The latest book to feature my work and approach towards urban creativity has just been launched in Italy. Disegnare le città (Drawing cities), is an overview of a more organic and people-driven approach to design, creativity and the city rather
Walking around London yesterday I found myself paying attention to the secondary narrative of the city’s fonts, text and signage. How the current condition of some of the texts differ from their original form, and that within the aesthetic of
“This is a crisis not only of credit, but a crisis of trust.” – UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Davos 2009 Thanks to everyone who has emailed prodding for news of what’s coming up next. Those who know me realise
Illustration by Thomas Porostocky; New York Times Following the post on the value of cross-pollinated ideas, today’s comes from American Football. The story here is about the A-11 formation, developed by a High School football coach in California who radically
For those of you who have attended one of my talks, you’ll have heard this quote before: The next revolution will be a revolution of ideas. It is from the late, great Bill Hicks and is usually the jumping off
Photo Credit: Joao Pina for The New York Times The New York Times just published a fine article about the dilemma facing Portugal that a collection of the famed Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa’s papers might be sold and leave the
DAMn magazine asked me to do a piece on artist Mark Jenkins, and I obliged, as I love Mark’s work and writing about it is always a pleasure. The issue has just hit the stands, so check it out.