When riding the bus between Bristol and Bath I sometimes see railway workmen out on the line.
I've heard rumour of an elite troupe of Dutch railway engineers who are helicoptered in to fight service delays. They carry two magic poles; purpose unknown, and wear helmets made from polished narwhal tusk.
I have just spent the last couple of days in Falmouth, Cornwall, where I studied commercial illustration. I was asked to give a lecture on my path from BA to freelance and talk about business advice and the like. Though I felt horrendously under-qualified for this role, I decided to make a nice looking presentation in the hope that Microsoft's brand of jerky animations and limited formatting software would serve as my shield.
Flag enthusiast and illustrator Robert G. Fresson has spent the last few years honing the usage of technical drawing tools and materials. He has his own drawing board and some French curves. He also has an inclination towards off-white papers, Ukiyo-e from Japan and CMYK colour separation. Humour is an important aspect to his work, and he has been quoted as saying (probably to himself): “while it is difficult for me to be seriously funny, I find I have an aptitude for being funnily serious”. He is a huge fan of his Grandmother’s and is interested in taking his time where possible. His lifelong dream is to own a cabin in Novascotia, though conversely he currently lives on a boat on the River Avon in Bath.