We do lots stuff that some people wouldn’t call work. We think it gives us more interesting perspectives on our projects for clients but that might just be an excuse.
This page contains snippets of news and titbits of visual gossip from the studio and beyond.
We are an agency obsessed by design and culture; that’s how we fill our days. Many of the entries are from our monthly cultural outings that we call Cognights, you can also read our reviews and see more photos on Facebook.
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21 May, 7:59am
@Meridian_Child_ it sounds like you are much more generous in your film reviews than I am.
20 May, 6:20pm
20 May, 2:09pm
Gatsby is the same as all other Luhrmann films: sumptuous 30min start and 1hr 30mins of dull doomed love. Mix of music too low, too. IMO.
An open mic night for everyone who works in or loves museums; Ross made his way to The Black Heart in Camden for the May installment.
For our Cog Lunch this month we visited the Gagarin Terrace at The Royal Observatory. With a terrace over-looking Greenwich Park, we had high hopes for this al-fresco lunch.
We've been to Pick Me Up Festival at Somerset House, it's the UK’s original contemporary graphic arts festival, celebrating graphic art, design and illustration.
For March's Cog Night, we went to the National Maritime Museum for their special Ansel Adams late event "At the Waters Edge".
Michael's been to the Roundhouse to watch Playing Cards 1: Spades, Directed by Robert Lepage
Glug London presents 'The Collaboration Economy' – big-name collaborators share tales of the journey to bring the year-long 'Web Lab' to the Science Museum.
Greenwich Dance are bidding farewell to their Director of 16 years, Brendan Keeney. We went for an evening of celebration and contemporary dance.
To see Shunt's latest offering, The Architects, we made way to Bermondsey for what we were told would be a wildly disorientating performance.
Cog Night for December was a Christmas special, taking in the Southbank Christmas market followed by dinner at the Founder's Arms.
Lecture and exhibition at RIBA -
21st Century Light Space Modulator:
an installation by Jason Bruges Studio.
Cog Night for November was a trip to the
Design Museum to hear Julian House
talk about his work at Intro.
For a Halloween themed Cog Night,
we went for a tour of London on
the Ghost Bus.
Launch of Breathe -
Dryden Goodwin's large scale art installation
on top of St Thomas's Hospital.
John leaves us to start a new (ad)venture, in his own design agency at the seaside, although he'll continue to work with us, as an Associate, on some of our most important projects.
John Hegarty has spent over 40 years in advertising, on September 5th he gave a lecture about his book 'Hegarty on Advertising'. We went to see what we could learn.
Just east of our studio is the o2 Arena and the Emirates Air-line. We went to have a ride, across the river and back again. And with the o2 Arena just next-door, we went for a wander.
One of the ten 'work in progress’ showings of Stand Up for the Week (Channel4) where all artists try out new material to see what is working/funny and what is not.