Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Romantic Poets: Wordsworth

By way of breaking a long six month silence without a blog entry, here's something I spotted tonight whilst looking at book covers (a recent big inspiration), this time by the publisher Faber and Fabers. And also its Wordsworth, my favourite (and most famous) Cumbrian. Hopefully more blog entries from now on, as some personal work on the way........

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Exhib. Of The Year

Great book by Gestalten to coincide with an exhibition at West Cork Arts Centre, Cork, Eire, "Cutters/Cork", curated by James Gallagher: "They are not only composing a wide variety of visual elements, but are also deliberately omitting, deleting, and destroying them." Wish I was across theIrish Sea right now.....

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Untitled (Things Seen Whilst Walking)

12.12.10 Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, 5 December 2010


Saw this in a book in the Cooper-Hewitt shop in NYC, "Twentieth -Century Textiles" by Francesca Galloway. Print is courtesy of C.L.OT.H & Finlandia, anonymous designer. Wish I could own up to this ace print....

Tuesday, 7 September 2010


There stands the base and root of the living rock........

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Contemporary Days: The Designs of Lucienne & Robin Day from Design Onscreen on Vimeo.

Not coming to an Odeon near you......
Desert Utopia (post-production)
A film by Jake Gorst
Executive Producers: Jill A. Wiltse & H. Kirk Brown III, Robert Imber
Producer: David Shearer

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Czech Postage Stamps (1971)

Designer: Jaroslav Lukavsky. Found in a stamp book at home.......

Tuesday, 3 August 2010


Thursday, 29 July 2010


Wednesday, 28 July 2010


Hot potatoes for tea

Tuesday, 27 July 2010


It all started off drawing some gooseberries......

Monday, 12 July 2010


I can see this view ten minutes from my house.

Saturday, 10 July 2010


Tuesday, 6 July 2010



Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Monday, 3 May 2010

Romek Marber Crime Covers

Collecting some ace Romek Marber book covers as starting points for some new work. These are for Penguin, done in the early 60's........

Sunday, 25 April 2010


Trying to find an anthology of Alvin Lustig, in book form. Considering all his graphic design work, his typefaces, and to me, his textiles, its pretty amazing there seems to be no collection of his work, in book form anyway. There's a good website in his name though, Better than Lucienne Day.........

Monday, 19 April 2010


Stumbled across this image on tonight, while browsing websites. Its from an Estonian childrens notebook. Drawing for the first time in at least three weeks off, brain engaged.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010


Have no time to work out designs on fabric, so still drawing and drawing.....mountains and maps. Patterns emerging- will be printing new stuff soon(er). in the meantime enjoying the day off.

Sunday, 7 March 2010


Devoke Water 7.03.10

Friday, 26 February 2010

On Heavy Rotation

Just brilliant head music.......

Wednesday, 24 February 2010


Victorian 'refreshment hut' in the mountains/Wasdale Head Inn, birthplace of rock climbing/1950's outdoor fashion


Half done drawing- evolving into printed textile pattern, start of new work looking at line, scale and colour. Hopefully look different once printed, to my MA work. That's the aim anyway.....