The Green Man—A Design Mystery.

A Green Man “a head disgorging vegetation from eyes, nostrils, ears or forehead, or a foliate head where the cheeks are depicted as leaf-like.” Doel & Doel (2010) or many years I’ve been fascinated by Green Men.  The meaning of these ancient faces made up of leaves remains a mystery in terms of their cultural […]

Pick-me-Up 2015 at Somerset House

nce again we took our students to the current offerings of Somerset House’s Pick Me Up, Graphic Arts Festival. I really wanted to see something different, something inspiring, something to amaze me and I came away feeling mostly flat. The ‘festival’ seemed to have lost its buzz and its edgy excitement . There was little of […]

Collage: Graphic Play

Collage is a great medium to explore fresh and unexpected compositions and themes. #collage #collageart #papercollage #creativeplay #wip A photo posted by Tim Bones (@mrtimbones) on Mar 15, 2015 at 3:41pm PDT #collage #creativity #collageart #creativeplay #papercollage #fox #glasses A photo posted by Tim Bones (@mrtimbones) on Mar 15, 2015 at 8:25am PDT #collage #collageart […]

Ivan Chermayeff: ‘Cut and Paste’ at the De La Warr Pavillion

ne of the most cheerful and playful exhibitions I’ve been to this year has to that of Ivan Chermayeff: Cut and Paste, currently at the De La Warr Pavillion in Sussex. Charmayeff, founding member of Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv, is a designer of international repute, and has maintained a lengthy and prolific career. He is known particularly […]