That was pretty good, wasn't it?
I'd like to say a really big thank you to Henrietta, you guys seem to agree that she did a grand job.
Personally it was weird and exciting to log on every day and see someone else writing on here. As an experiment I think it worked well. It gave you all a rest from me and it added a slightly different flavour to the blog. Hits went up (not sure if that was a good thing or a bad thing) and I noticed a few different faces around the place.
I really liked the 7 Rules of Showcasing Architecture in Print post, I'm in love with the Magnum book (more on that soon) and I'm really glad she saved me the trouble of posting about the Matthew Williamson exhibition. (There are a few more pictures of that on Flickr and the picture above is also from the show, well worth a visit.) The death of Barcelona street art post has been linked to all over the place. Let me know in the comments what you thought.
And now back to normal.
Well not quite. Speaking in the broadest sense possible most designers fall into two camps; Form or Function. Hopefully you've already noticed, but I'm very firmly in the Function camp. It's quite not as simple as that of course, as Michael Bierut is often pointing out.
There's a lot of Function on this blog and (maybe) not enough Form. So welcome to Beauty Week. A whole week of stuff that, well, stuff that just looks beautiful. No big theory, no grand ideas, just great looking stuff.
But before that, last night was the final episode of the amazing, Shakespearian, Sopranos. It was stunning. And that's as good a reason as any to direct you to Michael Bierut's Everything I Know About Design I Learned from The Sopranos.