Monthly Archives: September 2007

Britain’s Rights to Privacy : “Worst in Western Democracy”. 0

(Click on the thumbnail to see the whole world!) Privacy International performs an annual survey to rank 36 countries – including 25 members of EU states, grading them for their ability to protect the privacy of their citizens. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland were abysmally low down the list.

TypeFaces (Type – Faces Geddit?) 0

Figaro; Primer Two Line Ancient; Eight Lines Elongated Sans Series No. 3 From “Typefaces You Won´t Recognise”, a series of witty postcards produced by Paul Belford for the London Type Museum. Five Lines Pica No. 2; Anglo Saxon; Granby Eight Lines French Antique No. 1; Seven Lines Open No. 1; Doric No. 3 Eight Lines […]

Naomi Klein’s `The Shock Doctrine´ 3

A powerful and nut-grabbing short publicising Naomi Klein’s new book:`The Shock Doctrine´. The book examines economist Milton Friedman’s idea that governments can push normally unpalatable trade agendas onto their electorates in the immediate aftermath of shocking events. She thoroughly debunks the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. The publicity short was produced by […]

The Best Stage Exit in The World. Evar. 4

It starts with an innocuous ditty about potato salad, and by the time these three have taken their exit, your jaw is on the floor. Video below the fold >>

The New Stream of Consciousness 0

Well it’s more of a river, really. Its name is play.blogger, although on the web page it clearly says Blogger Play. (Click on the thumbnails to enlarge them.) It’s a continuous feed of all the images that are being uploaded to peoples Blogspot blogs (Blogger). The staff at Google have enjoyed watching this stream of […]

Art & Design in The British Film # 11: Cedric Dawe 1

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Cedric Dawe (1906 – 1996) Temptation Harbour 1947 (Cliccare sulle immagini per ingrandirle) Streets Paved With Water Easy Money One of child star Petula Clark’s early screen appearances. The […]

Architects For Aid’s October Bamboo Building Workshop 0

Architects for Aid ( www.a-4-a.org ) are promoting an event called “Shoots”, which will be a 2 day workshop in North London to help pool expertise from a variety of disciplines and combine it with enthusiasm from attendees in order to raise awareness, skill levels and knowledge of bamboo as a material for the application […]

This Is The End, My Friend. The End…. 4

One of the mantras in screenwriting is that you have to know the end before you can write the beginning. Or the middle. (If you click this thumbnail, it will get slightly bigger, but not much!) This set on Flickr concentrates on the very, very end of the film. In truth, it’s the bit that […]

William Wray – `Dirty Beauty´ Book & One Man Show 4

William Wray’s latest paintings will be in a one man show at Segil Fine Art from the 22nd of September to the 20th of October. The Gallery is at 110 W. Lime Avenue, Monrovia, California CA 91016 He sums up his plein-air paintings thus: “If Thomas Kincaid is the painter of light, I’m the painter […]

Painters, Plants and Panoramas 6

Our family managed to get away for a week in Cornwall, just as the sun finally emerged from two months of pluvial grey skies. We stayed near Maenporth Beach, just round the corner from Falmouth. Large ships anchor in the bay, either refuelling or waiting to enter the deep water port and repair yards of […]