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David Bull – David’s Choice

An evening pause: Hat tip Cotour, who admits “This is a bit different.” I agree, but it gives you a flavor from the past when a new technology first met art, to produce something beautiful but new. From the youtube webpage:

The next in our ‘David’s Choice’ series, where Tokyo-based woodblock printmaker David Bull introduces some of his favourite prints. This time, the print(s) being featured are from the old Doi Hanga Company, and are two different scenes of the Kagurazaka district of Tokyo. The designers were Tsuchiya Koitsu, and Noel Nouet, and the prints were originally published in the late 1930s.

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Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
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2 comments

  • George C.

    I ended up watching 2 hours of his stuff on YouTube

  • Cotour

    George C.;

    Funny, I have watched hours and hours of Bulls videos. And then you get into appreciating the precision carving and the art that goes into the prints and how really beautiful they are. Bull has a great manner and speaking voice and he is very intensely obsessed with the subject matter.

    I now know a great deal about the art, and that is Bulls goal to educate and show people what he does and the history that it all sits upon and there in you are now into it and are a potential customer. He does it in a brilliant and honest way.

    (No more “The Kardashians” and “Housewives Of New Jersey” for me :)

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