Aerowaves Since 2020
Arts Council England Since 1991
Michael and Anna are at Arts Council England, planning for the new annual review we are designing.
Sir Peter Bazalgette (Chair of Arts Council England) gave a talk about the engineering works of his ancestor, the Victorian civil engineer, Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
Michael’s at Arts Council England’s new HQ, in Manchester. It’s the kick-off meeting about this year’s Annual Review. Shown here are Nicola, Laura and Guy from the comms team.
Arts Council England have all but moved out of their Great Peter Street headquarters. When Michael went in today, he and Dan Smith (from their comms team) had their fancy board room to themselves.
After week’s of work, this year’s Arts Council Annual Review was laid before Parliament and published online. We’ve also provided some of the pages as interactive info-graphics.
Gráinne and Susan from Arts Council England have been in, to see our work in progress on this year’s Annual Review (our third in a row).
It’s that time of year again. Gráinne and Susan from Arts Council England popped in to talk about this year’s Annual Report design (our 3rd for them). They brought biscuits.
Mike and Michael take a moment to admire the Cultural Olympiad brochures we’ve just produced for the Arts Council.
Michael’s at Arts Council England talking about the legacy of the Cultural Olympiad. He found this reminder of a time when they were The Arts Council of Great Britain (as they were when we first worked with them in 1991).
We’ve received copies of the Acceptance in Lieu brochure, we designed for Arts Council England.
Annalise, from the Arts Council, has been in the studio today to make some live edits to a project we are working on.
Grainne Cook is here visiting us from the Arts Council today. There’s a lot to talk about, so plenty of tea and biscuits are on hand as Grainne and Dave discuss another big project we are working on.
Today, a very happy Ocky, took delivery of the Cultural Olympiad North West brochure, which we designed for the Arts Council England.
British Council Since 2002
Ryan's here, from British Council, looking at some video work we're producing for a forthcoming project – launching very soon.
Michael is at the OneDayer music conference. The first panel, chaired by Julia Payne (The Hub) was a lively debate between Chris Bryant, Ed Vaizey, Vick Bain and a relaxed Peter Bazalgette.
BPI Since 2016
We must be nearing the end of the year because it's time for our annual catch-up meeting with Chris and Rob from the BPI, about their annual round-up of music industry statistics.
Dan is in the board room of the BPI. He's flanked by Brit Award statues, designed by Philip Treacy and Tracey Emin.
Commonwealth Foundation Since 1998
We’ve designed a report for the Commonwealth Foundation. File copies have just been delivered so Dave and Annelise are having a little look.
Michael’s been at the very swanky (see chandelier) Marlborough House. He was presenting to the Commonwealth Foundation, and handing over their new brand guidelines.
Michael has spent the morning at the Commonwealth Foundation, for a quarterly catch up about their website.
Ross has been to the Commonwealth Foundation today. He’s been taking some measurements of their reception area, ready for the installation of the new wall graphics we’ve been working on.
We’ve just received file copies of a folder we designed for the Commonwealth Foundation, it’s great to see the branding rolled out in so many formats.
Ross has been to Westiminster Abbey, for the Commonwealth Observance. Unfortunately the Queen couldn’t make it this year, so Ross was a little disappointed.
Hannah Thomas and Claire Turner from the Commonwealth Foundation are here today meeting with Michael and Mike. A long agenda and plenty of tea has resulted in a productive meeting.
Mike and Michael are at The Commonwealth Foundation, pouring over the detail of their new brand guidelines, with Claire Turner and Hannah Thomas.
Michael’s been to the potential venue for the launch of a rebrand we’ve been working on, but we can’t tell you what it’s for, yet.
Today, Michael and John have been holding a branding workshop, this time at the Commonweath Foundation. Another really positive workshop with great participants.
Michael’s at a planning and development seminar with our clients The Commonwealth Foundation, at the Royal Over-Seas League.
A lovely sunny day and Claire Turner, from the Commonwealth Foundation, has popped in to the studio, she seems to have brought the t-shirt weather with her, so Mike’s all smiles.
Michael’s been to the magnificent Guildhall for this year’s Commonwealth Lecture by the author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Michael spent the afternoon at the Commonwealth Foundation. Photography wasn’t encouraged.
The annual Commonwealth Lecture is a keynote address by an internationally renowned public figure. Past lecturers have included Kofi Anan, Mary Robinson and Terry Waite.
Crafts Council Since 2013
Michael and Ross are at the private view for Collect 15, the international craft fair presented by Crafts Council. Here's Ross in the cafe, reading through the manifesto we designed with Anthony Burrill.
Ross checks over the latest set of proofs for the 'Collect' project that we've been working on with the Crafts Council.
Early start for Michael and Ross. An 8.30 meeting with Fiona Moorhead, from Crafts Council, chatting about the manifesto we designed for them.
At long last, we're delighted to be able to show-off about the Crafts Manifesto we've been working on with Anthony Burrill for Crafts Council. It's being launched, today in Parliament.
Ross has been to the Crafts Council to discuss last years ‘Collect’ campaign with Fiona, Femke and Louise.
