Being a smart arse

Lots of quotation marks

Learn here how to get quotation marks right. Or wrong.

Be warned. I’m about to have a rant. Something is tickling my inner demons. And has been for the last 20 years at least. I just can’t take it any longer! Things must be said.

If you’re not, unlike me, a graphic designer with OCD, you might laugh because it’s a teeny-tiny problem. Yes, they are teeny-tiny things, though for me as enjoyable as a swarm of gnats. I’m talking about quotation marks. Or more to the point, the straight – also more accurately called dumb – quotation mark.

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Harry Potter and the Design of Graphics

House of MinaLima

It’s been a while since my last blog (I’ve been busy freelancing) but today I’m coming back with a bang …or shall I say, a swish and flick!? To cut a long story short, I’ve been to visit the House of MinaLima, an old townhouse in the heart of London’s Soho that hosts an exhibition of the Harry Potter movie graphic art – and it blew me away like a Weasleys’ Wildfire Whiz-bang!

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Just my type

Just my type

Alright then. Let’s start this again and actually write my first ever design blog. Before I dive in, here is a little introduction about me and why I’ve started this collection of all my favourite design things – just in case you ask.

At the moment it’s 7.30 in the morning and I’m barely awake, so chances are I’ll keep today’s musings short and sweet. Or not. We’ll see. Anyway, without much further ado, let me reveal the first design passion that comes to mind before coffee:


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Waffle on tomorrow


Who needs Lorem Ipsum if you can just waffle on in proper English? A couple of hours’ getting my head around this WordPress template has taken its toll and I’m off to bed. Not without some descriptive Photoshop work, though. Alas, design evaluation has to wait. Tomorrow is another day…