— Work in progress*

Out & About

Since our visit to Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery in Glasgow, I’d love to study more sculptures (this time with my SLR). These images were processed on an iPhone using Visual Supply Co. The sculptures themselves are so emotive, the museums downlighting really does them justice through the lens, although not so much by eye.

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Fighting against the gales; we headed out to the cliffs over the weekend.

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A fortnight of gluttonous boxes spilling, bloated bin liners, no ‘dial up’ and phones panic searching; we’ve moved from the serene harbour side town of Whitehaven to the rural edge in Sandwith.

We managed to weave our way through cloth mountains and cardboard roads venturing out to enjoying some late evening sun.

Back online soon…

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Forever driving down dodgy pot holed lanes, climbing rotten wooden gates, walking through soggy mud all to find something new, something no one else has caught, a different angle or composition, always chasing the very last of the sunlight; I’ve created a project on Behance called The long way home – every journey is an opportunity to discover something new.

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I’m back! What a fantastic few days! I’ll update with more photos and how it all went soon…

OFFF, Let’s Feed The Future reignited a feeling I’d longed to return—a passion, a belief and the art of play.

Before working for agencies I had such a raw approach to design and now I will be re-visting those methods, those strange materials, the playfulness of making and the oddity of stumbling over new styles or ways of thinking.

With two days of design indulgence, we were treated to inspiring and motivational talks by creatives from all over the world. Different backgrounds, different passions, all with the same aim – to embrace our love of creating.

I thoroughly enjoyed my Designcation. Looking forward to next year!!

> typo inspired by the architecture of Barcelona

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The beginning of my post about Dublin. I will update this post soon, but for now…

We stayed in Tallaght, just South of Dublin, with stunning views of the Wicklow Mountains and opposite the Shamrock Rovers Stadium.

Before booking the trip, we assumed Dublin would be full of quaint little Irish pubs with fairly traditional small towns. Surprisingly—Tallaght didn’t seem to have the quaint pubs we were hoping, however, the more central to Dublin you were the more obvious it became you were in Ireland! Staying only a few nights, we managed to soak up some atmosphere in Oliver St. John Gogarty, enjoying a bit of foot tapping and hand clapping to traditional Irish jigs as well as a bit of shopping on Grafton Street!

Always drawn to the coast; we also traveled North to Howth—a small fishing village. Enjoying the hillsides and walks along the piers to see Ireland’s Eye and the busy harbour:

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With heavy rain and shoes so wet they could be wrung out—I finally managed to visit Blackpool to see the finished Comedy Carpet! The scale is breath-taking, not to mention the skill required to create such a piece. I can imagine the hours of pleasure Gordon Young and Why Not Associates had—raiding their font suitcase, designing and typesetting!

The Comedy Carpet is a celebration of comedy on an extraordinary scale. Referring to the work of more than 1,000 comedians and comedy writers, the carpet gives visual form to jokes, songs and catchphrases dating from the early days of variety to the present. Sited in front of Blackpool Tower, the 2,200m2 work of art contains over 160,000 granite letters embedded into concrete, pushing the boundaries of public art and typography to their limits.

The whole Comedy Carpet was like the shallow end in a swimming pool… yes, that’s a little bit of an exaggeration but with the summer being very British, I decided against using my SLR, so below are just a few snaps taken on my phone.

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Inspired by Kim Høltermand, captured last night down at the Whitehaven Marina and today featured on Flickr Explore. The lighting was perfect, the clouds were glowing from the sunset creating a perfect reflection on the still water.

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