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davidthedesigner
Interests: blue and orange.
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OK, this makes it official: I'm giving up on this blog for the time being. Mainly because I'm trying to find as many ways as I can to stay away from screens. And I do wish this TypePad software was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at david the designer
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One consequence of saying goodbye to celsius was that all of the links to my pantone past became obsolete. Which means that some of you arriving via Google might have got a little lost. So just for you I've been... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at david the designer
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If you've known me for a long time, or known of me for a long time, or maybe been a long-time reader of this blog, then you might have once known me as celsius. Or, to be more precise, known... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at david the designer
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Comes with a little stick of Blackpool rock, no doubt. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at david the designer
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In case you haven't seen it already, a proposal for a Royal Mail postage stamp from that clever chap Daniel Eatock. Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at david the designer
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One of the first friends I made via this blog was the Dutch designer Ko Sliggers. We've never met of course (though maybe one day we will). But Ko pops up in my in-box every couple of years to tell... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at david the designer
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You may well think that this blog is dead. But it's not: it's merely resting. Just waiting for the right moment to return with a vengeance. Although that might not be for some time yet. I'll keep you posted though... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at david the designer
You perhaps need to think of me as being like an old actor, Gerry – mostly resting these days, but popping up every now and then to attend an audition. Waiting for my 'Downton Abbey' moment, as it were.
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I don't know about you, but I've begun to notice that brown cars are beginning to make their presence known on the highways and byways. Well, I say brown, but more usually the colour might better be described as sludge.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2013 at david the designer
Posted Oct 7, 2013 at david the designer
I followed that link in your post and this is how it's headed: "This article appears to be written like an advertisement". If I were you I'd start from there.
...to bang another drum (and if you're a designer you should read it). Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at david the designer
A snake came to my water-trough On a hot, hot day, and I in pyjamas for the heat, To drink there. In the deep, strange-scented shade of the great dark carob tree I came down the steps with my pitcher... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at david the designer
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Hey Mr Builder: that doesn't quite ring true, does it? Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at david the designer
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Type City by Hong Seon Jang. *200 smiles - that has to be worth celebrating! Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at david the designer
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I'm loving the work of Belgian photographer Bert Danckaert (via Tim George). Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at david the designer
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I popped into the Pitt Rivers Museum yesterday (as one does) and was rather taken by this Ghanaian coffin for a shopkeeper. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at david the designer
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It's Friday afternoon, right? I've stopped blogging on Fridays because my visitor stats tell me that come Friday afternoon you've all sloped off to the pub, or your house in the country, or whatever else you get up to when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at david the designer
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...when you start to believe that a kitchen is not a kitchen unless it has ground-level lighting. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at david the designer
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I can't look at Paul McCartney these days without thinking that he's turning into Ken Dodd. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2013 at david the designer
Well here we are - safely landed in 2013ville. And for most of us (designers that is) the first day back at work. The time, usually, to reflect upon the year just gone. Which, for 2012, invariably means the Olympics.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at david the designer
I've artworked a few of those in my time - and they were always referred to as mileage charts.
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2012 on Sheet Head #8 at Ace Jet 170
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Dear Mr Tesco, Dear Mr Sainsbury I give up. I won't shop again until you shut that f***ing Christmas music down. Funny how such seemingfully cheerful music can make your customers so miserable - or are you too busy calculating... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2012 at david the designer
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Yes, yes, yes, yeeeeeeeeeeees! Top Ten Sexy Staircases. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2012 at david the designer