Happy New Year

January 8, 2019By LestaretGraphics 4 Comments

New years resolutions don’t usually feature in my life, but I have decided to put more effort into blogging after the dismal efforts last year, so I guess this can be classed as a resolution. I hope you all had a great holiday and that you gave and received a few good pressies too. I … Read More

A Long Time Coming

June 15, 2018By Lestaretasemic 1 Comment

For the last few days I have been posting some small asemic teasers on Instagram. Oh yes, my asemic mojo has been revived… For those of you who are new around here and are not too sure of what asemic is, you might want to read this first. Trust me, it will make sense of … Read More

Pulping the pulp

May 23, 2018By LestaretPaper No Comments

I’ve been taking advantage of the recent warm weather to get some pulp prepared ready for some papermaking during the summer. I’ve been storing offcuts, spoils and spares of a wide range of papers and cards that I have used during the last year – mainly cartridge/watercolour stuff as this has good fibres for repulping, … Read More

The Results of the Print Auction

March 23, 2018By LestaretPrintmaking No Comments

The print auction is over, everything sold has been carefully packaged and dispatched to the successful bidders by a team of dedicated genetically modified pigeons and should be gracing the walls of satisfied printophiles in due course! The total amount raised by the auction is £162.50 – all of which has been deposited as a donation … Read More

Print Auction for Charity

February 20, 2018By LestaretPrintmaking No Comments

I am putting up 10 prints for auction to raise money for East African Playgrounds, a charity that provides playground equipment for disadvantaged communities and refugees in Uganda. The project provides opportunities for young people to make a real change for children in East Africa and relies on volunteers to work with local people to … Read More

Trumpet Blowing

February 16, 2018By LestaretGraphics 8 Comments

Hello again. It’s time to blow my own trumpet. As a freelance designer, I am usually called upon by design agencies to create something that will be a part of a much larger project. Quite often I only see the part of the project I am directly  involved in and sometimes never see the end … Read More

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