Steel Couture – Syd Mead – Futurist: Sentinel (Dragon’s Dream, 1979)

My casual approach to bargain hunting sometimes pays off. I rarely go to auctions and car boot sales, relying more on a nose for likely charity shops. While some are now ‘ebay-ed’ to death, Oxfam being a prime example, there remain a few ‘old school’ establishments that seem to care little about squeezing the max out of their supporters’ donations. Good for the punter like me, but bad for the cause.

Steel Couture - Syd mead - Futurist

Syd Mead – Sentinel

I knew little about Syd Mead until I bought this book; futuristic imaginings by an artist whose style has graced movies like Bladerunner, Tron, and Aliens.
Here’s a gallery of some of the contents that someone has posted on flickr. Groovy stuff.

The Oxfam Book Of Children’s Stories – South and North, East and West

Paul Williams

This is the blog of Paul Williams, Ceredigion resident since 1970. I am an English and Philosphy graduate of what was once known as St David's University College, at Lampeter. I played bass in Dyfed's first punk band, and living in Llandewi Brefi, had a grandstand view of Operation Julie. Eventually, after 2 years playing bass in Brighton's 256th punk band, I returned to Wales to deal in books and then antiques. I've trained and worked as a counsellor, I am a photographer, blog and web designer and I publish the annual Wales Antiques Guide. I am married and a father of one. Apart from my family, my interests include books, maps, Nikon, Yashica and Mamiya film cameras, British Culture 1935 - 1965, Poole pottery, Welsh textiles, and Poster art. My favourite movies include anything by Pressburger and Powell favourite music includes Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, and anything form San Francisco 1965-1970. I am a late convert to 'Kraut Rock'.

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