Thursday, 24 February 2011

lost consonants

As I waited for the train today, I wandered down to the end of the platform and saw this sign:

I didn't feel very exciting, but my hand itched to reach into my handbag, pull out a black texta and add a letter 'c' to that first word. Luckily I didn't have a texta with me.

Which got me thinking about a great little book I had at home called 'Lost Consonants'. It has pictures of such gems as 'The collected woks of William Shakespeare', or 'administering electric sock treatment'.

And I've come across a site where the creator of these art works, Graham Rawle, answers questions (hilariously) about his work .

And he has a site.

And a blog!

I treasure my copy of his book, but now even more so, as I see that the one I have is out of print.


Papillon Bleu said...

He!he! I wonder how many times you feel like grabbing a pen in your bag to correct all the mistakes all around (including my blog!I still mix a lot French and English Spelling).
I read about the Googlganger in your previous post. I know for sure that I am the ONLY Patricia Le Baudrier on the planet! In fact, I am the last of the name and will happily take it to the grave with me!

How is your sweet dog?
Hope everything is fine at your end of the globe.

parlance said...

Papillon Bleu (or Patricia), I love your blog and I love when you sometimes write in French, so I can practise my schoolgirl French. I googled you and sure enough there was only one of you!!

Papillon Bleu said...

I never lie!