St Jerome in his study, by Albrecht Durer and Antonella de Messina



Absolutely love the atmosphere in the chase scene at the end of ‘The Third Man’ by Carol Reed.

Was asking myself is Dundee a city at odds with itself? The first thing i thought when we visited was ‘this place isn’t too bad’ and I realised that that was largely because I’d only ever heard it derided as ‘Scumdee’, which is funny until the people of the city itself start to believe it. I have been working on the idea of incorporating the Greek Agora into my design for Dundee Cultural Centre. I like the simple idea of moving from a more public to a more private place and the democracy of spaces which this entails.

Aby M. Warburg collected these collages of associated organised with an affinity to one another, in accordance with ‘good company’.

These are the initial outcomes of our site studies from Dundee. We logged where all the signs in and around Tay Street were actually pointing instead of the routes people actually took. That way we get a feel for the artificial structure which a driver or pedestrian contructs in their head, based on memory or association and compare it to what the strict linear street signs are actually saying.

I randomly picked up a book of this guy’s from berlin, shall include some pictures of it.

“Myths and legends die hard in America. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men’s reality. Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of ‘the rat race’ is not yet final.”
The Great Shark Hunt, 1979, Hunter S Thompson

Probably the greatest influence on my drawing and illustration,as anyone who knows me will be able to tell.

I have for some time loved the work of illustrator Ralph Steadman, made famous by his illustrations in ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ by Hunter S. Thompson. He also has some pretty strong views on architects and architecture, set out in the 16.10.08 edition of AJ.