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Jan 12, 2007


andrew kingham

I can't remember how I found your blog, but I'm grateful I did. It's like coming home after a long day, and as you walk up the path you see the glow from one of the windows. You know someone's home.


This Christmas I photographed the different ß that made up the word 'Straße' on the street signs in a single city in Germany for my blog. The letter has always sat uncomfortably with me, but the experience has helped me understand it's place in typography; an unexpected side-effect.

Tom Gifford

Apparently when I was a toddler I used to throw tantrums if my shoelaces weren't exactly the same length once tied (sounds like a good argument for Velcro). Design therefore seemed like an obvious career choice.

I read an article which suggested that Autism is an extreme form of masculinity. That all men are predisposed to be obsessive about ordering, lists, collecting etc. Perhaps all male designers are bordering on the autistic?


Yeah, that's all very well Ben. They may all have the disease, but I bet they don't all read The Sun and listen to Deacon Blue (or go to George Michael and Steps gigs, for that matter).

You may well be alone after all.

Rob Mortimer

I went to Hong Kong last year.

And despite not being able to read a word of Cantonese, I was able to recognise that two particular symbols were in the typeface of the HK Underground system...

Rob Mortimer

*6 months later

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