Car park mural, Dublin
Good things come to those who wait. But better things come to those who don't, which is why I'm ready to put an end to all this hibernation and launch Ampersand Seven into the new year. There's something to be said for taking time off, but the longer I let my brain fly south for the winter, the more afraid I am that it won't come back. So I'm happy to announce that as of next Monday, I will officially have the blog up and running again.
After much heavy drinking contemplation, I've decided to keep the basic theme intact, which means you can continue to expect cool numbers presented in pleasant sequential order. However, the format is loosening up a bit, as you'll soon see, allowing for more freedom as I pick the images I choose to share. The number-a-day format was reliable, but she was also a cruel mistress, as A. Mesh proved to us all. So every Monday I will post a new number, starting with #1, continuing on Mondays throughout the year. Tuesday through Friday will present visual treats related to Monday's number, and weekends will host occasional musings and curiosities related to stuff I like and want to share: typography, city stories, books, notebooks, music, and so on. I'll do my best to faithfully post daily, but there will be occasional days off as I need them. I've decided that my brain likes to fly south every now and then.
In short, the new &7: a cool picture a day, every day, from buildings, street signs, murals, clocks, clapboard shacks and more, with a focus on interesting typography, odd details, and delicious, mouth-watering design. Stories, essays, and digressions as per usual. Comments and visitors warmly welcomed. Wander. Hunt and gather. Keep calm and carry on.