Monthly Archives: July 2008

Off On My Hollyhocks 3

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A group exhibition in Paris at the Palais de Tokyo, shows this work by Daniel Firman called ‘Wursa, 18,000 kilometers from Earth’. (You MUST Click the picture!) Firmin’s calculations establish that an elephant could balance on the tip of its trunk at 18,00 kilometers from the Earth, though it’s motivations for doing so remain enigmatic […]

Curious Phases of Comic Phrases …. 0

If this is “Jumping The Gun” …. Then what on Earth would you call this, this, or this? See if you can figure out all 21 conundrums on Matt Cruikshank’s relaunched blog, The Crooked Leg. It’s harder than you might think at first sight. Brilliant!

New Look for Articles And Texticles 6

Regular visitors might have noticed that Articles & Texticles has changed its appearance. After a couple of years of using the lovely minimalist theme called “plaintxtblog” designed by Scott Wallick, I’ve now converted the site to a theme called “Shades of Gray” which is based on a very advanced sandbox design by, er, Scott Wallick. […]

Art & Design in The British Film #19 Tom Morahan 0

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 Tom Morahan (1906 – 1969) Tom Morahan is a very true artist and a great fighter for the recognition of the film as a medium separate from other art […]

The Totoro Sayama Forest Project – Updated 6

On the outskirts of Tokyo, there’s a forest that’s very dear to the heart of Hasao Miyasaki, who claims that it was this very place that inspired him to write and produce the most enduring animated feature film, My Neighbour Totoro. The forest is being encroached upon by urban development, and so the Totoro Forest […]

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Animation Notes #2 – The Richard Williams Studio Memos 2

Here’s the second post arising from the discovery of a group of documents published by the animator Richard Williams sometime in the late 1970′s. He’s making a strong bid for the high ground in this document, elevating himself (and his studio staff) to being the natural successors to the skills and craft base of the […]

Andrei Riabovitchev’s Birthday Card To Uli Meyer 1

(Click to enlarge) It was on the 4th of July

Nice Weather For Ducks 0

All this showery midsummer rain has played havoc with sporting fixtures, and worse is on the way according to the meteorological office. Much worse by the look of things… The inhabitants of Chelmsford in Essex must have had a very nasty fright when they checked the BBC weather forecast at 4.00 this afternoon. (Cluck to […]