Tag Archives: london

26 Words

From random selections to choosing to create a strict Vinca verse form, this project was brought to life through the liberation of constraints.

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From home to home

A collaborative poem on a building site hoarding makes for a more interesting, intriguing piece of communication

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Typographical salvage

Fellow typophiles and letterati might want to direct themselves to Glyphics Signs on Leonard Street, EC2. The company makes all manner of signage and print, from wayfinding and wallpaper to vinyls and hand lettering. But the real draw is the eclectic collection of alphabetical orphans they have for sale.

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Turned out nice again

The Southbank Centre invited me to create a language installation for the Festival of Neighbourhood. The site stretches from Waterloo Bridge to the London Eye, and incorporates the new Jubilee Gardens that front the old Shell complex. Language is a strong theme in this year’s summer festivities. They include the London Literary Festival, typo-graphics by [...]

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From the heart

“Brand is not a communication issue,” says Olins, “it is an issue of communication plus behaviour plus product.”

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Back to Midtown

If you’re going to promote an area’s links with great writers, you have to do better than ‘The Bloomsbury Set, based in the area included Virginia Woolf and E.M. Forster.’ It doesn’t even make sense.

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The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life

‘In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London.’ With these words the Spitalfields Life blog was born, back in August 2009.

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Wordsnaps

Isn’t it a bit odd to use the conceit of the dictionary definition when your brand name is “rhubarb” – a word sometimes used to connote meaningless talk?

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A brief sunshine

So, the installation you can see in the image above is by Joseph Kosuth, and you’ll find it in Southwark. The words are from the closing chapter of Charles Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers.

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Passing thoughts

Why have they made one of the most historically rich parts of London sound like an area in Manhattan?

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