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Simply Quality Security Systems

“Simply Quality Security Systems” burglar alarm, Camden • I love this – the utterly boasty claim “simply quality”, with a faux woodcut of a ribbon-bound scroll of excellence. Being a sad old graphic designer, I actually recognise it as a bit of early 1990s computer clip-art, no doubt intended for graduation invitations. • Spotted: Finchley Road, Camden, London, NW3, England, 2007 • Politics: In the Labour constituency of Hampstead and Kilburn


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  1. I was going to say, straight outta Lotus* clip art, but then read the text properly and Vici beat me to it! I’d only give them a Desmond for that design, overall though. (‘Lotus’ is used figuratively and imaginatively to counjour up memories of early 90s DTP. I don’t really know which package it was from, it just has ‘that look’ about it! No doubt some retro computing enthusiast will be along shortly to correct me…)

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