The social network
September 30 2011Last night was spent in the company of BIG - Brighton Illustrators Group. Carl was on a panel discussion and audience Q&A talking about the way creatives use social media technologies as both a communications tool and a creative weapon. Great talks from illustrator Sarah McIntyre & Ross Breadmore from Nixon Mcinnes.
Carl even got to tell his twitter joke (get ready to groan).
Man goes to the doctors "Doctor, Doctor, I think I’m addicted to twitter"
Doctor says "sorry, I don’t follow you"
September 23 2011
Thank you to Computer Arts magazine for featuring our Tropicana New York subway project. You can see the full case study here.
September 14 2011
Here’s snap of some of the design team like you’ve never seen them before. Gone are the 3 haircuts in one, the drainpipe jeans rolled to the ankles, checkered shirts and clever slogan t.shirts. On with hoodies, trackie bots and white sneakers. This was all in aid of a video shoot for Scholastic in New York for the forthcoming book trailer, i-Boy - a story about a boy who gets an iPhone lodged in his head, which gives him super iPhone powers! Yep you heard right - find out more here. www.amazon.co.uk/iboy
...oh, and did you know where the word 'Chav' comes from? There are a couple of theories: 1. A Chavie is a gypsy word and means a young man or teenager coming into prime 2. CHAV is said to be a Police radio call: Council House And Violent.
September 7 2011
This is an illustration we created for the magazine - Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments. Hey but you probably know it better as the CISI mag.
Culture 24 branded by the Crush crew
September 28 2011
Follow this LINK to see the branding project we created for our lovely friends over at Culture 24. Print, online and mobile applications were created for this fab company that support arts and heritage venues, helping them reach audiences via digital platforms. Culture 24 are also the guys behind the fantastic Museums at Night.
Best in show
September 23 2011
We took a trip to the Brighton MA show at lunchtime to check out the new talent in design, illustration and photography. www.ma2011.co.uk
These were some of the stand out students
But the best of the bunch was Pongsakorn Thongsuk who interned with us most of 2011. Pongsakorn joins us as a full time creative on Monday morning!
Dark animated book trailer
September 9 2011Daughter of Smoke & Bone is a dark twisted tale from Laini Taylor and is our first book trailer for Little Brown in New York. Take a look here on the micro site we are in the process of building.
Welcome to Brighton
September 1 2011
If you happen to arrive in Brighton via the wonderful* rail network system and look upwards you should be lucky enough to see a banner we have designed for Wired Sussex. See some pics on their Flickr site here.
*yer alright - not always wonderful. In fact often really very annoying.
Nice bit of print
September 26 2011
We love a bit of print on paper at Crush towers. So the delivery of 2 print jobs in one day caused a lot of studio excitement as everyone pawed over the Crafts Club handbook we designed for the Craft Council and a new report designed for Culture 24. Case studies for both brands will be live on our site very soon.
Live life adventurously
September 22 2011
We are delighted to announce that the tree top adventurers Go Ape have selected us as their new creative agency for 2011/2012. Yesterday was spent swinging, climbing and zipping through the trees in Bedgebury forest (which is just one of their 27 sites across the UK) then talking about design and marketing plans for forthcoming seasons.
Time to crack open a bottle of chimpagne I think. (sorry - no more ape gags allowed)
Tie one on
September 8 2011
Thank you to Katy from The Crafts Council for our knitted ties.