Author Archives: Ali

Moustache! Got an event to do!

So, you’re in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, and you’ve nothing to do… Why aren’t you at The Grand Pavilion looking at all the lovely Steampunk goodness? We’re here today and tomorrow between 11 and 4.30, so get your brass goggles on and get down here right now! Come and see the curious crafts, and stay for […]

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The Hatching – work in progress

One of the first works for the upcoming Steampunk Solstice event in June. Something unearthly is trying to emerge from the cover, and dark ichor stains the supple leather as it eats its way through.

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Steampunk Solstice What Ho!

Steampunk… just the word brings to mind an image of rich leather, gleaming brass, strange maps and turning gears. A time that never was, in a world that’s only partly recognisable as our own. I love the steampunk ethos of creativity, of living in a world where people still spend time making things, and making […]

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Codex: Between This and That…

If you happen to be near 17 Pitfield Street, Hoxton, LONDON N1 6HB on the 26th of April, you might want to check out the launch of a fascinating project called “codex: between this and that”. The project, a collaboration between artists Egidija Čiricaitė, Chris Gibson and George Cullen, explores ‘the codex’ as a concept, and is […]

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On commissions, and why I can’t make you The Neverending Story.

As some of you know, I have Multiple Sclerosis. It’s not the worst thing in the world, but it does mean that I have to take a figurative run-up at projects these days. A couple of years ago, when I was attending the Fairy Market down in Dartmouth, I managed to create about eight original […]

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Black Wyvern portfolio now for sale!

Black Wyvern Books by Ali van Dam | Make Your Own Book Like my books, but couldn’t eat a whole one? You can now buy a portfolio of my designs for only £12.95 by clicking the ‘buy now’ link. Go on, it’s very shiny…

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Dartmouth Faerie Fair

Just a quick note to say that I’ll be at Dartmouth Faerie Fair & Masquerade Ball this weekend (26th – 28th November 2010), with my friend Helen Rich of Xothique Designs. Come along to meet us at The Flavel in Dartmouth, Devon if you can.

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These Are Not Just Books…

These are hand-sewn, hand-crafted unique and exclusive Black Wyvern Books. Welcome to my website – and thanks for visiting so soon after I’ve set it up! I’d love to know how you found me so quickly, and what you think of my work. Please, leave a comment below, and check back soon for more news and […]

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