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From The Desk Of…

… Steve Whitehouse – I have always loved Punk Rock. In 1977 the Sex Pistols typified the anti-establishment. But just look where we are now… Pretty Vacant features in an ad for William Hill and Johnny Rotten takes centre stage in the ads for Country Life Butter.

I think it is fantastic! But whatever next? Jimmy Pursey advertising on-line Bingo? Rat Scabies starring in an ad for toothpaste? Iggy Pop selling Car Insurance..?

Never mind the ads, here’s the cash!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Hill  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-IIJR9Hb7o&playnext=1&videos=jeq_c2uZclA&feature=mfu_in_order

Countrywide  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hzQsvxtLTM&playnext=1&videos=XT824BJdAuo&feature=mfu_in_order

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Here come de judge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_S2_csoNHA

Yes, this is yours truly talking knowledgeably about photography. I wonder why I didn’t get asked back?

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We’re twenty!

Well, we made it to 20! In October 1990 Steve and I jumped off the top of the Saatchi building into the shark infested start-up waters. We’ve been nibbled a few times but are still here to tell the tale, design the Ads and sell the T shirts. Two decades that have seen a seismic shift in the way agencies work – with the domination of the Mac, the demise of the repro industry (and the agency lunch) and the large scale de-mystification of the Advertising Industry in general.

About the only thing the client can’t do yet is the creative (!), though I believe Adobe are working on the software…

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Computer Sex

Oh Yes. A brand new iMac 27 inch arrived on my desk yesterday. Now I’m definitely not a computer geek, but this is a GORGEOUS piece of kit. Apple designers are as brilliant as their new 16:9 widescreen display with 2560×1440 resolution. Now I just need to update every single bit of software we have plus all the peripherals…

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Skin

POS piece – first part of a campaign we are developing for new client Monamor, gorgeous hand and body products made from gorgeous things, like Anglesey Meadowsweet, Tea Rose and Peony.

Make mine a double.

Photographed by Sarah Jones www.sarahjonesphotography.co.uk

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Veer Loveliness

We like Veer. Stock photos, illustrations and fonts… All delivered with style and grace. A welcome breath of fresh air in a market full of ordinariness. veer.com – nice.

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Muse, Old Trafford

A recent convert to the runaway train that is Muse, I was blown away by the recent gig (almost literally, with a zillion watt sound system). Special mention for the visual show.

Brilliant.

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Hello world!

Well. Does the world have room for MORE comment..? I think there’s some space left for erudite and insightful posts, on a range of design topics (if only I knew anyone who had them)…