Friday, February 23, 2007

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Frankfurt

frankfurt

I didn't really get to see much of Frankfurt on my trip. Mainly just the Ibis hotel and the Messe, and a short trip into town to eat one evening. Some of the things I noticed, if you're interested in such a flying visit;
- there's a shop called 'wormland'.
- they really do eat a lot of sausages. I had thought this might be a mis-leadingly comical urban myth. but Frankfurters really do seem to like frankfurters.
- you can get a half decent cup of tea...
- but it might come with coffee cream instead of milk.
- Frankfurt airport has a proper flippy departures board. I miss the one at Waterloo.
- interior design fashion has yet to get it's evil claws into the Ibis.
- however the Italian restaurant we went to (just off the main shopping street if you're interested) was a fetching shade of blancmange pink, and complete with properly argumentative Italian waiters.
- they have proper public recycling bins everywhere.
- smoking is cool

Saw lots of interesting things at Ambiente though. Perhaps when my brain is working properly again I'll stick a few things up here.

If you're really lucky. ooo!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Typical

I'm not going to be able to make it to this talk by Alan Kitching and I'm really gutted! He's been such a huge inspiration and I'm sure it would be an amazing experience (and doesn't he look nice?!) But typically it's an evening when I have to work. rubs.
Can't wait to see the exhibition.
AlanKitching
Photo by Celia Stothard, pinched from the St Bride site.

Alan Kitching shows significant works and shares seminal influences from his fifty-year journey from printer to printmaker, apprentice to professor, Darlington to Kennington via experimental printing in Watford and letterpress in Clerkenwell to The Typography Workshop, Printroom & Studio in London SE11.
Talk, Tuesday 13 February 2007 at 7pm; exhibition preview 5.30pm
Exhibition, Wednesday 14 February to Thursday 8 March 2007