Calligraphy and drawings on Velum

 

Bit of Fun

I did these ages ago, and vanished on a hard drive, I just thought you might like my sense of...

The Crew, some Animation characters

Logline on each, you’ll connect with drawings. Walt, Bill, Booma. Three talented Australian guys who live in the bush. Walt, Booma, Bill Guess full names. Tae & Kwon. An Adventure beyond time; A Prince…a Princess…another time…one mission. These 10th Dan Martial Art experts are not alone. Unicorn Island. From outer space, Unicorn Island looks small. To the untrained eye, its shape is just ordinary. Then a little inquisitive Perth girl notices something in that shape. Surfies. They spend more time submerged than surfaced. The Mushies. The mushrooms are having a hard time. Beezwax. It’s all about WILL-BEE and friend MAY-BEE who survive the mini River-Tsunamis with help from MAJOR BEE-ROGERS. Merlin. A legend says he and 3 pals were good. 800-years later, no...

Unique Compositions Galore

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

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...