David Holmes: A Brush with the Music of Time

David Holmes’ book, A Brush with the Music of Time, about his life as an art student, advertising junior, art director, creative director, designer, ad agency proprietor, painter and illustrator is bursting with luscious images. And if you want to have a feel for the London version of ‘Madmen’ in the 1950s – 1970s, there are photographs and clippings galore. This original, quirky publication has … Continue reading David Holmes: A Brush with the Music of Time

About Face: Putting A Stamp On It

On 3 November philatelists and collectors across the globe will be waiting to see the Royal Mail’s 2015 Christmas stamp selection. This year they have been created by local artist, David Holmes. Sarah Smith went along to discover more about him and find out what it was like to win this unique commission. “Here’s the first surprise. I was christened Frederick Cecil Holmes, not David. … Continue reading About Face: Putting A Stamp On It