RMG Art & Design
Is a group of Art and Design blogs and online shops run by me Ray Garrod, based in Adelaide, South Australia. I graduated from the South Australian School of Art in the 1970′s and I worked as an art and design teacher for many years - through this experience I developed broad ranging experience and interest in many fields of Art Design and Craft. My main fields of study at Art School were Ceramics and Printmaking which I am still passionate about, and are featured often in my blogs.
The web-sites and blogs I currently run are listed across the top tab bar of this page and include:
Retro Pottery Net
A large, expansive and very busy blog featuring the best in Retro and Vintage Ceramics – both Studio and Factory made from Denmark, Great Britain and Australia with a focus on mid 20th Century. The blog is designed for admirers of well designed ceramics, collectors and students alike. My eBay store linked to this blog is called CRAFTED by DESIGN which comes from the concept that well designed products have the appearance of handcrafting whether handmade or production made.
Retro Graphic Design +
Focuses on my love of 20th Century graphic design, typography, printmaking, photography and illustration amongst others. I am fascinated by our history of graphic design and how it reflects the society of its origin and time. It also gives me an opportunity to share my passion for collecting mid-century album covers and graphic design books!
RMG Art & Design Shoebox
Is a TUMBLR blog – This is a carefully curated blog of images I find on the internet from other artists, blogs and websites which I want to keep for future reference and enjoy further. Sometimes I include extra images from my blogs. For anyone who hasn’t tried a Tumblr blog – it is a lot of fun, and just so easy!
With one click you can “re-blog” images, sounds, videos, writings and share your collection with the world as it grows. There is a field of interest or topic for just about anything you can imagine. It has growing favour amongst creatives and the like and I think in the future will become a great research tool – especially for Artists, Designers and Writers.