Who knows what particularly nasty rash is combatted by this ointment but there's something modernistically compelling and quite beautiful about the positioning of that red band. Notice too that the rule on which the lion is strolling is positioned exactly vertically central; suggesting either a designer with a precise mind or a happy accident. If you've got a nasty rash and a tube of Fucidin, to apply twice daily, perhaps you could check your box to see if Leo is similarly positioned. Please let me know. Thanks (and I hope it clears up soon).
In anticipation of the second Build Conference, the organisers (well, Andy) has dispatched emergency survival kits to the select few. Actually, he might have sent loads out for all I know. One thing I do know for sure is that I got one, because here it is, complete with stuff and things that will be indispensable to the devoted attendee.
I'm not exaggerating when I describe last year's conference as life-changing. This year's is likely to be better and includes people I've actually heard of, like Frank Chimero and the amazing Jessica Hische (who turned down a commission from us, but I'll try not to mention that). Local beards Chris and Nick will be working things out on paper and Tim Brown from Typekit will be speaking - along with a load of other people that know things that I wish I knew.
I don't know what tickets are still available but if you know what's good for you, you should do your damnedest to get one.
I think Alice is doing OK. Seems fairly happy. She sings a bit and eats nuts. She did a really nice job this week on a branding project. It looked superb. This is her final degree project - her response to the ISTD brief. And a lovely piece of work it is too. You can read all about it here. (Forgive her blogs brokenness, she's working on it).
Found this in the surplus box in our local charity bookshop. Deserving much better I salvaged it even though I've already got it. Designed by Richard Hollis, in my opinion it's probably the second best Penguin Specials cover from that time. The best being Hollis's cover for The Stagnant Society from around the same time.
You might know Richard Hollis from his essential book Swiss Graphic Design from a few years ago but his website is superb with loads of examples of exceptional work.