Saturday, 2 May 2009

Ooops. Should really be blogging

Apologies visitors, but we've been rather lax on the old blogging front. But for good reasons really. We seem to be weathering the storm. Clients keeping us busy, so busy in fact, that finding time to write for the blog has been difficult.

Coming soon we'll be showcasing new packaging work we've produced for Ferguson Hill. Plus a new website for a highly regarded Acupuncture and Shiatsu practitioner based here in East Finchley.

June sees the East Finchley Festival spring up in Cherry Tree Wood. Once again we have been hard at work, along with all the other volunteers, in creating this year's festival handbook which is now at the printers. Posters will soon be going up all over East Finchley promoting it. Thanks to everyone who advertised in this year's book.

Talking of which, did anyone notice the similarities between our poster for last years festival and a certain coffee chains new promotion? We've checked the dates, and we're certain we did it first. And we must say it's very flattering to see our work being the possible inspiration for their campaign. And of course we're the first to admit that we'all prone to a bit of plagiarism – anyone spotted the similarities between the Milton Glazer's I LOVE NY with the I LOVE N2 that adorns many so many premises and vehicles around here? :)

As Paul Arden Says in his book Whatever you think Think the opposite: Chaper: Steal –

Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination
Devour films, music, books, paintings, poems, photographs, conversations, dreams, trees, architecture, street signs, clouds, light and shadows.

Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic.

Authenticity is invaluable. Originality is non existent. Don't bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it.

Remember what Jean-Luc Godard said "It's not where you take things from – it's where you take them to."

We stole this from Paul Arden – who stole it from Jim Jarmusch :)