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Your blog has come to me via RSS for a long time now and it's been one of my favourite reads. I've really enjoyed the personal stories and the pictures. As a designer who grew up in the 70s and 80s it has helped me put my work today into some kind of perspective, but mostly it's just been lovely to see the brilliant work you and your peers have done and to read the stories attached to them. Thanks David!
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2014 on unfinished business at david the designer
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I interviewed my 14 year old niece (in Singapore) for an article I was writing about kids and touchscreens. It turns out that she doesn't own a computer. I asked how she got by at school and she said "I can do everything on the phone and I can do it from the couch".
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The leopard skin trousers are a sure sign that the cosmos is swirling. Sorry to hear about Manchas, Cielo and your internet. Sending recovery vibes your way.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2009 on And It Was All YELLOW..... at Chapel of Jimmy Ray
Hi Kevin Not at all doubting what you're saying, but it's not gelling with my real-world experience. I've talked to a people young and old about mobile phone marketing (solicited and unsolicited) and not even "natives" really like advertising on their phones. The common response is that it buzzes in your pocket and forces you to check it, then there's disappointment when it's not a personal message from a friend. We're all very good now at flying through our email inboxes, sorting the good from the bad, the things we want to read from the stuff that can go straight to the trash. You don't get that luxury with the phone. I'd say rather than "52% of Millennials strongly appreciate communication via cell phone or text message" it would be about 5% of the ones I've talked to, if the "communication" in the statistic is marketing. The figure seems way off. I wonder what the question they asked in their survey was. =) Marc
What a great piece of storytelling this article is! Thanks Mike. I've just moved into a new office next door to a printing firm that still does letterpress and I can't wait to take advantage of it. The work here is amazing (I especially liked the Millenium Stamp). Inspiring!
Oh dear... I hate to only comment when I disagree with something, sorry David. But... "Gill Sans would have achieved the desired effect far more elegantly". Nooooo. Nothing wrong with Gill Sans, it's a fine font with a fine tradition, but you would have got an ugly wide W where the very nice one is now, and that would be a shame. =) Marc
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2009 on not so sweet after all at david the designer
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Michael Moore wouldn't get away with the lederhosen. ;-)
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2009 on Cohen/Borat/Bruno ambush at Grant McCracken
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I loved how Mr Seidman says "I think a lot of gay people are buying the DVDs. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! " =p Yes, of course there's a gay audience for the show. As there was for The Wire, Dexter, Weeds and any number of other "above the cut" TV shows. The interesting question he could have asked is... why? The eye candy? Not really, though as he says, "Not that there’s anything wrong with that!". The "marginalised subculture/community" storyline? Mmm, recurring TV theme in everything from Battlestar Gallactica to X-men. Probably not, though again it doesn't hurt. It might just be that it's good TV. It's certainly what keeps me, one of its "gay audience" watching. The idea that it needs to be more than that, have some kind of hidden gay pheromone, seems kind of insulting. Perhaps we could just drop back on the stereotype of the gay community as being educated, discerning and a bit of a "cultural trend radar" and wonder if it's a reflection of the quality of the show. In which case it'd be interesting to run the numbers with other shows. Could there be a correlation? Could it be a predictor of success? Should bored viewers flicking for something good to watch consult the gay ratings to see if there are any sleeper hits they're missing out on? Oh look, who am I kidding? It's full of hunks half-dressed in black leather hanging out at sex bars. We all love a good reality show. ;-) Marc
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2009 on The puzzle of True Blood at Grant McCracken
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