Tuesday, 20 January 2009


Gropius drove a Ford / The car park at Dessau

I wonder if Walter

Monday, 19 January 2009

Design Process

I should have put this up a while ago, but never the less this is the example of my design process. I have designed it so i can use it myself as it provides me with some clear guidelines to how I should approach each new problem. By linking up the points that i feel are most important they provide a more accessible reference. I have used Orator Standard italic which only comprises of uppercase letters, initially used on IBM typewriters, it is used for technical documentation. I just think it is brilliantly legible almost 80's with its tabulation.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009


Space, systems, structure

Bernd and Hilla Becher

They wanted to reject the post war subjective, sentimental aesthetic returning back to the industrial, scientific representation of systems established within the 1920's and 30's. It is an exploration into a world built by humans and run by them, they look like futuristic cities. Quite desolate though, empty and unused reflecting a bygone time where these machines would have had use. Im not interested in their original but their anatomy. Not as illustrations either but as an idea of form. I cant help but remember how i felt when i drove past one of these structures on the journey to Amsterdam, i just stayed within view for about half an hour as we drove through Belgium. Like in the photos they were still lifeless objects. Shame i cant find my original photographs

Pitheads 1974
Subjective photography, based on personal feeling or prejudices? There is nothing much here but objectivity, what both Bernd and Hilla  .

Image And Paper

I found this whilst in the old Griffin of Fletching, I always knew that all the best sources are found in pubs. In europe there are places that i dream of living this is one of them. This photograph for the Financial Times is printed CMYK straight onto their beautiful pink stock, making the whites a salmon pink and purple (wish i knew the pantone mixtures) combined with the use of the Miller Display Light typeface really does wonders for this article.
i could dream