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Maps are good. London is good. Street Signs are good. A map of London’s street signs? Well that’s just brilliant. Even if I do say so myself. Following on from the success of my London Street Signs book, I teamed up with the good folks at Blue Crow Media to create the London Street Signs […]
I’ve just returned from a trip to France and Spain, and while there I caught the fantastic Nit de Foc, or Night of Fire, in Sitges, a town just along the coast from Barcelona. The night is the warm-up (if you’ll pardon the pun) for the Santa Tecla festival which happens the following weekend. It’s […]
I spend most of my time designing stuff. But I also spends a fair bit of time hiding behind a camera. I thought I’d share a selection of my work from across the last ten years. Check out more of it over at Alistair Hall Photography.
We found a copy of an old HMSO book lying around over the weekend, and thought we’d share some of the brilliant images from its pages. The book was first published in 1969 by the Department of Transport and the Central Office of Information. Our copy is the third edition, from 1979, and the tenth […]
Over the past seven nights, London has played host to a stunningly beautiful light installation, Spectra, by the artist Ryoji Ikeda. Installed at Victoria Tower Gardens, right next door to the Houses of Parliament, the installation (which ended at dawn this morning) consisted of a bank of forty nine static high-powered searchlights, grouped together in […]
Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney and Jeff Goodman, 1963 The Royal Academy invited us along last week to check out their new show, Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album. It’s an interesting exhibition, featuring over four hundred shots taken by Hopper between 1961 and 1967. Here’s what he had to say about them when […]
We’ve just taken delivery of one of the first copies of Master it – How to cook today, the new book we recently designed for the fantastic chef Rory O’Connell. Rory is one of the loveliest guys you could hope to meet, and an inspirational chef and teacher. He co-founded the hugely influential Ballymaloe Cookery School with his […]
Sebastião Salgado’s incredible new show, Genesis, opened recently at the Natural History Museum, and we went along over the weekend to take a look. The exhibition is the result of eight years work, during which Salgado travelled the globe, seeking out examples of the unspoiled and the untouched – ‘my wish was to do a […]
Over the weekend we had a bit of a play with the new iPhone photo sharing app Rando, produced by digital design studio Ustwo as an exercise in “just fucking doing it” – getting something up and running in super quick time. The app is a stripped back from of photosharing – when you take a […]
This is what Alistair was getting up to a couple of weekends ago. Because dressing up as Stormtroopers is fun. Photos by Angus Stewart, uniforms by Millennium Costumes.
Well, it’s been a longtime coming, but Flickr have finally pulled a decent iPhone app out of the bag, and it’s looking Instagram square in the face. It combines Flickr’s great sharing & viewing functionality with a fairly solid camera application (following hot on Twitter’s heels, using the SDK from the folks at Aviary). It shoots […]
If you’re into photography, then London is a great place to be right now. There’s a wealth of fantastic exhibitions on in some of the city’s major galleries, most of them running right through to the beginning of January. We’ve been out and about recently to check out a few of them. First up, there’s […]
That was pretty blooming brilliant wasn’t it? Bring on the Paralympics. (All images © Alistair Hall, full set here.)
We nipped along this morning to the big new show at the V&A, British Design 1948-2012, a retrospective of the creative industries in Britain since the end of the Second World War. Timed to make the most of the Olympic hordes who’ll be hitting the capital this summer (the show ends the same day as […]
The latest issue of The Ride Journal (#6) has just launched, and as always it’s full of a fantastic mix of words, illustrations, and photography about all forms of cycling goodness. (More full than normal in fact, as this is their largest issue to date.) This issue also includes a piece written and photographed by […]