Cabinet Of Curiosities – Club Flyers

The recent gale force winds and rain have restricted access to my outside studio space where I have been producing drawings with charcoal powder and water on paper.  I’m far too messy to work inside with the potential of the powder covering every surface. So the weather has brought about a juddering halt to working outside which left me scratching my head trying to think of what I could do indoors? Which brings us to club flyers. I have been meaning to do something with my club flyers which I’ve been collecting for 10+ years. There is no particular type of flyer that I collect it’s a case of whatever catches my eye and stands out from the usual dross covering the record shop counters when I’m indulging my vinyl addiction with a bit of crate digging. I have edited down my selection of flyers to 36 images to show the widest spectrum possible of the types of flyers I have been picking up, that is everything from; hand drawn, photocopies, graphic, photographic, digital to cut out shapes.

Where possible I have credited the designer if they are given a name check on the flyer. In the ideal world we could do a bit of crowd sourcing if anyone knows who the designers are please contact me so that I can give them a credit for their work.

chips with everything flyer by Ed Syder

© Vincent Kelly 2011

Cabinet Of Curiosities | Portrait of Alex Bird

Thanks to Alex for contributing to this never ending portrait project for which I have asked people to select 9 objects that have a personal meaning to them be it: family, loved ones, sport, music or whatever floats your boat. I particularly like the way the objects do very much reflect the person and can portray someone’s characteristics and values without the need for a visual likeness to create a very interesting portrait. If you would like to take part in this art project please send me your images of the objects for your selection via by emailing to vincentkemail-wordpress[@]

© Vincent Kelly 2011


Cabinet Of Curiosities – Portrait of David Craven

Thanks to David for another contribution to this ongoing portrait project, if you would like to find out more about David take a look at his NLOB blog it’s very interesting and insightful.

© Vincent Kelly 2011


Cabinet Of Curiosities – Portrait Of Jane Audas

Thanks to Jane for another great contribution to the ʇıqɹouıʇuǝɔuıʌ portrait gallery with this selection of objects from her tastefully decorated home. As well as having an eye for fashion, art and design Jane is also the author of shelfappeal a blog which is well worth a look at if you are about to settle down with a cup of tea and would like to look at something different, intelligently written, and informative.

Images © Jane Audas

Project Brief for the Cabinet of Curiosities – Portrait Gallery

If you would like to contribute to this ongoing art project please follow the guidelines below:-

1. First of all you need access to a decent digital camera all images provided must be originally created by you not copied from a website or skimmed from other blogs.

2. Select 9 different objects that mean something to you there is no need to provide any further information other than the 9 digital images of the objects. (Feel free to write about the objects on your own blog or website and link to this site and I will create a link back to your additional content.)

3. Photograph the objects against a neutral background if possible using available light only please don’t use the camera flash if you can help it.

4. Take the best quality photographs that you can with the camera, ideally a tiff file.

5. Do not alter the image in any way i.e., effects, brightness, there is no need to resize the image as long as it at least 1000 pixels (wide) maximum that should be fine. I will crop and adjust as appropriate and then finally resize the images down to 640 x 640 pixels for web publication.

6. Email the images via to me at: vincentkemail-wordpress[@]

7. Let me know if you would prefer not to have your full name published on-line and I will list your first name only + the first initial of your surname if that is your preference.

8. Please note that if you wish to retain copyright of your images you should say so otherwise the copyright of all images published on this site will be assigned to myself.

9. All contributions will be gratefully received but you should be aware that I have the final say on if your images are posted or not depending on the quality of content and images provided. Good content will not be refused!

No spam or viruses please!


Cabinet Of Curiosities – Portrait of Aileen

I asked Aileen to photograph 9 objects that mean something to her for her portrait instead she gave me 9 images of her cat Jessica. It’s an interesting way of bending the rules and it certainly does reflect what is important to Aileen.

Cabinet Of Curiosities – Portrait Gallery

Inspired by my Cabinet of Curiosities self portrait I thought it would be an interesting idea to do some portraits of friends using this approach i.e., ask a friend to select 9 objects that mean something to them to portray aspects of their personality not always obvious to others. Simon Robinson is the first subject for the Portrait Gallery and has produced some great photographs to get the gallery started.

Photographs © Simon Robinson