I finally got around to reading Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, and of course I loved it. There’s plenty more I’d like to draw but goodness, there are too many great characters in this book.
Hand and a Half Sword with the coat of arms of the Holstein family of Reventlow
- Dated: 1563
- Culture: probably North German
- Measurements: overall lenght 124.5 cm; handle lenght 22 cm; weight: approximately 1.6kg
The dated on the blade is referring to the The Northern Seven Years’ War between the Kingdom of Sweden and a coalition of Denmark–Norway, Lübeck and the Polish–Lithuanian union. The sword was part of a collection of weapons which was sold in Denmark, Gaunö, 1930.
The handle is composed of a wood grip with leather wrap and bell shaped pommel to act as a counter weight. The guard is simple set of straight quillons (22 cm wide) which has also a clam shell guard.
The blade is double edged with part of the reverse side holding an edge. The blade has a single fuller on either side and is inscribed with "NEC TEMERENEC TIMIDE AD 1563" and "INTER ARMA SILENT LEGE". Close to the guard you can also find several marking on either side of the blade and also the coat of arms on one side.
Polish space stamps showing different launched vehicles and their orbits from the 1960’s. Excellent typography, line work and color.
If you weren’t already convinced of the benefits of sunscreen, just wait until after this video!
In “How the Sun Sees You,” Artist Thomas Leveritt set up a UV camera and filmed passersby in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
"Katherine Baxter’s work is exquisite, whether small or large scale. Meticulous research goes into every ‘jewel’ like piece, and the pleasure she derives from producing these, is communicated to us all. There is complete mastery of the axonometric projection, as can be appreciated in her grand London and New York posters. It is, as if one is transported by hot air balloon, floating gently over all those much loved and beautifully painted landmarks.” David Driver Head of design, The Times