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• • • Being a journal by artist and designer John Coulthart, cataloguing interests, obsessions and passing enthusiasms.

Archive for August 16th, 2006


How to make crop circles


The Field Guide: the Art, History & Philosophy of Crop Circle Making by Rob Irving & John Lundberg. Edited by Mark Pilkington Three decades ago, two men in their fifties began flattening circles into the fields of Hampshire and Wiltshire. Little did they know that their Friday night antics would seed an international phenomenon that […]

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Hail, horrors! hail, infernal world!


This marvellously lurid 250pp tome turned up in the post today, something I was looking forward to seeing as I wrote 30 of the reviews within, as well as some longer essays on Dracula, Lovecraft and a brief history of occult cinema. Nice layout, lots of colour and some great photos, many of which I […]

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Down with human life


Sam Leith is engrossed by a formidable essay on the father of ‘weird fiction’. HP Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life by Michel Houellebecq tr by Dorna Kazheni intro by Stephen King 256pp, Weidenfeld & Nicolson £10 (pbk) Saturday, August 12, 2006 The Daily Telegraph “I AM SO BEASTLY TIRED of mankind and the world […]

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