Feeling good, champion?

Sitting on my sofa one evening in January, I put together a short video and crossed my fingers that it would be good enough to win the competition I was entering it into. Luckily for me, it was. Also luckily for me, that video hasn’t been made public (and fingers crossed it never is). I’d…

Wick My Sweat

As you may already know, last night saw me try something for the very first time: a running club. In the hours beforehand, as my colleagues can attest, I was ashen with a sense of foreboding I could not shift. Memories of long-gone PE lessons and gargantuan teachers brandishing all manner of equipment while barking…

I’d rather watch this film

The new Robert Pattinson film is being advertised all over the Tube at the moment. Every time I walk past one of the posters, this is what pops into my head and makes me smile.

I’m Comic Sans, Asshole!

Sheer brilliance: designer Joe Hollier has animated an edited version of Mike Lacher’s McSweeney’s article.  I love it, I love it all. via Swiss-Miss and DesignTAXI

Over-Identify (With Me)

Spotify is amazing, isn’t it? And undoubtedly the best part is being able to share tracks with your friends (or enemies? After all, I don’t know who’s on your Facebook friends list). The lack of a ‘sent’ folder is a well-vocalised gripe amongst users and I’m sure Spotify will rectify this soon enough, but I…

Tardiness is Not a Virtue

It has come to my attention that I have not posted for several months and, in fact, that my average post-rate is somewhere in the central region of “embarrassingly low”. The reasons for this are many and varied but of these, old-fashioned tardiness ranks highly. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve written…

Remind me how this works again..

It’s been so long since I’ve written anything more than 140 characters that I’m still dusting off the cobwebs from my keyboard, but while I do this (and yes, I know I’m almost a month behind on this particular campaign) I need to share this with you. The new Cadbury flake advert – which everyone know has…

Why My Friends Are Awesome pt. 29

Today I discovered that OMD performed Enola Gay with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. I’ve already been painfully Last Month this week, so I have no doubt that most of you probably already knew this – especially given that the performance was back in June. In case you hadn’t, here’s the only clip YouTube has to…

When I was 17 _ _ _ #2

Wow, that last post was a bit long. I’ll keep this one short: here’s the second idea I had for the brief. I’m missing a picture of the final piece, but it’s basically trimmed down to the just one girl in her pants protruding from the other’s head. Much prefer this one, becasue it’s much…

Look Good & Be Fun

EVERYTHING should be packaged with Harmless Packaging.  Don’t get me wrong, I’d like to save the world and everything, but mostly I want the things in my life to i) look good and ii) be fun.  Imagine my surprise, then, when I picked up the November issue of Creative Review while waiting for the train on…

That wasn’t so bad, was it?

Last week I was morose and full of fear and self loathing. How things can change! Before I’d even got to the class I had sternly reminded myself that this is really just something I’m doing *for fun* and to stop taking myself so seriously. Yes, it could well become someting more serious in my…

Getting Out of My Brain

I am worried. After the initial excitement – which I do still have, of course! It’s fun to have a focussed creative outlet – I am now overwhelmed with the competitive edge/I’m-no-good-at-being-creative dialogue that constantly wracks my brain. I have just seen photos of one of the other student’s font project and I feel sick…