What do you think? What would best project the editor of today? The Captain has thought long and hard about this: he likes to help. I toyed with the idea of a foot in smart tasselled loafer thrust through a half-open door, or a large ear affixed to a keyhole. I doodled around with flying writs, open cheque books and large menus. I sketched a puppet with supplicating hands and an eyeshade whose strings led to a much larger, avuncular figure.
And then I remembered the H M Bateman cartoon of an editor which I reproduce for you. Perfect, isn't it? Such energy and enthusiasm] Almost a lust to communicate. Old-fashioned, I grant you, but also fashionably retro. The Guild should employ this figure as logo forthwith. Bateman's caption is good, too: 'The editor of a yellow press newspaper receiving news of a horrible murder committed in circumstances of the most revolting atrocity.'Reuse content