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3,341: Mexican Minipops Week

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And here we are, the last day of Mexican Minipops Week. It was fun for me. Hope you enjoyed it, too.

I have a plan for future Minipops Weeks. We began in Germany and then went to Mexico, it kinda makes sense in my head to keep going anti-clockwise around the continents. Next will be a South American country, then an African country, then an Oceanic one, and finally an Asian country before the next European one.

There’s a couple of reasons for this plan: it feels nice in my brain, and it would also be very easy for me to accidentally slide into a pattern of doing loads of European countries straight away. Indeed, before I thought about doing Mexico as the second Minipops Week, I was thinking about an Irish or Swedish one next. I don’t wanna do all the countries where I could name 25-30 people off the top of my head before tackling, for example, Mali, Ecuador, or Bhutan.

So yes, coming at some point in June: Argentine Minipops Week. If you have any suggestions for that, let me know. But for now, here’s the last bunch of Mexican Minipops.

🇲🇽 El Santo 🇲🇽

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🇲🇽 Comandanta Ramona 🇲🇽

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🇲🇽💵 Carlos Slim 💵🇲🇽

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🇲🇽 Chavela Vargas 🇲🇽

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🇲🇽 Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 🇲🇽 That's the last one of Mexican Minipops Week. Hope you enjoyed it. At some point in June I will do Argentine Minipops Week 🇦🇷

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German Minipops Week: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5.
Mexican Minipops Week: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5.

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May 26th, 2017 at 3:12 am

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3,339: Mexican Minipops Week

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Buenos días, y’all. Day four.

🇲🇽🎤 Juanga 🎤🇲🇽

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🇲🇽 Juan García Esquivel 🇲🇽

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🇲🇽 El Chavo del Ocho 🇲🇽

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🇲🇽 Rafael Márquez 🇲🇽

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🇲🇽 Moctezuma II 🇲🇽

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🇲🇽 Vicente Fernández 🇲🇽

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German Minipops Week: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5.
Mexican Minipops Week: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5.

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May 25th, 2017 at 1:54 am

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3,337: Mexican Minipops Week

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Day three of Mexican Minipops Week.

All the important aspects of life covered today: the arts, the sports, and ¡revolución!

🇲🇽 María Félix 🇲🇽

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🇲🇽 Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez 🇲🇽

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🇲🇽 Hugo Sánchez 🇲🇽

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🇲🇽 Emiliano Zapata 🇲🇽

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🇲🇽 Japhet Amador 🇲🇽

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German Minipops Week: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5.
Mexican Minipops Week: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5.

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May 24th, 2017 at 1:41 am

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3,335: Mexican Minipops Week

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More Mexican Minipops…

🇲🇽📺 Odisea Burbujas 📺🇲🇽

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🇲🇽🎤 Paulina Rubio 🎤🇲🇽

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🇲🇽 Vicente Fox 🇲🇽

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🇲🇽🎭 Cantinflas 🎭🇲🇽

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🇲🇽⚾️ Fernando Valenzuela ⚾️🇲🇽

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German Minipops Week: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5.
Mexican Minipops Week: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5.

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May 23rd, 2017 at 12:09 pm

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3,334: Mexican Minipops Week

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Back in April, I did a week of German Minipops. I called it German Minipops Week. It was fun. so I’m gonna make an effort to do something similar every month. This week (starting a day late, somewhat appropriately) it’s Mexican Minipops Week.

I enjoyed doing the German Minipops Week in April, so I'm gonna make an effort to do something similar every month. This week (starting a day late, somewhat appropriately) it's Mexican Minipops Week 🇲🇽🎉🇲🇽

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🇲🇽🎉🇲🇽 Blue Demon 🇲🇽🎉🇲🇽

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🇲🇽🎉🇲🇽🎤 Timbiriche 🎤🇲🇽🎉🇲🇽

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🇲🇽 EPN 🇲🇽

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🇲🇽🎉🇲🇽 Subcomandante Marcos 🇲🇽🎉🇲🇽

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German Minipops Week: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5.
Mexican Minipops Week: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5.

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May 23rd, 2017 at 10:08 am

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3,332: Fußball in Berlin, games 23 and 24

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Friday night was another local derby for Tennis Borussia, the last of their eight Berlin derby games of the season, away at FC Hertha 03 Zehlendorf. I went to see Hertha 03 in March. Nice little stadium. It was grim and rainy and cold that day, Friday was a lovely warm evening. The weather and the visiting team made a big difference to the attendance, too. I’d been told that a lot of Tennis fans went to this game last season, and it was no different the other night. Hertha 03’s average attendance this season has been 183. Their previous highest attendance of the season was 275. On Friday, it was 407.

