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Okay Paris

Okay Paris

This print, which went up in the shop a few weeks ago, is a bit of a development on from my Middle Class Protest posters. Where those are against...
'Bacon en toutes lettres' at Centre Pompidou, Paris

'Bacon en toutes lettres' at Centre Pompidou, Paris

Visiting the Pompidou Centre's show of late-period Francis Bacon paintings.
Unpublished Prints

Unpublished Prints

An ongoing series showing the prints you didn't get to see.
Work In Progress

Work In Progress

Images from the studio, late September 2019.
Félix Vallotton at the Royal Academy

Félix Vallotton at the Royal Academy

The mini-exhibition of this Swiss artist’s work at the Royal Academy showed his graphic works were better than his paintings.

HBO's 'Chernobyl' Typography

HBO's 'Chernobyl' Typography

A look into the typography of the HBO/Sky Atlantic miniseries 'Chernobyl'.
"Heroes" - Bowie's 1920s Berlin Movie Career

"Heroes" - Bowie's 1920s Berlin Movie Career

What happens when you fold artistic output and artistic influences back in on themselves?
Mozart & Me

Mozart & Me

A lucky bookshop find takes us back to the 1770s and the 1960s.
Disaster Awaits

Disaster Awaits

Cartoon chaps who really should step away immediately.
Graham Sutherland Inside A Penguin

Graham Sutherland Inside A Penguin

A pleasantly colourful surprise
Favourite Book Covers

Favourite Book Covers

Oasis frontman in rare manual labour appearance?
Atlantic Rock

Atlantic Rock

Rocks as modernist artworks, all spotted at the edge of Europe.