I'm trying to be clever here. Well, not exactly clever, but flash. You know. I've just got back from the launch party of Pentagram's new book, Pentagram Marks: 400 Symbols and Logos.
I know that those of you who don't live in London and those of you who don't get invited to things like this love these Behind The Party Scenes posts. (Stop laughing you cynical ones at the back, I'm being serious. These posts are really popular.)
So, what's the clever bit? It's 10pm now and the party is still going strong and I'm blogging about it. It's like live blogging. But not live. Good, eh?
OK I'll stop now.
Amid all the usual tales of gossip and canapés the most interesting thing was this xylophone / z book device. A clever way of solving the near impossible problem of how to show small graphic works. 3rd year degree students take note.
I've been in Portland for a few days and I've a few things to tell you about that and we'll also have a review of the book coming up. Exciting times, listeners, exciting times.
Well, good to have you back. 400 marks, eh? What's that in Euros?
Posted by: davidthedesigner | Dec 04, 2008 at 23:03
I read the heading in the feedreader and thought Pentagram were judging a political organisation's design offerings. How wrong I was.
Why are all the pictures at shin height?
Posted by: Andrew Kingham | Dec 05, 2008 at 09:25
I hear Dorset's quite chilly this time of year. Hope you wrapped up warm.
Posted by: John | Dec 05, 2008 at 09:35
Why is that format called 'xylophone' ?
Posted by: Tom | Dec 05, 2008 at 09:58
It isn't. I made that up.
Posted by: Ben | Dec 05, 2008 at 11:18
By the way, that's an interesting dress code they seem to have at Pentagram. I hope you didn't wear trainers?
Posted by: davidthedesigner | Dec 05, 2008 at 12:03
Did you wear your pink shirt and overcoat Ben ? The beige one with the big lapels ? The Liberal Democrat one.
Posted by: Tom | Dec 05, 2008 at 14:37
Ooh, that's below the belt Tom. A little gentle humour, yes - but we don't want to frighten him away, do we now?
Posted by: davidthedesigner | Dec 05, 2008 at 15:27
i was invited to that party. couldnt face being surrounded by graphic designers for a night, not sure why anyone would want to spend the night surrounded by graphic designers, but there you go..
Posted by: Rusty | Dec 05, 2008 at 17:45
Posted by: alexparrott | Dec 07, 2008 at 20:01
Posted by: Ben | Dec 07, 2008 at 20:34
I'm jealous… That looks like a great book at a good party!
Posted by: alexparrott | Dec 08, 2008 at 07:27