Thursday, January 16, 2014

Weekly Roundup Wednesday 16.1.14

I published an article entitled 'Greeting Cards For Guinea Pig Lovers' and opened by commenting that there was some ambiguity in the title...

And I published an article under the title Swim Different in which I deconstructed a greeting card by looking at the different elements in it... colourful versus colourful, toeing the line versus breaking free, and other less obvious commentary.

And under the title Big Blue Cockerel, I published an article about the big cock on the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Katharina Fritsch’s Big Blue Cock is currently on what is called ‘the empty plinth’ in Trafalgar Square. The plinth has housed a number of sculptures over the years. Here is what the artist says about her contribution (as reported in the Guardian):
Gleefully feminist, the work pokes amiable fun at the vainglorious statues of men (Nelson, George IV, and generals Havelock and Napier) that surround it in this most imperial of British public spaces. “Humour is always a big thing for me,” said Fritsch. “It stops things from becoming too severe. I like English humour. It is so often very dark.”
Also, on More, I published an article about creativity in retirement.  I illustrated the article with this card from our Pelican Cards greeting cards range.

And lastly I posted several articles based around photos I took with my iPhone in London that I ran through the SnapSeed app. The HDR tool in Snapseed works well with mixed lighting. Here is an image from the latest post on Light Reading:

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