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Work Experience… MODERN TOSS?

May 19, 2010

A brilliant and maybe suspiciously relevant video courtesy of modern toss…literally! Check out the blog as well when you get 5 minutes http://www.moderntoss.com/

FWA People choice website 2009

April 13, 2010

Labuat is a Spanish music band, formed in 2008. In 2009, Labuat released their debut album, with a single called “Soy tu aire”, which translates to “I’m your air”. There idea was to create a website for the single so that you could create your own music video. This got the accolade of People Choise website 2009 FWA http://www.thefwa.com/ (also a brilliant website and design tool).

Although it is in Spanish, roughly translated the opening paragraph means …

…’I’m your air’ is a song filled with many orchestras instruments and a voice of truth and lies. And we wanted to give you something you could move with the song. A brush because ‘I’m your air’ here is painted in the air. Move your cursor wherever you want, during the song. When finished you can view your recorded video and your own work and playback…

This is a beautifully crafted and designed website and really deserves 5 minutes of your time, click here http://soytuaire.labuat.com/ to create yours.

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April 5, 2010

Who said wheelbarrows couldn’t be inspirational …

… April 3rd started with typical drinking games and by the end of the night ended up with all three of us in cowboy costumes in a pub, which proves student designers can try and do there best to be creative when border line unconscious. On the way home brought ‘more’ creativity when we spotted a wheelbarrow, which gave us an alternative mode of transport for the journey home.

It was the day after the night before when we all rose and shone from our pits to find a wheelbarrow in the middle of the kitchen. Living in a student house, the practicality of us having a reason to use it again are pretty much null. So the scratching of heads began.

To see our efforts for the perfect secondary use for a wheelbarrow click here …

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April 5, 2010

So there it was …

… a perfect evening, clear skies, sitting around an open fire in a wheelbarrow with marshmallows and listening to iTunes playing the perfect acoustic music (another good reason to get the alcohol flowing).

When all of a sudden Bennys creative veins sparked into life again. With the smoke fumes clearly going to his head he came up with the idea of creating a typeface simply from the glow of a flame and a simple photography trick. Who ever said drinking irresponsibly didn’t get you anywhere?

BARROW_TYPEFACE 2010

Ben Tustin

Mark Arrowsmith

Matt Taylor

Digital World: Big Ben keeping up with the times

April 1, 2010

April Fools Day 1980: The BBC reported that Big Ben, in order to keep up with the times, was going to be given a digital readout. The announcement received a huge response from listeners shocked and angered by the proposed change. The BBC Japanese service also announced that the clock hands would be sold to the first four listeners to contact them. One Japanese seaman in the mid-Atlantic immediately radioed in a bid.


MNE (my-mini north end)

January 14, 2010


Being in London on placement, has torn me away from going on my beloved North End week in week out (although I have managed to go on a few games when they have played in London). So in order to make me feel more at home I decided to make a scale model of the mighty Deepdale stadium… (more…)

Type Trumps

January 13, 2010

A simply ‘Top’ idea… (more…)

Perfect present this christmas… iSun V4.0

December 14, 2009

A brilliant ad by The Sun newspaper.

Hamsters Got Talent

December 4, 2009

Purple Needs You!

December 1, 2009

Prove yourself against fellow students and designers alike for the chance to win £500 and a paid work placement. You would be pretty daft not to enter this competition. Closing date 15th December so get festive.

www.purplecreative.co.uk/santa