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A good day painting at Not Now HQ.

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Check out the interview we did with Wiseowlpr.
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An interview I did for WiseowlPR.

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Check out the interview we did with Wiseowlpr.

See it here.

An interview I did for WiseowlPR.

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GOOD FRIDAY

This week we’ve gone all typographic, with Alex Fowkes’ timeline for Sony’s Kensington HQ. 
It spans 150 square metres of wall space in the buildings central atrium. It celebrates 125 years of Sony and features nearly 1000 recording artists interspersed with historical landmarks. All the big names are on there; Hendrix, Dyan, Elvis and, of course (Dan’s favourite), Il Divo. 
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Good Friday
This week we received a beautiful sample pack from Glasgow Press, there’s nothing we love more than a cracking stock. We were particularly impressed by the triplex business cards with debossed detail, try to say that without sounding like an anorak. Anyway, we’re off to start designing some new business cards, have a good friday!

Hand written not was a lovely touch too, thanks Glasgow Press.

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Good Friday

This week we received a beautiful sample pack from Glasgow Press, there’s nothing we love more than a cracking stock. We were particularly impressed by the triplex business cards with debossed detail, try to say that without sounding like an anorak. Anyway, we’re off to start designing some new business cards, have a good friday!

Hand written not was a lovely touch too, thanks Glasgow Press.

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For this weeks Good Friday how could we Not (Now) bring you ‘Ode to Defeat’ the five-metre high statue of Zinedine Zidane’s famous headbutt on Marco Materazzi!

The bronze statue, sculpted by Algerian artist Adel Abdesseme, is on display outside the Pompidou Centre in the French capital, and we say bravo to him, the Parisian authrorities for letting it happen, and in general, the defiant attitude of French; encompassed just as much in this statue, as in Zi Zu’s actual head butt!

Vive la France!

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GOOD FRIDAY

One of us was in New York recently and between eating burgers, hailing taxis and sounding ‘posh’ had the chance to check out the Alighiero Boetti exhibition at the MoMA. We love Boetti’s work and something that struck us is how contemporary both the ideas and aesthetic are. 

In the early 70’s Boettis changed his name to Alighiero e Boetti (Alighiero and Boetti) creating a deliberate personal persona. ‘Twins’ (above) was a set of postcards he sent to his friends, showing him holding hands with himself (pre-photoshop).

Have a look the exhibition information and the works here.

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NY photobook

Need to copy this soon.

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NY photobook

Need to copy this soon.

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GOOD FRIDAY

Our good friends Breton have just launched their new site today and it’s looking top notch. We’re big fans of what they’re doing, music and aesthetics-wise. Definitely a worthy GOOD FRIDAY entry - they’ve played a couple of gigs in Manchester (Islington Mill & Deaf Institute) and we’ll be sure to get down next time they’re in town. 

Check out the ‘Edward the Confessor’ video above.

Have a ganders and listen to their stuff. 

www.bretonlabs.com

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We were VERY pleased to work with Vaughan Oliver recently as part of some workshops with Manchester School of Art. 

The workshops were based on the idea of ‘Elevating the Banal’ and the outcomes were a treasure trove of concepts and ideas and most of all we had a cracking time doing it (pictured) 

From these workshops our giant ‘CAPS’ zine was born. You can view the rest HERE


A big thanks to Vaughan Oliver and John Walsh for the great few days + Sue Platt for her documentings! 

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‘From Pet Shops to Porn’, an exhibition from the folk at OWT which highlights the changing face of Tib Street, opened on Thursday night.

The show was open for submissions, so obviously we obliged; producing a series of prints. They can be seen on our site (no harm in a bit of Heavy Petting). 

There was loads of other great work, a few bits are featured above. From OWT themselves, Nina McNamara, Savwo and May Ninth. If you didn’t manage to make it down, it’s definitely work checking out.

Vault NQ will have fresh exhibitions displayed every two months, it’s going to be a really exciting venue and we’re planning something for it already. Watch this space.

(Apologies for the shocking photographs - we’ll try and steal some better ones soon)

NN

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It’s Good Friday and after flicking through the Summer edition of étapes we’ve decided to feature Brussels based studio ‘Pam & Jenny’

Studio founder, Nathalie Pollet, was interviewed and a selection of work was featured. Here is an extract from the interview, definitely worth a read.

When and how did you set up the studio?

After eleven years as art director of the Designlab, Nathalie Pollet gave birth to Pam and Jenny (in 2009).

They enabled her to lighten the structure of the studio, select future projects and dedicate herself personally to them with greater flexibility and freedom.

How many people work there and what are their profiles?

1 x 1 person: there’s Pam and there’s Jenny.

They are very complementary and share their skills. Pam has certainties based on experience, while Jenny doubts everything and is constantly questioning things.

Pam favours sobriety and minimalism, while Jenny prefers colour and humour.

They take turns in eating and hold brainstorming sessions to the point of schizophrenia.

étapes (Issue 28 Summer 2012)

We’re big fans of the unique approach, image treatment and experimental aesthetics. I think all designers would do well to exploit any schizophrenic tendencies.

More work can be found here, voila. 

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We’ve got some work on show tonight at Vault NQ. It’s part of (the very busy) OWT’s latest project, ‘From Pet Shops to Porn’. More information can be found here.
If pets, porn or great design are your cup of tea then make sure you come down.
(Poster illustration by Paul Hallows)

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We’ve got some work on show tonight at Vault NQ. It’s part of (the very busy) OWT’s latest project, ‘From Pet Shops to Porn’. More information can be found here.

If pets, porn or great design are your cup of tea then make sure you come down.

(Poster illustration by Paul Hallows)

The bonfires, balaclavas and bloody hard work paid off; the end of the beginning.
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The bonfires, balaclavas and bloody hard work paid off; the end of the beginning.

Not Now.

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I just finished a two week work placement at Creative Lynx in Manchester. 
Here’s a recruitment advert completed in the second week; any medical writers looking for work?

I just finished a two week work placement at Creative Lynx in Manchester. 

Here’s a recruitment advert completed in the second week; any medical writers looking for work?

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