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Chooey Inspiration: Czeslaw Wielhorski

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Chooey Inspiration: Czeslaw Wielhorski

Time for a Chooey Inspiration Blog, in which I showcase the stuff that pings me off on a new creative path. Today: Czeslaw Wielhorski, whose work I happily stumbled across one day on Pinterest. If you're at all creative and you're not a seasoned Pinner, please, get on there now. It's been a revelation for me – hours/days/weeks of my life can go there to die as I ping around from board to board like a pinball, leapfrogging from one topic to another at random, discovering images and artists old and new I never knew existed. And yet unlike other...

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Just My Type...

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Just My Type...

There Will Be Fun.... That's the promise of a small exhibition currently running in The British Library, which showcases the popular entertainments of the Victorian era. Well, more specifically, it showcases the handbills, posters and flyers that advertised them, in all their blobby, misregistered typographic and illustrated glory, and therefore very clearly called for a Choo Outing. And so the mammoth trek north was taken, and I eventually emerged above ground like a mole, blinking into unforecast sunshine that shone on the newly gentrified Kings Cross. I duly proceeded to wend my way up Pancras Road, in search of the...

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Snowdrops

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Snowdrops

For me, the first weeks of January can feel pretty depressing after the weeks of Christmas anticipation – suddenly, there's nothing much to look forward to, you feel obliged to assume a state of permanent guilt regarding anything remotely enjoyable, and is there anything sadder than the sight of all those faded Christmas trees heartlessly abandoned in the gutter, or sprawled across pavements like arboreal winoes? "I used to be something!" they seem to bellow. "You shoulda seen me a couple of weeks ago – lights! Tinsel! I was beatiful, I tell ya – beautiful... " before being slung into...

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