I have always enjoyed a good rummage round a car boot, and there is an excellent one just near me which runs all summer.  As I was pottering from pitch to pitch this morning, I stumbled on this little book which really caught my eye.  I’m starting to enjoy older publications, this on being from the mid 70’s, and coincidentally also published in Suffolk.
The cover had a beautiful texture, and the book itself had some very interesting and funny anecdotes about certain myths and legends. Of course, I hadn’t heard of all of the beliefs probably because of how dated the book was, but that made me even more intrigued.
The layout inside was also beautifully simple, utilising the gold colour rather nicely. As always, the price of these old publications makes me laugh. 25p! Costs you that to go to the toilet at London Paddington Station these days.  I found that out the hard way.

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Since designing the Colchester Military Tournament Souvenir Programme I have noticed these signs everywhere. I assume these signs are courtesy of Hestons, the estate agents who are a sponsor of the event. It feels weird seeing these, as it makes me aware that my design will be seen on a large scale. Its a great feeling. P.s. I had nothing to with the design of this sign. *ahem* it looks ‘lovely’ though.

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This book caught my eye during lunch today. There is a small collection in our breakout room, and this one may just be my next read. I liked the minimalist cover and intriguing image. My intrigue grew when I turned it over and noticed the collection of titles by the same author. I questioned the designs. What I thought was interesting, I suddenly thought may be lazy, seeing how the same image was manipulated differently across the whole collection of front covers. I found no trace of designer ‘Jones Thompson’ on Google, and was surprised at the great condition of a 44 year old book. For personal reasons, it was also nice to see that the only two prices were Canada & UK. YEAH! My Canadian affection is not dwindling just yet.

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