Infrequent musings on user experience, design, music and cinema by Dave Hall.


HAL Wallpaper

I saw the remastered version of 2001: A Space Odyssey recently and was struck by how beautifully designed HAL’s displays were. The type is set in Eurostyle Extended and gives the display console a bold visual presence, a perfect contrast to the ship’s interiors that are largely made up of white surfaces. This logical, highly… Read more


Favourite pens for sketching

It was only until recently, when I delved a bit deeper into the pen world, that I realised it was a diverse universe with passionate people interested in cheap off the shelf pens. Once you start investigating something seemingly banal, picking up a Bic disposable will never feel quite right ever again. I choose pens… Read more