I’ve been having an interesting Facebook debate this weekend with a few friends. It largely concerns the forthcoming referendum in the UK to leave the European Union. I’m pretty proud of it actually and I think it makes for some useful reading. I was feeling somewhat frustrated by the poor quality of debate happening in the British […]
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My ambition is to help nonprofit organisations to connect with their stakeholders by enabling them to express their brand clearly and effectively through excellent visual design.
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My very good friend Sarah Shaw left IPPF today after serving for over 12 years. She held a variety of posts – we first met while she was busy, running the library and looking after the photo collection. As the in-house designer at IPPF, the photography collection of over 40,000 images was an enormously important resource – we […]
I was fortunate enough to attend Nesta’s “Digital Technology in Parks & Open Spaces” event on the 30th July. As always, Nesta fielded a genuinely impressive lineup of speakers across all three of their sessions on how forward-thinking local authorities and park managers are using technology to increase public engagement, fundraise and improve park management. Over the course […]
I recently read about Gareth Mailer’s #100DAYS Blogging challenge and, since I’m painfully aware that my own blogging output has dwindled to the point where I barely ever publish anything, I plan to take a literal approach to the 100 Days aspect and only write approximately 100 words per day for 100 days. That way I reason even I can manage to […]
Since my wife is away in the US right now, I decided to spend some of the my afternoon at the British Museum. I’m working on a design project for The Elders at the moment and, as part of that work, I needed to do some visual research into Tribal costume and pattern. It was a fascinating experience for […]
Positive Money have a new campaign, encouraging us to write to our MP asking if they understand how our monetary system works. Here’s the email I sent Emily Thornberry.
I’m really struggling. I’ve been hacking away at the text for my blog for quite a while now and I’m finding it incredibly hard. I think one of my problems is the process I go through to assemble my thoughts, then write them.
In 1996, while in my third year at Central St Martins college of design, I devised a basic notational system for visualising the spoken word. The system which I named “dictography” adapted aspects of standard musical notation as well as typographic conventions. Since the first version I have further expanded dictography into a more complete notation system.