Alan Long's life-saving book for the designer you love to hate
"Christmas is a time of compassion and forgiveness, so why not give the gift of seething acceptance this year?" Alan Long's life-saving book ‘How to Live With a Designer Without Killing Them’ has arrived just in time for the office 'Secret Santa’ you completely forgot about.
Long’s second publication after his debut ‘An A-Z guide to being a freelance designer’ is an ideal addition to the stocking of your beloved "whether you are the designer in question, or their friend/partner gently and passive-aggressively trying to point out what a pain in the bum they are 99.9% of the time".
"Does noticing colour discrepancies between menus and tablecloths in a restaurant make you want to scratch your eyeballs out of their eyeholes? Does noticing uneven kerning in signage typeface, or a rogue apostrophe, make you do a little sick? When you see a wonky picture on someone’s wall, is the desire to straighten it so strong you stop listening to what they are saying entirely and hear ringing in your ears? No? Then you’re probably not a designer. But you might be unfortunate enough to know one".
‘How to Live With a Designer Without Killing Them’ is the perfect antidote to all those moments arguing about the right way to organise the book shelf (by spine colour or author surname or genre), whether the aloe vera really tones in properly with the cheese plant, and whatever other seemingly tedious nonsense you put up with living with a designer - you poor thing.