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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 […]

Jarvis Cocker — Mother, Brother, Lover

I don’t always get on well with song lyrics. All too often, the words to a song sound trite and naff. Their tendency to have to rhyme makes them seem absurd. Usually I find myself thinking, am I supposed to take these words seriously? That is probably one reason why I am normally drawn more towards […]

Brutalism: Post-War British Architecture

I have found myself developing an interest in brutalism, the style of architecture that was predominant in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. I have had a slight interest in modern architecture in the past, but I am finding myself increasingly drawn to brutalist structures and other buildings from this era. It is not just the […]