Craeft by Alexander Langlands (and Calligraphy)

One of the most interesting classes I took at university was run by the fine art department. This class was about looking at spaces, the outcome was to be a response to a specific space. I ended up making a lantern which told the story of a witch trial which took place very close to me. Something which came out of this project was this idea that a connection to the land had been lost through the...

10 Books Which Made My Dissertation

Usually, at the end of every year, I would do a roundup of all the books I read that year. I didn’t write one at the end of 2020 because I was too busy working on my dissertation. However, most of the books I did read in 2020 were for my dissertation. The topic of my dissertation ended up being related to the content on my blog. So today I thought it might be interesting to share some of the...

My Favourite Art Books For Beginners

I own a lot of art books, like seriously too many. Just the other day I bought a job lot of calligraphy books on eBay. It was cheaper than buying them individually, don’t judge me. You might be surprised considering I’m at art school but I didn’t do art during high school. A lot of what I learned came from books and you can do the same. So today I want to recommend 5 art books for...

5 Must Read Calligraphy Books For Beginners

I’ve been learning calligraphy for almost 3 years now. Though I wouldn’t describe calligraphy as just a hobby, I'm still in the learning stage of this skill. So today I want to share some calligraphy books that I think are a must-read for beginners to calligraphy. I should state that these choices come from my experience of learning calligraphy. I think a lot of people work under the...

My Favourite Books of the 2010s

I started blogging in 2013. At no point when I started this blog did I expect I would be writing a post about my favourite books of the last decade. But here we are and I feel old. I admit I have been trying to move away from book blogging recently, but I felt like this was such a huge moment I had to do something. There was also the fact that I didn’t read many books in 2019. If I wrote a...