Mark Simpson talks to the ubiquitous Dartmouth Illustator 10 years after he asked him to create the By The Dart logo.
hen I started the magazine back in 2008, I took a conscious decision to create a magazine logo that was immediately
identifiable as belonging to Dartmouth. Our connection with Dartmouth began as second homeowners and, like many such residents, we soon amassed a collection of Paul Barclay illustrations. Paul’s signature writing was increasingly ubiquitous around
Dartmouth and it was an obvious choice to get him to ‘sign write’ our logo. A quick contra of logo for an advert and By The Dart was born! The logo hasn’t changed since and likely never will. I visited Paul in his studio at 1, Oxford Street in
Dartmouth last month to reflect on how the Paul Barclay brand has developed and grown over the intervening years. Paul has been in his current shop/