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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Two magazine stories bound into one post

My daughter Lil and her long-time childhood friend, Sophie Potter started sharing Kate Moss pics on their iPhone messaging and because of my Miss Moss interest, I have been the recipient of many of these pics . . .
I have also responded by
1) creating a Kate Moss folder and have been sharing these with Lil and




2) I have just culled all the past 7 years worth of Paris Vogue issues down to Bijoux & handcrafted material for out own studio resource.




Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Eve Harmon who ran Condé Nast publications in Australia in 1983 wrote a letter to creatives and socialites informing us that Vanity Fair was being published again - starting with Volume 47 #1 in March of that year.
In the first edition 'Fanfair' lead article by Calvin Trillin he muses "My curiosity about the new Vanity Fair has been dominated by one question: Why wasn't I asked to subscribe?." "Plenty of people were. I happen to know one J.E.Curr Jnr., who describes himself as the publisher of Vanity Fair, sent letters to any number of people informing them by name (Dear Mr. Upscale) that his magazine wasn't meant for everyone but for only a handful of bright, literate people." . . . so the first issue appeared and then disappeared.
The first twelve issues only arrived in Australia via a USA subscription, so those are rare + these first fifteen years kept me enthralled and here they all are, being sold as one job lot to the first person who promises the dollars.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Delightful visit to Hazel Dooney's studio a few Mondays ago


My 'select eleven' set of (pinks) is dedicated to Ray Norman in Tasmania.
I randomly shot quite a few shots before Haze had noticed, then she suggested more possibles so my cut here is our selection - there are other (pinks) she has shot and uploaded on her studio blog - here.
Hazel's body of work is growing as is her c.v. and stature within the artist community, she represents herself now via her web as she has moved to control not only the work she decides to make but who she makes it for. I personally love her commissioned portraits; the thought and the human depth of experience behind the themes she explores and her absolute dedication to her craft.
[photo: malE/Anna/Hazel/Barbara, BrisbaneApril2015]



The last items out of our lock-up in Brisbane to be sold.

These were made to my design for my studio in 1974 by Gary May, he later became Quunsland Government Architect.

They were for my art studio - 'Fair Dinkum Graphics' 1975–1978 and have been in storage since, holding my graphics library that isn't at home. Originally in yellow laminex with matching knobs, I overlaid white laminex in the early 1990s and replaced the yellow knobs for white ones.

I've spent two days taking off the white laminex and glue and they have come up a treat. Very solid oregon pine throughout with bronze bevelled glass set into all the outer shelves. The bookcase units are in two pieces and I want A$600.00 a unit = A$1,200.00 and I want A$300.00 for the matching table. Bookcases base 1480mm W x 730mm D x 1020mm H. Bookcase top 1430mm W 1270mm H x 350mm D. Table 1770mm L x 860mm W x 750mm H.






Sunday, April 12, 2015

Home Chat issues going . . .

Two sisters who lived at Tennyson - Joyce Soden and her sister who who took the surname Truth after Joyce died sold these in the early 1970s. I bought these as they became available via Naomi Berry at her Saturday morning shop at Fernberg Road, Milton.
1932–1957 issues of  'home chat' magazine that was only available as a subscription.

My mother, Dulcie Marion Hansen died when I was 11 years old, I missed out on more stories from her as I grew up so, in part I filled in those times from these little weeklies - what she would have read and kept up with had she lived longer.
They can go now, I believe they should go to the Fashion Archives here in Bne?
No, the two authors have told me they don't have the funds to purchase - so who wants these?









Friday, April 10, 2015

So English and proper - George Newnes Limited - no credits to illustrators, writers or the editor, ah he is credited on some covers









I wanted to share these before they are sold, I've kept these in my illustration resource folders since I first bought them in the early 1970s. I've always felt they were early precursors to the 45º angle drawing style of George Hardie in the UK.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

I'm selling these x10 issues of Baron Wolman's pivotal fashion magazine - Rags

I'm getting out of my 'lock-up' - selling and trashing every graphic design reference held and collected since the late 60s. I could spend the rest of my time on eBay (maybe), certainly not.






I just did a search for Rags magazine for sale there and it blew me away . . . maybe I should spend the time there? I've just offered them all for A$50.00 to the first fashionista on Facebook who responds . . .


Thursday, April 2, 2015

A great double theme I continue to persue: a circle and a cross


Celebrating my 5,507th 'pink' file - found and reprocessed for my projection project

My daughter Lil has steadily forwarded on her 'pink' shots, this one is #500-7 (eleven images to a folder, now five hundred folders) . . .


I'm also collaborating with Tim Gruchy in New Zealand & Sydney on a projection/music/animation project using my 'found' .gif animations - more when we get further down the track (intended pun)!