Edward Lear

I found the most incredible book yesterday at the Southbank book market (Edward Lear's Nonsense Omnibus) full of gems and gorgeous little drawings but put it back because i thought it's £7.50 price tag was too hefty for my pockets. Really regretting not getting it now. As i knew i would...




I've been doing bits and bobs at the v&a for a few months now, helping out in workshops as well as designing an identity for their youth forum CreateVoice. Nothing that was a huge departure for me though; black outlined and hand rendered type but I had some lovely feedback from it which is encouraging. Now to start designing a postcard pack to woo a supermodel!


My neck's hurting like a billy-oh from all this work...


Ivor Brown

I gots an Ivor Brown book, 'I Give You My Word' for £1 today in Leicester Square. Boom. It's beautiful and full of words like ambuscade, cargozoon, inveigle and potwalloper.

A lovely end to a lovely day wandering around the Tate on the last day of the 'Rude Britannia' exhibition. Altogether an ok show; i was particularly fond of an H.M Bateman print on show (The Lost Stamp) and the satirical drawings of the fashions of the day by Philip Dawe et al. By far the best thing was Mike Nelson's Coral Reef exhibition, a beautiful labyrinth of corridors and rooms with unmarked doors reminded me a bit of being in a ship and left me in a curious discovering mood...