David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

03 July 2009


bLOGOS/HA HA recently acquired one of Shepard Fairey's Aung San Suu Kyi offset prints. (The initial screen print edition sold out in a flash.)

These are still available for purchase. ( click here )
"The proceeds from this print will go to benefit the Human Rights Action Center and The U.S. Campaign for Burma".

Further, this image can now also be downloaded free for non-commercial use. "Please take advantage of this free download and create your own posters and place them where anyone can see them. Help bring some change in Burma!" ( click here )

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Aung San Suu Kyi
Shepard Fairey
Open Edition, 24" x 36", Signed

Here's another Shepard Fairey screenprint image, available as part of Arkitip Issue No. 0051 ( click here )