They had laid on extra staff, too, compared to the last time I was there. Someone grilling sausages, a couple of lads sorting out the beers, and someone else selling cakes, the proceeds of which were, if I remember correctly, going to the girls team.

It was a monumentally fun atmosphere. Chatting, singing, balloons. The deeper one gets into being a fan of Tennis Borussia, the more rewarding it is. I like that when I walk to get a beer, I can now say hello to someone I’ve spoken to at another game along the way. It’s not the football quality, of course, it’s a feeling of being part of a group. This is obvious. But I have struggled with the idea of fandom over the past few years. I had issues with the New York Yankees to the point where I just stopped supporting them, I’ve not felt comfortable with some of the things the Cruz Azul ownership has done, and the Diablos Rojos del México’s new policy of only hiring Mexican players makes me very angry indeed. But here, with the Tennis fans… it sounds sentimental, a bit mawkish maybe, but it’s so nice to feel at home even though I’ve only been to seven of their games. And that’s entirely down to their fans.

Tennis took a 1-0 lead into half time. And made it 2-0 just after the break. They lost 4-2.

On Sunday, I went down to Neukölln. A part of the city I never really went to when I initially lived in Berlin. But since I’ve been away, it’s become the cool part of town, because of the cheaper rents. A friend and I went to see SV Tasmania Berlin v SC Staaken. This is the Berlin Liga, the sixth tier of football, one tier below Tennis Borussia’s division. Before the game, Staaken were top of the league with four games remaining. A victory over third place Tasmania combined with a loss from second place Eintracht Mahlsdorf would give Staaken the title. Staaken won 1-0, but Mahlsdorf won their game, too. Champagne on ice for another week when the title is purely in their own hands: win one game, and they are champs.

In a way, Tasmania’s ground Werner-Seelenbinder-Sportpark is kinda perfect. It’s small, has some seats in the middle, and terraces either side of those seats on both sides of the field. One end of the field, where several balls were hoofed, there’s some trees. The other end, some benches and tables were a bunch of people sat, drank, and watched the game. I went to this game with a friend. It was her first live football game since seeing Arsenal at the [Name of Airline] Stadium. Thankfully, she enjoyed it. As always: live football is fun. Be it a shit game or a good game, there’s usually something to enjoy.

While we were there, I met Ben, a British photographer living in Berlin. He takes great photos of football in the lower leagues. If you like photos and football, he’s worth a follow: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Web site. His photos are very much better than mine.

My next game (Thursday) should be an exciting one: it’s the Berlin Cup Final between FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin and Berliner FC Dynamo at my local stadium, Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark.

And, finally, the old style naming of the Berlin Fußball Project now seem a little pointless. What started out as an inside-of-my-brain school project to see the eleven Berlin teams in the top five tiers of German football was completed in the middle of April. I am, though, still writing about football in Berlin. So I will continue to link to the posts until the end of the season.

Fußball in Berlin:
Hertha BSC v Eintracht Frankfurt, (25/2/17)
FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin v 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig (18/3/17)
FC Hertha 03 Zehlendorf v SV Lichtenberg 47, (19/3/17)
Berliner AK 07 v FC Schönberg 95, (22/3/17)
SV Empor Berlin v 1. FC Union Berlin, (23/3/17)
VSG Altglienicke v FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin, (25/3/17)
Berliner FC Dynamo v Hertha BSC II, (29/3/17)
Hertha BSC II v FSV Union Fürstenwalde, (1/4/17)
Charlottenburger FC Hertha 06 v 1. FC Frankfurt, (2/4/17)
1. FC Union Berlin v Erzgebirge Aue, (5/4/17)
SV Babelsberg 03 v Berliner AK 07, (7/4/17)
SV Lichtenberg 47 v SV Victoria Seelow, (14/4/17)
Tennis Borussia Berlin v FC Hansa Rostock II, (15/4/17)
SV Babelsberg 03 v Hertha BSC II, (20/4/17)
FC Strausberg v Tennis Borussia Berlin, (23/4/17)
Tennis Borussia Berlin v Charlottenburger FC Hertha 06, (26/4/17)
SV Babelsberg 03 v FC Energie Cottbus, (28/4/17)
SV Germania 90 Schöneiche v SV Altlüdersdorf, (29/4/17)
Tennis Borussia Berlin v FC Mecklenburg Schwerin, (30/4/17)
1. FC Frankfurt v Tennis Borussia Berlin, (7/5/17)
Tennis Borussia Berlin v SV Grün-Weiss Brieselang, (12/5/17)
SV Empor Berlin v SV Tasmania Berlin, (13/5/17)
FC Hertha 03 Zehlendorf v Tennis Borussia Berlin, (19/5/17)
SV Tasmania Berlin v SC Staaken, (21/5/17)

