Archive for the ‘Creative thinking’ Category


May 26, 2010

Here are some cool virals we have been looking at at work (Honey) for a few projects. Check out the Sony Bravia: The Aftermath.

And Tango’s pisstake of the bouncy ball Sony Bravia Ad too.


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

Walk Fatty Walk & TED

May 13, 2010

Saw this today, not in person, but on Its Nice That.

Anyway a series of labels have been stuck around the centre of London on the Bus information signs, specifically in the Oxford Street area. It is to encourage people to walk the length of a couple of stops instead of catching the bus. It was designed by London based design platform Three Green Dots.


The Seed Cathedral

May 4, 2010

I think back in my Ziggurat days a design was mentioned for the UK Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo. Thousands of rods sticking out the side of the building done by a famous artist I was told. Doing my ‘dont want to look clueless’ thing, I smiled and nodded as A. I had never heard of the World Expo B. Had no idea what these pavilions were.


What a Pick Me Up

May 3, 2010

This weekend we had a nice little visit from fellow UCLAN student Megan. She recommended we all go to a Graphics Art Fair on the Saturday called Pick Me Up. I had no real idea about it. But me, Megan, Mark, Ben and Sofi went to see what it was about.


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 (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 to create yours.

If Pixels took over the world

April 12, 2010

Spotted this on and thought I would share. Really cool idea. And brilliantly executed.

The company that produced it One More Production, have some other cool things on their site.

Barrow: Part_1

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 …


Barrow: Part_2

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?


Ben Tustin

Mark Arrowsmith

Matt Taylor

Mystery bakery

April 3, 2010

Myself and Matt have just spent a short while at Mystery design, which is a great place to work with a lot of independence which is always a good thing when your a student placement. From JC’s antics to the ‘Blue Sky’ thinking and the constant banter, Mystery is definitely a place worth considering when looking for placement.

Whilst there we were able to work alongside a Designer/ Artist named Steve Baker who who is a great laugh and an even better inspiration. We recommend checking is website or looking at some of his work on our blog (especially look at his stickmen work).

Above – An undivided state