is all at sea. During a 13-year career at the Observer and Guardian she wrote features on issues affecting our oceans and a book, The Last Sea Nomads . Finally she accepted the inevitable, gave up the desk job and sailed off into the sunset (p14).
who designed this week’s cover, is an award-winning artist and designer based in east London. His work ranges from illustrations and animation to sets, window displays and installations. He particularly likes to bring graphic design to life through the use of carefully cut layers and a playful use of light and shadow.
is a former staff writer on the Observer and is the author of 19 books, including Mauve, Just My Type and On the Map. His study of Aids in Britain, The End of Innocence, won the Somerset Maugham Prize. This week he considers our obsession with making things smaller and wonders what miniaturisation says about us (p8).
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