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Photo taken on film recovered from sunken boat

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By Tom Mead in New Photography on Saturday 11 February 2012

Cotswold-based photographer Kai Murphy photographs people and landscapes, using dilapidated equipment to convey a narrative within his images. I have been especially inspired by his picture The Bison, a photograph taken in India on a film that had been recovered from a sunken boat.

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The Pirate Ship Quintet: I Kina Spiser De Hund

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By Tom Mead in New Music on Saturday 11 February 2012

If you’re a fan of Godspeed You Black Emperor or Explosions In The Sky, then look no further than this deep, dark band. Formed in Bristol on a dark winter’s night, The Pirate Ship Quintet is making waves. I am looking forward to the day when I can catch them play at the next All […]

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New work from Bristol based artist Mr Mead

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By Tom Mead in New Art on Saturday 26 November 2011

Mr Mead is a fine artist and illustrator from Bristol. He is a traditional artist working in pen and ink mediums, often applying his practice to large scale character based pieces on reclaimed wood. The artist is driven by his obsession and childhood fear of anthropomorphism, brought on by the 1976 Royal ballet film, The […]

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How to be a Retronaut

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By Tom Mead in Cool Websites on Saturday 12 November 2011

I have been obsessed with this website for ages now. This is the best place to go if you are creatively stale, lacking in ideas, or in need of something totally random to make your day. The first time I went here, I ended up finding pictures of a Victorian fake arm and a Gothic […]

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The Skydiver: animation by Cardboard City Films

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By Tom Mead in Video on Saturday 12 November 2011

Lately, I have been watching a lot of Joe Anderson’s strange animations. The English animator creates many tales of odd little characters that leave you laughing in confused disbelief. I highly recommend The Skydiver [above], and I am looking forward to his new animations coming soon.

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Cool video for the Crystal Stilts song Departure

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By Tom Mead in New Music on Saturday 12 November 2011

Formed in 2003 by Brad Hargett and JB Townsend in New York, this band is a glorious ‘Noise pop’ blend of Joy Division and Interpol, with a pleasant splattering of their own individuality. It’s my first port of call if I want to get stuck into a big drawing.

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