Red Sentinel

Business cards are generally a fairly dull thing to have to design. Necessary, sure, when on the tradeshow circuit or out on lead generation duties but still incredibly banal. For my latest edition, I wanted to break away from doing something standard but also keep it sane, as ultimately there are constraints on how they […]

Branding as Art, or vice versa?

“I’m an artist, I do not do commercials” Woody Allen The creative practice of branding is often considered a poor cousin to the hallowed activities commonly known as ‘The Arts.’ The question is, under close analysis, are they actually that different? In 1977 Susan Sontag famously stated that ‘Humankind lingers unregenerately in Plato’s cave, still […]

Blue Note for a blue company

I just spent a very happy week or so digging deep in my local music emporiums researching a piece on the combination of art and sound that is Blue Note records for Amex Expressions magazine. As this topic is close to my heart the project was its own reward but in the weeks since I […]

Fresh Alternative Movie Poster

It’s been a while in the making but just finished a new ‘AMP’ for one of my favourite films, or more accurately, scripts. Quatermass and the Pit was written by Nigel Kneale and filmed by the BBC in 1958/59 as a TV serial but then reworked by Kneale himself for the Hammer studio in 1967. […]

Trade shows, the original social media?

The trade-show exhibit is an opportunity for a brand to be ‘managed’ in a multi-sensory capacity. Perhaps the original ‘social media’, the mediation of time and space as a communication channel allows physical experience to become a fully inhabitable promotional tool. Brand management has been described as ‘putting public communication to work under managed forms‘ […]

Key art for Sky Sports

If you were in Germany over Christmas you will probably have seen the advertising for Sky Sports around somewhere. They are quite well known. Anyways, I was recently working within their in-house studio in Munich working on key art for their winter campaign. The artworks produced covered all the sports they feature (Football, Golf, Tennis, Formula 1, Ice […]