Oh Well, Orwell’s 6 Rules

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Eventually it seems everyone has to write something about Orwell’s 1946 essay “Politics and the English Language” (Certainly it should be read by everybody who writes anything for others to read) although strangely I haven’t found too many people working in Marketing and Communications who keep its advice on the wall in front of their desk. Read the rest of this entry »

The Manifesto or 7 things I might have learned…

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…that aren’t really very profound or staggering.
Since leading Graphic Designer and amateur carver Stefan Sagmeister‘s most recent project “Things I have learned in my life so far” was greeted on the ‘Creative Review’ blog with one comment that said “My mum has most of those statements as fridge magnets” 1 I am being rather careful with this one. What follows is really just a checklist of thoughts mostly had whilst working, which I tried and still try to keep reminding myself of: Read the rest of this entry »

There’s no such thing as…

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“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things and no good thing ever dies”

This is about free lunch which was an initiative a group of people tried to set up in Cape Town. First some necessary reference: Read the rest of this entry »



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...or the first post..

Actually quite a few questions and a few answers. Hopefully yours is among them, if not by all means comment or email me – if you’re still wondering who on earth I am and why the hell you would give anything belonging to a monkey, rat or tinker about questions or contacting me, see about. If not and indeed if, read on… Read the rest of this entry »