Monthly Archives: November 2009

Hiatus – Update: Back to normal service! 0

UPDATE: Thanks to Shane G in the WordPress support forums, I have finally sorted the problem that was blocking access to big chunks of this blog, and I can now carry on posting as before. I apologise to regular (and irregular) visitors for the lack of posts over the last week or two. Some problems […]

Art & Design in The British Film #28 – Duncan Sutherland 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 Duncan Sutherland. (Born 1905 – ) Sutherland is another of those robust and jovial artists; like Vetchinsky, he bothers little about his drawings as such and depends for so […]

The Kew Millennium Seed Bank Attains Its First Target 0

A couple of weeks ago an international team of botanists based at Wakehurst Place in southern England achieved their primary goal of collecting and preserving seeds from ten percent of the worlds flowering plants. Click this picture to see it in vista-vision! This important milestone is part of the Kew Millennium Seed Bank Partnership‘s attempt […]

Two Colour Keys From “Snowballs” 6

A little explanation: “Snowballs” was the original working title for “Balto“. These two keys show the interior of a gold dredging machine in Nome, Alaska. The quality isn’t great because they are from colour copies, but the vision is spot on. Click ‘em to enlarge ‘em folks! Workshop interior. Gold dredger interior. Production designer Hans […]