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Ticket to Charing Cross

Here’s the brochure for EU Leavers’ Day. The typography was subconsciously inspired by The Designers Republic. The retro-tech tubular contraption is a drawing of Kennington station in the London underground. It’s from some guy who has collected stacks of railway maps (helped by this guy). These London railway schematics became […]

Contact, pt 4: The search for meaning

The X-Files told us that The Truth Is Out There. The search for meaning is one of humanity’s defining features. As far back as we can trace, human societies have in this sense been essentially religious. Prehistoric burials and ancestor worship indicate our grappling with life and death from the […]

Contact, pt 3: Which god?

One of the main themes that┬áContact deals with is religion. Through the extremist preacher Joseph (right), the film shows that religion can be a very destructive force. Yet we also see a benign expression of religion that is knowledgeable and sophisticated. Palmer Joss (Matthew McConaughey, below) is Contact‘s poster-boy for […]