London trip — day four: Design Museum

Day four map: This was my final day in London, and my train was at 2pm. So I had only a few hours to spare in the morning, and decided to take in the Design Museum as my final activity in London. There were two exhibitions on when I visited, both of which are still […]

Just My Type

My name is Duncan and I am interested in fonts. Against my better judgement, sometimes I blurt out this fact, and people run a mile. But is it becoming acceptable? Simon Garfield’s book, Just My Type, would make it seem like a perfectly normal interest. Though there is a nod and a wink towards the […]

On being a dreadful bluffer

One thing I noticed in the Senna film was just how clear Ayrton Senna’s body language often was. The editors probably chose these shots for this very reason. You didn’t need his words. You could see when he was uncomfortable or embarrassed, even if he was pretending otherwise. It reveals so much about Senna that […]

The importance of design for transport

I was pleased to see an article on the BBC News website about the brilliance of the design of the UK’s road signs. Minimalist and clutter-free, British road signs are a design triumph. I often look to transport-related design of all types for inspiration. The reason is because they have to work well. Lives might depend […]