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The DoYouRemember.co.uk blog with general chat about all things from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s plus news about new features and developments on the website.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Lady's Not For Turning

Around a month or so ago DYR featured a competition giving visitors a chance to win a unique piece of artwork created, especially for them, by the talented duo David and Sarah Cousens AKA Coolsurface.

The mission was simple... after recommending DYR to family and friends all participants were thrown into a hat (well, their names at least) and the lucky chosen one was asked to give our resident artists a brief. The only pre-requisite was that theme should be something suitably nostalgic.

Paul Maxwell from Dumfries and Galloway was the chosen one, offering up this rather ..ahem.. unexpected challenge of Margaret Thatcher!



Never ones to shy away from a challenge, Coolsurface came up trumps with this marvellous masterpiece and the print is winging its way to Paul.

Here are a few explanatory words from David on his approach to the Iron Lady Challenge:

"After reading up about Maggie, I actually felt a bit sorry for her, as much as she was a bit of a dragon she seemed to genuinely believe she was doing the right thing, so felt this may be a fairly appropriate treatment."

You can keep up to date with the latest comings and goings of Coolsurface by logging onto their blog. Oh, and keep your eye out for their new series of books published by Pan Macmillan - '10 Explorers Who Changed The World' and '10 Leader Who Changed The World'. We don't think ol' Maggie will get a look in here though.

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