Steve Edge - What a fucking ledge...

Having just come back from one of the most inspiring, enjoyable and curse-word-filled talks I think I have ever been to, I am grinning from ear to ear and now feeling fully motivated to sort my fucking life out.

Another great speaker has again blessed us with their presence thanks to the West of England Design Form, and Steve Edge really was such a joy to listen to.  

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Known as the Lord of Shoreditch, he has the most eclectic, story filled past I think I have ever heard, from sharing meal times at home with an angry chimpanzee, to working with George Lucas on the sets of Star Wars, to being the legs that appear next to Harrison Ford's in the snake pit of the Raiders of the Lost of Arc, I feel like I have lived an oh so sheltered life. 

I could gush on about how amazing he was, but I don't think I would do him justice in the slightest. However some great bits of advice that I have picked up from tonight would have to be: 

  • Never do 'That'll Do', always do Best. 

  • Give to give (not to receive) and karma will come back around

  • Think laterally, not literally, give inspiration not information

And most importantly  

  • Dress for a party everyday, and the party will come to you. 

So if you see me in my best clothes tomorrow, you will know why.  

Here is his talk from the Do Lectures a couple of years ago, which I urge you to watch if you have not, it really will give you a new perspective on things. 

His website and amazing work can be found here http://www.steve-edge.com/