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Last week I took part in the Creative Futures event, organised by Creative Front and held at the Junction in Cambridge. I was there to give a masterclass on “Research: what it is, who it’s for, and what’s in it for you.” The day consisted of short talks from a variety of designers, a series of materclasses, and a keynote speech from Wayne Hemingway. Read More >

Posted: March 31st, 2014
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On Monday July 7th the Tour de France will be passing through Saffron Walden on its way from Cambridge to London. To commemorate the event we have created a special edition of our Light Traffic Only cups and tea towels. The cups are in stock now and the towels will be here in a couple of weeks. They can be purchased from our online store Apropos-Shop or in person from the Design Essentials shop on Market Hill in Saffron Walden, who are the exclusive stockists. Read More >

Posted: March 27th, 2014
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Later this month I am giving a masterclass (italic-bold-underline) at the Creative Front Futures event in Cambridge.
My presentation will be on the value of research – what it is, who it’s for, and what’s in it for you. Here’s my quick guest-blog written for the Creative Front website: Read More >

Posted: March 12th, 2014
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This week I made the trip to the wintersports trade fair ISPO in Munich. I’ve been visiting the show on and off since 1998 and last made the journey in 2011. The well known ski brands are pretty much what you’d expect – big pine stands, low on creativity, big on logos. It’s usually the up and coming brands that make an effort. Read More >

Posted: January 30th, 2014
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The inaugural Mosaic 3DX Conference took place at Microsoft’s new Research building in Cambridge last week. A two day event bringing the burgeoning games industry, scientific and engineering companies, tech start-ups, artists, designers and business community together. Read More >

Posted: November 2nd, 2013
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RiffRaff productions have organised a pop-up gallery and theatre event as part of London Design Festival entitled “Lost Soles”. The events are inspired by the @abandonedshoes twitter feed. “Have You ever seen a random shoe at the side of the road and thought…Why? Of course You have! Report all sightings of Abandoned Shoes here!” The gallery and program of ten short plays will take place in the heart of London’s shoe district at 38 Earlham Street in Seven Dials. All “shoe-artworks” are being auctioned for charity.

Our contribution is a clog inspired by the celebrated dutch actress Sylvia Kristel. Read More >

Posted: September 11th, 2013
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#Found objects:


#Found began with a chance discovery in a muddy field on a cold winter’s day, closely followed by more lucky finds caught between high street pavement slabs, under hedgerows and along beach breakwaters. Layered evidence of human traffic stretching back minutes, hours, days, weeks, years, decades, even centuries. Sometimes worthless rubbish, sometimes valuable. But always revealing something of modern life. Read More >

Posted: July 11th, 2013
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Yesterday I gave a lecture at the London College of Communication to first year students on the Graphic Design BA course. The presentation included studio work from the last 10 years, focussing on Reebok Football and Musto brand development projects and the differing research processes used. Read More >

Posted: November 7th, 2012
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Building on an earlier project, I have again started collecting lost and discarded objects from the streets, verges and hedgerows. Pieces of wood, metal, rubber, plastic, bone, etc. These found objects will form the raw material for a series of built objects and printed imagery. I’ll explain more as the project progresses but for now here’s a few photos of collected items. Read More >

Posted: February 8th, 2012
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A day at The Curwen Studio yesterday printing Improvised Structures. The print is a series of vignettes from pen and ink drawings made in the late Summer and Autumn. Children’s camps, rope swings, fencing and barriers built from materials to hand. Read More >

Posted: December 2nd, 2011
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