Search This Blog


Thursday, October 20, 2016

One of those 1950s plastic coated photographs with the tinplate back and wire support

My sister Lyndall Marion Enright and Malcolm James Enright, she has this still on the dining room sideboard at Ipswich, Queensland. I think its a Randall Studio portrait from Brisbane.

My father - Odo Jack Enright at 93

This shot is a detail of a larger shot taken by Barbara as I gave 'Dick' a haircut one Saturday recently.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Ray Norman asked me to show my ‘private’ “musing place” - there are 72 plastic bins in my studio

All containing my _urban archaeology collection of ephemera, design resource and graphic devices + my designer's library upstairs where we live. Read more here:

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016

An early employee and friend - Mike Stewart has recently survived a horrendous medical scenario

Post stroke, post two bowel operations he is now learning to cope and speak again . . . I'm posting two artworks he sent me 1978/1986' from London and NYC in the hope that he can use these a memory jolt and an excuse to verbalise thoughts again.
That's Mike with his tell-tale silver hair streak in the orange shirt:

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Received a 67th birthday email from Les Crichton in Ireland - he sent a poster I did for his band in Wynnum when I was almost 16 years old

I haven't seen this in nearly 50 years - I can't remember it either but it has those characteristic marks of my early brush work. Way before art school but still it has a corporate feel. Here is my first poster for Les and the band . . . you can see the band's livery emerging:

Thursday, June 16, 2016

X and O buttons on sale from Sylvia Llewelyn's web shop

the link to the buttons above is - here

Buttons are small except for the 18th century 'Tom Backs' that I'm crazy for . . .
I've learnt a lot from this little book - the names for particular types that we have in the collection, button making tools in the history section and new versions and some old favourites like buttons made from seeds that I simply adore . . .
Barbara has made use of older buttons in her contemporary jewellery designs and makes and I'm also interested in using buttons as 'gems' in our work. Links to search our viewer site blog

Saturday, June 11, 2016

In Australia, in living memory - the garbage collectors were called Garbos

Michael was going through his parent's ephemera and found these three Christmas cards which he has gifted to me . . . did Don partner Dick or Nev first? One drove and one picked up and swung the can's contents into the lorry . . . people gave the garbage men gifts also like a carton of (beer) stubbies etc . . . Brisbane letterpress ephemera in the Urban_Archaeology collection:

Monday, May 2, 2016

Found on Tumblr - Miss "pretty on the inside"

The Facebook post I did drew a lot of comments, don't know the author or the addresses of the prize winners . . .

An O and an X on a thank you card received recently

Letterpress designed in Australia and produced in NYC by - thanks Jean-Pierre!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Fourteen details of John Nelson's studio at Byron Bay, taken yesterday

His is always picking up other's rubbish. He sees beauty in trash and over the years his numerous collections have delighted his friends and visitors. You can't buy a dolly's/child's chair now for under $50.00 anywhere . . . I counted eleven in a row upstairs (not all 'pink' though).

The rose vase upstairs

Detail of a painting - his parent's bed where he was made (he tells us)

Details of current paintings:

Saturday, March 19, 2016

I haven't posted a (found) note for ages

. . . this one was left under our front door while we were on holidays recently: