Interview with BBC Hereford & Worcester

Dec 23rd, 2016 Blog, Featured John 1 min read

Earlier this week my co-author Rob and I had the pleasure of being interviewed for BBC Hereford and Worcester’s breakfast show, which was aired yesterday morning. Speaking to the fantastic Toni and Elliot, we discussed our new book Visualising The Beatles, explaining how the idea came about and why we chose the Fab Four as our subject matter. The show also featured an unexpected phone…

Book Signing at The Beatles Story, Liverpool

Dec 6th, 2016 Blog, Featured admin 1 min read

I’m extremely pleased to announce that The Beatles Story in Liverpool will be stocking Visualising The Beatles, and to celebrate this Rob Thomas and I will be there on Wednesday 14th December to sign copies of the book. If you’d like to come along and get your copy signed, we’ll be at the Beatles Story’s Fab4 Cafe between 11.00am and 3.00pm, and the book will…

No Children Allowed

Dec 1st, 2016 Blog, Featured admin 4 min read

“I’m so sorry,” She said as she pulled her young son away from me, “Kids, eh!” I smiled politely and shook some of the dirty, brown water from my trouser leg. I was on my way to a meeting when the aforementioned child decided to jump full force into a puddle next to me, soaking my lower half and catching a couple of other passers-by…

Visualising The Beatles Featured on The Huffington Post

Nov 7th, 2016 Blog, Featured admin 2 min read

Our new book Visualising The Beatles is now officially available, and we’re already lucky enough to have some superb press coverage. Last week, the book was reviewed by world-renowned Beatles authority Kenneth Womack, who is also the author of numerous books on the Fab Four, including the Beatles Encyclopedia. Writing on The Huffington Post, Womack gave us a glowingly positive review, which meant a huge…

Visualising The Beatles Launch at Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road

Oct 28th, 2016 Blog, Featured admin 1 min read

My new book Visualising The Beatles will be launched next month, and to celebrate we’re having an official launch event at Waterstones on Tottenham Court Road, London. An evening of data visualisation and drinks (yes, this Waterstones has a bar), it will also feature a talk from the authors (that’s Rob and I) as well as live music from the amazing Danny McGurn. If you’d…

Darth Vader Infographic Featured by Mashable, TIME, Daily Mail and more

Apr 30th, 2016 Blog, Featured admin 1 min read

A couple of weeks ago I was approached by a client to produce a piece of digital content that would gain brand mentions on high profile news and entertainment outlets. I had free creative reign to decide on the concept and format, with a simple digital PR remit. After some thought and preliminary research, I settled on a concept that would appeal to a wide…

10 Useful Resources For Infographic Designers

Jan 3rd, 2016 Blog, Featured admin 9 min read

When you spend as much time creating high quality content as I do, you quickly build up a library of useful online resources to help with design and content creation. From finding suitable fonts to sourcing textures and patterns or from finding colour schemes to utilising image libraries, there is a huge variety of online resources available to aid information designers (and every other kind…