Yesterday was bright and sunny in London, momentarily distracting me from the gloom and sadness of world events. So it was good to walk around in the warmth of sun. As I did I noticed that so many people were well, just not here. It was a combination of being glued to their mobiles or texting as the made their way, often walking straight into the road oblivious to the oncoming traffic, while others were just in deep in thought. No one seemed to be aware of the world around them. But I was, every step of the way. Here’s what I saw…
What were they thinking - a typographical walk?
This was not London but Bruges. I tend to snap away wherever I am.
This long gone sign writer's work is still in daily use.
What goes on here?
So this is where he is.
Look up and see our typographical past.
Gill Sans, 70 odd years on and still beautiful.
Even scrappy doorways can be beautiful.
This is not London but Barcelona and lovely with it.
Save the Children have launched an appeal to help the many displaced families made homeless in Japan's heartbreaking disaster. Please help them in their work by donating whatever you can afford. For the link to their appeal site click HERE.
I am so saddened and overwhelmed by the events in Japan that I find it difficult to think about the seemingly frivolous world of graphic design. Instead I offer you a beautifully written and presented piece by BBC4 Today’s presenter James Naughtie on the aftermath of this human tragdy. It demonstrates the power of words at its very best... Click here.