The design team over at Degree 53 are an ambitious lot. I don’t mean in a self-obsessed way (although I kind of suspect that Martyn is planning to take over the world). We’re an ambitious design team in the sense that we constantly want to better ourselves. We want to improve and to challenge and to test one another. It’s a singular goal, an obsession almost, and it’s one that we work towards as a team.
I have a vivid memory from high school. My English teacher was talking about legacy. He’d be disappointed to know that I can’t remember how this applied to the book we were studying (or even what book that was) – but the life lesson still remains. It all boiled down to a simple question: will the planet earth be a better place for you having lived on it?
Last week Jeb Bush unveiled the logo for his run at the White House. It’s an understatement to say that the Internet has not been kind to ol’ Jeb. A colleague shared with me this tongue in cheek fictional exchange between Jeb and his designer.
As I write this, my Carolyn sleeps soundly to my right. Houses and fields and trees blur past the window and the train glides and tilts round each gentle curve.