Month: October 2008

Metal Shoes

Converse are doing limited edition artwork pumps to celebrate thier 100th anniversary. Including three types of Black Sabbath ones, my favourite being these inspired by the cover art of Sabbath’s 1972 Album, Vol. 4: Uploaded with plasq‘s Skitch! Almost worth…

History, from A to Y

You might get an A to Z if you’ve a need for a map of Brum and haven’t got a stat-nav. You might buy one anyway to sit by the fire and look up amusing and rude place names. Bell…

Up the cut

Although the price is pushing it towards Christmas-present-for-dad-with-canal-obsession territory, there’s no doubting the beauty of the photos in the new book ‘The Cut’: “Peter Donnelly’s evocative photographs taken during the 1960’s, record the time and his verse the surroundings and…

Dr Sketchy's Burlesque Life Drawing

Shona finds out that you can find, in Brum a beery and glam life drawing session: “Life drawing sessions are a staple for artists, but I’m often a little daunted that I’ll be in a room with hardcore pros who…

ODEON and on and on

Who knew that Kindstanding ODEON (now a Mecca bingo) was not only the [edit] one of the [/edit] first ODEON (altogether now, Oscar Deutsch Entertains Our Nation) but revered around the world as a piece of art deco splendour? Tom…