Maybe it’s partly having grown up in England plus the fact that Harpers & Queen magazine, my first job out of college, was actually set on a linotype machine, (usually in 9 on 10 pt Modern No 7) that lead (sorry couldn’t avoid that one!) to my love of letterpress. Since we opened our doors in 1988, our business cards have always been printed by Pat Reagh (see previous post). So when the lovely ladies at Mohawk said would you like to be a part of the Feedback Loop, we were right there!
As you may know I’m passionate about cycling, so when the opportunity to go and work as a “super domestique”, driving and assisting my good friend and widely recognised sports photographer Mike Powell on this years Tour De France I jumped at it. Mike is shooting it for a forthcoming book on the tour to be published by PQ Blackwell. It was a great three weeks both exhilarating and exhausting. We missed the first weekend, the first stage we joined it was on the famed “pavé” in the forest of Arenburg.
We’re so lucky to have our friends at Sony Design literally across the street from Ph.D. A quick walk and we’re there for meetings. And we get to work on great projects with them, like this PIIQ logo. We must have designed over 100 different logo ideas for this Sony product launch of a new line of headphones from the “exhale” ear buds to the complete over the ear “Marquii”, but we think we came out with a winner. Let us know how they sound if you get a pair.
Pleased to say that both the visual personality that we designed for Inner-City Arts and the Ford at Fox box set are both recognised in Print magazine’s Regional Design Annual. This work only happens with great clients, thanks to Cynthia Harnisch at Inner-City Arts and to Lyn Bradley at Fox who both believed in their projects and supported them from start to beyond the finish.
Thanks to our friend, fabulous broadcaster, writer/editor and fellow Brit, Frances Anderton for the name check as Inner-City Arts is listed as one of the Best LA Buildings of the Decade on the Curbed LA blog. Always glad to be included and in the same company as Michael Maltzan and Nancy Power.