General Election Typography

It’s General Election Day. I recently stopped to think about the experience of voting and realised that typography is all around us on the day, and is very important to the whole process. For example, take the ubiquitous “Polling Station” sign that sits placidly outside your local place to vote. It’s probably one of the most-seen signs in the country. Whether you’re of voting age or a child going along with your parents, the chances are that you have seen this sign. I’ve rounded up some information and thoughts on the typography behind Election Day.

My local Polling Station sign. It was pouring with rain so I tried to keep it dry with my umbrella. How British!

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Photo Diary: Streets of Japan

We returned recently from a couple of weeks in the country of my dreams, Japan. Japan is such a photogenic country. Everything is interesting. It’s been fun, albeit hard work, sorting through the thousands of photos we brought back with us, although it is joyful to relive it. I’ll be publishing a photo diary of our trip, starting with the theme of Streets of Japan, the first places that any new visitor to a country really sees.

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A Celebration of Paper: G.F Smith

Do you ever look at the stationery you’re using and wonder how it came to be? I do. With this in mind, I recently visited G.F Smith, a paper maker. I had come across G.F Smith online when reading about various paper projects so when I saw that they have a space you can visit and a gorgeous paper art installation, I popped over one lunchtime to visit this Great British company.

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NotAnotherBill Subscription: Review and Giveaway

In November last year I entered a competition at the newly-opened Design Museum in London, to win a NotAnotherBill gift subscription. And I won! Three months of complementary gifts came in the post, and today I’m reviewing what I received. Also, for the first time on The London Parchment I’m hosting a giveaway, to pay my luck forward that I had when I won this gift subscription.

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My Favourite Field Notes: Shenandoah

Field Notes have just released the new Utility edition so our favourite brand are fresh on our minds. In the spirit of Field Notes season, I’m starting a mini-series, which will cover my favourite editions, and my not-so-favourites, as well as some of the ways that I’ve used some of my Field Notes in the past. I’m starting on a high with my favourite Field Notes edition: Shenandoah, the Fall 2015 COLORS edition.

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