A wee bit of artwork
Minipop Nos. 1,312 and 1,313: The Horrors and Reggie Watts


The song in my head when I woke up this morning
What Do You Mean? by Justin Bieber

On this day
Animated GIFs for IBMblr, 22 May 2014

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article
Happy Birthday (Altered Images song)

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May 22nd, 2017 at 9:11 am

3,315: Self portrait as eleven poles

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This drawing began as just a simple play on words that came about after a Brexit conversation. I’d mentioned that I would happily give up my British citizenship to still be an EU citizen. I don’t care about being British. It’s nothing to actually be proud of these days. I would rather be German, Spanish or a Pole. Yep, simple silly word play. Sorry.

The poles, left to right: the ceremonial South Pole, utility pole, lamppost, baseball stadium foul pole, barber’s pole, Bavarian maypole, windsock, Voladores pole, pole-dancing pole, totem pole, flag pole.

A note about the totem pole: it is intentionally not a representation of any particular group’s totem pole. Native American groups and artists take their work seriously and, naturally, own the rights to any representations of their poles, so I didn’t want to copy anyone else’s work *cough* so I drew one that is out of my own head, but inspired by the general vibe of a totem pole.

A wee bit more artwork
Continuing the recent food drawings: here’s some tacos al pastor.

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Your Type by Carly Rae Jepsen

On this day
The joy of Ichiro, 5 May 2009

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article
List of countries where Spanish is an official language

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May 5th, 2017 at 5:15 am

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3,307: My Minipops

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A few weeks ago I got an email, someone was kind enough to give me a heads up that there was someone out there doing embroidery work that looks a lot like my Minipops. And that this someone had their work featured in the T magazine section of the New York Times. I clicked. And this is what I found.

Hmmm.

I had a look around the Internet and found the below images on another article, where my influence is mentioned. Seems like someone thought they could copy my Minipops, and then when she had exhausted that resource, continue to copy my style. My Minipops in the left column, her work on the right.

So I emailed her. In her reply she acknowledged my influence, told me that she mentioned my influence to the Times, and that I am mentioned on her Web site (which I’ve had a good long look at, and can’t find that mention*), but went on to say that she comes “from the school of thinking that “art cannot be created or destroyed, only remixed.”” Which is convenient, isn’t it? Very convenient that your school of thinking allows you to piggyback off my idea, my work, my hours and hours and thousands of hours to get yourself a sugary write-up in the New York bloody Times and exhibitions in New York.

(* update 29 April: She added the press release that mentions my influence to her Web site at some point in the last day. Here’s a screenshot of her site from a couple of weeks ago, and another from this morning)

I wrote an email to the public editor of the NY Times. Someone else had also done that. They addressed the issue. Saving you a click, here’s what they wrote:

I realise I am biased in this matter, but the reasoning there is weak as fuck. The writer finds her art “charming” and she is “gaining momentum and attention.” Those are not good reasons. Well, they are, but they’re bad good reasons. It also seems like the artist, having told me she mentioned my influence, didn’t do that.

The New York gallery showing her work put a post about the NY Times piece on their Instagram. After someone else left a comment about this issue, they described my work as “her inspiration spring board.” I replied:

I had a look the next day to see if there were any other comments, but the post on their Instagram had been deleted. Interesting…

(I should note that I did some mental calculations after writing that comment: tens of thousands of hours is probably a bit of an exaggeration. I regret not doing those calculations before writing the comment. Ten thousand hours is probably about right, but not “tens.”)

The artist herself has turned off the comments section on any of her Instagram posts, too, that had comments left by other people about this particular topic.

Since then, I received an unsolicited second email from the artist. She is “aware of a vehement negative reaction to the piece that the NYT T/style magazine has just run about me,” and that it “must stem from a misunderstanding.”

