Inspired, Joise Harold, Dirty Design

Think of a number, any number. Numbers play an integral part in our daily lives and have been truly inspirational throughout history. Without numbers, the world today would be a very different place. No computers, no magnificent buildings and no commerce. When you think about it, numbers really are at the core of everything.

My love for numbers started when I was a little girl watching Sesame Street’s Pinball Number Count segments, sung by The Pointer Sisters. Not only did I learn to count, but I also fell in love with the colours and images of the animation.

And this year, numbers are particularly inspirational for me as we celebrate our fifth anniversary at Dirty Design. You could say running a small business (with all the highs and lows) is a bit like a modern-day marriage – and getting to five years would be considered quite a feat. To celebrate this milestone we’ve created a book inspired by the numbers one to five. We think numbers really can be inspirational.

The father of numbers, Pythagoras, believed that ‘all the forms, art and thoughts are ruled by numbers’, and I think he had a point – numbers really do influence everything.

This article was brought to you by Josie and the number five.



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