I’m Back (hopefully!!!)

I’m Back (hopefully!!!)

So hopefully, I'm Back, It's been a busy couple of months, both at work and in my everyday life. It has meant that I haven't been posting on here, or really getting to do some of the things that refresh my soul. I thought I would just post a quick blog to just let myself in gently to maybe lead to a more acceptable posting schedule. Finding time to do anything outside of the busyness can lead to the feeling of letting people down sometimes. I know thats not the case but it can…Read more
36 days of type – 2016

36 days of type – 2016

36 days of type, is a project in its third edition that aims to bring together Designers, Illustrators and Graphic Artists to create characters from the alphabet for 36 days consecutively. The day before the project, I stumbled across the fact that it was starting up again. At that point, I did consider trying to partake in it, but didn't have any idea of how I would do it. It wasn't until the first day of the project that I went for it and looked at designing the something everyday for the 36…Read more
Photoblog – Walberswick

Photoblog – Walberswick

Walberswick has a rich history. The small village on the coast of Suffolk has a population of around 380 people. The village itself is right next to the sea, but also boasts a nature reserve and marsh land that is full of wildlife and photo opportunities. I hadn't been to Walberswick before to take photographs. Jamie and I decided to go for a trip out to explore it. One of the images we both wanted to get was of the Old Westwood Marsh Mill. Now decaying and dilapidated, the mill sits proudly above…Read more
Beneath the Skin

Beneath the Skin

Having studied Graphic Design at University, it is in my psyche to look at the design of anything that I pass, hold or read. It can be a weird thing to the people who maybe don't have that same feeling about the subject. It maybe singles me out as a geek on the subject. I will walk down a road and start shouting out names of typefaces, and whether the Kerning is right on the typography presented in front of me. I know it can be really boring to the people who have…Read more
Photoblog – Ipswich by Night

Photoblog – Ipswich by Night

Night or Low light photography, is something I'm familiar with. In 2012 when I was studying for my A levels, undertaking some low light and long exposure photography for my coursework. The image below is one I shot back then. It is of St. Mary Le Tower in the centre of Ipswich. I was asked by my friend Andrew if I could give him a few tips on how to take photograph in different situations. The best way to explain it is to actually go and do it. We decided to go for…Read more
The Night Manager: Title Sequence

The Night Manager: Title Sequence

Not many TV title sequences have really caught my eye in the past few years, until around 6 weeks ago when the series ‘The Night Manager’ started. The trailers drew me in, in the first place, as they had the same theme as James Bond with international villains, spies and working in the shadows to help the British government. Sadly, the series ended a few weekends ago, but the titles have left an impression so I felt I would write a little post about them. If you haven't seen the series, I would…Read more
Stopping the Presses! – The end of The Independent in Print

Stopping the Presses! – The end of The Independent in Print

Last weekend saw the end of an era. The Independent on Sunday saw its last print run after 26 years. This weekend saw the Independent stop their presses and move online after 30 years of printing. Over the years newspapers have come and gone. News of the World saw a similar fate back in 2011, after a phone hacking scandal. When it comes to news, over the past few years, the new media has been at the forefront; being able to supply current news stories as soon as it happens. When it comes…Read more
Photoblog – Dunwich

Photoblog – Dunwich

I have a feeling this one is going to be a short one.The small village of Dunwich in Suffolk; is often known as the British atlantis. When a storm hit in the 1300's, the main town was washed into the sea. The village only has around 120 residents; a fraction of the population when it was a town. I had never been to Dunwich. But it just so happened I managed to recently on a weekend when the weather wasn't the best for photography. The chance to explore a new place is always…Read more
What’s on the Menu? – Byron

What’s on the Menu? – Byron

As many designers and creatives know switching off the analytical side of their brain is often not easy when they are out and about. Going into a restaurant is often the most rewarding of trips as it will open up a whole new place for debate and criticism. Loved ones and friends may notice that they are taking more time over the choices on the menu. Something that can seem mundane and slightly boring to the people around them. The chance to look at a menu and the graphics surrounding the restaurant can…Read more