Sample Design Work – circa 1986
In the mid-1980s ICL launched its revolutionary Quattro computer running Concurrent CP/M-86. We were asked to produce a series of booklets to illustrate its multi-user, multi-tasking capabilities. We had little time and no lee-way; it was to be delivered straight to the ICL stand on the first morning of one of the big computer shows at the NEC.
It was typeset using WordStar. The cartoons, and there are many more within the booklets, were drawn straight onto the galleys. But we did it.
The accounts booklet
The word processing booklet
The planning (spreadsheet) booklet
The information management (database) booklet
The copyright notice
Well, of course, no-one will have ever seen a design quite like this one. But just in case you think you have, I would ask you to check the dates. This design was copyrighted to The Goodbye Press, which was the publishing arm of Townsend and Taphouse, in 1986.