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Thomas Paul’s sealife


Thomas Paul’s melamine plates parallel Laura Zindel’s ceramics in their borrowing of natural history engravings. Anything which brings tentacles into home furnishing gets a vote here and the octopus design at the top right can also be found on Paul’s cushion designs. Jeff VanderMeer would probably bemoan the absence of the squid but I took care of that department last year.

Previously on { feuilleton }
The art of Rune Olsen
Laura Zindel’s ceramics
New things for April II
Darwin Day
The glass menagerie



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5 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by pe-jota


    A good idea to dress our tables near to the sea, and to give them a different look

  2. #2 posted by James


    Since you linked to your Cafepress page, I’ll raise this otherwise irrelevant question: why aren’t you offering any kid-sized squid shirts? I’ve been looking for one to give as a gift for some time now, and as an admirer of Jeff’s books and your art, I figure it might as well be one of yours.

  3. #3 posted by John


    Hi James. The CafePress stuff is something of a lottery in that you can’t predict what people will want and not all designs work for all products. Mine don’t anyway, either due to being the wrong shape or being the kind of thing which people would be unlikely to buy for kids. I can easily amend that.

  4. #4 posted by Thombeau


    These are great!

  5. #5 posted by John


    And how could a Fornasetti fan refuse?






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