Olympics opening and closing ceremonies
Thomas Heatherwick designed the cauldron for the Olympic flame. I had admired his work for years (have a look at his designs for the British Pavilion for the Japan expo). I met him and his team in strictest confidence and commissioned them to produce four illustrations, one for each of the ceremony programme covers.
This was a once in a lifetime project, I made sure I did some layouts. I helped Jamie Savage do page designs for the Paralympics closing programme. He had been working on the much admired Sunday Times Eureka! magazine. We made a limited edition box set of all four programmes. It sounds rediculous, but I bought my own work — so my sons could have one set each. Martin Tullett, who put in a super human performance for this project, was the creative director for all four programmes.