Thursday, July 29, 2010

Antony Gormley Exposure Update.

The sculpture by Antony Gormley, entitled Exposure, is currently being re-assembled near Lelystad, in the Netherlands. My previous post detailing the construction in Scotland is here.

You can follow the installation on twitter or view some recent pictures at

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Deep Thought.

After 2 years, 6 months, 30 days and 27 books, I have concluded this answer.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh
is the

Possibly in another few years, I might be in a position to tell you the question.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

MMM Cover.

This is my cover of a MMM cover for the periodical 'Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration' dated May 1902. This took me a wee while. And, of course, it is not yet finished. Just exactly what does 'finished' mean anyway?
The original cover is shown here.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

CRM Cover.

This is my cover for the dressing/washing screen designed for The Hill House, Helensburgh. To the best of my knowledge it was never implemented.
The original drawing is here.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Forget Me Not.

A while ago, I posted a low resolution graphic of Model Marcus Schenkenberg, whose website is here.  Please find above, a better body than mine, and one of much more suitable resolution.

Clicking upon the graphic should enable bigness. 

Thursday, July 08, 2010

A Matter Of Interpretation.

This is going to be a bit of a rant concerning CRM-MMM stuff, so abandon ship now if you have zero interest.

The Lady graphic shown in the Post below "A Quick One...", is taken from the graphic below.

This graphic is one of the plates from the folios published in 1902 by Alexander Koch, and printed by Emil Hochdanz. It is a hand-coloured photolithograph. As far as I am aware, the original material submitted by CRM-MMM as their competition entry is lost, so we have to accept the copied & published folio as true.
The Lady is right in the middle of the graphic, between the two roses, and in the centre of the arc/elipse above the piano.
As you can see, a great deal of interpretation is required to even get to the Lady graphic in "A Quick One..."
I am sure, when MMM designed these panels, she was laying down intent, not actuality. When the panels were reproduced full size for 'The House For an Art Lover', it seems zero, if any interpretation was done.

When I took up my Mackintosh & the Modern Movement 'brush', in this post, I set myself one rule. The rule.  The only rule.

It must be beautiful.

The Lady graphic in "A Quick One...", is nice but not beautiful.
To make the interpretative jump from 'nice' to 'beautiful' is something I am striving to attain.

With 98% confidence, 1% skill & 1% luck, I do my best.

I often wonder what CRM-MMM and Frances & Herbert would have thought of Photoshop/PSP. I'm sure it would have been glorious.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy 4th July!

Maximum respect to SG. No offence meant or intended.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

A Quick One...

Just a quick graphic.
This is a cover taken from the CRM-MMM Music Room design, which formed part of their House for an Art Lover (Haus eines Kunstfreundes) competition entry.
I don't think it's finished yet. The Lady looks quite melancholy, but then maybe that's just the way things are.

Vintage Sans.

With all the UK interest in vintage computing, I thought I would do a quick post giving my 2 cents.
With me being a hardware guy in the early '80s, I was soon repairing and upgrading friends & colleagues damaged computers. I have a veritable treasure trove of shite junk in boxes and drawers everywhere. Mostly these things have been left to gather dust as I have moved on, so I'm not exactly sure what I have.

Shown below, a few bits which were close to hand; (and by close to hand, I mean I have spent the last four hours digging amongst the boxes under my desk.)

As with all things, I'm pretty sure I still have a BBC micro board to get working. I'm also pretty sure it's in that cupboard over there. . .

Thursday, July 01, 2010


Variation number seventeen in the infinity of life.

Clicking upon the graphic should enable an infinite aspect.
I think it's nice when cropped.

No drugs were harmed in the making of this graphic.