textures

A little journey

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For the first time in around 20 years I managed to get over to the Netherlands to see my son. This became quite a trip! The plane journey became more of a trip through a maze courtesy of customs etc. at Manchester airport, then having to wait for a coach rather than a plane connection to get to Eindhoven from Schiphol. But arriving was glorious, that meeting at the airport, smiles and more then a gentle unpack in Rosmalen. After that we had the joy of Carnival – Den Bosch turned into Eiteldonk – don’t ask, it’s bonkers.

on another day we took a trip to Kinderdijk to see some old windmills out in the wild. these are great, old structures still used to pump water from one source to another level helping the local land, the farmers and general water supply, of course also stopping flooding and so on. We have all had too much experience of flooding recently – check UK news over recent months. As I have joked with my kids these windmills didn’t seem to run around much even though they are surrounded by fields. This is one of the reasons I am known as naughty, bonkers grandad. From there we took a trip further up the road to Rotterdam and had the joys of a drink with others in a local boozer called Locus Publicus and then went on to have a meal at a large fusion restaurant. Each was quite an experience.

Another day on and after a bit of a chat in which I mentioned that I tended to have a greater liking for places with a bit of age it was suggested that we have a run out to a place called Oud Housden. There we were treated to many of the sights above and below. it was a gentle but nice walk through the town and on to a cafe and bakery where we enjoyed nice local snacks – savoury and sweet. Then we had a further walk to see more of the watery sights.

 

This was a glorious journey for me – seeing my son and his partner, enjoying sights not seen before, having that delight of my eyes being greeted by something different each and every day, eating nicely … There is nothing like real experience, having your eyes, ears and taste greeted by something of difference. New experience, even what can be said to be ordinary, is a real joy. As was said then one thing I have little time for is the ‘Disneyland’ style of experience – all glitter, whoops and wows, noise and queues, carnival fair rides and the like. My taste is for real life and what it can bring, the difference of a real, living place or places, where there is a different texture to the life lived each and every day. This is experience!

International Women’s Day Event 8th March

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Sunday 8th March 10:00-12:00

 £12 Concessions available 

The Light Room

Hagglers Corner

Sheffield

New design

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perhaps take one or two ideas from here to use in your projects …

our new online graphics resource outlet

Source: f4mmedia, Designer at Creative Fabrica

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f4mmedia on Font Bundles – We provide a range of resources – stock images, illustrations, photoshop, patterns, brushes – something different

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New resources

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We provide a range of resources – stock images, illustrations, photoshop, patterns, brushes – something for everyone

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New bits and pieces

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Sorry I have not posted for a while but I have been really busy with so many things. Here are a few ideas and resources that may help you along the way. We all need available resources for the work we do – so fire away and download …

 

f4mmedia on Font Bundles – We provide a range of resources – stock images, illustrations, photoshop, patterns, brushes –

something for everyone

Source: f4mmedia | Font Bundles

 

Yorkshire wanderings

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You may have noticed that I like to have a wander around some strange places it may seem. There are things to notice that can give joy. Where a place has some history and shows a life lived then there is something, at least for me, to gain and enjoy. Distress, age and even dereliction can say a lot, particularly when contrasted close by by tidier, more recent building. You can find something in things discarded as well as those things pristine and new. Why not take a wander and just look at the sorts of things you would normally ignore.

Source: design bundle 1

Getting around performing with the Rite Trax crew is a real joy for me – places, people, music, art, poetry. Each of these strands gives something real for me. I ended up in Scarborough the other week. The drive there and back was as much a joy, having taken a wrong turn we went through a pile of villages and small towns – North yorkshire. We had the chance to chat, of course I told some incredible stories (I have that most delightful of senses of humour, a grandad’s).

 

Source: RiteTrax on the Bole Hills 2017

Summer Paradise set by Tabitazn available for $3.20 at DesignBundles.net

Source: Summer Paradise set by Tabitazn | Design Bundles

Source: RiteTrax on the Bole Hills Afterparty

Source: Other City

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Cranni – Plot 22 – the adventure, talent developes

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Down at Plot 22, the venue created by Rite Trax the jourbey developes for Cranni, a musical adventure centres around Nigel Cranswick. Coming soon there will be an ep and then, it is hoped, at least 3 albums. I will be supplying the visuals for the opening event – 7th September, Cubanos, Sheffield.  The whole story, though, is so much more interesting, some of which you can find on the Cranni blog – the english version and the dutch version – see below. That in itself is a little odd – a musical project being pursued in both languages.

Rite trax via Plot 22, the venue and studio space down by the old markets in Sheffield, is helping a whole range of creatives and performers with their art, events, development. Futurhood av and F4mmedia (both me) are there to help as well, providing a range of help and support, products and services.

Source: Cranni – Singer & Songwriter – Nigel Cranswick – Cranni – Singer & Songwriter – Nigel Cranswick

Source: Cranni Dutch Version – Netherlans – Nigel Cranswick – Cranni – Singer Songwriter

Source: Cranni – YouTube

Source: RiteTrax #022 – free entry!

RiteTrax CIC is a newly formed social enterprise based in Manchester and Sheffield, aimed at providng a platform for underground creative culture.

Source: RiteTrax CIC :: A platform for underground culture

Summer Paradise set by Tabitazn available for $3.20 at DesignBundles.net

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Images, Design, Resources

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You may have noticed that I have quite particular tastes in the visual:

  • I have a love of particular styles of building, those with some age, those with a clear and simple style but also not too glassy unless they reflects well, the derelict, those with colour, texture and real individuality

Source: Other City

  • I have a love of the discarded, bits and pieces of everyday life that have some shape, texture, colour

bonus patterns amongst a range of arty backgrounds for your design projects – something different but now – a range of imagination for your illustrations

Source: Abstract Art | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

  • also the distressed and grungey, the chipped, broken, worn

grunge and distress with a hint of colour, bonus patterns, psd’s, eps’s – something to add to your designs, backgrounds, texturesa bumper packexcitement, imagination – all fed

Source: Dirtied up | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

Source: Odd Abstracted

  • the oddly organic

yes! we can all find a use for wood here and there – here is a range of textures, patterns -.png, .pat, .eps, .jpg – great for any project needing colour and texture, that natural feel but with

Source: new wood old wood for free | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

a set of resources for video creation, vj performance and more, abstract, geometric, coloured, for overlay or background

Source: suburban geometrics | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

I would love to see what you do with these, please show me!

Source: design bundle 1

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