Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Do You Know: Graham Rawle's 'Lost Consonants'?

 
Hi you.
 
 
I must have come across his Lost Consonants in the Guardian newspaper's Weekend magazine over a decade ago and in case you're not familiar with his work I thought I'd link you up today.
 
The 'lost' consonant idea does pretty much exactly what you'd think; but dropping that one single letter ... it makes a world of difference to the meaning! See for yourself ... 
http://www.grahamrawle.com/lostconsonants/

http://www.grahamrawle.com/lostconsonants/

http://www.grahamrawle.com/lostconsonants/
 
 
What do you think?

I love them; word play combined with collage is a little bit of creative-heaven for me!

Wouldn't the idea make a fun starting point for an art journal page? Or a scrapbook title? I'm sure there's some fun to be had there!


I could go on much longer, and more embarrassingly, about how much I admire Rawle's work, and how unbelievably frustrated I was to discover on his blog that he'd just given a lecture at the Uni where I work from time to time ... if only I'd known I'd have done my very best to have sneaked into a seat at the back!

But instead .. I'll leave you to enjoy more examples on  Graham Rawle's website where you can find links to his other works and his books.

Soon, soon.

Julie :-)


3 comments:

helena said...

almost choked on my branflakes at the ruffles - such a clever mind. Yes this would be fun for journal or scrapbook - thanks for the laugh

Mel said...

Haha I should try this as a starter activity with the kids I teach. Hanks or haring!

debs14 said...

Where do you find these things? So funny. I feel like seeing what I can get away with when editing the next school newsletter!