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Valentines’ Day in Warsaw…

…and some of the other experiences, disadvantages and benefits derived from being one half of an art and copy team. One day, during our long creative partnership, Paul Smith remarked that he spent more time with me than he did with his wife. That’s the thing about being a creative team: it’s the nearest you […]

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The Lost Patrol…

…and other stories of Mad Men who’ve served in the military. Be warned, for purposes of veracity, this blog contains foul language. In the mid-sixties, when I started working in advertising, almost every male member of staff had been in the army, navy or air force. Either they’d been called up for National Service or […]

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The Voyage of Discovery

THE VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY An account of a fact-finding trip that I undertook in the eighties. I will never forget that Thursday evening back in 1982. It was about eight-thirty at night, I was relaxing at home at my flat in Primrose Hill, when the phone rang. It was my boss, David Brown, creative director […]

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