Lydia Thornley

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Lydia Thornley

About me

I’m a designer who likes words. I learned to work with writers when I was hurled into an editorial office for the launch of Business, one of the first business glossies back in the 1980s. The staff writers instructed me in my gossiping duties and hauled me to the pub. But most importantly, they showed me how to look at a story. Now with my own design practice I still enjoy working with writers and editors. Words and graphics are two ends of the same thing. Sometimes, the words are the graphics. And nothing pleases me more than relieving a client of an acronym-stuffed, buzzword-infested, committee-pleasing piece of guff and handing them back something somebody might want to read. Through 26 I’ve even got a little better at writing my own words through road-testing The Writer’s workshop (Thank you John and Neil). I am a member of D&AD and the Typographic Circle.

Design is there to get people to read the words. Whether we’re sitting people down to read a story, shouting about a campaign or singing the praises of a product, what matters is that people get the message. www.thornley.co.uk

Latest 26 images

Disused pub in Hoxton by Andy York
Photo by Lucy Beevor
Image by Tony Linkson
Found on the island of Giglio, Italy by Chris Bird.
26 Screenshot by Lara Muth
I live at number 26, and this is my bin!  Rebecca Thomas
Captured in Venice by Elen Lewis
26-jane
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Spotted by Marin Lee at the Serpentine in Hyde Park
Spotted in Copenhagen by Helen MacKinven.
Spotted on the airfield of Tivat airport in Montenegro by Martin Lee
I took this picture in a fabulous vegan and raw food restaurant in Turin - Ezri Carlebach
Spotted in Capri by Laura Hunter
Woods near Jouqueviel, Midi-Pyrenees, 10 minutes after I had told my walking group about 26. They gave me a funny look. By David Mathews
Image by Ed Pritchard
Image by Lydia Thornley in Krakow
Spotted in Belfast by Jonathan Holt
From Christmas travels in Krakow by Lydia Thornley
Night time lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
Daytime lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley