Sunday, 29 January 2012

Susan Entwistle greeting cards

Susan Entwistle.

An artist specialising in contemporary, pointillist style garden paintings and landscapes. 

We hope to have some of her beautiful work for you over at Cool Cards soon.











Sunflowers in a walled garden at Kellie Castle in Fife.











































Susan has exhibited her paintings for the last two years at the RHS Chelsea Flower show and will be again in 2012. The painting below shows the Monaco show garden at Chelsea 2011 which Susan was commissioned to paint.

The pleasure of the Postcard

Quick..! Only 7 days to listen again.

Sarah Cuddon explores the pleasure of the postcard. With reference to authors, such as the Chilean novelist Robert Bolano, composers including Edward Elgar and poets (among them, Charles Simic) who have found inspiration and comfort in the writing, drawing and sending of cards, she celebrates a rare medium.
And we hear the story and the correspondence of two friends, Laura Eades and Retta Bowen, who dedicated themselves to writing a postcard to each other every day for a month.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Jesus & Mo - No Offence

Jesus & Mo have been in the news again lately.

This from the Author:

If you haven’t heard about the spot of bother that the University College London’s Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society is having with the Student’s Union over a J&M image they used on their FaceBook page, you can read about it here. There is also a petition you can sign.
There is a great deal to say about this subject, but I just want to express my admiration and gratitude to the students of UCLASHS for standing firm on this issue, and for doing so for all the right reasons. You are an example to us all.
If you feel so inclined, no doubt you'll show your support for freedom of expression.

You might want to buy a Jesus & Mo greeting card.

Or you might just enjoy the Jesus & Mo latest offering:

Jesus & Mo
Cool Cards

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Design: The Lost Type Co-op

Beautiful fonts. Pay something or nothing for stunning fonts at the Lost Type Co-op.

The Lost Type Co-op is a collaboration between Tyler Galpin and Riley Cran. It was founded with the intention of providing unique and quality fonts based on a pay-what-you-want model. All designers get 100% of the donations their font receives.

A proud and cheery page of the fonts in everyday use on their Blog.

And a nice interview with Tyler Galpin and Riley Cran of The Lost Type Co-op over at Gomediazine