Keeping you covered

November 18, 2017By LestaretGraphics 1 Comment

More booky goodness from Nick’s collection! This time three German titles with interesting cover papers and neat tipped-in titles. If the internet translation tools are correct, this first one is entitled “Curriculum Vitae of St. Wonnebald Pück”, a light-hearted satire apparently… Originally published in 1905, this edition is dated 1953 and is printed in the … Read More

Patterns of Poetry

October 23, 2017By LestaretGraphics 2 Comments

There was a time when most serious readers had a poetry section on their bookshelves but alas, no more I fear. These few gems were rediscovered by my friend Nick recently and I thought they were beautiful; elegantly understated but playful. Penguin led in the design of these collections, but other publishers soon caught on and … Read More

Saturday night at the movies…

September 10, 2017By LestaretGraphics 1 Comment

Well, Sunday morning, actually, to catch an early tour around King’s Lynn’s Majestic Cinema, a lovely late 1920’s building with an arched entrance and copper domed clock tower. Even before you get in the door you are confronted by lovely mosaic tiles – when I’ve mentioned this to people I have found that many regular … Read More

Flatlands

July 21, 2017By LestaretArt No Comments

The exhibition opened last Saturday and the private view was very well attended. There has been a steady flow of visitors all this week and some lovely comments in the visitors book! But rather than waffle on about it, I’ll let the artwork speak for itself… It has been an excellent experience and I am … Read More

Exhibition Preparation

July 14, 2017By LestaretArt, Communication 2 Comments

With the ‘Flatlands’ exhibition opening on Saturday, its been all hands to the pumps, planning, prepping and hanging at Greyfiars Artspace this week, with a little more to do tomorrow. The vinyl lettering for the window was installed yesterday and looking good against the reflection of the Greyfriars Tower. There has been much measuring, levelling, considering and … Read More

Announcement

July 1, 2017By LestaretArt, Printmaking 1 Comment

Ladies and Gentlemen of the internet, and especially those in the East Anglian area of Britain, you are cordially invited to: I am honoured to be exhibiting some of my work amongst well established artists at this fine independent gallery in King’s Lynn in a couple of weeks time. All the works are inspired by … Read More

On reading books

May 22, 2017By LestaretCommunication No Comments

For the first few years of blogging I posted up a monthly list of the books I had read and a playlist of music that had formed the soundtrack to each month, but eventually stopped. To some, that would indicate that I have given up reading and adopted a more monkish silent order, but nothing could … Read More

Very Disappointed

May 8, 2017By LestaretMusic No Comments

The incredible Black Slipper have recently released a follow up EP to the critically acclaimed (by me) debut I wrote about in February. Just like their first release Black Slipper are in a Tangle, Black Slipper are Very Disappointed is a seamless companion piece – I like to think of it as ‘Side 2’ as … Read More

It’s on the cards

April 29, 2017By LestaretGraphics No Comments

Playing cards are often overlooked for their graphic qualities, probably because of the familiarity and repetition of symbols and numbers. Granted, not all sets of playing cards are graphically distinctive and so they all tend be much of a muchness. I’ve recently acquired a few packs of cards, all of varying vintage, and enjoyed examining their … Read More

Raise your glasses

April 24, 2017By LestaretGraphics 2 Comments

I’ve been releasing teaser images of this project in progress on Twitter and Instagram as well as here and have received a fair bit of interest so far, so I am delighted to reveal the complete project. One of the main design elements of the design is the typography, loosely based on English uncial scripts … Read More