Wednesday, 10 October 2012

101 Ways to do something IMPOSSIBLE

Back in January I posted my grow your own polaroid (book) which I submitted to Impossible's Project, 101 Ways. It was selected, along with 100 other projects, to feature in their book - which is OUT NOW. I got a free pack of film and a copy of the book. It's great, lots of excellent projects in there (and it smells good).

Monday, 10 September 2012


Myself and Jade Blood have corresponded several times with Tim in the past, swapping zines, postal art and lots of other bits and bobs. Sadly, Mr. Scannell passed away in 2010 and we have wanted to do something to celebrate his postal goodness ever since. We decided to make a giant poster, sending it back and forth to each other, extending and adding to it each time. 
This is how it looked when I first posted it to Jade:

 And this is how it looked when I received it back from her:

 And this is how it looked when I posted it back to her a second time:

Watch this space for further transformations. I should probably have waited for full documentation, but who knows, maybe we'll NEVER stop sending it back and forth. Plus I wanted to show off this nifty little gif I made:



Wednesday, 29 August 2012

The Library of Lost Books - part II

Another parcel came today from The Library of Lost Books. YES!
I now have some lovely pens to use from Sheaffer, who are supporting the project, 
and a book to incorporate into the lantern slide box.


The book is Castle Rackrent: The Absentee, by Maria Edgeworth, and features illustrations by Chris Hammond. The book chronicles (from what I can gather) the lives of the Rackrent family.


I will probably dismantle the book, maybe make a smaller one out of it (lantern slide sized!). It has some really nice details; the cover, the library stickers and the Macmillan & Co. logo (notice the M's embossed on the cover too), not to mention the illustrations and their captions 
("If you could stand still for one single particle of a second")

I have been thinking about the Glass family, homemade lantern slides, archives, and bananafish...amongst other things.


There's a great video here called 'How to make Handmade Lantern Slides' which is an instructional video from Indiana University, dated 1947.

Monday, 13 August 2012

a little lyom

Friday, 27 July 2012


buttons and brogues and eggs and cigs

Barnaby Festival 2012, Macclesfield

(thanks to TJ for the use of his camera when mine got blown over by the wind!)