I am an ex-smoker which means I’m extra sensitive to the whiff of nicotine. Everyday I wait at the bus terminal at Slussen, in Stockholm for my bus home in the rush hour. Slussen is going to get knocked down, the sooner the better I think, it’s now a pit.
Built in the 1930’s it was and still is an architectural marvel in many ways. The only negatives really are that it’s falling down and the bus terminal which is underneath the maze of twirling roads has zero ventilation from bus fumes and SMOKERS! It’s a filthy place, it’s dark and the noise levels are extreme, knock it down! Wow, am I frustrated or what! 😉
I’m reading about R.Crumbs life at the moment, I really admire the guy as a person and as for his work, it’s really entertaining and his cross hatching is brilliant! I guess you could say, I’m a fan. Here’s a link to his official family website.
I really like Mark Ryden’s work, I see his paintings as a modern interpretation of the old fairy tradition. Children that are taken away by the fairies or the young fairies carrying out acts against the evil people of this world. Otherwise, I just like the way Mark sees the world, it’s a pretty strange place from his perspective.