Oh good, well at least it was only a misunderstanding, eh? And, apparently, “[i]f anything, it is an homage to your work.” She goes on to tell me other 8-bit imagery like “Nintendo, Atari” have also had an influence, which seems weird considering they all look like my drawings not like “Nintendo, Atari” stuff. In her more recent work she often puts characters next to each other and in the email seems to feel like this means she is doing something different.

There’s a lot more waffling on, self-justification. Y’know, I can understand this. It must be a pebble in the shoe of happiness to have this issue come up at this moment in your career. Doing some mental gymnastics to free yourself of guilt is what lots of us do at various points in our lives.

She finished her email like so:

“Never have I thought that what I was doing (beyond my first exploratory quilt) was anywhere near copying you. If, beyond this misunderstanding over images of this quilt, you still feel that I have copied you, such feelings are unmerited and unfortunate.”

So there we go, it was all a misunderstanding. It’s not an apology, so it can’t be considered a non-apology apology. But it’s along those lines, innit? Me feeling angry and annoyed by this person’s work is “unmerited and unfortunate.” Aw, well, if that’s how you feel, I’ll just stop, right? That’s not how this works.

So, yes, here we are. A heads up for you that this exists and I’m not cool with it. I feel like this person has created a career for herself off the back of my work. She may no longer be actively copying my work, but she’s still ripping the style, and would never have got to that place had it not been for copying my work in the first place. It feels wrong. I’m not happy about it. And I wanna be that pebble in her shoe. Minipops, these tiny pixelly versions of famous people, are mine. I’m proud of them and the many hours I put into them.

And for meta commentary, here’s a pixel drawing of an embroidered version of a pixel self portrait.

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Best Song Ever by One Direction

On this day
Old drawings, 28 April 2011

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article
Structural coloration

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April 28th, 2017 at 3:02 am

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3,305: Pixels

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Here’s some more recent pixel drawings. I’m very much enjoying using pixels at the moment. There’s a reason this burst of activity has come about, and I will write about it in the next few days, but I need to be, um, in a certain frame of mind to write what may be a long post. I’ve been meaning to do it for about a week, but I’m not ready yet. Hopefully tomorrow or Friday.

So anyway, pixels. Here’s a self portrait as an air dancer:

Here’s something that is pixelly, but based on the idea of pixel as a defined shape. That defined shape here is a triangle in this instance:

Introspective by the Pet Shop Boys:

Bratwurst im brötchen:

Currywurst:

Kraftwurst:

Some Minipops: David Foster Wallace, Die Antwoord, Graeme Souness, and David Bowie and Mick Jagger.

And finally, a pixel drawing of an embroidered version of a Minipop self portrait:

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Issues by Julia Michaels, again

On this day
Puebla, 26 April 2011

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article
Fractal

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April 26th, 2017 at 4:38 am

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3,303: Fußball in Berlin, supplementary game No. 4

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After tweeting some photos from the Tennis Borussia game last weekend, a fan mentioned that there was an away game that was relatively easily-accessible. They were playing FC Strausberg. Strausberg is a small town in the state of Brandenberg about 30km east of Berlin, but still on the S-Bahn line. Considering I’d already expanded the Eleven Teams project to include a supplementary visit to another Brandenberg team on the S-Bahn (SV Babelsberg 03), it seemed entirely apt that I should go. (This extension to include S-Bahn-accessible teams* means that I will probably have to go and see SV Germania 90 Schöneiche at some point, too. They are in Schöneiche, also in Brandenberg, which I guess I should point out is a state that entirely surrounds the city-state of Berlin. Seeing them would properly seal the project and the supplementary project as done, without leaving any threads hanging.)

*Looking at how I’ve got to the fifteen games I’ve been to, two were in walking distance, one was via tram, one on the U-Bahn, ten via S-Bahn, and another via S-Bahn and bus.

The journey out to Strausberg was a bit longer than it should’ve been due to the line being closed at its eastern end for some reason: repairs, I assume. The last few stations on the line were via a replacement bus. All in all, it took about an hour and three-quarters door-to-door. As with all of these stadiums that I’ve never been to before, I took a screen shot of the location on Google Maps so I could see where I was heading. Needn’t really have bothered as there was a football fans’ trail of stickers on lampposts and such things from the S-Bahn station all the way to the ground.

The FC Strausberg stadium is called Energie Arena. Eight euros to get in. It’s a perfectly simple affair. A running track with worn-out markings and only one side of the ground has bleachers and areas to stand. But they do have a rather attractive little cabin for the stadium announcer. The team has a cool badge, though, with an ostrich kicking a ball. After getting a beer (€2.50), for the first time on this Berlin fußball journey, I went and stood in the part of the ground with the away supporters.

