Ten Questions 014 – Simon Manchipp

March 29th, 2011 by Mat Dolphin

Shoreditch based design and branding agency SomeOne are passionate about what they do. A quick nose around their brand new (pardon the pun) website is proof that they actually care deeply about their work. ‘Launching, re-launching and protecting brands’ is at the heart of their work and they’ve been doing plenty of it. Along with sterling work for Sky Sports, O2, Betfair and New Look, SomeOne have re-created the iconic crest for The Royal Opera House, designed the sports pictograms for the London 2012 Olympics and most recently, created new branding for Eurostar. A huge project which covered practilcally everything including the advertising, print work, pictograms, moving image, a new typeface, signage – even a series of 3D sculptures!

Suffice to say, they know what they’re doing. Simon Manchipp is the creative director and co-founder of SomeOne – he was generous enough to take the time out to get involved in our Ten Questions series.

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Ten Question 013 – Johanna Basford

March 16th, 2011 by Mat Dolphin

An Aberdeenshire fish farm is not necessarily the typical breeding ground you’d expect for developing young creative talent, but the flora and fauna surrounding Johanna Basford in her early years had a lasting impact on her work. Her intricate and beautiful illustration style is organic and free-flowing, and she uses the highly futuristic medium of pen and paper — with Photoshop coming to the rescue to remove any tea stains. We’re big fans of her work and it seems we’re not alone — clients such as DKNY, Channel 4, H&M, Creative Review, Heals, The Tate Modern, The Body Shop and Johnson & Johnson have formed an orderly queue to commission her work. And no doubt you know already know about her love affair with Starbucks?

Johanna put the fineliner down for two minutes to answer our Ten Questions.

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Creative Review competition winner

March 10th, 2011 by Mat Dolphin

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The time has come to announce the winner of the Mat Dolphin x Creative Review competition!

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WIN a years subscription to Creative Review!

March 1st, 2011 by Mat Dolphin

Okay, a bit of a different post from us today but hey, variety is the spice… and all that.

Last Thursday we attended the excellent Not Networking™ Glug event at Cargo. We missed every talk they held and pretty much stood by the burger bar all night, but we did catch up with old friends and new and at least got out of the Dolphin Heights studio for five minutes.

Source personnel (who kindly sponsored the event) asked people to check-in to the event using Foursquare with the chance of winning a years subscription to Creative Review. Not bad for simply clicking three buttons on your phone, so we duly did and low and behold we WON! The bad news is that we’re already subscribed to Creative Review (bummer!), but the good news is we’ve decided to give our subscription away in a competition. Yay!

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