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Another example of out police state

I’m veering a lot from ‘Design and marketing’ lately, but I’m seeing a lot of practices that I’m disagreeing with. The City of London Council is waking up homeless people, then soaking the area where they were sleeping with water so they cannot sleep there. Now part of the story does indicate that they are…

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Parcel Force customer service is terrible

A rant. Trying to get a parcel redelivered. The form on the website doesn’t have enough space to enter the address. The phone line is automated and I was on hold for ten minutes. I emailed the customer services and got this reply: Dear Lee Washington Thank you for your enquiry. To have your parcel…

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CCTV

I dislike CCTV. It is an invasion if privacy. It is ugly. It is unnerving. If they were watch towers would we, as a society, be more against them?

Lloyds/Halifax T shirt

Add the latest T shirt to the website this morning. The Lloyds Halifax T shirt

What a week!

A lot of what I do is a lot of hard work without reaping any benefits – the most soul destroying thing for any illustrator/designer is the feeling of getting nowhere. This week has been very different – I’ve been working at my stuff for three years now and things are really starting to come…

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Lloyds/Halifax new logo?

Thought I’d have a bit of fun and design a new logo for the Halifax Lloyds merger/takeover. The horse pulls the clapped out cart:

One Man Band

I have one day a week off of my usual jobs to work on self initiated projects and the small businesses that I run – this day can be used for anything from taking prints to customers, picking up new T shirts to designing new products. Lately it has mostly been used for setting up…

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Shop taking shape

Very much a work in progress, the shop/gallery space is really taking shape now with all of the prints up, the next step is to create some vinyl printing for the windows. The launch of the record label, Underdog Records, is on Thursday when over 100 people will be visiting.

End of the world

So CERN gets switched on on Wednesday – possibly one of the most important events on this decade as the implications of what they learn could be far reaching. Or it could create a black hole that ends the world. Think of that when you’re at your desk at work on Tuesday – this could…

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Best PR stunt ever

How do you promote a game that is set in a world where petrol is running out? The game is called World in Flames and contains scenes of anarchy. Any ideas? How about giving away £20k of free petrol during the rush our in one of London’s more, er, let’s say not so well off…

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