Entries by Iain Cameron

Working as a cartoonist for the Press and Journal newspaper

In the early nineties I worked for Aberdeen Journals’ Press and Journal newspaper as a layouter at their Lang Stracht headquarters in Aberdeen. I was contributing cartoons to the Aberdeen f.c. fanzine The Northern Light at the same time. I eventually plucked up the courage to submit a couple of cartoons to The Press and Journal. […]

Cycling in Copenhagen

The best way to travel in Copenhagen is by bike. If you are visiting there are a number of places you can hire you will find via Google. The vast majority of Copenhagen is covered in bike lanes making it considerably more safe than most cities, and the relative lack of hills make for great […]

Nørrebro architecture

The Copenhagen district of Nørrebro has an enormous variety of fantastic architecture. Residential and business. The cosmopolitan mix of the district plus the relatively young average age makes a wonderfully diverse, vibrant place to be.  

Stengade

Stengade is a concert venue bar/nightclub Indie joint in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen. It’s a great place, with a bohemian messy style, on three floors with live bands and seriously good music. It’s also non-judgemental and all sorts frequent the venue, with seemingly all welcome. www.stengade.dk/info/in-english/ they are on Facebook www.facebook.com/spillestedetstengade. This is their front door!

Hellerup

Hellerup is a lovely place to visit from Copenhagen. A cycle trip out on a beautiful day is a great way to spend an afternoon. Cycling from the centre of Copenhagen wouldn’t take more than a half hour. North of Copenhagen, and adjoining the city, this is a beautiful coastal town, and one of the most […]

Utterslev Mose Brønshøj

Utterslev Mose in Brønshøj on the outskirts of Copenhagen is where I go every day to blow away the cob webs, get away from my computer, and get a bit of exercise. It’s a lovely natural area, a minute from my flat. Joining me are joggers, parents with kids and probably more than one designer […]

Emil Nolde at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

This photo is copyright of Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The summer exhibition at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is a retrospective of Emil Nolde’s best work. He is one of my own favourite painters and Louisiana is one of my favourite art galleries. I found it an exhilarating and inspiring experience and can highly […]

Cartoon design history of the RAF logo

The classic RAF logo is something of a design classic. It is simple classy and instantly recognisable. You can read about the logo (roundel) from the RAF’s site here. Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A by NamelessFaithlessGod on deviantART  

Beautiful back streets of Copenhagen

Copenhagen has lots of fantastic classic and modern architecture. However the beautiful back streets of Copenhagen have a charm of their own. The combination of mixed architectural styles, tight spaces and different colours and the Scandinavian light makes for a wonderful aesthetic experience, best described as ‘hyggeligt’.