Monday, January 18, 2010


I thought it would be interesting to play with the idea of the apparent permanence of the alphabet and language by interpreting them though a temporary and fleeting material.

The alphabet along, with numbers, colours and the sounds that animals make are among the first things we learn as children. This “first” knowledge is very powerful and gives the alphabet the sense that it is unquestionable, definitive and of all time. It feels like a key piece of understanding which is an essential building block of our human experience.

This permanence however is not true, as language is always changing and the alphabet as we know it today has gone through many forms and letter sets. Until the 15thC for example there were three letters which we now no longer use (thorn, edh and yogh) and as late as the 1850’s the Ampersand (&) was considered the 27th and last letter of the Alphabet.

I thought it would be interesting to take advantage of the bitterly cold weather we’ve having recently to try and show that even something which looks honest, solid and unmovable like the alphabet is only subject to time before it too changes. With the Globalisation of language and the advancement of the digital world with the abbreviations of tweets, sms’ and urls, it is not unbelievable that new letters may be born to help speed our global communication.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Here is a sneak peak at how I've been spending my last week. Standing on the roof in the cold trying to freeze the entire alphabet befrore the thaw kicked in. The images are for Stereohype call for entries for their new book. Few more letter to complete tonight and then the photographying can begin.

Monday, January 11, 2010

HIMP: Sketchbooks Vol 1

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A set of two books comprising extracts of the personal sketchbooks of those behind Hole in my Pocket, allowing the reader a unique insight into the internal workings of their tiny little minds.
One book containts extracts of Alburt's sketchbook, one contains extracts from Scott's sketchbook. Each book is around 36 pages
[Availible for sale from Etsy or Folksy]
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