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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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Uncle Terry’s Double Life

It’s amazing what sights you see in Belgium, especially if you’re a 12-year old schoolboy. I was born in Holloway (Road, not Prison) but I grew up in Tottenham amongst working class people. As such, my expectations of what my future life might hold weren’t great. I never dreamed for a moment that I’d travel […]

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A week in Wyoming

A WEEK IN WYOMING.   Last year, I was asked by Paul Smith to attend an Ogilvy senior management seminar in Wyoming. Here’s an account of what we did. First of all, you might well wonder what I was doing at a senior management seminar in the first place. At my age I am definitely […]

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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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The Boys in the Van

  THE BOYS IN THE VAN Here’s an account of a road trip I undertook in the sixties. Be warned, Easy Rider it ain’t. Donkey’s years ago, three of my mates, Reno and Ronnie Caldarelli, Pete Raymond and me cobbled together the princely sum of £55 to buy an eight-year old Bedford van. If you’re of […]

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Learning to become a slowcoach

LEARNING TO BECOME A SLOWCOACH  You’re supposed to take things more slowly as you grow older. I appear to be speeding up. It was my misfortune some time ago to be caught exceeding the 30mph limit by a speed camera. Sure enough, a few days later, I received a missive from PC Plod asking who was […]

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