Gender Non-Specific, Colour Coded

There will always be differences between people. Once we assign them to a group, we categorise them and that leads to a false belief that we can behave towards them in a certain way.

But they are all made up of people, and whatever we may feel, we just don’t have the right to behave differently to different people just because they are different.

And to those who say that might is right – might is just dominant; it is not right.

On Off

Animations have always been close to my heart. What fun the moving image. If I am in a shop and there is a TV showing a product, I stop to watch it.

Writing this makes me think about an outdoor shop in Leeds that ran a video of a strange product – strange to me, anyway.

It was a neckband that you twisted to convert into a hat, the kind of thing you might use climbing in the mountains.

I was never really interested in the product enough to want to buy it, but the moving image grabbed my attention and pleased me. Every time I visited the shop, I stopped to watch the video.

The video ticking along on an endless loop, demonstrating a product for which I had no thought of buying, was such a relief from the reality of things.

All troubles and concerns left me and I would watch the demonstration unfold, and then unfold again.

It wasn’t an expensive product. I could have bought it if I wanted. That makes things all the more appealing, don’t you think?

After all, who can watch a TV showing something they cannot afford, without at least some small twinge of an unwanted feeling?


I made the animated gif in Photoshop. I had an idea to illustrate the stages in a buying process, but abandoned the idea and continued adding bits without really thinking about it.