If you've known me for a long time, or known of me for a long time, or maybe been a long-time reader of this blog, then you might have once known me as celsius. Or, to be more precise, known the design company I once ran as celsius.
I can't remember precisely when celsius was created, but it was some time around 1992 (I'll have it documented somewhere, I guess) – but, hey, who remembers the 1990s anyway? And we had some good times, you know. And created some great work along the way. And when I say we, celsius employed some great people (you know who you are). And, dare I say it, one or two who came and went without much trace (unfortunately that's part and parcel of running a business – it's nothing personal). And we even created our own font (see above), when that was much more challenging (technically speaking) than it would be now.
But fast forward nearly 20 years, and by 2009 I reached the point when I fealt that celsius had run its course, and it was time to move on. And thus I transformed overnight into StudioHyde.
And that could have been the end of that story. Except that I never gave up the celsius web domain (somewhere in the back of my mind I fancied that I might one day relaunch the site as something completely different – a site selling chillies, perhaps). But yesterday someone came knocking. Someone who wanted the domain and with a price that they were willing to pay, and one that I was willing to accept.
So celsius is no more, at least as far as I'm concerned. Am I sad about that? I thought I might be. But, no, I'm not.
Life moves on.