Thursday, 30 September 2010

It has begun ..

The AND - Abandon Normal Devices Festival has already to taken over the city in preparation for the big weekend, 1st to 3rd Oct. This is my first acknowledgement of it.
The festival has everything to inspire all age ranges, from bike rides, to boat rides, to chocolate tastings, to being shrink wrapped I am sure it'll keep everyone happy!

Get involved - it is a must!

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

We ARE back in town ...

Try and spot what I am talking about ...
Photos will follow shortly !!!


Sandra and Zara, from MMU had their opening of Re(collection) last night in Holden Cafe and it was lovely to celebrate and support fellow peers.
The exhibition is on till 15th October so make sure you head over there and check it out as I wont say no more. Beautiful and timeless exhibition ...

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

An exhibition is in town ...

An exhibition that I blogged several months ago is coming to Manchester and I am very excited!
AND - Abandon Normal Devices is to launch on 1st Oct - 7th Oct.
The visuals look intriguing, I want to go - hope you do too?

Also, there is a Manchester Weekender Festival 1st-3rd Oct (see Cornerhouse for more details.)

Monday, 20 September 2010

House of Cards ...

The House of Cards campaign was created for 'Shelter' by Leo Burnett.
They created the identity for the campaign, as well as an exhibition catalogue and a limited edition box of A5 playing cards.

I think the use of space, scale and colour attracts the eye, and questions the meaning of the campaign. (From my favourite agency -

This way to Fall ...

Superb Poster Design for Yale School of Architecture by Michael Bierut.
Using 58 different arrows they illustrate the Fall programme.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Not just a ...

Or a creative individual
Or a design intern

Everything else.

A painter
Team player
Tea maker
Window cleaner
Paper cutter
Bank payer
Book buyer
Spec writer
Printer friendly
Bread maker
Soup drinker
Milk buyer


And more.

Please - don't hesitate to get in touch!

I was recently part of the studio re-vamp at UHC and after putting forward ideas for improvement we were then able to help make those changes happen!! It felt great to make a difference and improve the working environment.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

UHC and Papergirl

At UHC, the designers have been collectively working to enter the competition advertised on Papergirl Manchester. (If you haven't heard of Papergirl then you should find out!)
Working with the Art Director - Jack Alexander, myself and Jimmy (interns) helped stand in as props and art direct the shots (note the arm used in the below image = is my very own!!!) to make the composition complete.

A little on Papergirl :
"Papergirl is an art project from Berlin. In the style of American paper-boys, rolled art pieces will be distributed by bicycle in the streets of Manchester to random passers-by. With the support of Papergirl Berlin; it will consist of an exhibition, distribution of art and a party. Manchester will be Papergirl’s UK debut."

The objects you might wonder and question ... what are they??
Well, these beautiful and picturesque formations are part of the Levenshulme Orchestra - a touring and travelling band of musical objects all created from parts of a bicycle!! Impressive is to say the least - they are art forms in their own right, and have a certain era about them; like they have a real personality destined to be heard.

Our submissions are below and hopefully you might see them around the city soon?!

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