about me.I am by no means an expert in design, or even a designer. What I am is a design addict; a design geek. I am endlessly fascinated by design and soak it up like a sponge. I'll share what I find here - just in case you find it interesting too.
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The first time I saw Gary Hustwit’s 80 minute documentary about a font, Helvetica, was at the ICA; part of a competition with some friends to organise the geekiest Friday night out which had started with a screening of This is Tomorrow (a documentary largely about a carpet*) at the Royal Festival Hall with a live score performed by Saint Etienne. Needless to say, I won, albeit by a fairly narrow margin!
Helvetica, now my favourite film, was my introduction to a number of influential graphic designers, not least Wim Crouwel and Experimental Jetset. Continue reading
A month with five Sundays affords me the opportunity to deviate from my usual topics and include a little something about Festival Style; topical at the moment due to the Southbank Centre’s 60th anniversary celebrations of 1951’s Festival of Britain which began last week and run until September.
The highly magnetic brass metre-high ‘coin’ supposedly “fell to Earth from a giant’s palm.” Continue reading