a blog by Will Schofield
Quite possibly the richest source of book-related design and illustration in the universe. Will displays the fervor of the most dedicated historian whilst time and again proving he has an eye for exceptional images.” —David Pearson
From August 2007 to February 2011 I went by the cryptic, impossible-to-remember pseudonym “A Journey Round My Skull” (not quite JAMS, not quite ARMS). I’m gradually importing all 700+ posts from “Journey” into my new home 50 Watts.
In January 2010 I was invited by the two guys of But Does it Float to begin posting there. BDiF runs onCargo, which I quickly fell in love with. 50 Watts uses Cargo’s ‘biblio’ layout.
The new name has something to do with Charlie Watts, Beckett’s Watt, Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, dim light bulbs, riots, cheap amps, chaos theory, and the friend who threatened violence if I didn’t drop my old moniker. [April update: Let’s not forget Naomi Watts inMulholland Drive.]
A Journey Round My Skull remains a great name for a book about undergoing brain surgery in 1936.
—Will Schofield (March 2011)