Post-lockdown quiz – picture round

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Click below for a pdf of the most recent quiz pictures
> 14 July 2020, post-lockdown quiz picture round [pdf 1.9Mb] and answers [pdf 4.1Mb].

Archive pdfs of older quiz pictures
> 7 July 2020, post-lockdown quiz picture round [pdf 1.7Mb] and answers [pdf 1.8Mb].
> 30 June 2020, lockdown quiz picture round [pdf 268Kb] and answers [pdf 263Kb].
> 23 June 2020, lockdown quiz picture round [pdf 2Mb] and answers [pdf 4Mb].
> 16 June 2020, lockdown quiz picture round [pdf 1Mb] and answers [pdf 1Mb].
> 9 June 2020, lockdown quiz picture round [pdf 1.4Mb] and answers [pdf 1Mb].
> 2 June 2020, lockdown quiz picture round [pdf 1.7Mb] and answers [pdf 2.3Mb].
> 26 May 2020, lockdown quiz picture round [pdf 2.2Mb], and answers [pdf 7.2Mb].
> 19 May 2020, lockdown quiz picture round [pdf 6.5Mb], and answers [pdf 5.2Mb].
> 16 May 2020, Ireland/UK lockdown quiz picture round [pdf 4Mb], and answers [pdf 84kb].
> 12 May 2020, lockdown quiz picture round [pdf 2.4Mb], and answers [pdf 85kb].


I’m Stuart, I’m a London-based graphic designer, typographer, and artworker. Welcome to my blog; this is the space where I share my photographs and some of the things I’ve found in the world and on the web.

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Open house

For ‘Open house weekend’ many buildings across London, normally private spaces, open their doors to the public. Saturday 22 September 2018 we visited the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; the Banqueting Hall, Whitehall; the Royal Society (which includes the former German ‘third reich’ embassy); and the Reform club, Pall Mall (it is filled with books and comfy chairs, and photographs are not allowed).

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Looking back at looking forward

I am privileged to have had an art school education at the (then) London College of Printing (LCP) with typography tutors including Brian Grimbly and Anthony Froschaug. Recently I was interested to discover the First things first manifesto from just over fifty years ago, they are two of the 22 who signed it. A pretty good description of the LCP course where, much later, I was their student – BA (honours) Media Production Design.

First things firstFirst things first – a manifesto

We, the undersigned, are graphic designers, photographers and students who have been brought up in a world in which the techniques and apparatus of advertising have persistently been presented to us as the most lucrative, effective and desirable means of using our talents. We have been bombarded with publications devoted to this belief, applauding the work of those who have flogged their skill and imagination to sell such things as:

cat food, stomach powders, detergent, hair restorer, striped toothpaste, aftershave lotion, beforeshave lotion, slimming diets, fattening diets, deodorants, fizzy water, cigarettes, roll-ons, pull-ons and slip-ons.

By far the greatest effort of those working in the advertising industry are wasted on these trivial purposes, which contribute little or nothing to our national prosperity.

In common with an increasing numer of the general public, we have reached a saturation point at which the high pitched scream of consumer selling is no more than sheer noise. We think that there are other things more worth using our skill and experience on. There are signs for streets and buildings, books and periodicals, catalogues, instructional manuals, industrial photography, educational aids, films, television features, scientific and industrial publications and all the other media through which we promote our trade, our education, our culture and our greater awareness of the world.

We do not advocate the abolition of high pressure consumer advertising: this is not feasible. Nor do we want to take any of the fun out of life. But we are proposing a reversal of priorities in favour of the more useful and more lasting forms of communication. We hope that our society will tire of gimmick merchants, status salesmen and hidden persuaders, and that the prior call on our skills will be for worthwhile purposes. With this in mind we propose to share our experience and opinions, and to make them available to colleagues, students and others who may be interested.

Signed: Edward Wright, Geoffrey White, William Slack, Caroline Rawlence, Ian McLaren, Sam Lambert, Ivor Kamlish, Gerald Jones, Bernard Higton, Brian Grimbly, John Garner, Ken Garland, Anthony Froshaug, Robin Fior, Germano Facetti, Ivan Dodd, Harriet Crowder, Anthony Clift, Gerry Cinamon, Robert Chapman, Ray Carpenter, Ken Briggs