It's been quite a week. But then they all are these days to be honest. Some good stuff, some bad stuff. Some exciting, some dull.
But hey, let's talk about some exciting bits.
Matt Locke generously organised a nice dinner with lots of lovely, friendly, smart people. Some people I knew like Matt Webb and Chris, some people I hadn't seen for 10 years like Johnny, some people I knew but hadn't spoken to properly like Alice and some people I'd never met before like Michael who works for Pixar. When I say "works", he leads the team that does pre-production engineering (Story, Art, Editorial, etc.) Amazing.
Inevitably, he has a brilliant business card. The kids loved that. Heck, the grown ups loved it!
Then Michael Bierut from Pentagram popped into work to chat to the design team. Enlightening and inspiring, as well as hilarious. There's no-one on earth who can make graphic design appear so... so god damn funny. That's quite a skill.
The most rewarding bit for me was the reaction from my team. He's an extract from one email I received afterwards, "Bloody nora. Amazing talk. He was incredibly inspiring, intelligent and funny."
I briefed the team on a new project that I'm expecting big things of.
On the way back from a meeting I went into a shop and bought a new book.
And then there was a meeting about a another thing. A thing which we're hoping will turn into a very big thing. I'm working on that this weekend. Rule breaking and extremely exciting.
And then tonight an exhibition opens at the Walker Arts Centre in Minneapolis which features Newspaper Club. I'm extremely proud of that. The people we're in there with are incredible. Next summer the exhibition moves to the Cooper Hewitt in New York, so I'm hoping to pop over.
And I had some very nice feedback from some people who've used Newspaper Club this week. It's so rewarding to hear that stuff. I don't have much day to day contact with the business that is done by Tom, Anne, Emily and Silje and who are all brilliant and are building something special.
I wonder what next week will bring. Well, there's Harriet and then there's the Kenneth Grange thing and then... exciting times...