Monday, 26 April 2010

Busy busy busy

i know I have been awful at posting recently, but this is a month of madness before my degree show and I really need one less thing to think about! As soon as everything is handed in I will be posting like mad, in part to distract myself from the fact that I don't know what to do after I graduate....
ANYWAY, here's a great typeface. 

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Speaking of random, cheaply made and functional type (last post) I also have a thing for receipts from old cash registers like this. The numbers make no sense!

Bus Tickets

I bought a whole load of old bus tickets a few weeks ago. I love all these old bits of ephemera because of all the clashing typefaces, all the information and grids and because I love the cheapness of it. There's something about cheaply made tickets and the like, the numbers printed on badly and wonky, things like that. I love the randomness of it. And also because of the fact that they were once just everyday items, and now we see them as something beautiful. I wonder what everyday items we have now will one day be looked at in the same way? 

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


The back of this pack of letraset is amazing.

Friday, 9 April 2010

a penguin book

This cover is so awful that it's actually great. I am working on my submission for the penguin brief at the moment. I will be relived to get it done!


Could it be that summer is almost here? I haven't had to wear a coat for days...
apologies for lax posting. Easter holidays and all...

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Stamps Stamps Stamps

It'll take me months to scan all of these in properly. 

Monday, 5 April 2010


I just got back from a long weekend at home. I went for a walk around Charterhouse before I left, it's this old private school near our house, which is really atmospheric and full of strange architecture and beautiful grounds. I love all these mad old halls and dorm houses, very Harry Potter. I never used to think much of it, seeing as it was always there throughout my childhood, but after leaving home and not seeing it for months at a time I have appreciated it again. 

Thursday, 1 April 2010

found photo

Something else I found on the floor in the darkroom