It was far too quite downstairs. Investigations revealed Seth (aged 5) had made a frog.
He explained, "I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.”…I liked it.
If you're in London during December or January you'd be a damned fool to miss Reverting to Type, at the Standpoint Gallery, an exhibition of work by contemporary letterpress practitioners. You can even get to hand print a personalised card on the Adana in residence.
It's reminiscent of some kind of abandoned military base or a set from 70s/80s TV favourite The Professionals, which may go some way to explain why I've always been strangely attracted to Portview. It's not the locale; it's a bit dodgy down there - just a bit. That said, it's good enough for a few notable architects, a great photographer and one of Belfast's best kept graphic design secrets (and some pigeons). And it's where you'll find me in the New Year. I'm very excited to be joining a small, hand-crafted group of super-talented individuals; 2011 will see our amalgamated thinkings applied as one.
Nice though the blocked cover type is, this is not a publication you might expect much from. Except, that is, that there's that name on the front. And anyone familiar with the essential, Lars Müller published, Corporate Diversity from last year will know the name Geigy carries, quite rightly, significant weight in graphic design circles.
Monumentally technical inside, I was delighted to discover that interspersed throughout are Hoffmanesque sales leaflets, bound into the book.