Record Store Day 2015 Top Ten #RSD

WARNING: Frivolous non-work related post I don't know why this passed me by until now but tomorrow is World Record Store Day (RSD)! The short film above will give you a sense of the anticipation that is building for some music fans. The 18th April is also my birthday (which hadn't passed me by). I … Continue reading Record Store Day 2015 Top Ten #RSD

Apple and the SuperFly

What do you think of replacing advertising with art on billboards, bus shells and street posters? My SuperFly exhibitions did this in 2009 and 2010 - now Apple are doing the same. Despite having not seen it in the flesh I really like the Shot on iPhone 6 poster campaign by Apple as a simple piece … Continue reading Apple and the SuperFly

Plastic Leadership – file under ‘punk’

Have you seen the state of leadership today? It's like punk never happened... What we need is more Plastic leadership! It’s almost 40 years since an art school drop-out, with a clothes shop on London’s Kings Road, kick started the English ‘punk’ scene. In 1976, punk was defined by, Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood. It … Continue reading Plastic Leadership – file under ‘punk’

A wide angle on 2014

So here we are, 2015 - the fabled year of Marty McFly's journey into the future. Apart from the blessing that in our universe Jaws sequels didn't see episode 19, the reality of 2015 in the Back to the Future context remains largely underwhelming. No hover boards, no flying Delorean's (no Delorean's of any sort on my … Continue reading A wide angle on 2014

Why I am not a Service Designer

At the best of times it can be a challenge explaining to people what you do. But when they already have a perception of what you do..?! I've been a designer for a long time. A Graphic Designer. To many I will probably be a Graphic Designer until the day... well, you get the idea. … Continue reading Why I am not a Service Designer

Creativity requires courage

Ever have a great idea and someone pips you to the post? I once pitched an idea to a web developer friend which got us both quite excited for a while. Soon after it became clear that the people we thought would benefit from this idea just weren't ready for it! Three years later I … Continue reading Creativity requires courage

Pique interest with Pinterest

It feels a little late in the day to be writing about Pinterest - such is the world of the internet - but while it currently holds the record for 'fastest growing online network' ever (currently between 50-70 million users depending on who you listen to) I still talk to lots of people who are … Continue reading Pique interest with Pinterest

Totally Recall

Philip K Dick already had some ideas up his sleeve on memories and what 'they really mean' when he wrote 'We can Remember It For You Wholesale' which later became Paul Verhoven's 1990 movie Total Recall. (Remade in 2012 lest we forget!) In the vein of my blog post from last summer 'Is anyone Watching?' … Continue reading Totally Recall