“The Mosaic Makers of Hoxton have been busy again and on Sunday I had the privilege to see their latest masterpiece unveiled upon the corner of Pitfield St and Old St. Celebrating the former Varieties Music Hall that opened nearby in 1870, the mural designed by Tessa Hunkin and realised by members of Hackney Mosaic Project, illustrates the glory days of live popular entertainment in Hoxton with colourful images of acrobats and performing dogs.” (via The Hoxton Varieties Mosaic | Spitalfields Life)
Alexander Pushkin Tales illustrated by Oleg Zotov, translated by Peter Tempest, Louis Zellikov and Avril Pyman (1980) (via my vintage book collection (in blog form).: In the shop…. Alexander Pushkin Tales - illustrated by Oleg Zotov)
In 1737 appeared in London Elizabeth Blackwell’s Herbal Book A curious Herbal . In the eyes of the famous physician, philanthropist and book collector Christoph Jacob Trew this work had significant deficiencies that were cause for a thorough revision for him. Following his suggestion, the Nuremberg painter NF Eisenberger brought an Increased and improved Blackwellisches herbal book out. Eisenberger, who was taught by Trew in botany and plant representation, added Blackwell’s illustrations for the latest Linnaean perspective with details of flowers, seeds and fruits.
Last week was Design Week Portland….and I missed all of it! Which is seriously laughable, because there was so much stuff to go to. Unfortunately I got super sick and had picture book deadlines, so I spent a lot of time under covers drawing in bed watching silly television. Next year, Portland! Next year.
I was there in spirit though; I designed a two color poster for WeMake’s special screenprinted poster series. Look how cool they are! Technically we could’ve done three, but I wanted to see what I could get done with just two. Fun playing around with markmaking (brush, scratchboard) and some collage in the form of washi tape.
I need more excuses for limited color in my life!