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Clever cover design by David Pearson for George Orwell’s 1984 from set of new editions of Orwell’s books. via Creative Review

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Thesaurus Word Loops Booklet

This is a new version of a booklet first produced in 2006. The booklet has been redesigned and some changes made to the content. Each of these word loops takes a pair of words with opposite meanings as its starting … Continue reading

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I’m a real photographer

I’ve been looking at the work of Keith Arnatt recently. He began as a conceptual artist who used photography as tool – he’s famous for the piece where he wore a sign saying “I’m a real artist” and a series … Continue reading

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A Geometry of the Pitted, Pocked, and Broken Up

This quote from James Gleick’s book Chaos: Making a New Science refers to the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot who is considered the “father of fractal geometry”. I think its interesting to think about in relation to contemporary sculpture. Clouds are not spheres, … Continue reading

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D’arcy Wentworth Thompson

These illustrations by D’Arcy Wenworth Thompson show the shapes made by drops of ink in water (left) and the tentacles of a jellyfish (right). They are taken from a book called Chaos: The Amazing Science of the Unpredicatable by James Gleick … Continue reading

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Photos of Atom Bomb

I’ve been reading Terry Winters: Paintings, Drawings, Prints 1994-2004 in advance of the show of his work at IMMA coming up in a week or so. The book includes some pages from Winter’s notebooks where he has pasted in found … Continue reading

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The Drunkard’s Walk

Ì have just finished reading a book about randomness called The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow. The book aims to explain us the role of chance in everyday life. One of the interesting facts in the book … Continue reading

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I picked up a copy of Arpeggio by Nina Canell today. Its a beautiful book designed by Robin Watkins.

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Where do you get your ideas?

There’s a booklet with today’s Guardian called “How to write fiction”. There’s a article by Kate Pullinger addressing on of the most common (and most annoying) questions  asked of artists and writers. Writers are often asked the question, “Where do you get your … Continue reading

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Bookish on Lyric FM Arts Show

Matt Packer, the curator of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, was interviewed about the Bookish exhibition for the RTÉ Lyric FM Arts Show. It can be listened to online here. The coverage of Bookish starts at 13 mins 56 second into the show.

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