confessions of a design geek
confessions of a design geek is an award-winning blog established in 2010 by Katie Treggiden to discover, champion and inspire new designers. Katie also writes for Design Milk, We Heart, London Design Guide, LivingEtc and Ideal Home.
Posts tagged "typography"
photos of numbers :: 17, 333 & 3511

photos of numbers :: 17, 333 & 3511

Hello and happy Friday! Here is this week’s colourful little selection of photos of numbers… The 17 at the top is from the Design Museum in Milan, back in April when I was there for Design Week, the 333 in the middle is from the 3rd floor of The Cass, spotted when I popped in...
photos of numbers :: 40, 32 & 79

photos of numbers :: 40, 32 & 79

Hello, hello! This week, number 40 comes all the way from Copenhagen and I absolutely love it – that 4! Number 32 comes from much closer to home – James Harrison’s studio to be specific – creative spaces post to follow! And number 79 is back in Copenhagen. Good numbers spotting over there! Have a...
photos of numbers :: 9, 5 & 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,0

photos of numbers :: 9, 5 & 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,0

  The number 9 at the top was taken as we cycled past Kaf Bar on a lovely sunny Friday and the assortment of numbers at the bottom was inside two days later as we sheltered from the rain. And the 5 in the middle was of course my trusty stead for the weekend. Have...
photos of numbers :: 5, 17 & 22

photos of numbers :: 5, 17 & 22

You know I was in Copenhagen recently, so you just know I’ve some Danish numbers for you! I love the gold against the grey and the shadows in the 5 at the top and the 22 at the bottom. The 17 in the middle is in Copenhagen’s famous Nyhavn district – I love the retro...
photos of numbers :: 1250, 57 & 3

photos of numbers :: 1250, 57 & 3

I love to meet a fellow number-nerd, so when Nick DiLallo got in touch to tell me about his project cataloguing the numbers of New York City and their colours and typefaces, I knew I would have to share it with you. I asked Nick to send me his three favourite finds to date and...
photos of numbers :: 12-25, 1-10 & 20-24

photos of numbers :: 12-25, 1-10 & 20-24

Hello and happy Friday! This week’s selection of numbers have a bit of a retro vibe! The top and bottom images are from a fabulous 2013 diary I dug out recently. And the middle image is of a wonderful archive system at the British Library – you can pull any one out to see what’s...
photos of numbers :: 13, 142 & 85

photos of numbers :: 13, 142 & 85

Hello and happy Friday. This week, number 13 is an old sign spotted in an underground station. I think I spotted 142 in Soho on my birthday and 85 is actually part of a bigger number outside a communications agency tucked just behind the Tate Modern. Happy weekend folks!
photos of numbers :: 03 - 07, 33 & 13D

photos of numbers :: 03 – 07, 33 & 13D

Rounding up another week of highlights from Milan Design Week, here are a few numbers I spotted on my travels… Have a good weekend folks.
photos of numbers :: 100, WG04 & 8

photos of numbers :: 100, WG04 & 8

Hello and happy Friday! Here’s a little collection of numbers for all you type geeks. I love the 100. It took me a few goes to get it right, but I think it shows that you can get interesting photos of even the most mundane things if you try a little harder to find an...
photos of numbers :: 5, 20 & 6p

photos of numbers :: 5, 20 & 6p

Hello and happy Friday! A bright, colourful selection of numbers for you this week. The 5 was spotted just outside the British Library and I think in fact is one of the entrance gates… gate 5 perhaps! The 20 is the first half of 2013 in a gorgeous diary I was given last year, but...
photos of numbers :: 5, 1,2,3 & 55

photos of numbers :: 5, 1,2,3 & 55

The Photographers’ Gallery is a stuffed full of awesome, oversized numbers – very exciting for a type nerd like me! The big number 5 was almost as tall as me and, funnily enough, on the 5th floor. The 1,2,3 was on a sign next to the lift explaining what was on each floor (exhibitions currently...
photos of numbers :: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9

photos of numbers :: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9

When my sister-in-law spotted these gorgeous numbered gift tags in IKEA she knew she’d have to get them for me. And when she gave them to me, I knew I’d have to turn them into a photos of numbers post! I’ve styled them using my slightly geeky stationery collection, much of which came from Present...