After last weekend’s Tennis game I had seen all the Berlin teams in the top five tiers. I mentioned that there were two teams which I kinda dug: Tennis Borussia Berlin and SV Babelsberg 03. Midweek, I went to another Babelsberg game, and stood there, while I enjoyed it and big respect to their fans and all that, I kinda knew that Tennis would be “my” Berlin team. Can’t say how or why that feeling came about. It just did.

It was sunny for a bit, then it hailed, then rained. Then got sunny again. And then rained again. The home team took the lead after about half an hour, and Tennis equalised just before half time. It was an average game. The home team didn’t have ballboys or girls, so the goalie had to go and retrieve wayward shots himself.

Just after half time I got chatting to the guy who contacted me on Twitter. I’d noticed two or three people that could’ve been the person I half-remembered from a thumbnail Twitter avatar, but was a bit too shy to ask any of them if they were the person. Thankfully, he was more outgoing than me, and we had a nice wee chat. Thoroughly pleasant fellow.

In the 76th minute, Tennis scored again. 1-2. And that’s how it ended. Attendance 169. My guess would be half of those were away fans. After the Tennis team had had a wee post-win huddle, they came over to the Tennis fans, applauded them, then walked along the front row and high-fived fans, which I’m fairly sure I’ve never seen before at a football game.

I chatted with a couple of other Tennis fans on the way back to the bus to get the S-Bahn back to Berlin. A very friendly bunch. I’ll be seeing those fans, that team again on Wednesday back at their home stadium.

The Eleven Berlin Teams Project:
Hertha BSC v Eintracht Frankfurt, (25/2/17)
FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin v 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig (18/3/17)
FC Hertha 03 Zehlendorf v SV Lichtenberg 47, (19/3/17)
Berliner AK 07 v FC Schönberg 95, (22/3/17)
VSG Altglienicke v FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin, (25/3/17)
Berliner FC Dynamo v Hertha BSC II, (29/3/17)
Hertha BSC II v FSV Union Fürstenwalde, (1/4/17)
Charlottenburger FC Hertha 06 v 1. FC Frankfurt, (2/4/17)
1. FC Union Berlin v Erzgebirge Aue, (5/4/17)
SV Lichtenberg 47 v SV Victoria Seelow, (14/4/17)
Tennis Borussia Berlin v FC Hansa Rostock II, (15/4/17)

The Eleven Berlin Teams Project Supplementary Games:
SV Empor Berlin v 1. FC Union Berlin, (23/3/17)
SV Babelsberg 03 v Berliner AK 07, (7/4/17)
SV Babelsberg 03 v Hertha BSC II, (20/4/17)
FC Strausberg v Tennis Borussia Berlin, (23/4/17)

A wee bit of artwork
After the Bundesliga football diamonds last week, I decided to do football diamonds for the Eleven Berlin Teams Project:

And here’s some football-related Minipops. First, Brazilian legend Sócrates. Second, the Lincoln City manager and assistant manager, the Cowley brothers. Third, the starting XI from Lincoln City’s National League title-winning game vs. Macclesfield Town on Saturday. Fourth, Lionel Messi.

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Green Light by Lorde

On this day
Flamingos through a hole in the window frame, 24 April 2012

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article
Square number

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April 24th, 2017 at 11:18 am

3,300: German Minipops Week

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Here’s the last bunch of German Minipops. I enjoyed doing this. Was nice to look at some old ones and do some new ones. It’s not gonna be something I do every week, but feels like something I could do every couple of months. So I’m pencilling in another week of specific nationality Minipops for mid-June.

🇩🇪🎾 Steffi Graf 🎾🇩🇪

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🇩🇪🎾 Boris Becker 🎾🇩🇪

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🇩🇪 Helmut Kohl 🇩🇪

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🇩🇪 DJ Hell 🇩🇪

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🇩🇪⚽️ Gerd Müller ⚽️🇩🇪

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🇩🇪 Rosa Luxemburg 🇩🇪

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German Minipops Week
Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5

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April 21st, 2017 at 5:10 pm

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3,299: German Minipops Week

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Day four of German Minipops Week.

