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HSBC: The World’s bullying bank

Just had a call from HSBC practically demanding that I pay money into my bank account. I have a student account with them and am in my interest free overdraft. Unless I pay some money into the account I will start to incur interest. She wanted to know what day I planned on paying the…

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Nice photoshoot

Cake have just completed this photoshoot for Vinspired an initiative that sees the charity team with up with top designer Ben De Lisi and T4 presenter Miquita Oliver to call on every 16-25 year old in England to join Fashion Favours – a unique fashion collection being created by volunteers purely from recycled and customised…

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it’s not all doom and gloom

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?

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 T shirt

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

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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