It’s been a while since the last post (four months). I will ease myself in gently with this photo of men at work painting a sign. The craft of sign writing is alive and well here in Australia. For those interested another post can be found on signwriting here.
I surprise even myself with some of the things I turn up in old notebooks and journals. Such was the joy of the analogue age when one tore reports from the daily newspaper and tucked them away – waiting, in this instance, 31 years before resurfacing. Those who follow my posts on Gill will find this of interest. The Times obituary writer has a nice turn of phrase: ‘Intellectually, however, he was never dominated by the patriarchal Gill…’
A bit of a plug for a guy who lives in Australia who I have not met nor have I one of his clocks (yet). I came across his work in a magazine and thought it so good I wanted to pass the message on. Have a look at http://www.dougswordclock.com/
Continuing a tradition that began way back and has been discontinued a while…this seen locally (by which I mean the east coast of Australia) and entirely hand-drawn. Not much else to add, except, enjoy your weekend wherever you may be, and remember that the Olympics in London begin this time next week. I shall have something to write about that soon. (But do I write that so I may got more viewers? Not a chance. I will only be writing about the 1948 games and showing [shewing] some advertising from that period.) This blog, as I hope you now appreciate, is anything but predictable.