Monthly Archives: August 2008

Folksy

Folksy is apparently advertised as pretty much an alternative (and UK-based) version of Etsy, which I’ve looked into in the past and not had enough energy to set up and try out. Since they’re in beta, though (but still open for sales & functionality), and I have a weakness for prodding websites till they break, […]

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Pewter-grey ribbon choker

This is something I made for Elly, which she’s quite pleased with. It’s made from 10mm double-satin ribbon, fastened at the back with a tiny buckle, and the eyelets for the tongue are just punched through and edged with varnish for strength. (Mind you, I need to redo them, because this was a bit of […]

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New GoodnessDirect logo

GoodnessDirect logoOriginally uploaded by Justin Fleming Goodness Direct have decided to change their logo, and they’re asking for consultation. Here’s the proposed new version. It bothers me a lot – garish and plain at the same time, with an odd variant of CMYK without the K. Green: the new black? That’s an interesting idea, but […]

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Om be praised!

A friend asked me recently to do some concept artwork for the Church of Om, before a service to be given at the Discworld Convention – specifically, a vaguely Buddhist-style mandala. Here’s the result. Photo taken by Nick Metcalfe. All rights reserved.

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Skin Coloured

Skin Coloured is “intended to be a collaborative, visual exploration of what it is to be non-white in a white culture.” I’m white myself (dark skinned, but unmistakably white), but this issue fascinates me. Racism, art & design, and usability issues all rolled into one. They’re looking for more pictures with examples, so please do […]

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Lammas prints

Yesterday was Lammas, or Lughnasadh if you prefer. It’s mostly an agrarian holyday, but I was brought up a pastoralist (Welsh hill farming isn’t really so concerned about the grain harvests) so the only aspect that really speaks to me is the sunlight. I started carving the block as the sunlight faded, and was printing […]

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