Journal entries ordered by “Surprise Me”


2nd October 2012

Michael’s dog, Molly, popped into the studio today. She did a full sweep of the studio… more


4th January 2012

The carnival is over: the decorations are down, boxed and packed away for another 11 months. more



Sharks! Swimming Pools! Storms! The Cog team line up their towels on the pool side, ready… more


1st June 2016

The new Maroon 5… Our spontaneously synchronised colour choices demonstrates our dedication to one of the… more


31st July 2014

Michael’s at a photo-shoot. He’s standing in for the model, while Ceri from ISM sets up… more


16th November 2016

Fresh off the printing press, it’s King’s College London’s School of Law Profile report. After lots… more


26th September 2016

Matt, Sam and Michael are at Contact in Manchester. They’re presenting initial design concepts. It looks… more


8th May 2015

Michael and Ross are at the private view for Collect 15, the international craft fair presented… more


21st July 2014

The looming figure of Ross and his magnifying glass, comparing photos from last week’s shoot for… more


13th November 2013

Tonight was Cog Night. We went to see the National Youth Theatre’s revival of Tory Boyz…. more


20th March 2013

Michael’s been chairing a discussion morning and workshop with people from the STARS Foundation, talking through… more


18th March 2015

Surprise! We all got excited when these flowers arrived… and we were all a little jealous… more


4th August 2016

Happy Birthday Anna!! A Beyonce themed card and two cakes, courtesy of Becca and Melissa. Bring… more


Merry Christmas 2015

We’ve raided our wardrobes and un-boxed our Christmas decorations. Each member of the team got #Christmassy4Cog… more


12th December 2013

Michael and Annelise have been to a swanky Stars Foundation do. Here’s Annelise, on the way… more


12th August 2015

Becca is pushing the launch button on a new website for The Museum of the Order… more


22nd June 2011

A surreal moment. Walking back to the studio from Deptford, we passed Chris Moyles, dressed as… more


18th October 2011

The ISM team has expanded hugely since our rebrand. Today we played games with the new… more


28th November 2011

Delivery day. We’re all stocked up with Xmas teas and biscuits, and there’s a crate of… more


26th July 2012

We seem to have lost our C, It has disappeared overnight without a trace. more


3rd November 2015

A contingent of graphics students, from Croydon College, are here to ask Michael some challenging questions… more


26th July 2016

Happy birthday Melissa! We celebrated Melissa’s birthday today with cake, cookies and party poppers. more