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Towards the end of last year, the good folks at the St Bride Library got in touch and asked if I’d like to design a poster to help raise funds for the library, on the theme of ‘Collections and Collaborations’. The library originally opened in November 1895, and it’s one of the world’s most significant […]
– Ring, ring, ring – Hey August. Hmm? Yeah, I’m good. Yeah, that’s … look, I think we need to talk. Um, well, yup, it is serious. Well, it’s … it’s just not working for me. What d’you mean ‘what’? All of it! *Sigh* When this began, I thought it was really going to be […]
The We Made This blog is seven years old today. As a seven year old , we can be expected to “enjoy sharing knowledge with others… display a longer attention span… frequently ask adults and peers questions to satisfy their need to know”. And also be able to “roll after landing from a jump” and […]
Right, summer holiday time. Flip flops – check. Camera – check. Books – check. We’ll see you in a week or so. Until then – besos.
We made our way across to the Bargehouse at Oxo Tower Wharf yesterday to check out this year’s Designers Block, and figured we’d treat you to a few of our favourite finds. Just above is Mike Kann’s Muybridge Chair – Gallop 2, part of a series of chairs: “designed to create an animation of movement […]
Well heck, it seems like only yesterday we were sitting down to design the cover for Why I Write for the first Great Ideas Series, but it was actually five years ago… The latest series is just about to be published, and we were asked to design a cover for a collection of essays by […]
While we were at the Ephemera Fair (check out our previous post), we also picked up a brilliant Fantastic Four Whitman Big Little Book (No.19 fact fans) from the late 60s, a bizarre little thing that’s a fusion of comic and book, setting single panel captioned images against facing pages of large type text. In […]
Not often you get to look up at a clear blue sky in London and see it entirely empty of planes… obviously it’s a nightmare for anyone who’s supposed to be on a flight, but for the rest of us, well, it’s kinda lovely.
So we’re back from New York City, narrowly scraping in before the cloud of doom. We had a blast out there, and you can check out some shots on Alistair’s NYC Flickr set. We’ve put together a Google Map of most of the places we visited too. Our highlights were: MoMA: a behemoth, but you can’t beat […]
So, we’re lucky enough to be stateside at the moment, for a week of shenanigans and suchlike in New York. So far, the Big Apple is living up to expectations – we’ve already spotted a guy reading the NY Times on his iPad on the subway, sitting next to a girl with a chihuahua in […]
We made our way across to Spitalfields yesterday, to check out some deeply fine clothes from Old Town Clothing, who specialise in classic British workwear. They’re usually based in Norfolk, but every now and then they move their entire shop down to London, so that us city folk can have a browse. The clothes […]
Well, heck, would you look at that? This weekend marked four years of us wittering on about design and visual culture here on the We Made This blog. We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for reading and commenting and emailing and sending stuff in. People often ask us why […]
It’s always good getting free stuff*. Graphic designer Patrick Fry dropped the first three issues of his new project No.Zine through our door the other day, and very lovely they are too. No.Zine is an idependent arts zine, released in a series. The first collection, 1 to 3, features a variety of young artists, writers, […]
If you’re a regular reader of this blog (we’re assured they exist), you may have noticed that lately we’ve not been posting as frequently as usual. This is partly just the ebb and flow of our work / blog / life balance, but it’s also because we’ve been rather busy moving studios. […]