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Bookplates

I picked up the book ‘Bookplates’ published in 1956 from a local bookshop. It’s full of miniature personalised works of art. A bookplate (or booklabel), also known as ex-librīs (Latin, “from the books of…”), is…

Japanese Matchbox Labels

Some favourites from my collection of Japanese matchbox labels. Due to the visual style, subject matter and language barrier I find them more interesting and intriguing than western ones. Images of nightlife, bars, shops, glamorous…

Kiss Kiss Kill Kill

We went to see Erik Kessels talk at Leeds College of Art and Design last week. The poster exhibition Kiss Kiss Kill Kill was an unexpected pleasant surprise that happened to be showing in the…

Christmas Cards 2013

This year’s design started with a still taken from a cine film I bought at a car boot sale. To this unknown family’s skiing holiday I’ve added a splash of text and our signature Christmas…

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