Archives for category: Great Work We’ve Done That Never Got Published

Everyone has different tastes, right? Some people like their food spicy, others prefer a more gentle experience. Same goes for design – what one client is cool with might be a bit too hot for the next.

Which is all well and good. And we always take it on the chin when our carefully researched, targeted and beautifully crafted work doesn’t get a round of applause (winking smiley face).

But our pack designs for Cheeky Swine’s range of chilli relishes never ran. The project was put on hold, hopefully to be resurrected in the future. So we’ll have to wait for the best bit – to see our packs on shelf. The ultimate proof of a good job!


Having good relationships with valuable suppliers is something we’ve never underestimated. Alex at Ten Eight Studios is a brilliant shooter (see above), who liked the look of his local caff so much he decided to turn some of the lovely food into tasty images.

We went on to design a series of postcards, planning to distribute them around town. Even though the print costs were reasonable they were never produced. More money for proper sourdough though…

So keeping on the best terms with valuable suppliers – shooters, printers, production houses etc. is not just good business practice. You never know when you’ll need to call on a favour to help a client with their budget.

So. We’ve got the ideas, we’ve got the skills, we’ve got the supplier relationships – all we need now is you…

No.1 in a new series – ‘Great Work We’ve Done That Never Got Published, Dammit’. I reckon that Agencies and Designers have hard drives full of the stuff, languishing unseen and unloved.

Well not any more. This was part of a sadly unsuccessful pitch to tableware company Utopia. Shot by Heather Brown (the best food photographer in the north), we think it deserves a better fate.

Should you agree, we’ll show you the rest – you never know, for a reasonable consideration maybe they could be set free from their cyber prison…