The world’s galleries and makers clamour to be part of this prestigious annual showcase, organised by the Crafts Council, and hosted at the Saatchi Gallery.
Michael’s at Collect, at the Saatchi Gallery. He bumped into Femke from Crafts Council, looking at her favourite spotty ceramic (Forms that Reveal the Absurd - 1306 by Harumi Nakashima).
We’ve just had a delivery from our printers and Nicola’s having a nose through the ‘Trends in craft and education summary report’, which we’ve produced for the Crafts Council.
Crying Out Loud Since 2003
Jackie from Crying Out Loud popped in the studio to talk about their website and their big plans for next year.
Goldsmith's photography student, Anna, is on a work placement with our friends at Crying Out Loud. She popped in to hear more about how we work and the process behind our websites.
Sam's in Brighton to see Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, and also spotted Crying Out Loud on the cover of the Brighton Dome brochure.
Graeae Theatre Company Since 2016
Sæunn's ready to launch the beautiful new Graeae website ... happy days!! We're really proud of all the work that's gone into this.
We're at Graeae's London 2012 Paralympics panel event at the National Theatre. The discussion centred around the impact of the opening ceremony, Spasticus Autisticus.
Michael met an old foe tonight. He and Matt were at Graeae for a dress rehearsal of their joyous Reasons To Be Cheerful show.
Jerwood Arts Since 2015
Today we had the Director of Jerwood Arts, Lili Geissendorfer for our Breakfast briefing to tell us all about the innovative lottery application process for their 1:1 fund
Michael and Jack are visiting the team at Jerwood Foundation. Lili and Alexis chose to pose with citrus fruit while Harriet looked on.
Becca, Ross and Sæunn are at the Private View for the Jerwood FVU Awards at Jerwood Space. Here they are looking at How to Do Things with Salad.
Michael has been using our whiteboards to sketch out a site-map for a new website we've commissioned to build by Jerwood Visual Arts. He's made such a mess it looks like he's finger-painting.
Sam and Becca were at the lovely Jerwood Charitable Foundation offices running a workshop for not two new website projects.
Morris Hargreaves McIntyre Since 2018
We've been converted to a photo studio for the day – we're bathed in purple light rom a neon sign that we can't show you yet.
Emily K visited Kemp London's amazing workshop to explore neon possibilities for our collaboration with MHM.
It's an 8am start. Jo Taylor is here to talk us through MHM's Culture Segments. Emily has laid on a wonderful breakfast spread.
National Campaign for the Arts Since 2011
In his role as Executive Chair at the National Campaign for the Arts, Michael has published his top ten transformative moments in the arts.
Faye's here, from the National Campaign for the Arts, chatting with Michael about their plans for the future.
Michael's at the Royal Festival Hall for a catch up with fellow National Campaign for the Arts trustees Samuel West and Julia Payne.
Kim and Sarah, from the National Campaign for the Arts, are here for a good sort out of their archives, which we store as Michale is their Executive Chair.
Michael's at his first meeting since becoming Exec Chair of the National Campaign for the Arts. There was a great turnout, including Jenny on the video screen.
In his capacity as Exec Chair of the National Campaign for the Arts, Michael's been interviewing candidates for a new admin role, alongside Amanda Jones and Samuel West.
Michael's received an artwork from Bob and Roberta Smith, made especially for the National Campaign for the Arts.
Michael's at a board meeting of the National Campaign for the Arts. You can just spot Bob & Roberta Smith, even in his camouflage jacket.
Michael's at the bi-monthly trustees meeting of the National Campaign for the Arts. Some great acting from the others as Michael shows ideas for a new website.
Michael's at a board meeting of the National Campaign for the Arts, talking about the recent 'increase' in arts funding, announced at last week's Government Spending Review.
8:30am at the National Campaign for the Arts, with David Brownlee; Peter Manning, conductor; Leo Thomson, Barbican; AL Kennedy, author; Julia Payne, The Hub; Samuel West; Mark Pemberton, ABO.
For the first time in our lifetimes we have a fixed date for the general election – 7th May. Arts and heritage organisations are upping their games and lobbying for culture; we've been lucky enough to help a few.
The end of Michael's first board meeting with the National Campaign for the Arts. Still round the table – AL Kennedy, Mark Pemberton, Sam West, Bob & Roberta Smith, and Peter Manning.
Michael’s in an anonymous meeting room in the glamorous West End, discussing our involvement in new campaign with National Campaign for the Arts and others.
Theatre Hullabaloo Since 2017
It's handover day for the Hullabaloo website. Kimberley and Laura are here for a training session with Tom.
Our studio is full of enthusiastic kids getting photographed for Theatre Hullabaloo's new website.
Jack was up in Darlington to see Laura and Kimberley at Theatre Hullabaloo about their new website.
Dan, Jack and Michael are in Darlington for a workshop with the Theatre Hullabaloo team, with special guest Rebecca from the Darlington Hippodrome.
Jack's with Laura and Kimberley from Theatre Hullabaloo at the Spektrix 'Ginterval' drinks.