Wednesday, February 23, 2011

B is for Ball

The second in my series of alphabetical treasuries.

"B is the second letter in the basic modern Latin alphabet. It is used to represent a variety of bilabial sounds (depending on language), most commonly a voiced bilabial plosive." I have no idea what that means...

Hope you can tell the word in each choice above. You should hopefully also be able to spot a pattern in the layout of the coloured items. First to spot wins a virtual thumbs up.

Here is the link: B is for Ball

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Adventurers' Club - Soldier

A retired major from Victoria's army? A bit of a aged Flashman type, full of stories of his heroism and adventure in far off lands though I think we might have him being a little less Caddish than Flashman and a little bit braver.

Friday, February 18, 2011

A is for Apple

I've decided to put together a treasury once a week on an alphabetic theme. First up funnily enough is A.
"A is the first letter and a vowel in the basic modern Latin alphabet. It is similar to the Ancient Greek letter Alpha. It can be traced to a pictogram of an ox head in Egyptian hieroglyph."

Hope you can tell the word in each choice above. You should hopefully also be able to sport a pattern in the layout of the coloured items. First to spot wins a virtual high five.

Here is the link: A is for Apple

Friday, February 11, 2011

Adventurers' Club - Safari

Next figure down will be an Alan Quartermain, Dr Livingstone type character all dressed is beige and yellows ready to face any perils that the desert or jungle might through at him. Armed with his trusty blunderbus I think he will be pretty safe.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Adventurers' Club - Arctic Explorer

I've started work on a new set of Russian Dolls called the Adventurers' Club. As it might be a while before I get them all finished I thought it might be fun to show some of the process and thoughts as I work my way through their design. Also think it would be fun to come up with a little bit of back story and names for each of these characters so will have a play with that too.

First up is the character I think will be the biggest figure, the Arctic Explorer. Really like the idea of making a new set which uses a minimal pallette of colours and I'm always a sucker for Arctic Blue, just looks so peaceful.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Folksy Interview

The nice people over at Folksy HQ did a little interview with me the other day and they have justed posted it onto their blog site. Click here to have a read.

The Folksy Blog is full of interviews with talented makers of interesting things, so I was delighted when they asked me to join their list. Have a wander through some of the other interviews and find out more about the people behind your favourite shops.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Godwin's Law - Religion

Godwin's Law - Religion from Allistair Burt on Vimeo.

The film is titled Godwin’s Law and was made for an exhibition at The Arches in Glasgow in 2010 reflecting on ideas of belief and belonging.
Godwin's Law states that the longer an internet forum discussion continues the likely hood of someone mentioning Hitler or Nazi's increases. The first person to mention either loses the argument.
This film is a religious "discussion" between atheists and some theists using Speilburg's 1993 hit movie Jurrasic Park as a framework. Neither group do themselves many favours and reveal more about themselves and the way humans are willing to interact when there are no personal reprecussions.
The film was one of the central pieces in our 2010 exhibition Himptology. 
"Bringing their thoughts on faith, belief and belonging to The Arches, Hole in my Pocket form their own religion and ask you to become a true believer. Our religion stole parts from all the popular religions but explored art/ design and creativity rather than creation."

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

The Shop of Interest

A selection of my cards and prints are now on sale in the Westend of Glasgow at the very lovely "The Shop of Interest" under the supervision of the equally lovely May and Martin.

Its a very new shop, only opening its doors at the end of last year but its already chock full of interesting and unusual things and is well worth a browse.

The Shop of Interest
1058 Argyle Street
G3 8LY
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