Occasionally something pops into my view on twitter that’s worth a read and very occasionally I make a real discovery – or rather various illustrious twitterati have. I came across Scarfolk last night via a recommendation from Caitlin Moran‘s twitter feed, started exploring it and, well, it is just a delight: Scarfolk website.
The conceit that writer and graphic designer Richard Littler has created is Scarfolk: a 1970s place, lost somewhere in a half-forgotten nether reach of Middle England, in which things are not quite right. It’s a kind of 70s Royston Vasey meets the Midwich Cuckoos on the set of Crossroads.
The writing is brilliant but the artwork makes it – lovingly twisted recreations of public information posters, Penguin book covers and album covers made to suit a place benighted by a version of the 70s even wronger than the real 70s. And that’s going some.
Browse and enjoy – lots of laugh out loud moments in here.
- Scarfolk Council (scarfolk.blogspot.co.uk)
- Scarfolk: One visit is not enough (metafilter.com)
- A Visit to Scarfolk (neatorama.com)