Josh Bettenhausen is a man of few words but one of them is "Fury".
Todd Ideton passes this sign every night on his way home.
Ben Lyall has a monumental family bible that dates back to the 1870s.
A couple of weeks back now Nathalie spent a bit of time at Knoebels Amusement Park in Pennsylvania, amusing herself with a little photography instead of scaring the be-jesus out of herself on the rides.
Finger off the pulse as ever, the other night I was acquainting myself with the delights of our new TV On Demand service when, exploring the music bit, I stumbled across Elbow's video for One Day Like This. Perhaps you've seen it but just in case, here it is. It's beautiful.
Been a bit busy lately with a couple of side projects including making a small contribution to Design Week Ireland. The week begins November 3rd with stuff going on all over the place. Up here in Belfast there's Place-making with Peter Higgins from Land Design talking about, "...the importance of editorial control in creating unique experiences for users of buildings, exhibitions and public spaces"; and Digital Futures, with Jane Fielder from Red Bee Media and Nicolas Roope from Poke who'll be talking about all manner of digital and broadcast cleverness. If you're local and thinking of going, you can buy your ticket here (for Digital Futures) and here (for Place-making). Or you can register your interest with Rita here and pay on the door. They should both be great evenings.
Can't get enough of these; a repeat in more ways than one, you might remember this stamp from August in a different format. It reminded me how powerful repetition can be in graphic design and also that Stereolab are playing in Belfast soon.
We've been doing some nice work lately for the Province's top academic uni' Queen's. They're one of our best clients, although at times it feels like they're 20 clients because we work with numerous Schools as well as departments and commercial operations. But it's generally good stuff. 2008 marks the University's centenary year and to mark that, alumni and Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney has written a commemorative stanza, and we've been asked to design a couple of pieces that incorporate it. One is finished and the other is still in-progress.
This is neither but re-surfaced while looking through print samples I thought relevant when thinking about how we might approach the job. This, in fact, is my treasured, limited edition Adrian Frutiger print. Keep your greasy paws off it, I've had it since 1990 and keep it hidden away in a secret box that I keep...well, that would be telling.
Anyway, I thought you might like to see it before I put it away again.
Ace Jet's been on a bit of a go-slow of late. Largely because our home broadband has been suffering from some kind of blockage; something stuck down the wire, like a spider, a bit of chewing gum or perhaps it's just a build up of internet fluff. Tomorrow, however, it all changes; Virgin are bringing us some of their new-fangled fibre-optics. So we're optic-mistic about the future despite the gloomy economic prognosis.
And talking of crunches, our excellent friends Sam and Miriam went to Brittany the other week and brought us back a lovely box of magic anti-gloom.