Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Today in design

What is that? It's Sir John Chilcot standing in front of a nicely designed and official looking sign for the UK's Iraq Inquiry, the British Government's official attempt to find out what the fuck happened to drag the UK into our ill advised war. Serifs and a fancy 'Q' tail? Is that the ubiquitous movie poster favorite Trajan font? England you do know how to investigate a foreign policy disaster with style.

Will we have a nicely designed sign for our Iraq Inquiry? No, we aren't even going to have an inquiry, let alone a sign. No, looking into the run-up to Iraq would be "focusing on the past" and we have to many things in the future to look towards. Namely, not having an Afghanistan Escalation Inquiry.

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