Category Archives: ILLUSTRATION

Helsinki & Kauniste

A few snapshots from Helsinki here, which I sailed into from Tallinn.  I was given a ‘traditional’ Estonian send off which meant I was rolled onto the ferry at 7am, after no sleep and surrounded by a curious scent of vodka … Continue reading

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1970’s Cook Book – Lots of Fun to Cook

I found this wee artifact of 1970’s insanity in a junk shop in Victoria Park, Hackney in London, many moons ago now.  It reminded me of a similarly nutty retro cookbook I actually had as a kid, with all sorts … Continue reading

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1960’s bib

Love the nuts pattern on this 1960’s bib, especially the policeman with the gigantic hands – found in the back of a van at a car boot (default answer when I can’t remember)

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1960’s Hungarian Dances record

Lovely illustrations on this record cover, which I’m guessing is from the mid 1960’s.  Found at an Essex car boot

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Christmas Greetings from 1905

Faintly unnerving Christmas cards from all the way back in 1905; coming well over a decade before the birth of Surrealism, yet undoubtedly some some kind of pre-cursor. There are a few more creepy scenes like this online too, this … Continue reading

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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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