That was our week, that was #19

It’s been a little while since we last updated our blog, a frankly shambolic effort that we couldn’t allow to continue further. So, despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that the author is sat on the floor of an exhibition space in South London, here’s a little rundown of what we’ve been up to, in and out of the studio, over the past few weeks. The eagle eyed amongst you may notice something of a blue stream running through this post. Can’t imagine why…

From a work point of view, it’s been pretty busy. We’re thrilled with the feedback we’ve had to all the Barnaby Festival work,almost all of which has now broken cover, including the event brochure and the website, designed by us and built by the indefatigable Andrew McCully. Top work Andrew! (unlucky with the Premier League though. But more of that later…)

Barnaby work...

Continuing with the work theme, we’ve been working hard on a couple of exhibition projects for long standing client, Imperial War Museums. We’re particularly thrilled with the fact we’ve been working at IWM London on ‘Build The Truce’, which opens next week.

Here’s a couple of ‘work in progress’ shots, which, seeing as it still is a work in progress and, at the time of writing, IWM’s graphics contractors are due on site in about 20 minutes, it’s as close as you can get to the finished thing. Which is very BLUE. Unless you come down here and have a look, of course. And we strongly suggest you do.

Building The Truce

Building The Truce 02

Over and above this, we’re looking forward to progressing some significant new projects for the two schools in our lives, namely Cheadle Hulme and Manchester Business, plus a really nice piece of branding for a performing arts company. So it’s all go!

Away from the office, our glorious leader’s quest to break every bone in his body on a mountain bike continues. A recent spill did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm, and every Monday morning brings new tales of his and Graham’s exploits down hills and on assorted journeys.

One Manchester ride a couple of weeks back seemingly took him through Tatton Park (and part of a plane, bizarrely) past most of our clients, and into Media City, as you can see from the pictures. Continuing the blue theme, what did he happen to see on the BBC’s large screen? Yup, you guessed…

This (Media) City is Ours...

Media City by bike. And Instagram...

As some of you may know, the biking is all for a good cause, namely raising money for the NSPCC on a ride from Manchester to Liverpool on June 3rd. Visit Paul’s just giving page by clicking here…

In other news, here’s a few random images captured on our travels, including a particularly intriguing bus shelter ad for a beer with a BLUE related name…

Typography on a bench, Salford Quays

We saw it standing alone...

Imperial War Museum, May 2012

So, finally, why the blue references? Well, those of you untouched by the beautiful game may be unaware that our leader’s beloved Manchester City recently won a little cup known as the Barclays Premier League. Now, for some football teams winning things is perhaps expected, or even demanded, every season, but City fans are a little different. The last time a similar triumph was claimed by City was so long ago, he wasn’t even born. (Yes, THAT long ago) so to see it happen, and on his son’s birthday as well, was something special. He was over the (blue) moon, you might say.

He must have been, because he’s scarcely stopped going on about it since…

Happy Birthday Son!

 


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