I liked We had fun: Harry Wingfield's Ladybird illustrations at Scotland Street School Museum. Two huge rooms of lovely Ladybird pictures, with another exhibition in the corridors showing Eric Watts' 1970s photos of Glasgow street scenes. There's a picture of someone walking their tortoise in Kelvingrove Park which is certainly something you don't see nowadays. Plus, the museum itself was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Living in Glasgow, sometimes the whole Mackintosh thing gets a bit much, but anytime I've been in one of his buildings I understand what all the fuss is about.
Stop thief! Woolies have brought out a range of sweets called I like. The good news is that they are proper old skool delights like flying saucers and strawberry laces. The bad news is the packages aren't very nice. If anyone's asking, I've got plenty of ideas for sweet packets. Shame they've nicked our name...
Apart from that, a little late, I've been enjoying the Toby Paterson exhibition at the CCA. Oops, I didn't notice I had stolen some of his links this month. The exhibition ends on 25 May with some good films - Fahrenheit 451, a librarian's horror film if ever there was one but still one of my all time top 10, plus How do we know what home looks like?: Martha Rosler's film about Le Corbusier's Unite d'Habitation, and The image in search of itself which I want to see because I like Malta, not because I like Victor Pasmore.
All this is helping to take my mind off a very boring job and trying to move house. If you can think of anything else that will help occupy me send it in please.
Help! Google has gone vewy, vewy stwange.
I like is delighted to announce, after a long and difficult labour, the safe arrival of This is M. Sasek, a whole website devoted to Miroslav Sasek, Czech artist and author of the This is books. Sasek has had a page here since the site began, and come rain or shine it has attracted more visitors than I could ever have hoped to imagine. Moving everything to a separate site means there is more room to grow, and to write up the results of some research I've been doing into his life and works. It will be in beta mode for some time to come, so any comments, corrections etc. will be gratefully received, here or there.
Oh, and some new likes added.
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