Tag Archives: Design

Between the lines

Despite the Cold War editorial shadow play, much of what Encounter published seems thoughtful, considered and independent, and certainly bears reading today.

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Ruminations

I picked up a carton of the milk chocolate version, looked at the packaging and entered a parallel world of Modern Milk-soaked surrealism.

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Visual editing

A contemporary version of Swiss Design doesn’t have to mean clean lines and stark type, just the unremitting application of logic, analysis and clarity to the design process.

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Your attention, please

Lots of visits today thanks to an interesting conversation taking place on Twitter about writing, reading, technology and attention span. The original article I wrote can be found here. It now has some further comments from others, including one today from Tom Albrighton. The new article that got me going this morning is here: Less Text, […]

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99% right

The 99% name is a memorable counterblast to contemporary scaremongering and crippling community anxiety around young people.

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Journey: day four

They don’t mind the electronically self-fucking bed, neither do they mind the condom curtain, they don’t even mind the explicit auto-porno-pose-brothel-Polaroids, but they are having a problem with the smell in THE BEDROOM

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Balls™

If you set out to celebrate engineering you must ensure your copy is brilliantly engineered. The ideas must make sense. The thoughts must connect. The jargon should lead to illumination, not frustration. The benefits should flow from the conversation, not remain obscured by self-satisfied technical babble.

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Attention

Far from being helpless victims of technology-driven dumbing-down, we are actively paying attention in all sorts of new and productive ways.

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Unfinished conclusions

What is this obsession with finishing things? Does life really become more manageable with beginnings, middles and ends, or is ‘finished’ just a comfort zone? The point at which any act concludes is purely subjective. We are in a perpetual state of unfinished everything.

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Rabbits & Rats & Co Ltd

I am amazed that Shoreditch and Hoxton are cursed with so much dismal graffiti. You have complete freedom to do whatever you want to do, but most can barely rub two ideas together. So all the more brilliant to discover works of bloody art which not only regurgitate the neighbourhood, but you love so much […]

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