The Good Works of the Hospice of St Francis

I’ve been friends with the Hospice of St Francis for some years now.  Although conscious of their location in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, I think its only with further involvement that one becomes fully aware and appreciative of just how good the works of a Hospice can be  – most often sadly via a loved one, during […]

Looks like a doll. Dances like a demon.

I just love this – the English National Ballet brand statement and new branding and wanted to share it with you… We danced before language and this our promise.  Through our art we will tell your story.  We will dance the times you fell in love.  We will dance your dreams and your fears.  We […]

Our wishes to you for 2013

‘Tis the season to be jolly, But what your business wants is lolly, So give a care for the graphics elf, Dedicated to bringing you wealth. ~ Hour by hour by midnight oil, The Yoyo branding experts toil, In their graphics grotto all a glitter, Working long and hard to make your brand better. ~ […]

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

That Steve Jobs had died was the first thing Ben, my 14 year old, said to me this morning. That’s how much of an effect he has had on all of us. I’ve been a Mac (NEVER a PC) since my late college days. My first was a Classic, bought in the early 90’s i […]

Curiosity, appreciation, and imagination

In this Intel Visual Life short documentary, Michael Wolff, co-founder of Wolff Olins Agency and one of the preeminent visionaries and authors with regard to 20th century brand expression and identity, talks about his approach to looking at the world, including the muscles of curiosity, appreciation, and imagination. Bryan has met / worked with many […]

Ruray Lamp

This is a fabulous desk lamp designed by the Irish designer Shane Holland. The Ruray lamp is an LED Desklight named after a legendary wave ‘Tonn Ruraigh’ apparently formed off the County Down coast in Ireland hundreds of years ago. We love the wave shape of the main body of this new lamp which is […]

Interactive Tattoo!

Utilising new communication technologies in our work where relevant is something we love to do. All brands should embrace the opportunities that the multichannel world offers. Unfortunately very few really do. However, Amanda’s love of all things graphic, including body art, brought the story of the interactive tattoo to our notice. Karl Marc of the […]


We like chocolate but recently we found something that made our eyes, as well as our taste buds, water. Like many of you we went along to the recent Marketing Week Live event in London. It was a sign of the times to see what used to be approximately 5 different events now wrapped into […]

Glenmorangie Pride

Chris and Bryan like their malt whisky but can only dream of owning, or even tasting, a bottle of the limited edition Glenmorangie Pride 1981. We love packaging and combine that with a liking for good whisky then it is no wonder Pride caught our eye. Glassware designer Laurence Brabant and furniture designer Wouter Scheublin […]

Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry‘s residential skyscraper, ‘New York by Gehry’ is quite simply amazing. It really does appear to be melting. The stainless steel exterior covers three faces of the tower and creates bay windows for some of the 903 apartments inside. The 265 metre-high tower is now the eighth tallest building in New York and the […]