In this informal series of blogposts, I’ll try to provide some context behind The Archive. Specifically, what lead me to start The Archive, the concepts underpinning its importance and where I will take the project over the years. Things may change along the way, but the underlying goal will always remain the same – to preserve the stories of humans in a medium people will enjoy engaging with.
When I was nineteen I was confronted with my own mortality by a piece of graffiti. It was scrawled onto the wall of a bar in ancient Pompeii sometime prior to the devastating eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. Did they survive the blast or were the writers killed in one of Rome... Read More
I'm fascinated by Ancient Egypt. I could talk about it for hours, and to some less enthusiastic listeners I have. What specifically fascinates me was their ability to preserve their culture across truly immense periods of time. Even at the height of the Roman Empire the Eg... Read More
Consider your life so far and everything that you've experienced. All your important memories, your highest highs and your lowest lows - from zenith to nadir. You the reader, stop and think. Take a break from reading and think about it. Right now. Stop reading. Do you know... Read More
Growing up my parents had no interest in taking holidays. My dad was too lazy and my mum wasn't even slightly interested in travel. Instead we went on day trips into the country, oftentimes spending markedly more time driving there and back than actually exploring our dest... Read More
My entrepreneurial journey had actually started before my interest in fixing books. Looking back, my interest stemmed from an unlikely source. I had just watched the awful film, Escape from L.A., with my dad. A film set in a dystopian future, where death and ... Read More