Friday, March 25, 2011


At last I am dressed properly, and I mean by that, I have a logo for the trip.
I am very very grateful to both Alex Ashworth of Manifest for his inspiring and completely pertinent design, and to Mark Watkinson for the great illustration of some chap on a rather unique motorcycle.

I have known them both for over 25 years and their support and kindness helping me to brand the trip is hugely appreciated. Alex is a dear and rock solid friend, who has also helped the agency gets to the top of the game with extraordinary communications, be it the website, the newsletters, our logo, or our printed material. Mark was the first illustrator who joined me at the agency in 1985. He has consistently produced fantastic work in a very professional, charming and fun way.

The logo will adorn the motorbike on the panniers and the top box, and I intend to get loads of  stick on badges to mark my trail.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Body Armour

After some deliberation, I concluded that best was best and have acquired what would have made Knights of old jealous. If this is to be the day job for a while, then better to have the kit for the job.
Forcefield Extreme Harness Body Armour - Adventure (L2)
Forcefield is both strong and light