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The House Of (my) Dreams

Outsider art has fascinated me for a long time. I think I first came across the concept in the book Art Worlds by Howard Becker, which was required reading at uni (it explains art as a collective action of not only artists, but suppliers, dealers, consumers and critics as well). After having spent a semester in Boston as part of an exchange program, I went on a month long road trip through the east of the US...
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The freaks come out at night…

On the eve of Halloween my friend Matt is putting on this show at Gwdihw in Cardiff, which will be an "eclectic mix of freaks, fuck-ups and disconcerting sounds". And I drew some 'eccentrics' to help him promote it!
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Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy

Less then a mile from where I live, on a rather leak strecht of Mare Street in East London, you will the mysteriously named Last Tuesday Society, a fabulous curiosity museum and shop. Two floors are filled to the brim with stuffed animals, exotic objects like shrunken heads and other oddities...
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Big Feet

I spent this weekend answering a call for submissions by Pictoplasma – the world’s leading festival of contemporary character design. They called for views on Bigfoot/Yeti: “one of the last mysterious entities without a clear depiction in our culture of visual overdose and instant google-search gratification“.
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The Awesome Dr. Seuss

We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love. - Dr. Seuss This is exactly why I'm in love with Dr. Seuss. And my love for him has grown even more after seeing a documentary on him on Network Awesome.
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The Hut

I recently came across a story about Roald Dahl's writing hut: the shack in the back of his garden in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, where he wrote all his children's books. The family has started a fundraising campaign to move The Hut from the garden to the Roald Dahl Museum (also in Great Missenden) to prevent it from becoming a total ruin.
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