Gordon's BUGLE

Welcome to Gordon's BUGLE.  A place where we explore all that is wonderful about British design, manufacturing and culture.  It is written to amuse, educate, inspire and sometimes bemuse. Exploring the quirks, pomp & circumstance, history and future of Great Britain through the lens of design and manufacturing. From before the Industrial Revolution to how Great Britain has influenced and leads the world in POP Culture and everything in between. Inside Gordon's BUGLE we will also present interviews with the craftsmen that still believe that quality counts and factory tours of the brands that make brand GB so great. We are here to blow the trumpet for Great Britain. So, dive in whenever you want and join us on our journey. Tally Ho! Chocks Away.

Latest Musings

Why do we drive on the left in Britain?

Where do Britain's national symbols come from?

When life gves you Brexit, make lemonade

The making of handcrafted sunglasses

The making of handcrafted aprons

All Hail a Great British Design Icon

Brits Abroad. Dubai and Melbourne

The Fred Perry Story

History of the British Pub Sign

History of the Red Telephone Box

History of British Typogrpahy. Just our Type

Brits Abroad. California and Dubai

Anglepoise. Shining a Light of British Design

History of Blue Plaques

Penguin Book Design

Peering into the History of Piers

Hands and machines in perfect harmony

History of the Union Jack

E-Type jaguar. Putting the purr in perfect

Brits Abroad in California

British Christmas Traditions

Our Definition of British Made

Brits Abroad. Dubai and Berlin

Who the Gordon Bennett was Gordon Bennett?

Did Britain invent Champagne?