Travels in pictures – part II

Half a year after depart­ing towards Rome, long since hav­ing returned back home, I got my first wee etch­ing press. Starting from scratch, what bet­ter way to learn intaglio print­mak­ing than to pro­cess the pre­vi­ous trip draw­ings? Their tech­nic­al and styl­ist­ic vari­ety was such that I’d have to try the entire spec­trum of etch­ing tech­niques.

The Art of Bad Travelling

Instead of ori­gin­al con­tent today we fea­ture an art­icle by Kurt Tucholsky. The ori­gin­al ver­sion can be found at Projekt Gutenberg. Tucholsky, born in 1890, was a crit­ic, nov­el­ist and journ­al­ist in the Weimar Republic, con­trib­ut­ing to the infam­ous Weltbühne magazine, writ­ing both acclaimed love stor­ies and some of the lead­ing polit­ic­al com­ment­ary of the […]

Size Matters

An American welcoming

Yeah, that’s one thing I learnt in the States. Let’s get through its first week’s les­sons. The pass­port con­trols were noth­ing spe­cial. I mean, I was checked like, one time in Warsaw, three times in Zurich, and noth­ing less than 6 times in Los Angeles (fur­ther on, LA). But all of them were routine. First […]