The timing couldn’t have been more poignant. Katherine Hepburn died last week and we received the National Endownment for Science, Technology and the Arts’ latest Issue – featuring a plucky quote from the feisty Hollywood legend – on the very day the newspapers splurged their tributes.
The Blast boys – for it was they who designed it – must have a hotline to the great clapperboard-holder in the sky.
‘If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun,’ the grand old lady apparently declaimed. Not a bad maxim for life, let alone creativity – about which Nesta has asked journalists including Paul Morley, Robert Hewison and Fiona Harvey to muse.