Love these painted signs spotted in Graves Park, Sheffield recently. There's something very knowing about these colloquially scribed signs.
The timing of this gag is a masterpiece. The signs are at opposite ends of the building therefore you don't see them simultaneously. Upon seeing the first sign 'Lasses' of course you have to walk around to see what the other signs reads as. Of course a few seconds later you are rewarded with the matching pair 'Lads & Lasses'.
I'm looking forward to going to see Richard Hawley again soon. My mother recently gave me this photograph of my dadJack,(with guitar) taken in 1958 whilst practicing with the skiffle group, 'The Black Cats'.The fourth member of the group is taking the photograph. His name was Dave Hawley -late father of Richard. Its taken in the back garden where they lived next to each other. I sent this to Richard a couple of years ago via his forum. He said that he had a corresponding photograph virtually the same only his photograph had been taken by my dad of the three other members. My dad died as a young man but always loved his guitar - its one of my first memories as a boy seeing him play and the guitar would always hang besides his bed - I guess a reminder of his earlier days and musical dreams. http://richardhawley.co.uk/about/
Paradigm is the realisation of the wine-maker’s personal dream of creating his own wine, and the label design highlights his passion for wine and his truly unique approach to viticulture. He has attempted a maverick blend that sets a new standard, challenging wine convention. As such, a smart and witty label portrays that all is not always as it seems; that life (and wine) has hidden layers, duality and ambiguity.
I attended this wonderful private view earlier in the year - the show is still on until 6th January 2013 and is well worth a visit.
My younger brother, (a dentist) has the director of the Sculpture Park as his Client and he had kindly invited him to the private view. Unfortunately he wasn't able to attend so asked if I would like to go in his stead. He didn't need to ask a second time.