🇩🇪🎤 Mia. 🎤🇩🇪

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🇩🇪🎤🕶 Heino 🕶🎤🇩🇪

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🇩🇪 Karl Lagerfeld 🇩🇪

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🇩🇪⚽️ Christoph Daum ⚽️🇩🇪

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April 21st, 2017 at 4:52 am

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3,298: Prince

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A Minipop of Prince for every year of his career, 1978 to 2016.

You can see it a bit bigger here.

For those of you keeping track, these are Minipops Nos. 1,264 to 1,302.

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Big Brother UK TV Theme by Elementfour

On this day
Sine

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article
21.04.16, 21 April 2016

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April 21st, 2017 at 2:23 am

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3,297: German Minipops Week

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Iiiiiiit’s Kraftwerk day!

🇩🇪🚊🎹 1977 🎹🚊🇩🇪

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🇩🇪🎹 1978 🎹🇩🇪

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🇩🇪🎹 1991 🎹🇩🇪

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🇩🇪🎹 2016 🎹🇩🇪

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And here’s something every German will recognise:

🇩🇪💩 Toi Toi 💩🇩🇪

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German Minipops Week
Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5

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April 20th, 2017 at 3:30 am

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3,295: German Minipops Week

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Guten Morgen, lieblings. Day two of German Minipops Week.

🇩🇪 Albert Einstein 🇩🇪

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🇩🇪 Carsten Jancker 🇩🇪

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🇩🇪 Thomas Gottschalk 🇩🇪

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🇩🇪 Otto Rehhagel, manager of the breathtakingly exciting 👀 Greece team that won Euro 2004 🇩🇪

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🇩🇪 Die Ärzte. My memory is that they wore school uniforms for their MTV Unplugged thing 🇩🇪

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🇩🇪🏀 Dirk Nowitzki 🏀🇩🇪

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German Minipops Week
Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5

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April 19th, 2017 at 3:26 am

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3,293: German Minipops Week

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Guten Morgen, lieblings.

All this week on Instagram and Twitter, I’m celebrating my creation (Minipops) and the country from where I am typing these word (Germany). Some old ones from the archive, and some new ones. I’ll add them on the blog too. Starting right about now:

🇩🇪 This week I'll be presenting Minipops of German people. Some from the Minipops archives, some brand new ones. Here's kuddly Karl Marx. 🇩🇪

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🇩🇪 This week I'll be presenting Minipops of German people. Some from the Minipops archives, some brand new ones. Here's fashion designer Rudolph Mosshamer. 🇩🇪

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🇩🇪 This week I'll be presenting Minipops of German people. Some from the Minipops archives, some brand new ones. Here's footballer Rudi Völler. 🇩🇪

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🇩🇪 Angela Merkel (I didn't realise until just now that I'd done her twice, as it were. Once in 2007, again in 2016.) 🇩🇪

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🇩🇪 Trio. My second favourite German band. 🇩🇪

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🇩🇪 Pope Benedict XVI 🇩🇪

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🇩🇪🏀 Detlef Schrempf 🏀🇩🇪

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🇩🇪 Gerhard Richter 🇩🇪

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German Minipops Week
Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5

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April 18th, 2017 at 4:20 am

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3,289: Minipops Nos. 1,244-1,249

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There’s a reason for this new spurt of Minipops. I’ll get around to writing about that at some point in the next week or so, I imagine.

But for now: it’s actually a lot of fun doing them again. So here’s six new ones: Bernie Ecclestone, Klaus Nomi, Gareth Bale, David Lynch, Conan O’Brien, and Jim Jarmusch.

Minipops archvie here

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Nobody’s Diary by Yazoo

On this day
Dorothy’s backing band, 14 April 2015

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article
Stadion

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April 14th, 2017 at 1:59 am

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3,288: Minipops Nos. 1,238-1,243

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Some more of the wee fellas. Three bad humans, a musician, a footballer, and a football manager: Bashar al-Assad, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Skrillex, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Arsène Wenger.

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Hold Me Now by Thompson Twins

On this day
Just something I saw, 13 April 2008

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article
Skepsis

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April 13th, 2017 at 4:05 am

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3,287: Minipops Nos. 1,235-1,237

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I’ve been thinking about doing some more Minipops for a few days. So, yeh, here’s some new ones: the wonderful Yazoo, the awful prime minster of the United Kingdom, and lovely Jürgen Klopp.

More soon.

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Only You by Yazoo.

On this day
Glaciar Martial, 12 April 2008

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article
Lyceum (Classical)

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April 12th, 2017 at 3:03 am

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