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21/09/2015 19:54 BST | Updated 21/09/2015 19:59 BST

Brian Sewell's Brutally Honest Rejection Letter To A Designer Is Simply Perfect

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OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 23: Art Critic and Writer Brian Sewell attends the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival at Christ Church on March 23, 2013 in Oxford, England. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)

A designer has shared a brilliantly blunt rejection letter that he received from the late Brian Sewell in 1992. The missive was sent in response to some proposed designs for Sewell's letterheads.

Wilfrid Wood posted a photo of the letter on Facebook, which reads: "I'm afraid I hated all of your proposals - which is why I've taken two months to respond to your letter.

"Looking at them again, now, I still hate them - I can't pin down a reason for my dislike and so cannot suggest a remedial adjustment that might make them match the stylish quality of your own letter heading.

"I am now strongly inclined to give up all thought of change, and stick to the pattern that I've had since 1965. I'm sorry....."

R.I.P. Brian Sewell. 23 years ago he asked me to redesign his letterhead. I sent him some ideas and this was his response.

Posted by Wilfrid Wood on Saturday, 19 September 2015

Wood posted the letter upon hearing the news of Sewell's death. He captioned the photo: "23 years ago he asked me to redesign his letterhead. I sent him some ideas and this was his response."

Sewell, a veteran art critic and broadcaster died on 19 September, after fighting a long battle with cancer.