Category Archives: ART

Finnish vintage ceramics design – Birger Kaipiainen

When in Helsinki in Finland a while back I came across the fantastic EMMA museum of modern art in nearby Espoo and loved stumbling upon an exhibition by Finnish ceramicist Birger Kaipiainen (1915-1988)

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1970s Gaelic Book cover illustration

Beautiful book cover illustration from 1970 ‘Gaelic without Groans’ by John Mackechnie.  Love these strong purples, magenta and turquoise, the late 60s / early 70s had the best colour schemes. Found in a second hand bookshop in Edinburgh, visiting lovely … Continue reading

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Early 20th century surreal postcards

I came across a super exhibition of nuts early 20th century surreal postcards when I was in Helsinki, at the brilliant Finnish Museum of Photography. Some of the cards below are from as early as 1905 so pre-dated the Surrealist … Continue reading

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Estonian Abstract Art

“Windmill” Kuno Veeber, 1918 Another post here about my travels in Estonia, following on from my earlier interview in Tallinn with Estonian painter Jüri Arrak.  Lots of my images were stuck on a defunct hard drive until now so now … Continue reading

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Studio Visit and Artist Interview: Jurri Arrak

I first came across the work of Estonian artist Jüri Arrak through friends of Kuriosas 50 Watts in the US who unearth all kinds of beautiful and crazed book illustrations from around the globe. These images of Arrak’s children book … Continue reading

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Len Lye

Very excited to be introduced to the work of highly unique and pioneering experimental film maker Len Lye.  His early voyages into the world of colour which must have astonished his audiences in the 1930’s The vivacity and abstract, psychedelic … Continue reading

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Nathaniel Russell

Loving the characters of American artist and illustrator Nathaniel Russell  His five dollar pet looks like a bargain

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