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    My Digital Commonplace System 🖍️ Studio Diary #8

    In this studio diary I am in Glasgow to visit the Botanic Gardens. I’ve spent so much time in this part of Glasgow over the years and somehow never went to the Botanic Gardens. I’m kicking myself after finally getting to visit. I love seeing the glasshouses (especially after visiting Belfast a few years ago). There was also a second hand book sale on the weekend I was visiting which was well worth a visit. There was lots of ephemera on sale, postcards, photographs and newspapers, as well as lots of books. I ended up buying a few illustrations taken from a larger book which have worked well as a…

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    Visiting Dippy At The Kelvingrove Museum

    Dippy the Dinosaur is a plaster cast model of a Diplodocus carnegii. For over one hundred years it stood in the entrance hall of the Natural History Museum in London. But recently the powers that be in the museum decided Dippy had to be replaced. As part of this process, Dippy then went on a three-year farewell tour of various museums around the United Kingdom. I like many of you I’m sure, have fond memories of visiting Dippy in London. When I found out it would be travelling to the Kelvingrove museum in Glasgow I just had to go along and see it for myself one last time. DIPPY THE…

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    A Festive Evening In Glasgow

    A few days ago I headed down to Glasgow to meet up with some friends and check out the Christmas Market in George Square. It turned out this was the perfect way to get in a Christmassy mood, I love seeing Glasgow with all the lights and Christmas music playing. So here is what I got up to. STACK AND STILL After meeting up with my friends in Central Station we decided to have a quick bite to eat. It can be quite hard finding somewhere for food in Glasgow because there is so much choice. So I suggested Stack and Still, a new restaurant I had seen an advert…

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    Graphic Design Festival Scotland 2016

    I am very late in posting this. Every September/ October time Graphic Design Festival Scotland holds a poster design competition. You don’t have to create a poster on a specific thing, you just create a poster. The best posters are then shown in an exhibition at The Lighthouse in Glasgow. Here are the photos from the second year I went (from last September). Like I said I should have posted about this a long time ago. THE POSTER EXHIBITION I feel weird saying this but this exhibition wasn’t actually that good. The posters don’t have a specific theme which means it can be very overwhelming. Some were interesting to look…

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    A Winter’s Afternoon In Glasgow

    I had a really nice afternoon in Glasgow the other day. I went to the cinema with a friend before trying out a new Asian place for lunch. Then checked out the Christmas Market at George Square. Here is what I got up to. I was a 90s kid and as such grew up during the time where (in my opinion) the best Disney movies were released. Seriously from 1990 to 2000 Disney Animation made 12 movies including Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan and The Emperors New Groove. The problem with that being when I think of Disney…