Lorem Ipsum

Lorem Ipsum

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Yesterday morning the postie delivered a strange brown envelope in the post. Thinking ‘what on earth is this’ I opened it to find a pink that in the sunshine was so bright and shocking there should probably be a warning on the envelope. Titled ‘Lorem Ipsum’, it is an ‘incredibly sporadic collection of cross-disciplinary design writing from Scotland’.

The people/person behind it seem to be after the news studio who have a sort of temporary cargo site online at the moment but certainly one to watch. The layouts and typography are well crafted, dynamic and fresh but thankfully it’s not all just style. The articles and content really are equally impressive and engaging.

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Some of the highlights in this issue: Centrefold illustration by Susan Roan. Andrew Neely of LongLunch writes about talking designers. Dr Paul Rodgers examines the digital grey-areas between design, art and architecture, and After the News provides a taster of the discussion at a debate on the role of awards in the design industry.

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Apparently this copy is a ‘limited edition 2 of 3’. Which is either a mistake or I am very honored indeed! I’m sure there must be more than 3 copies as it’s certainly litho printed. On the after the news site they say you can get your hands on it by just sending through a stamped addressed A4 envelope… and for our Scottish and UK readers in particular, I’d highly recommend it.

Altogether it’s all looking very promising and I’ll certainly be looking out for the next issue. Though I’ll be donning my shades just in case. Many thanks to the mysterious sender!

Ed Watt
  • Written by Ed Watt
  • Posted on Jul 3, 2009

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