The humble zipper helps most of us get our lives, and our trousers, together every single day. It’s a simple device that revolutionised clothing and has been the fly-est fastening (sorry) around since the 1930s. But how did the zipper come about? The story of the zipper begins at the same time and with the… View Post

I would never have thought to have described myself as a fan of non-fiction, but here I am recommending my second work of non-fiction to you in the book club. That book is The Lonely City by Olivia Laing. It’s part memoir, part art history investigation, and part philosophical investigation into loneliness. As someone who… View Post

As the last post in this little trio about learning graphic design, I wanted to share some of the best advice I’ve received and pass it on to you guys. I’m constantly learning and constantly finding new mentors, whether that’s through work, friendships, or just finding new guides online. I’ve received so much advice and… View Post

I’ve spoken a bit about my own design learning story over the past couple of days, but as I’m mainly self-taught I thought it was important that I got the opinion of someone who actually went to design school in part to give you guys a balanced picture and in part because I’ve always want… View Post

I thought this was an important post to make as a part of this little series on learning design, but it’s also been something I’ve been thinking about a lot recently as I try to work out what it is I want to spend my days doing. I’ve loved drawing and making things pretty much… View Post