Unless you have self-consciously wacky parents, it’s likely you’ll have met someone with the same name first name as you. When you’re younger this can make you feel a less special but these days we just have to grin and bear it. The commonality of first names is a theme Tim Morris has focused on in his George series, which brilliantly catalogues famous Georges in visual form.
The project started as a commission for the walls of a restaurant called The George, although the eatery never actually ended up opening. Tim continued the series anyway as a personal project and I’m so glad he did because the resulting collection is wonderfully niche. Some are obvious like the George Michael mug and the George Clooney poster, but the less familiar Georges are where it gets really creative. It’s a simple idea for a series that works incredibly well in Tim’s pared back, documentary style.
About the Author
Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.