More finds from my old scrapbook (stop me if all this reminiscing is getting a little boring).
About 10 years ago I had this idea for a book. It was a crap idea and it never went anywhere. But I did compile a list of people I would like to contribute. So this is kind of a list of the Top 30 or so graphic designers from ten years ago. As decided by me.
Most of these people would be on that list if I wrote it again today (there would be additions obviously). Quite a few of them I've met now, which is a bit odd.
Once upon a long, long time ago I applied for a job on a pornographic magazine. As a designer. I even went for an interview. In the interview I had to design two double page spreads in one hour. I remember finding that really hard at the time, whereas now it would be easy.
The day before the interview I sat down and tried to work some through some layouts on paper. Looking back they seem devoid of any real thought. Completely gridless! But colourful and all good fun.
I didn't get the job and I was told that my layouts weren't, er, graphic enough (not the graphic you and I mean). Shame - because they paid very well!