Wednesday 27 April 2011


Gneiss Variation

Tuesday 26 April 2011

Will Ashford - Progression

A series of images from Will Ashford's site that shows the stages of progression he goes through to make one of his altered pages. 

Monday 25 April 2011

More Altered Old Books

Here is a really nice Humument like altered book folio by Will Ashford

Golgi Stain by Golgi


Canine Olfactory Bulb

Drawing of a dog’s olfactory bulb by Italian physician and scientist Camillo Golgi. The features that appear here were revealed by the revolutionary method for staining nervous tissue that bears his name.
Image: Camillo Golgi, 1875. Courtesy Dr. Paolo Mazzarello, University of Pavia, Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of General Pathology.

The Boat Appeared to be Hanging, As if By Magic...

A Descent Into the Malestrom. Tales Of Mystery and Suspense By Edgar Allan Poe. 
Illustrated By Harry Clarke 1933

As I felt the sickening sweep of the descent, I had instinctively tightened my hold upon the barrel, and closed my eyes. For some seconds I dared not open them - while I expected instant destruction, and wondered that I was not already in my death-struggles with the water. But moment after moment elapsed. I still lived. The sense of falling had ceased ; and the motion of the vessel seemed much as it had been before, while in the belt of foam, with the exception that she now lay more along. I took courage, and looked once again upon the scene.

Never shall I forget the sensations of awe, horror, and admiration with which I gazed about me. The boat appeared to be hanging, as if by magic, midway down, upon the interior surface of a funnel vast in circumference, prodigious in depth, and whose perfectly smooth sides might have been mistaken for ebony, but for the bewildering rapidity with which they spun around, and for the gleaming and ghastly radiance they shot forth, as the rays of the full moon, from that circular rift amid the clouds which I have already described, streamed in a flood of golden glory along the black walls, and far away down into the inmost recesses of the abyss.

Friday 22 April 2011

The League of Moveable Type

 A collection of good quality and different fonts distributed with an Open Font Licence. (HERE)

The one below is a recreation of Frederic Goudy’s Kennerley Oldstyle.

892 Unique ways to partition a 3 x 4 grid

A website to help you create HTML code for all of the 892 permutations of a grid based on 3 x 4 rectangle. Includes the maths in a paper and a poster (shown smaller size below) - all HERE.

Saturday 16 April 2011


From HERE.

Tuesday 12 April 2011

Sunday 10 April 2011

Multiple use of Eyes in Kafka Jacket Designs

HERE is the site of Peter Mendelsund - and his blog describing designing a series of Kafka covers. 

Sunday 3 April 2011

Call me Ishmael

Here is a write up on the fantastic Arion Press version of Moby-Dick by Herman Melville.

And a two-page spread.