Scrakboop
Random collection of inspiration, drawings, thoughts, etc. of a book designer in Melbourne, Australia.


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Scrakboop
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hattiestewart:

My piece for a private exhibition titled ‘Follow Me Around The Room’ curated by my best friend Eve Lloyd Knight.
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likeafieldmouse:

The Exertion of Mass 10 (paint on found print, 2014) by Chad Wys (web/tumblr/fb/s6)
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likeafieldmouse:

Saul Leiter
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1000pluscoffees:

Coffee #16: Paul Edwards (friends on Facebook since September 2007, 35 mutual friends)
This morning I caught up with my old friend and ex-housemate, the quiet genius Paul Edwards.
I had the pleasure of living with Paul at “the warehouse” from 2007 to 2009, easily the most insane period of my life. Today we caught up in our old stomping ground Abbotsford, just around the corner from the warehouse. 
I was looking forward to catching up with Paul today and apologising for any reckless / dickish behaviour I may have been guilty of while living at the warehouse - we used to have a lot of impromptu parties that would often spiral out of control at ridiculous hours during the week. Paul very kindly told me that he didn’t think I was a dick during that period and really enjoyed living with me, which was a big relief because I have a lot of respect for this guy.
Paul was the patriarch of the warehouse. He’s an extremely handy-man and was constantly rebuilding and rearranging the warehouse - which was pretty much like a big cubby house for “adults.” He built additional levels / floors and sections as well as a stage for bands to play on when we had parties. Without Paul the warehouse wouldn’t have been “the warehouse.”
I can’t remember exactly why, but for some reason Paul made his “bedroom” a tiny crawl-space under the kitchen, which was pretty much a little rabbit hole that could only fit a single mattress. It was so small that you couldn’t actually sit up in it, only lie down - basically like a smaller version of a Japanese capsule hotel. Amazing.
These days Paul has upgraded to an entire house in Brunswick that he shares with his girlfriend and cat. He now works at a leather suppliers and after recently completing a part time course in shoe-making, has gotten a new obsession with making things with leather. He even made his own awesome leather boots which he was wearing today. Very impressive. Very talented.
Paul is similarly interested in North Korea, so today we also spoke about North Korea and Paul’s potential plans to ride his bike from Seoul to Pyongyang. Paul also has an obsession with long distance bike rides, specifically riding from one capital city to another. So far he’s ridden from Melbourne to Sydney, Budapest to Belgrade, London to Edinburgh, Prague to Berlin (almost…hey Amy!) and is next planning a ride from Hobart to Melbourne. 
It was years since I’d caught up with Paul properly and so good to see him in a very positive and happy place.
Paul drank an espresso and I drank a strong flat white. Thanks so much for shouting me coffee this morning and coming all the way out to Abbotsford, Paul!
Episode 204 – Lawrence Mooney & Fiona O’Loughlin | Little Dum Dum Club
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(via Illustrated Sheet Music Covers by Einar Nerman - 50 Watts)
Made me smile
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(via Illustrated Sheet Music Covers by Einar Nerman - 50 Watts)
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(via 25 Book Covers by Janusz Stanny - 50 Watts)
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Revisiting this record today. It’s really rather stunning.
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(via David Hughes | Illustrators | Central Illustration Agency)
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csneal:

Read Q+A between author Kelly Loy Gilbert and designer Maria Elias about the cover process: bit.ly/1nRteuN
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vikkichu:

Here are some sketches from the US Botanic Garden in D.C.
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Here are some sketches from the US Botanic Garden in D.C.
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Here are some sketches from the US Botanic Garden in D.C.
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Here are some sketches from the US Botanic Garden in D.C.
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Here are some sketches from the US Botanic Garden in D.C.
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Here are some sketches from the US Botanic Garden in D.C.
vikkichu:

Here are some sketches from the US Botanic Garden in D.C.
vikkichu:

Here are some sketches from the US Botanic Garden in D.C.
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design-is-fine:

Walter Dexel, abstract composition, 1972. Serigraph. Ketterer Kunst