Don't box yourself into a design pigeonhole

Recently I sat down next to a well-dressed man on the tube. He was reading a book. Nothing really different to normal. I was bored, so glanced over at the page he was on. What I didn't expect was to see a big, bold letter 'g' set unmistakably in Gill Sans – he was reading a beautiful collector's journal of typography. Original edition. A book that would not be out of place in my own library.

I looked a little closer at the man reading this thing of beauty. Thick, angular glasses - check. Expensive, kooky, tailored jacket - check. Slim trousers. Hair and stubble carefully groomed. All in black. Check, check, check. Sitting beside me was the perfectly put-together stereotype of a graphic designer.

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