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26 January 2012 – Facebook and Twitter

Ok, so we have given up on our boycott of social networking sites and decided to go with the times. This means you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook now and check out our hopefully not entirely pointless latest gossip. However, we still prefer to chat to real people in the local pub on friday evenings.

09 January 2012 — A new spirit moved in



To mark the start of the new year our old studio Buddhist blessing went back to Japan to be burned in the shrine and we got a new one. Nice big projects and good fortune will come for sure. To put the new blessing into place we drank some sake upon it.

16 December 2011 — Happy Christmas



We went west of the Old Street roundabout and celebrated our studio Christmas party at Paramount. Amazing views. We could even see as far as the studio. Happy Christmas everyone. From Tuesday the studio will be closed for the Christmas break.

11 December 2011 — Another one bites the dust

There is almost no point anymore designing websites nowadays even if they have the most advanced Content Management System. It takes a year or so until some so-called 'web expert' pops up and talks the client into something much more 'user friendly' with little or none consideration for design. As long as it has a big Twitter and Facebook button who cares about the overall identity concept or all those typographic details...

Most recently our website for Paramount has joined the grave where it meets our original designs for Le Pain Quotidien, Tea and Tess. However, our website for PTAL recently miraculously came back from the dead. So there is hope.

02 December 2011 — Driftwood



We are working on an experimental wayfinding system for a building located right on the river Thames. The idea is to use driftwood. Today we put on our wellies and went down to the river banks in Richmond to collect some.

14 November 2011 – Website Update

We have added some new projects to the website and updated the Belmacz Gallery project with new images of the now finally finished shop.

→ Belmacz Gallery
→ The Collection
→ Drummonds Catalogue
→ Tom Dixon Catalogue 11
→ Tom Dixon Review 11
→ Roll Table Base
→ Villandry

24 October 2011 — The Type Foundry

Some of our fonts are now available at the newly launched Type Foundry.

22 October 2011 — Typo London



A friend got us free tickets to the Typo London conference and we all went. Three days of talks. We didn't see all of them but at times if felt a bit like a gathering of old mates that were big in the nineties and living of past fame. What really stood out were two talks: Morag Myerscough and Andrew Stevens from GTF (above). Especially Andy's talk was very inspiring, unpretentious and giving a lot of insight into the production process behind the work. It was a shame that he was talking in the smaller hall at 3pm (and was even cut short by the presenter) while the big stage at prime time was reserved for the more egocentric 'design stars'.

30 September 2011 — Big Changes at Mind Design



After more than four years with the studio, today was Craig's last day. Here you can see him with his new bike we built him as a leaving present. On monday Romilly takes over. But first we went for quite a few farewell drinks in the pub. You will be missed, Craig!

22 September 2011 — Big and Small Audiences





Holger just came back from Düsseldorf where he gave a short talk to the first year students (quite a lot of them). Today we were visited by a small group of Japanese who came to London on a design tour organized by Quotation Magazine.

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