Clarissa the new accountant was much fancied. But she was too busy establishing her competence to mellow. Instead, she talked a lot about cooking. It turned out she was cooking the books and one day failed to return from lunch. This is a true story, as is the one about the traveller to Afghanistan who saw 100 tanks and was told to leave as the third world war was starting immediately. Artists Simon Grennan and Christopher Sperandio have gathered remarkable stories from the lives of ordinary people, and have designed a full-colour comic book to this end. The ordinary bods are members of London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, who were invited to relate their own anecdotes. The book will probably be called Chooser, and will be published in the spring of next year by ICA Publications.
As we approach the most wonderful time of the year, we ask creative directors what gift someone should buy a designer for Christmas.
The digital design consultancy has appointed a new head, who will oversee its six global offices and lead on growing the business in size and helping it make more money.
Send us photos of your offices decorated for Christmas, and we’ll be publishing a selection of the best ones next week.
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