Saturday, August 22, 2009

Variations on the Normal

I got shown a great blog awhile back (Thanks Angus) I don't really ever comment about other blogs, but this one I thought deserved a little mention. The blog is by Dominic Wilcox. He is "an ideas man who works within the area of the ‘everyday’. Everyday objects, environments, buildings, human interaction, no area of normality is out of reach. His work, which is usually layered with an ultra dry wit, places a spotlight on the banal, always adding a new, alternative perspective on things we take for granted"

Here are some examples of his thoughts and ideas from his blog:

It's precisely this kind of lateral problem solving style of thinking that I really like. Just the simplest of thoughts mixed with genius moments makes me sick with jealousy and envy.

Friday, August 21, 2009

This is what happens if I don't leave Somerset!

Now my big sister always advised me to leave Somerset asap. It's a tad small and not alot to do! I thought I would share this little activity that fellow somersetarians like to do... dress up the sheep. Yes, that's right dress up some sheep sculptures that are on a roundabout. christ. Heres just some of the outfits they have done...


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Above the line, through the line, below the line, what line?

I was having a chat with Cate about our possible options of what type of agency to choose. We have a few things lined up but we aren't sure what direction to take. I compared it to the military, yes that obvious connection. Its like you want to join, but which part, (no particular preference applied here) army (through), navy (below) or airforce (above) and the SAS (digital, the section of the military that everyone talks about but no one quite knows what they do!) Without experiencing each part how will you know which area to join? After all you don't want to stay in the airforce but have a fear of flying! So in other words, we need a few other placements to decide where we want to settle.

But back to the present. We have a book crit at Leo Burnett next week with Ed morris. So, I'm currently residing at Cates to get our book up to scratch and in tip top condition.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Supermarket Sarah

Wouldn't it be lovely to set up your own agency in your front room? Well it could be possible (that's if i actually owned a property). Sarah, from Supermarket Sarah, shows just how lovely it can be done. Yes, it's not a agency but I just love the way she's took initiative to set up a shop on one wall of her house. The wall changes according to stock in and colours. Each item can be clicked on and bought. Ahh tis lovely and double bonus she invites people around for tea and cake (by appoitment only)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Show and Tell

Ahoy there,

I'm back from my travels. I've seen pirate ships, towers, shores,the high seas and parrots, lots of parrots.

Along the way, my attention was quickly grabbed by the maritime flags used on ships to communicate messages. Each flag denotes a letter and/or message. A prize will be awarded to who works out what the above maritime flags spell out, answers on a postcard please (or comment)! I find this type of visual communication intriguing. I think it's the interactive, code breaking instinct bit that interests me. Brings me back to the old theory days of semiotics and reading the signs. In this case more consciously reading the signs than subconsciously. But never the less its a successful style of communication that has stuck out the years.

so my actual holidays are over and in between Cates holidays and HS&P placement, I'm now having a go at sorting "" website out.

Websites, Blasted things. I think maybe my over ambitious website plan maybe indeed scrapped. ooops. So for now I'm going to put together a simple website just to get the ball rolling. However, one would suggest using a website template guide such as Carbonmade, saves time and looks sleek. But im developing a nasty taste for ".carbonmade" sites. The reasons you may ask? Well i've decided, its simply lazy and lacks any personality. I know that pretty much everyone in my class had one. I'm starting to think its the black, polypocket filled portfolio of the online world ;boring and lacking any sort of creative finesse. I would like to know other peoples opinions on this subject... am I just jumping onto creative snobbery land? Or, as creative and Juniors at that are like pack hyenas,slobbering all over the same placments and jobs, that we should be making more effort with our self promotion from the pack and avoid pre-made sites?

hmmmm rant over... I did have a relaxing holiday, honest!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Take a Break

I'm on holiday this week. Bournemouth in fact. Been sunny thus far!