Graphic commons: peripheral visions


Continuing my research into our Graphic Commons and how graphic design inserts itself into shared environments, this morning I set out on a traverse around Ipswich town centre, deliberately avoiding its main thoroughfares. I was very much keeping to its peripheries.

The photos I took will feed into later writings for this ongoing project, but for now, I’m posting a small selection here to capture the moment.

Walk duration: 4.8 miles
Steps taken: 11,055
Start time: 07:37
Espresso stop: 08:45
Ground covered: Streets surrounding Ipswich’s working port, then skirting its town centre on little-used back streets and cut-throughs. On to an edge of town eatery and entertainment complex/car park, before returning via main roads that feed into Ipswich town centre.









Pre-coffee playlist (via an iPhone 6 on shuffle):
The Fall – The Man Whose Head Expanded
Portishead – Small
Kate Tempest – Tunnel Vision
Tom Waits – Bad As Me
Jimmy Reed – Big Boss Man
Prince Buster – Too Hot
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – From Her To Eternity
Can – Blind Mirror Surf
Thee Headcoats – We’er Gone
Dennis Brown – Easy Take It Easy
The Fall – Feeling Numb
The The – Beyond Love
Fun Boy Three – The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)
Talking Heads – The Girls Want To Be With The Girls




Post-coffee playlist (via an iPhone 6 on shuffle):
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Today’s Lesson
Sufjan Stevens – In This Temple
Killing Joke – A Sixth Sun (Prophecy Fulfilled Dub)
Beak > – Yatton
Crass – Crutch Of Society
Field Music – Same Name
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Time To Be Clear
Broadcast – Monica’s Burial (Under The Junipers)
Belle & Sebastian – Act Of The Apostle II
Field Music – A Prelude To Pilgrim Street
World Domination Enterprises – The Company News
Portishead – Mourning Air
Tom Waits – Pay Me
Lou Reed – Rooftop Garden
David Bowie– The Bewlay Brothers
Savages – Dead Nature
Elizabeth Parker – Music From ‘The Sea, The Sea’
Bad Breeding – Moral Itch
David Byrne and St Vincent – Outside Of Space And Time
Lynched – Salonika
The Fall – C.D Win Fall 2088 A.D
The Fall – Mask Search
Courtney Barnett – An Illustration Of Loneliness (Sleepless In New York)
Plaid – Held
Jeffrey Lewis And Los Bolts – It Only Takes A Moment








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