The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

February 23, 2017
by Dan

Alan Aldridge 1943-2017

British artist and designer Alan Aldridge died last week aged 73. In the words of designer Mike Dempsey, Aldridge “was a major influence on the British design and illustration scene in the 1960’s.” Although he is perhaps best known for … Continue reading

May 26, 2014
by Dan
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Self Initiated: Daren Newman

Self Initiated is a lovely and inspiring short film about the seemingly very down-to-earth designer, illustrator and typographer Daren Newman: (via Quipsologies)

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