The primary school to which the twins go is undergoing renovations. These started in August and, when they are finished, the school will have two new two-story wings. While the school will retain its 110 year old facade, some of the buildings — and parts of buildings — are being demolished. During this demolition, workers discovered parts of murals painted during the second world war.
The murals are currently being documented — photos are being taken and students are being sent to the consulate to try and find the soldiers who painted them. A search for the original photos has also been started.
Councillors are now trying to decide what to do with the murals, but the aim is to find a place for them in the renovated school.
This post has taken quite a bit longer to complete than I expected, so apologies in advance if a couple of the below links feel a bit stale. They’re still worth reading, though.
“Hence gradually the onion skins have been peeled away until the fetid heart of [Brexit] is exposed: not a policy but an undeliverable fantasy composed of lies and articulated in the language of spite, contempt and hate.” — Chris Grey on the Supreme Court judgment and its aftermath.
I loved Spitting Image back in the day and was delighted to hear that the satirical puppet show is making a a comeback. Adam J Smith and Jo Waugh take this opportunity to point out that there has been a problem inherent in British caricature for 300 years.
While William and I were looking for something completely unrelated, we stumbled across The Incredible Science Machine on YouTube.
250,000 Dominoes were toppled at Zeal Credit Union’s Incredible Science Machine: Game On! This event features 3 new US domino records: largest domino field, largest domino structure, and largest overall domino project in America. 19 builders from 5 countries spent 7 days (over 1,200 combined hours) building the Incredible Science Machine.
Graphic designer and illustrator, Butcher Billy has come up with a series of book covers that re-imagines famous long songs as Stephen King novels.
The concept is to look at the dark side of love through the lenses of pop culture, bringing twisted aspects of his classic stories to play with the original meanings of the songs – that can be completely subverted or strangely emphasized, while paying tribute to the vintage design of the original book covers.
Pawel Kuczynski graduated from the Fine Arts Academy in Poznan with specialisation in graphics. Since 2004 he has been creating satirical and thought-provoking illustrations that comment on social, economic, and political issues. I particularly like this one, and you can find many more on Pictorem.