My dad’s sketches from Carbis Bay beach overlooking St Ives. Completing my 1978 Panini Football Album. Collecting Airfix kit dry transfers and building Tamiya warships. Latvian Lem at Jacob Kramer College for teaching us how to draw nude women. Colorplan colours. Nick Jenkins and his smoking and drinking habits (hope you’re still around). Uppercase typography from the Experience book by Sean Perkins. Wearing paisley shirts with Farah trousers, and Kappa jumpers with Adidas tracksuit bottoms. Aeroplanes, especially Boeing 747s.
The size and scale of Mount Everest. A can of Diet Coke every morning. 38 000 rowing Leeds United fans on a European night. Tony Heart RIP. Alfred Wainwright’s guides. Roundel’s British Railfreight design with Chris Ridley’s photography. PK Rippers, Hutch Bear traps, Redline flight cranks from my BMX days, 1980-85. Pentagram’s black book of Marks. The Next Directory by Why Not Associates. My dad’s Morris Minor estate. Lamb roast at William & Victoria in Harrogate. Off-piste skiing at 3800m. Falling asleep to Hue & Cry, all things Massive Attack, and Radiohead videos. The Great Escape. Drax Power Station. Driving along Wrynose Pass in Cumbria.