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22nd June 2017No Comments

New balls

The heatwave has well and truly arrived, so I'm going to crack out the strawberries and fizz as my Wimbledon Test Card poster has been unveiled as the Official Poster for the Championships 2017.

The All England Tennis Club are celebrating three landmark broadcast anniversaries with the BBC this year – so it seemed obvious to fuse both of their histories in colourful graphic ball with echoes of court markings, timelines and television milestones.

Wimbledon Poster 2017

13th June 20178 Comments

Commercial Breaks and Beats

It's quite hard nowadays to imagine how small the internet was at one point, both in pixels and in scope.

Inspired by my friend Jim Boulton and his project, I am slowly unarchiving the first popular website I made, fifteen years ago – Commercial Breaks and Beats. It's taking a while, as the HTML doesn't quite work any more, and the database was made in MicroSoft Access 3. It goes without saying that I haven't used a computer that can run MicroSoft Access 3 since... fifteen years ago.

For Jim (and a couple of others of you out there) I'm dedicated to resurrecting this daft site from the digital elephant's graveyard. I won my first award for this – a Yahoo! award for digital excellence.

Commercial Breaks and Beats



18th May 2017No Comments

A silver at Creative Circle

Canon Skijoring picked up another one at the Creative Circle awards last night to bring the tally up to four... Boom!

Creative Circle Silver

Congrats again to Sam Ashwell, as well as to my friends Richard and Dan whose Bupa ad (right) picked up pretty much everything else on the night it seems. Not envious whatsoever.

10th April 2017No Comments


Neelam Gill

An interesting article on Neelam Gill in the Guardian this weekend. Now 2017's model of the moment, she was our figurehead influencer for the Champion's Of Breakfast work we did for VICE and Nespresso.

30th March 2017No Comments

64 Bits

My friend Jim Boulton is hosting a great exhibition – 64 Bits – right now at Here East in the Olympic Park. It documents the early history of the internet using obscure archival finds.

Building on the foundations of his Digital Archaeology project he's managed to recreate some of the iconic sites from the early days of pioneering web design, and they are 'live' on some of the fantastic machines of the time, which in themselves are museum pieces. It's an amazing experience for both those who grew up through it and those who grew up later.

It also made me acutely aware that I have about 15 years worth of digital work that has been uploaded to the great dustbin in the sky. I'm actually inspired to resurrect one particular one, if I can find the source files.

In the interim you can see a load of my previous work here.

7th March 2017No Comments

The Orbit Showtime Network

Well here's a thing. A TV broadcaster that I oversaw the re-branding of towards the end of 2016 is beginning to roll out the new work across 17 Middle-Eastern territories. Of the many stipulations, the two priorities were that it had to be very red and very white, so I've definitely ticked those boxes.


The only thing I've found so far is the website, but the re-brand covered everything through press, OOH and of course digital with various TVC scripts thrown in for good measure. Once i've collated a decent array of examples I'll make a project page, as it was good fun to limbo through varying degrees of state censorship with Deadpool, the all-female Ghostbusters and the almost perma-nude cast of Westworld.

7th February 2017No Comments

New year assignments

Marauding Lego figures, debit cards for kids, speaking for a national football league, re-branding the Middle East's largest broadcaster... then the world's oldest rum.

Nope – not some cheese-induced fever dream, or even my favourite David Byrne lyrics. This is what i've been up to for the last six weeks. Work to follow!

17th December 2016No Comments

A Gold for Canon Skijoring

Another Film Craft award to add to the figurative shelf... this time a Cristal Festival Gold. Wooop!

1st December 2016No Comments

Holidays are coming…

Apposite of time, here's one I made earlier. Found at Waterloo East platform 1. The digital 6-sheets were also cool, as were all the digital display, but this is the only thing I've seen in real life so far.


17th November 2016No Comments

Another one for Skijoring…

Congratulations to Sam Ashwell and 750mph for picking up the Ciclope Bronze Sound Design award for Canon Skijoring.

3rd November 2016No Comments

Crates of warm beer

Exactly a year ago today (entirely coincidentally) I was working on an international brief for Miller Lite. It was only three or four days work, and one of those jobs that you leave with the agency... never knowing if anything will come of it.

Well it turns out our Stadium ideas did, even though they didn't escape some serious internationalisation cheese topping in the process.


26th September 2016No Comments

Canon Skijoring wins international recognition

Canon Skijoring picked up the  2016 Silver Kinsale Shark for Film Craft: Best Sound Design on Saturday night. Thanks to 750mph for entering it, and especially to Sam Ashwell for doing such an incredible job.


22nd September 2016No Comments

Bustin’ Fingerbreak

You can barely make it out but, this nasty bone chip won't make friends with the main part of the bone again so they've put a pin in it. The bone marrow that is, not the flawed concept of friendly bones. Thankfully i'm effortlessly ambidextrous*


2017 Update: Back in full working order. Hoorah for the NHS.

16th September 2016No Comments

Nicely backlit

I think I found this little fella alone in Homerton. It's better than usual, as the entire panel is lit rather than looking like a packet of Wotsits melted on a three-bar heater.
The character wall really sets it off I feel.


9th September 2016No Comments

Orange is the new Black

It warms my cockles every time I see one of these crazy taxis in town. The driver of this one was really chuffed with it – "Loooads better than the 'orrible green one I 'ad".