One of the things that struck me about Alan Fletcher was the fact that he actually did stuff. I'm sure millions of designers have collections of letters but very few would actually make them into something.
So, inspired by this I'm going to do more things with all the stuff I've collected over the years.
For example I've got all these photos.
They're all of typography, mainly signs. I've always wanted to turn them into a book or something. I haven't added to the collection for a few years, so when I look back now they were mainly taken between 1998 and 2003. Australia, Spain, France, UK, San Francisco, Vegas, Colorado, Chicago, New York, New Orleans, Memphis and Monaco are the locations.
So what should I do? A book? A series of posters? An exhibition?
What do you reckon listeners?
How about loading them up to Flickr and getting yourself some decent Moo cards this time?
Posted by: David | Nov 22, 2006 at 19:49
Haha yes maybe. Although I fancy doing something non digital.
By the way, I did get some decent Moo cards, probably 25% didn't print. The ones that worked are marvelous. Bloody lovely. And they gave me the cards for free as some didn't print.
So, Moo cards, brilliant. Get some. http://www.moo.com/
Posted by: Ben | Nov 22, 2006 at 20:53
Posted by: Paul H. Colman | Nov 22, 2006 at 20:56
Posted by: Ben | Nov 22, 2006 at 21:03
What about some sort of rudimentary huge map of the world showing where you've been using postcards. Or something. Uf - I dunno. Been at work all day and that's pretty much the final semi-idea I have. Sorry.
Posted by: Mat | Nov 22, 2006 at 21:24
A book of the exhibition and some promo posters. But before you do all that, send some my way please. Nice "K".
(Or cut them up and make swear words).
Posted by: richard | Nov 22, 2006 at 22:57
As a teenager, the swearwords option wins for me. But big, in posters.
Posted by: Blip | Nov 23, 2006 at 08:43
nice exhibition in your nice new offices?
Posted by: claire | Nov 23, 2006 at 10:20
Book. Or PDF you can share with all of us :)
Posted by: Brad Brooks | Nov 23, 2006 at 12:06
I like the exhibition and book option, like what Erik Kessels does. Or a slideshow and talk somewhere with comfy cushions. But the swear-words idea is a good one too.
Posted by: Steve | Nov 24, 2006 at 09:34
give them to me.
Posted by: Marcus Brown | Nov 24, 2006 at 10:11
scan them in and make a book out of them:
Posted by: henry lambert | Nov 24, 2006 at 11:35
I knew you'd have a sensible suggestion Henry.
Posted by: Ben | Nov 24, 2006 at 12:00
Share them outside design world, perhaps;
a) Organise into triptychs and decorate corporate lifts
b) Use Henry's idea and place book into library shelves
Posted by: Andrew Kingham | Nov 24, 2006 at 14:34
Posted by: Mrs Colman | Nov 25, 2006 at 23:32
Very harsh from you Mrs Colman. I thought you Colmans had a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle policy?
Posted by: Ben | Nov 26, 2006 at 18:22
I don't know if you've seen this, but it's a pretty cool way of displaying stuff: http://lbtoronto.typepad.com/lbto/2006/11/technology_desi.html
BTW thanks for Friday evening - very enjoyable
Posted by: henry lambert | Nov 26, 2006 at 20:11