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Linocut, done directly with the sankakuto without any preliminary drawing. The brown one is Gmund Bierpapier (Boc) – recycled art paper made from beer. How awesome is that? I’ll tell you how awesome it is. It is AWESOME. The white one is, I’m fairly sure, Fabriano Academica. This piece was inspired by one of my […]

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V&A – Mediaeval and Renaissance Galleries

The V&A opened ten new galleries today, and I went along to see them. Even by V&A standards, they’re completely full of Shiny Things. I don’t think I can do descriptive justice to them, so I’ll leave you with some of the pictures I twittered from there. (On Twitter as @Eithin, please do follow!) A […]

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Telling Tales at the V&A

I and the Mediaevalist spent Saturday afternoon wandering around the V&A, starting with their delightful Telling Tales exhibition (warning: plays sound effects at you). It’s concerned with design “in the spirit of storytelling”, and does it rather well. The first area of three is an enchanted glade, subdivided with forest-patterned drapes and filled with interesting, […]

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Blood on Paper at the V&A

The V&A exists specifically to own interesting stuff, and to explain why it’s interesting. They’re generally very, very good at it. So when I saw on a visit there that they would be putting on an exhibition on the Art of the Book, I was really keen to go and see it. I failed to […]

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