“Eight ball. Corner pocket.” A statement of confidence (and one or two other more dubious denotations) that sums up pretty well the past year at Dusted. In these more astute economic times however, one can never quite ignore how easily this can turn to “Stuck behind the eight ball”.
We’re older and wiser now, and more used to taking a different view of things; rather fitting given the number 8 is one of the few numbers that looks the same when written upside down. There are more relevant creative comparisons to make here however – eight is a Fibonacci number and therefore synonymous with recurring patterns in nature, geometry and the golden ratios of music and art. Indeed, the geometry of design is the very basis of proportioning and a key component in composition. Anyone who has designed a grid structure will be familiar with this but also understand it is something you ‘feel’ more than apply pure logic to.
Speaking of which, there are eight pints in a gallon, which is a point to bear in mind this evening when the celebrations move beyond any means of logic. Happy birthday. Dusted.
Photo credit: Flickr user Heather Clemons