It’s a wrap at St Pancras

November 17, 2007

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Meanwhile, back over at the Eurostar terminal, one of my favorite artists, Quentin Blake, has produced an illustration to greet passengers leaving the new St Pancras International station. The 16m high building wrap will cover the Victorian Grade II listed Stanley Building during its refurbishment. People can enjoy the largest-scale Quentin Blakes ever produced. All images © Quentin Blake.

John


Flavour of the year

November 15, 2007

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A new advert by guess who? yes of course Fallon. This ad isn’t as inspiring as some of the more creative Sony ad’s but all the same, a nice feel and some great time lapse photography.

Enjoy.


Over the top?

November 13, 2007

Guiness ad

The latest Guinness ad campaign is taking Honda’s ‘domino effect’ to new levels.

Shot in an Argentian hill village the ad features everything from dominos and books, to cars and blazing bales of hay in a spectacular chain of events.

Remarkable? Definitely.

Excessive? Certainly.

Worthwhile? We’ll wait and see.

For the Stato’s out there, the toppling items include: 6,000 dominoes, 10,000 books, 400 tyres, 75 mirrors, 50 fridges, 45 wardrobes and 6 cars


Stephen Wiltshire

November 9, 2007

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I discovered this artist in London and since then have been fascinated ever since. Although Autistic he has been drawing since a tender age and some of his work is even drawn from memory, a brilliant artist with a very interesting story. Take a look at his website.

Steve


New at UU

October 19, 2007


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We have recently overseen installation of new, branded, external signs which we have designed for United Utilities’ headquarters in Warrington. The six sets of brushed stainless steel signs, manufactured and installed by Evolve Group of Haydock, brand and provide identification of the four Lakeland-named buildings on the established, but now rapidly expanding, Lingley Mere Business Park. The signs have been designed to integrate with the high quality architecture and landscaping of the parkland site, as well as providing a signage model for the growing number of businesses and amenities which will increase this strategic North West development to circa 120,000 sq.m.

Adrian.


Graffiti

October 19, 2007

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If you are familiar with the streets of Shoreditch you will no doubt have seen the work Eine.

Eine is one of London’s most prolific and original street artists having started his career
over twenty five years ago as a common vandal he has toned and developed his unique
style into something which has been described as “the Fiona Rae of graffiti and spray
paint”.

Eine specialises in producing huge letters on shop fronts across London. A “Writer”
who has close associations with Banksy, it has recently been said that “Eine is doing for
letters of the alphabet what Banksy did for rats and smiley Policeman”.

Eine is a renowned London based “Writer” who specialises in the central element of all
graffiti, the letter. From single letters to complex and wry combinations, Eine’s alphabet
can be found throughout London. Huge individual letters on shop shutters, in a style he
has made his own. Originality, a distinctive style and a clear profile that sets his or her
letters apart from all others is a key goal for any “Writer”. Eine’s letters transgress the
usual stylised image devised to depict form and emotion, and through a combination of
colour, placement and size, become fully formed and unique personalities in their own
right.

Steve


BMW Welt

October 18, 2007

BMW WeltBMW unveiled the ‘BMW Welt’ a giant car delivery centre, recreation and exhibition complex, located in Munich, Germany. Customers are able to view their cars at the centre, tour the BMW factory and visit the new BMW Museum. The futuristic architecture designed by Austrian architect Wolf Prix consists of steel and glass and covers 10,000 square meters.

BMW Welt

Ben