so!!? sam reveles - sublime

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

nandipha mntambo

i love these and it makes me just want to run out, buy some gear and make something similar. in my head it goes smoothly, then i think about it and it all becomes much more tricky! she does all manner of other things besides. check her out.

Monday, 22 May 2017

mary sibande

textile's never a bad way to start the week and mary sibande smashes it out of the park

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Friday, 19 May 2017

loyiso mkize

loyiso mkize's portfolio is, unhelpfully, blocked so you'll need to do a bit of googling for more images. i really like his commitment to the face

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

ghada amer

if anyone ever says stitch can't be subversive then step up ghader amer. these are beautiful to look at but she's got an agenda that just doesn't give up. makes me want to cheer!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

diane victor

what would you call these - smoke portraits? these are great images to get involved in but diane victor's about way more than just these

Monday, 15 May 2017

brooks salzwedel

if brooks salzwedel was only doing botanical illustration these would be powerful images but he's about much more than that

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Friday, 12 May 2017

helene amouzou

textile, pattern, erasure, negation - what's not to like with helene amouzou?

Thursday, 11 May 2017

sokari douglas camp

you've just got to love the plurality of narrative happening in sokari douglas camp's work. looking at this stuff not only do i get a sense that something is right with the world but also about what art could be.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

majida khattari

i fond, after a browse thru majida khattari's images, that they stay with me, popping up in other thoughts, making ne think about the way i look at and represent the world around me.

Monday, 8 May 2017


faithxlvii - amazing! if you don't know her work get off and make a cup of tea, sit down and take some time browsing

Sunday, 7 May 2017

nasser shamma

this is a playlist rather than an album but lsten anyway. nasser shamma - amzing!!

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Friday, 5 May 2017

creighton michael

if it's got dots, spots or circles and that microscopy feel chances are i'm going to be up for it. creighton michael doesn't fall short even if i can't find this image on his website

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

ephrem solomon

 and we'll just keep on with the figurative. not least because i don't have enough wood/linocut on the site. lokking at ephrem solomon's work is me lookand learning!

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

dawit abebe

i'm not usually the biggest fan of figurative painting but i really like the strong grpahic elements in dawit abebe as well as the feeling of narrative undercurrent

Monday, 1 May 2017

mainly ethiopia

all that ethiopian music and some more besides...

alberta bamonte

it's great to see someone else doing something similar to what you do yourself but coming up with a different set of methods and solutions. more images here

Sunday, 30 April 2017

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.