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Slightly behind schedule, but last week I was reading my fave free London magazine, Time Out, on the tube home when I came across this article: Friends with benefits. No, not that film with Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, but an article about the different yearly memberships you can buy for museums and galleries around London. This got me thinking – I should probably own one of these! Living and working in London is pretty...

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To most Friday 28th was Black Friday, but for Font Fanatics it meant a Typography edition of the Friday Lates at the V&A: What the Font!? After I had booked the day off and braved starting my Christmas shopping (without realising it was Black Friday – stupid move) Jack & I headed to the V&A for some culture… After the day I’d had, I thought the Stressed/Desserts installation by Netta Peltola was quite fitting! There...

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending a talk at the V&A as part of the London Design Festival. With Adrian Shaughnessy as the host, it was basically an audience with Paula Scher. The first female partner at Pentagram NY with a wealth of experience in design and teaching, Paula is a very interesting lady. Obviously I was mostly trying to pay attention to the interview, but i managed to jot a few quotes which...

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And on Sunday it was back to the V&A for LDF Graphics Weekend Day 2! After a jam-packed Saturday, we wandered the building to see some of the exhibitions and installations dotted around as part of the festival: The protest posters exhibition was really interesting, especially as the posters were arranged in date order so it was great to see how the development of technology has changed protesting. Tucked away in the tapestries room we found Candela...

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I’ve always wanted to go to the London Design Festival, but being a student up in Lincoln, I never really got the chance. But this year is different – I’m a Londoner now, and when I saw that there was also a whole weekend dedicated to Graphics I was so excited! And it didn’t disappoint… Jack & I headed to the V&A just before lunch to meet with the Graphics gang: Sophie, Ben (Lincoln grads) and...

One word. 3 letters. No, not V&A… WOW! Troika’s website explains: ”At its centre the iconic V&A monogram, originally designed by Alan Fletcher, is made of three independently revolving parts. The logo de-contructs and reconnects itself with each half turn forming a playful palindrome legible from either side while the wheels produce a gentle ticking sound reminiscent of a Victorian Automaton clockwork” I have admired this since I first heard about it being installed on...

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