Monthly Archives: April 2010

A Brand Journey

Bedroom. 6.30. a.m. Philips radio/alarm clock; BBC Radio 4; John Lewis slippers; John Lewis again (okay, so I wear a dressing gown); Blackberry; Nokia. Bathroom. Armitage Shanks toilet, bath and shower; Andrex; Halo and Horns shampoo; Halo and Horns soap (the kids’, not mine); L’Occitane bubble bath; Herbal Extracts shampoo; Dove soap; Sensodyne toothpaste; Oral […]

Redesigning Democracy This website is running a competition to redesign our voting system. (See post below.) Brilliant idea in itself. Bad news – the deadline is Thursday. Good news – I’ve cracked it! One problem is, too many people don’t turn out to vote. Why? It’s inconvenient and they’re apathetic. Solution: Make voting as easy as […]

Redesign the UK voting system

Common Of Houses – the competition that aims to harness the thinking of the creative community to redesign the democratic voting system – has extended its deadline due to demand. The deadline has now been stretched to Thursday (22nd)… With the judging taking place the very next day. The competition asks what Government policies and […]

You only get out what you put in.

…Or why it’s important to read poetry, literature, look at art, look at nature, look at tabloids, look at broadsheets, drink in society – all of it. Because, if you’re a designer, art director, writer, film maker, artist or musician, you only get out what you put in. This brilliant ad for the Independent newspaper […]

The day our new blog went live!

So an election is looming and social media is at the heart of new politics. But what does that mean to the ordinary voter. Alastair Campbell, Labour’s director of election communications at the last election, thinks political advertising is losing its effectiveness: “…public resistance to heavy messaging has grown, and for politics in particular there […]


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