Celebrating Peanuts

(Photo credit: andrewsmcmeel.com) (Image shows the cover of the book which is an illustration of Charlie Brown hugging Snoopy) ‘Celebrating Peanuts’ by Charles M. Schulz This special anniversary tribute celebrating 60 years of the most successful comic strip, features more than 500 pages of classic “Peanuts” comic strips in both black and white and colour. […]

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The Empire Strikes Back

As 2009 draws to its inevitable conclusion it seems appropriate to mark the occasion by saving, in my opinion, the best ’till last. To stumble across something of interest in the Bartholomew Archive Printing Record is, in all honesty, almost inevitable. Items printed by Bartholomew can have a genuine cartographic value, they can have great […]

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Blinded by the light

This item, from the Bartholomew Archive Printing Record, is a stark contrast to and visually unique from anything else that I have found. It pre-dates Piet Mondrian’s self styled Neo-Plasticism by a good 25 years and whilst you could be forgiven for thinking it was a work of art, as it happens, this is science.

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The Water of Life

As the nights begin to draw in, and the temperature hints at frost, my mind turns to an image of myself warmed by a roaring fire with a nice glass of single malt in my hand. Perhaps Bartholomew shared a similar passion as the later part of the Printing Record was stored in large whisky […]

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