The thing that fascinates be about blogging is just how networks can grow and develop over an extended period of time. Which is why I keep on doing it, I suppose. And I'm never quite sure which posts you lot out there will respond to - unless I manage to get a Twitter recommendation from David Airey, and then the visitor numbers go through the roof (thanks David).
Now I'm assuming that most of you won't have been reading this blog from the very beginning, so let me explain that this connection goes back almost to the beginning, when I recounted the story behind the design of the National Theatre logo (the one above, which seems to be hanging on in some form of half life - even if it's only as a favicon). And that tale put me back in touch with Ian Dennis - one of my old work colleagues from the days I spent in Hampstead. Which led to Ian becoming the first guest poster on here.
Anyway, jump forward by two and a half years, and Ian has now been bitten by the bug and has started his own blog.
And the 40-year story that will emerge from the typecase should prove to be a fascinating one.