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22nd June 2017 - No 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

I've never liked tennis.

13th June 2017 - No 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 2017 - No 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.

30th March 2017 - No 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 2017 - No 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.

OSN

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 2017 - No 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!

1st December 2016 - No 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.

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