Last summer we partnered with the Nottingham Writers Club and Nottingham City Council to produce a logo for the Nottingham Festival of Words. Shopping in last week I noticed our work covering the council building in prime city centre location. Love it!
This week we have been exhibiting with the University of Lincoln at Kinetica. The exhibition space is based in Kensington University. Jim set up on Tuesday and enjoyed a great press day and vip event on Wednesday. The stand (below) showcased 3 interactive experiments based around the theme of infection. The ‘Sneeze’, ‘Rash’ and ‘Tickley Cough’ were projects from third year interactive design students Savi Dobson and Josh Parry. For more information about the exhibition visit www.kinetica-artfair.com
I’ve just arrived back from the Hobbycraft show at the NEC Birmingham. American based company Cricut are expanding in to Europe, we have been working closely with them to launch their new products throughout the UK. The picture below shows the set up of the stand, the boards are great, they create such a punchy impact in relation to the other stands and the cute box stand works a treat.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday were taken up with the first ever 3D Print Show, London 2012. We worked alongside our partner agency Team Awesome to build the brand, logo, website, advertising, tickets, programme, animations, show slides and signage. Work has been in progress for nearly a year now organising and promoting the show and this weekend it went live at The Brewery exhibition rooms.
The event proved to be a huge success with over 1200 press and trade through the doors within the first 4 hours. The VIP live shows were great entertainment with the worlds first 3D printed band and a fashion show exhibiting 3D printed clothes and accessories.
Press coverage has been huge. Videos, images and write ups are all over the web, from television stations like Bloomberg TV, German National TV, Canada News and press like Wired Magazine, Yahoo News, Digital Arts Online and Print Week to name but a few. We even made it on to the BBC news site
Well done to all involved, especially Team Awesome and all the 3D Print Show team – a job well done, all the hard work paid off!!
The third edition of the prospectus has been delivered. Three years since we rebranded the school of music and this is our best prospectus yet. Six different covers creates a unique set of books. We worked with Sarah Howell www.sarahhowell.net to develop the artwork which captures the creative environment and ethos of the courses. Great team effort, thanks everyone, a job well done.
I have just returned from the new Reasons To Be Creative conference, formally Flash On The Beach. Three days of inspiring work and workshops have left me slightly fried but invigorated.
Great talkers with a wide range of beautiful work such as current head liners Memo Akten, Brosmind and Lernert & Sander left me and the majority of attendees buzzing; even Microsoft put on a great workshop for Windows 8 apps, highlighting what possibilities there are for us interactive designers in the future!
Another Order of Service, any excuse to use beautiful ornate type!
Our London studio are buzzing about the new ad campaign for the 3D Print Show. Ruby and Rachel are very excited indeed! Liaising with the Lincoln team this was, apparently, the best way they could think of showing the mag! First print ad of many, this one from the Big Issue. Cheers guys, loving the enthusiasm. If anyone else sees an ad take a pic with it and we’ll post it up.
I decided to document my trip to set up the Interactive design show at Kinetica Arts Fair London using my new app Instagram.
Sweet hotel reception
View from the room
Drop off the bags and over to the museum
My next car pulled up outside
Morning – note to self – never share a room with Clive again!
3D animations with live band interaction
Robots with my face!
Natural induced trips (didn’t work)
Studio View celebrated its 9th birthday with a highly competitive GoKarting session at Ancaster. The track was wet which made spinning, crashes and injuries inevitable! For all the banter it has to be said the young guns didn’t out do the directors who won fastest laps, Jim fastest and best average lap times. Jamesy did get Jim back by ramming him off the track a few times and one direct hit at full speed. What Jamesy has not realised is that he has now kissed goodbye to any bonus this year…worth it!?