Naomi Games’s book Poster Journeys offers a fascinating insight into her father’s design process

to paraphrase the book : ‘Games refused to drive a car, the bus was his preferred mode of transport. He habitually sat on the top deck of the bus and doodled obsessively on a scrap of paper trying to rough out 6 designs on each trip. Back at home he would work the thumbnails up on his layout pad’ What great time management !!

He also confesses to ‘doing anything to avoid starting a final design’ So even the master suffers from stage fright !!

The star of the book is various rough and finished comparisons, a couple of which are shown here :

Oh to get to see some of his sketches !!

Toward the back of the book we see numerous attempts to capture the right feel for this tiling at Stockwell station :…

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