Now excuse me for splitting hairs, but the thing is I never spoke to anyone from The Guardian. And I certainly never told anyone that my next car will definitely be an EV. For it definitely won't be. Not because I don't think that this - or something very like this - is going to be the future of motoring, nor because I'm wedded to the notion of being a confirmed petrol head. But because I can't rely on a car that only has a range of 100 miles on a full charge, with no assurance that I could find a charging point within a 25-mile radius. My driving needs simply don't fit into a pattern that electric power can currently cater for. When that changes - as it undoubtedly will - I'll be in the queue.
That's a bit naughty of The Guardian, though, don't you think? Or am I biting the hand that feeds? - after all, I was there at their invitation.
After my silent wiz around the streets of London on Saturday I wandered along the riverside for a peek at the Design Museum. Now first of all I have a confession to make, which shocks me just as much as it will probably shock you: this was my first ever visit to the Design Museum. It's not that I've been trying to avoid it - it's just that it's in a part of London that's a bit off the beaten track for me. And that's been a big mistake on my part, really. Still, things will be a little easier in that respect once it moves to its new home up west.
I'd specifically wanted to catch the Wim Crouwel exhibition before it closed - so I managed to do that by the skin of my teeth. And I'll give you a rundown on that another day. Meantime I'm going to tell you about another little display in the foyer there: the work of some of the high achievers in the International Society of Typographic Designer's Student Assessment Scheme. It's easy to overlook, but well worth stopping for. But this is a tale of why it sometimes doesn't help to be a graphic designer: because when we look at anything related to typography we never simply take things at face value. And such is the case with this excellently-presented proposal from Jun Kwon: a wayfinding system for cyclists in central London.
Because I looked at this and all I can think is that there isn't a road junction in London where you would carry straight on in a northerly direction to get to Holborn, turn left to get to Picadilly Circus, and take a north easterly turn to reach Covent Garden. Or are you going to prove me wrong?
You see, that's just one of the drawbacks over being a designer: thinking too much about what you see in front of you.