Quoted in the Independent

Extract from John Rentoul Blog: According to a remarkable PhD thesis by Rebecca Lewis: ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ was printed and held in reserve for when the necessity arose, for example, a severe air-raid, although it was never actually displayed. Lewis does not say why it was held back. It may be that the […]

ALT-C 2009: In Dreams Begin Responsibility

Watching ALT-C 2009, streaming live from the University of Manchester, from today through Thursday 10th August 2009. There’s also some other sessions being streamed via UStream. Follow the stream on Twitter. (#altc2009 seems to be the main hashtag, but there are other’s noted!). Beware of the concept of Digital Natives:

Christie’s Poster Auction: Tomorrow

Travel and Vintage Posters (SALE 5874) You can register to purchase these posters online until today (8th September). I, personally, don’t have the money for such things, but I’m sure there are others who have! there’s a couple of wartime posters in there, notably a couple of Fougasse and H.M. Bateman designs. Thanks for the […]

Herbert Mayo Bateman (b.1887; d.1970)

Born in Australia to English parents who owned an export and packing business, at the age of two Bateman’s family returned to England. Bateman studied at the Westminster School of Art, Goldsmith’s College at New Cross, and with Charles van Havenmaet. His first cartoons appeared in The Royal Magazine and The Tatler. He began contributing […]

Stereophonics: Keep Calm and Carry On

The Stereophonics album ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ will be released on 16th November 2009. In advance, the band will be playing a special one-off gig at Cardiff Castle on Saturday 3rd October, previewing a number of songs from this album (no artwork yet available, I’ll be really interested to see if they use the […]