Archive for February, 2014

Spotted near us: a QR code made of photo slides

Friday, February 28th, 2014

There’s a little shop on the corner of our road (Brightmoor Street in the lovely Lace Market) called Dezigne that sells coffee, cakes, and handmade products. Today, they’ve got this in the window:



It’s a QR code (we know, we know) made of little Fujichrome photographic slides. See?




The sign above says it was made by Adam Spinos and Paul Matosic.

We tried to see if it works as a QR code, but unfortunately, no one in the vicinity had a reader on their phone. Humm.


Valentine’s cards for single people

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Valentine’s Day can feel like a bit of a kick in the face if you don’t have a significant other. But who says your other half has to be human? This year, we’re celebrating the other loves of our lives with these four Valentine’s Cards for single folks.

You can download them all here (right click, ‘save link as’) – then just print the one you want on a nice piece of card and hand it over. We can’t promise your pint of bitter can read, but we’re sure it’ll appreciate the effort nonetheless.

Click to enlarge the images if you can’t read ’em.






We’re on the Chip Shop Awards’ Sochi shortlist

Monday, February 10th, 2014

We love a good quick-fire ad competition, and One Minute Briefs is famous for them. Last week, they asked people to come up with ads on behalf of the Sochi 2014 Olympic sponsors, showing support for LGBT rights.

We created three, and two have made the shortlist:



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This one was disqualified because – despite the Chip Shop Awards being famous for their rule-breaking ads – Skittles isn’t an official sponsor:



You can vote for our Dow and McDonald’s ads here – just click ‘like’ underneath each one.

See you at the medal ceremony.

Embrace the love. Or, you know, don’t.

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Not feeling the February 14 love? Then these anti-Valentine’s cards are just the right purchase for you. I adore the typography, simplicity and humour. Much better than all that Hallmark nonsense methinks (and I’m sure my husband will agree).

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