Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Alain Gree

As we swim downstream to work in the pouring rain, who wouldn't want to go abroad?  Keith and Sally certainly do.  We are planning to sell lots of similar beautiful vintage graphic books at 161 Kirkdale Road from 1st-24th December...

Friday, 16 November 2012

Kirkdale Shop

This is our space - in two weeks this will be Pen and Gravy vs Modernish Central.  Thanks in advance  to the See3 gang, those paid and volunteers.  They will be working round the clock and then round again to make the shop look amazing...

Monday, 12 November 2012

Hello Pen and Gravy

In December Modernish will be collaborating with Pen and Gravy, -south-east London's fave graphic demon-designer-doodler-dude - at the See3 project space in Kirkdale/Sydenham.  See the penandgravy site to see what I mean.  It's not just pens and gravy.  Y'know kids, as a veggie I will be demanding he does meat free pencils and a vegetable stock alternative!!!

Saturday, 10 November 2012

I'm still in love with you...

...sang Thin Lizzy.  And I suppose I am still in love with you.  The blog continues, hopefully less sporadically!

A few Rotterdam photos from my recent trip...


Sonneveld House

Rebuilt "De Unie" Cafe


I have been flicking through some old copies of the Miroslav Sasek children's books.  The London one is definitely my favourite, with the New York one next.  But what about this: his tribute to the Matchbox factory!? Not just for boys by the way...

Friday, 24 February 2012

20th Century Texture Mayhem

Note to self: be more attentive to texture.  Look at the sensuous detail on this West German Vase.

Also a gentle push towards to the 20th Century Society.   
A less gentle prod towards my webshop.  How rude am I?

Friday, 10 February 2012


She's everywhere is that Joanna Lumley: Nepal, Egypt...erm, Bolton.  I even saw her at a National Trust property once jumping the queue.

In the early 1970s Felix Labisse, the surrealist artist, created this fabulous lithographic portrait of the (then) Avengers star.  Whether he made one of co-star Gareth Hunt is open to conjecture...anyway the one below is available in my web-shop.