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Anna Dowsland

Anna Dowsland is Anitos. An illustrator with googly eyes and a dark sense of humour. Located in London, she has worked on children’s books, cd covers, exhibitions and online comics.

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Cute handmade monster and birdie mobiles

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By Anna Dowsland in New Art on Monday 24 June 2013

Stitched by hand with embroidered features, these incredibly adorable creature mobiles can be found at the London based company called Pigs Have Wings. Perfect for your little ones or maybe your own collection. Who can resist.

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Funny advertisement for safe sex

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By Anna Dowsland in Video on Friday 24 May 2013

What can I say: this is simply a funny advert for safe sex done by Yaw Boadi. It’s a very smooth and entertaining animation with bouncing condoms.

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Through The Door: new music by We Aeronauts

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By Anna Dowsland in New Music on Friday 24 May 2013

They went to France for a week and came back a band. The description for their sound is a shoegaze/post-rock origins with lush harmonies. Emerging from the Oxford music scene with a hauntingly beautiful video. This song has been stuck in my head for weeks.

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Like Mirrors Like Brothers: music by The Cooling Pearls

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By Anna Dowsland in New Music on Friday 24 May 2013

The Cooling Pearls make original folk that is sung and played with heartfelt honesty and warmth. Their sound is awash with violin, acoustic guitar, baritone, haunting harmonies, drunken poetry and a host of other musical trinkets.

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Monstrosity: a brilliant new animation by Anitos

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By Anna Dowsland in Video on Thursday 23 May 2013

Illustrator and animator Anitos has made a stop-motion animation that will make you chuckle. Using the classic song by Ray Cathode, aka George Martin, called Time Beat, it tells a story about a monster being born and trying to figure out its surroundings.

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