Category Archives: EASTERN EUROPE

Estonian Abstract Art

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 I’ve finally unearthed them … Continue reading

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Romanian puppet postcard

Love everything about this chap and what he’s up to, especially his hastily penned on facial hair.  Postcard found in Cluj Napoca, Romania probably dating back to the 1970’s / early 80’s

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Studio Visit: 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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Tallinn Russian Market / Soviet Union pin badges

I’ve recently returned from some eye opening adventuring around Estonia and Finland for summer, so much so my head is a bit congested with all the shiny things I saw.  I’ll start with Tallinn in Estonia; my good friend Jaana … Continue reading

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Romanian Insect Orchestra

Yes, that is a beetle playing a cello… a snail playing a saxophone….. ……and a locust playing a xylophone I found this insane little item on my trip to Cluj Napoca in Transylvania, Romania.  Saw it nestling in an Antiques … Continue reading

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Klaus Pichler

Had some fun discovering the work of photographer Klaus Pichler from Vienna recently.  If you’re also a sucker for East Bloc chic check out his beguilingly kitsch collection of images from Odessa in the Ukraine.    www.kpic.at  

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Hungarian Book Covers

Just got back from adventuring in Transylvania and Hungary.  Found all of these titles by chance in a backstreet bookshop in Budapest – my favourites are the first few surreal and Sci fi beauties. Some fairly unhinged imagery similar to … Continue reading

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