Archive for January, 2010

Thought of the day

January 28, 2010

If you walk onto an airplane and see your friend Jack sitting a few rows back are you allowed to shout “Hi Jack”? And then shout louder because there’s people putting their bags in the overhead lockers and he can’t hear you “HI JACK!!” And then start jumping up and down screaming.

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Who is Vincent Sherlock

January 22, 2010

Going through my phone book yesterday I found an entry for Vincent Sherlock. I don’t know who he is…

Either Someone has put him or her in as some sort of lame joke to mess with me or I met some random in a deer stalker called Vincent.

I’ve got a number for them so maybe I should just get over the fear and call them.

Lamps – Ambient Lamps

January 16, 2010

In 2007 and 8 we were very lucky in the publications dept at the EFF in regard to the number of exhibitions listed with us. We seemed to always have a multiples of 14 (ie 14 listings per page). In 2009 we came a cropper. One short of a perfect spread). Jenny Peebles and I had the foresight to create our own listing, a fake show… Taboo in the office but I have very little time for sacrosanct tradition.

Our listing was so good (or weird) that it made it onto The Telegraph.co.uk‘s top show to see at the fringe.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/edinburgh-festival/5892651/Edinburgh-Festival-2009-Comedy.html

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Get Some Nuts

January 16, 2010

I knew the brother of the creative who put Snickers into the nut cracking fists of Mr T last year. Keen to get a job with him I knocked this up one morning before breakfast cigarettes and coffee. I was really really pleased with it because it reinforced BA’s unwillingness to get on planes and for the world to grow some nuts.

T-shirt design (Really Funny in Theatre Circles Summer 2008)

January 16, 2010

Poor old Jon Morgan – He was a hate figure for an entire summer in Edinburgh and among theatre types everywhere.

Asked if I’d like to design a t-shirt for the Fringe Shop I came up with this.

Social Media Logos for Print

January 16, 2010

To use up part of our advertising retro deal with The Scotsman last summer I created a half page ad that gave people the wherewithal to follow the EFF online.

I found that all social media icons were pithy little 20kb gifs – useless for printing so I set about making my own and in places improving them.

PDF file that you should be able to drop into Illustrator and rip apart for vectors after the jump

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99 Hanover Street

January 16, 2010

My work for 99 Hanover Street went down pretty well. I started out making posters for their DJ listings and moved on to do stationery and menus and all sorts – The now infamous milk carton menu won an award at the Theme Awards (bar & restaurant interior design magazine) and was stolen from the premises by punters so much so that they had to resort back to boring gate fold menus. The menu turned up on the mantle pieces of quite a few people’s home I went to.
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The Blue Dove

January 16, 2010

The Blue Dove was the possibly the most fun I’ve ever had at work. Its aim was to make communication between the three Blue Steel Ltd bars in Edinburgh (Villager, Dragonfly and Voodoo) a little easier and to let everyone know who was shagging who and who fell asleep where. (more…)

George IV Bridge Edinburgh

January 16, 2010


One quiet night at work years ago I set about learning how to make 3D models for use in Google Earth. My first real stab and I got a blue ribbon and now the building is a part of a virtual Edinburgh. There are a number of problems modeling Edinburgh in GE – namely that the topography in GE is very loose and the old town is stacked with two levels of streets – Think Judge Dread city who’s name I can’t remember or be arsed to google… comments welcome… Is it Mega City One? Anyway without having a way of scooping out terrain its going to be impossible to make the Galleries on the mound and accurately describe the relationship between North, South and George IV Bridges and the Cow Gate.

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=bca4584ad9ea97197b839f887a4275c9

Brad Neely is actually an evil genious

January 15, 2010

I love this guy’s sense of humour. The songs are brilliantly dark and I’m waiting for him to pop up on channel 4 with a half hour thursday night slot, produced by Charlie Brooker and Chris Morris

http://www.creasedcomics.com/index.php