Unique Compositions Galore

Wood and Metal Type original Clock made for: ATI. Australian Tae Kwon Do International Winning photo Australia 2014 Outstanding Older Australian, Ron...

Large Plaque Unique

Large Plaque Unique

I made this for my Granddaughter Amanda and Dan her husband for their 2016 wedding at Exmouth where they live in West Australia. It features their family names, dates and pets, plus their outdoor activities – fishing and surfing You’ ll see Amanda merging with Dan start at top right with the CAP A. It was a complete surprise of...

Letterpress Type – hand setting and compositions. Like the old days

It was slow and precise. Then machines that set text appeared rattling out 9,000 characters an hour, 24 7; save for maintenance. In the 50’s I remember the FOC- Father of the Chapel, saying, ‘Don’t worry your job is safe, been around for 600 years. Jim referred to rumours a man at Bromley in Kent 20 miles from where I worked at a large printer at Chatham in Kent. This man had a machine called a ‘Word Processor,’ and could set in a week, more type than several hundred Compositors in the county could do in a month. Some years later and when Rupert Murdoch virtually shut down London’s Fleet Street, thousands of Tradesmen were out of work. What happened you see was. Typists could type text/copy it was transferred to a material that...

Short Story The Sea Witch. An intro.,

This is as screenplay – Final Draft format. INT or EXT = Interior/Exterior. Named Caps = characters. VO = Voice over   EXT. SEA. ON SCREEN: NEAR WESTERN AUSTRALIA, FEBRUARY 1751   A Spanish galleon chases a Dutch galleon, it’s overloaded low in the water. Each ship flies a sagging national flag. There’s little wind. Suddenly, the wind grows, sails flap. The sky blackens. thunder rumbles. The CHIEF DECKHAND on the Dutch galleon stares at the billowing sails, and smiles broadly and tugs his hat down. CHIEF DECKHAND. C’mon me hearties look lively, if you want to see Rotterdam again before Davy Jones, get those sails spread. CREWMEN scurry up the four-masts. Masts tilt as the ship lurches, swinging men out over the strengthening white swell. One man...

Short Stories. The Healing Bullet.

  This is as screenplay – Final Draft format. INT or EXT = Interior/Exterior. Named Caps = characters. VO = Voice over Opening scenes from my screenplay, factual account of Howard Florey and Penicilan. INT. FIELD HOSPITAL WW1 – DAY France WW1 Outside the noise from powerful Guns firing is deafening.  Screams from injured soldiers is muffled as Shells explode on impact in the waterlogged quagmire, shaking the ground. Amid the horror, the battlefield is strewn with corpses. Seriously wounded BRITISH soldiers lie everywhere. THREE SURGEONS in white overalls smothered in the blood cannot cope as more casualties are stretchered in. One young surgeon ALEXANDER FLEMING speaks in a broad Scot accent to a colleague as he draws the sheet over the dead...