I believe it stems from primary school days of trying to find my name on magnets, badges or pencils at some shitty gift shop on a school trip, but I cannot help but purchase something if I see my name on it. Be it the Sex and the City ‘Carrie’ necklace [yes I wear one], or merely a dress design named the ‘Carrie’.. I have to have it. Carrie by name, carried away by nature.
This named obsessed trait of mine came in to play recently when I went to the pre-show buyers night at the Film 4 Summer Screens. For each of the 16 films on show, 16 different artists from Print Club London, designed 16 stunning new prints for each movie. One of which, was by the illustrator Peter Strain for the movie Carrie. So, can you guess what happened? Yup, I bought it.