We're through creative a branding and digital agency from Macclesfield near Manchester. We've put together this site to create a source of inspiration, we hope you like it.

Planning Unit

Posted: February 19th, 2013 | Author: James Griffin | Filed under: branding, Design | Comments Off

Planning Unit is a London based studio with some solid branding work in their portfolio.

Pure Magenta

Posted: February 11th, 2013 | Author: James Griffin | Filed under: Design | Comments Off

Pure Magenta is the graphic design work of Sarah Kissell. Currently residing in Los Angeles working as the Art Director at Nasty Gal, her look almost defines the hipster style.


Pavilion by Gert Wingårdh & Kustaa Saksi

Posted: February 6th, 2013 | Author: James Griffin | Filed under: space | Comments Off

Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh and Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi have joined creative forces to design the installation that will set the stage for talks on design and architecture at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.

1,120 stacks consisting of a total of 11,000 A3 sheets in 44,000 points of attachment are being installed across an area of 200 sqm and are then gradually hoisted up.


Truf Creative

Posted: February 6th, 2013 | Author: James Griffin | Filed under: branding | Comments Off

Truf Creative is a Santa Monica based design studio with fresh new identity that’s ell worth a look at.

YCN awards

Posted: February 5th, 2013 | Author: James Griffin | Filed under: Competition, Events | Comments Off

Since 2001 YCN has been operating an international award programme for creative students. YCN is now seeking to elevate and recognise outstanding talent rising up within the industry.

Open to creative professionals to have graduated within the last 8 years, the new YCN Professional Awards invite the submission of a portfolio showing four projects into categories for Design & Communication, Illustration and Animation. Portfolios must include client work, and postgraduate students are also welcome to enter. The deadline for doing so is March 28th 2013.

All portfolios will be considered by an inspiring international jury, undergoing two rounds of online consideration followed by jury days hosted in Soho House London and New York. The 80 strong multi-disciplinary group combines established and newer names; including Creative Review editor Patrick Burgoyne, Sagmeister & Walsh’s Jessica Walsh and Blink founder James Studholme. Up to 30 winners will be identified overall.

YCN has internationally partnered with Soho House to host the jury days followed by launch events for a new YCN Annual. This hard-backed publication, to be Art Directed this year by Matt Willey, will showcase all Award winners alongside other notable submissions and be distributed across the creative industries. Winners will also be showcased online at the YCN website and invited to speak at industry facing events and screenings at Soho House venues internationally.

This year’s Call for Entries campaign, and a glittering interactive physical award, have been designed in collaboration with New York based typographer Craig Ward. Combining striking type with imagery of the award itself the campaign invites creatives around the world to ‘Shake it Up’.

“I photographed a tonne of falling glitter which is rather difficult to focus on!”, tells Craig. ”I built the type out from there. The most important thing I wanted to capture was the energy and excitement of rising up as a creative”.

Entries are invited online by March 28th 2013. Full details can be found at ycn.org/awards

Chen Williams – Shank series

Posted: February 1st, 2013 | Author: James Griffin | Filed under: Art | Comments Off

Menacing beauty are the words that spring to mind when I see these shanks by Chen Williams. The whole notion of taking time to craft an object or tool that is designed to maim or seriously injure is something that really gets you thinking. Seeing these objects out of their perceived context allows you to admire the aesthetics of  the object and the materials they are made from.

Via Adult Art Club



Posted: February 1st, 2013 | Author: James Griffin | Filed under: branding, Design | Comments Off

Manchester based Ubiquitous have a really healthy body of work, but would you just look at that studio!

Essays on reality

Posted: January 29th, 2013 | Author: James Griffin | Filed under: Motion | Comments Off

Essays On Reality is an ongoing series of short video art installations, influenced by the existentialist and surrealist movement, and inspired by socio-political and economic events from around the world.

via creativebloq


Essays On Reality, Chapter 1 from Greg Barth on Vimeo.

Essays On Reality, Chapter 2 from Greg Barth on Vimeo.


Posted: January 29th, 2013 | Author: James Griffin | Filed under: branding, Design | Comments Off

kvgd aka Kerr Vernon Graphic Design is an award~winning, Glasgow based graphic design studio delivering branding and marketing communications across all kinds of media platforms with a philosophy of  ”Be nice and do good work”.

Alex Sturrock

Posted: January 28th, 2013 | Author: James Griffin | Filed under: Photography | Comments Off

Intimate portraits and moody reportage by Alex Sturrock.