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It’s good to see designers are still prepared to suffer for their art. On picking up the job to create an identity for Nigerian Band FSB International, Façade Design despatched its very own Robert Mannix (pictured with client) and photographer John Cole t

It’s good to see designers are still prepared to suffer for their art. On picking up the job to create an identity for Nigerian Band FSB International, Façade Design despatched its very own Robert Mannix (pictured with client) and photographer John Cole to Lagos to take some tasteful snaps of the capital’s buildings, for FSB’s annual report. But local officialdom deemed Cole and Mannix a serious threat: they were cornered by a number of helpful uniformed gentlemen and duly incarcerated in a downtown Lagos jail for the heinous crime of ‘loitering with a camera’. Twenty-four hours and a large backhander later, the rogues were freed. Façade looks forward to its next assignments in Algiers, Baghdad and Afghanistan.

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