In 2019, it was estimated that Fiverr is worth almost $1 billion dollars. Impressive for a gig platform ostensibly offering services for as little as five dollars, no? But look just beneath the surface and one finds that Fiverr, like most multi-million dollar enterprises, is a platform built upon the…

Ernest Cox, the man that raised the impossible.

No one noticed that Rear Admiral von Reuter was in full battle dress. Yet on the 21st June 1919, he pinned his medals to his chest and stepped onto the deck of the Emden. His orders had been carried to the other seventy-three ships by the Royal Mail — the…

Millions Missing demonstration in Sheffiled 2018.

I’m sitting in my car and watching maskless people filter in and out of the local shop. They arrive alone and somehow emerge in groups of two or three; standing in the doorway and patting each other as if they’ve not touched another person for weeks. I have five pounds…

Discovered in 1898 by Marie and Pierre Curie, radium is an element that is extracted in trace amounts from uranium ore that, despite being radioactive, quickly became a sensation. America in particular adopted radium as a premium product of its day — a single gram could cost as much as…

Is there any exchange between freelancer and client more ingrained than the dance around the subject of budget? A creative has asked how much you can spend on a project, what do you do? You don’t tell them, of course. Instead, you request their rates. Once they tell you, you…

We’ve all done it. Desperate, naive, or insecure — we’ve all worked for free. On occasion it’s a charitable endeavour; a positive experience. Others it’s a mistake. But at some point in our careers, all of us have waived our fees for some reason.

It’s almost a rite of passage…

A few days ago, Amazon debuted its new service, Kindle Vella. A program by which users post 500–6000 word stories in “episodes.” It’s heralded in the community as a way to capitalise on serialised stories and short fiction in real time, rather than as complete releases. On the face of…

Phantom Thief Joker Persona 5

In 2016, Persona 5 exploded onto the PlayStation 4 in such a way that you might think the colour red hadn’t existed before. In its insatiable visual language and its defiance of the quotidian standards of Japanese role-playing games, there was hope the era of flicking through boring menus…

Geoffrey Bunting

Designer, writer, and historian. Founder of Geoffrey Bunting Graphic Design (geoffreybunting.co.uk).

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