Archive for March, 2010

Chamonix 2010

I was snowboarding in the mountains of Chamonix…last week. I was struck by how wondrously supernatural, and how miraculous this mountain range is. Crowned by Mont-Blanc.

"Window view"


Speaking at the Typographical Circle

March 24, 2010 2 comments

I blogged earlier about giving a talk at the Typographical Cirlce next month and would like to point out that the event’s date has now changed and it will take place on 27th April in JWT’s offices in Knightsbridge.

Full details are now up on the organiser’s website, so click here to find more. 

I must say I am looking forward to the talk and am very much encouraged by a few positive comments already posted on the event’s website. Here is one of them:

“I have been looking forward to Richard Morrison’s Lecture. I recently did my research for an illustrated essay at the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design regarding his area of practice. It would an honor to attend this event. ‘Sweeney Todd’ was an absolute eye candy and every frame revealed an experience of its own.”

I made this sketch for the poster promoting my talk. In case you were wondering…, that’s me!

Richard Morrison

Istanbul trip

March 10, 2010 1 comment

 I was in Istanbul last week…my thoughts and photos.

Ataturk may have moved the capital to Ankara, but his heart was in Istanbul

The city hits all the senses – kaleidoscope, a city in which the picture can change dramatically in a few seconds, depending on where you’re viewing.

I found a raw energy and a sense of experimentation that sanitised, western capitals have lost. This is a city with a hunger and capacity for change, for embracing the new.

The Blue Mosque, which on first sight struck me like the kind of architecture that you might find in a science fiction film – I have named it in my mind as the ‘mother ship’

‘hubbly-bubbly’ or Sultans favourite. Istanbul has it all.

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