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Ben
London
I am Group Design Director at the Co-operative Group. I am also Governor of University of the Arts London, an advisor to the London Design Festival and an angel investor in Bowndling and Cavendish Keble. I founded and recently sold Newspaper Club. I have won numerous awards including the Design Museum's Design of the Year and a D&AD Black Pencil.
Interests: design
Recent Activity
All Carrot No Stick. A vegan grocery in Sheffield. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
Who's blogging like it's 2005. Hello Dan. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
Someone's been having some fun at Gail's Bakery. These simple, fun posters have started appearing in their shops this year. I like them. There's nothing too clever, no laboured ideas, just a playful bit of graphic design. You can still... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
He leaned out of the upstairs window and shouted, "She's gone!". I should probably write that as "SHE'S GOOONNNEE!!!" because that's more like how it sounded. At secondary school I had to walk through two other schools to get to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
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These animations pop up every now and then on LinkedIn. They're beyond bland. I know why this happens, but they really don't have to be so meh. Come on everyone, a few more turns of the wheel please. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
Interesting view of balcony bike storage. Some satellite dishes too but mostly bikes. Circles. Chipchase would obviously say this better. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
On an estate in Camberwell, South London. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
TIL that Crossrail has a Flickr account. It's like 2008 all over again. Yay. Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
Talking of innovation, here's the first innovation in waste disposal since the wheelie bin. Massive see through public bins so you can see how full they are and, more importantly, you can see whether they're for cardboard or plastic. This... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
What if it was dissolve. Identities dissolve, now tattoos can too. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
Good article in The Guardian, why free-kick vanishing spray is football’s great modern invention. Related; cashpoints. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
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I was trying to find a particular photo on Flickr the other day. Couldn't find it. Using ever more hopeful search terms I ended up searching for "lines". Didn't find the photo but here are some of the results. Very... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
Cycled to Cambridge the other day. On the outskirts of the city, as part of a science park, they have a shared cycle path called Francis Crick Avenue. The internet says, "The path is decorated with 10,257 colourful stripes which... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
Red, blue, green. Russell has started documenting "energy transition norms". Three so far, one, two, three. Take a look. I've had two fully electric cars for 5 years now and I've noticed lots and lots new and evolving behaviour. But... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
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Both happen to concern government. 1. Biden highlights the hypocritical Fox anti-vaxxers. I don't now how to embed videos anymore so I'm showing a screen grab and linking to the original tweet here. In the video Biden is speaking at... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
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It doesn't. NATO is an acronym for North Atlantic Treaty Organization. OTAN is an acronym for the French translation of that - Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique Nord. If you are able to please consider donating to the Disasters Emergency... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
Posted Mar 17, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
Maybe all walls should have a stone saying who owns them? Anyway. Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
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original tweet I think about this all the time. How ridiculous it looks in real life. How great it would have sounded in the meetings, in the powerpoint. How barely anyone would have noticed in the stadium (it's after the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
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Although pitching can be a brutal process that leaves you feeling like you've given something valuable away, this headline in Campaign is one for the comedy section of the end of year presentations. This is talking about a pitch to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
Posted Jan 19, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
Five warnings, five other actions. 50% urgent, important information. I think the one about being closed for Christmas is almost acceptable. The one about the postal address might be because it's a financial product that people probably don't check very... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2022 at Noisy Decent Graphics
Primrose Hill about 5am in July. Surprisingly busy. Life in football's cocoon – a photo essay. Pictures of football stadiums with matches but no fans. The 15 most notable lies of Donald Trump's presidency From 'Windmill noise causes cancer' to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2021 at Noisy Decent Graphics