Treasures of the Library - The British Library:

On the 21st of April 2014, I was fortunate enough to visit The British Library and the Treasures of the Library exhibition in the Ritblat Gallery. There was so much to see in the exhibition, from Galileo Galilei’s old scientific documents, to ancient bestiaries, and even some of the first bibles ever to be printed - not to mention the Magna Carta itself.

It was a typography and editorial design dream, and I would recommend going if you are interested in either of the above. Some key books to note, that were especially interesting, are: The Gentlemen’s Handbook (1496), James Cook’s Pacific Journal (1778), The Worms Bible (1148), Letters to Joseph Bonaparte (1798) and Medieval Royal Bestiary (1200s).

To see a list of everything that is showing in Treasures of the Library exhibition, click here.

To see the exhibition on The British Library’s website, click here.

AUB ISTD Success:

Our Recent success at the International Society of Typographic Design Student Awards 2014!

Congratulations to my three colleagues that entered, your work was amazing and inspirational, and you deserved every success.

To see the project that I entered into the competition, click here.

'We celebrated our ISTD success today with 4 entries and 4 rewards with 3 passes and 1 merit. Congratulations Joseph, Sam, Ollie and Stephen. Amazing work!’

- Arts University Bournemouth

I Have Seen the Film, but the Book is Better - Noah:

As I’m researching modern day interpretations of The Bible, the recent release of the film Noah couldn’t have been more relevant. However, do people really know the story? Is the film just a Hollywood interpretation of the ancient text? Below is the New International Version of the story:

32 After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.

When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.”

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.

The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” But Noah found favour in the eyes of the Lord.

This is the account of Noah and his family (continued).