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December 8th, 2011 by Mat Dolphin

We realised recently that it’s been AGES since we last posted a Five Things. For the uninitiated, it’s a regular series in our blog in which we share five interesting, creative things that we’ve spotted on the world wide internet over the course of the last week or so. It’s always a mixed bag, and this post in no different. Jelly hand grenades, flying dogs, sitting on Hercules’ face and festive booze are just a few of the things you can expect to see this time round. Take two minutes out of your day, put your feet up and have a look at what we’ve found for you.

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The Presidents Speech

January 28th, 2011 by Mat Dolphin

Last night saw the momentous occassion of the first Mat Dolphin studio outing of the year. The destination was the headquarters of London advertising agency JWT to hear a talk entitled ‘To Go on a Journey, You Need Strong Legs…’ by Simon Sankarayya, the art director better known in design circles as Sanky.

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An Open Letter To…

October 7th, 2010 by Mat Dolphin

Today Gap have announced on their Facebook Page that they’re considering the idea of ‘crowd sourcing’ logo ideas as a result of the backlash their new logo design has received this week.

In a response to their move which could be pure genius or naive, we decided to write an open letter to Gap which we posted on the page as a response.

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Five Things 007

October 1st, 2010 by Mat Dolphin

It’s that time again… Five creative and inspiring things that we’ve seen this week. Ready…steady….GO!

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Time To Reflect

May 27th, 2010 by Mat Dolphin

A couple of weeks back retailer Waterstone’s unveiled their new brand identity on their website and throughout all their stores. The bookseller has changed its logo and created a new strap line – “Feel every word”, which both feature on

Many people, agencies and sites were quick to jump in and critique the work, which is always to be expected in ‘new’ brand development. Having had a few weeks to absorb the move though I revisited the work with an open mind to have another look.

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The Design Vote?

May 6th, 2010 by Mat Dolphin

Which political party’s website wins the design vote?

Okay, so today’s the day. Whoever you vote for and for what ever reason, today’s the day we express our democratic right to vote. So do it.

Not wanting to detract from the importance of this occasion I wanted to take a moment to look at the design of the three main parties’ home pages to see which site – not party – would get my vote.

Complete impartiality, (and in alphabetical order), which party’s site would get your vote? Keep reading…

Five Things 001

April 22nd, 2010 by Mat Dolphin

…is the highly original and ingenious name of the new regular blog feature in which I’ll be posting… five things.

The content of posts will vary but essentially I’ll be showing a regular succession of five design-related goodies that I come across during the week. The ‘things’ might be websites, videos, events, exhibitions, books, films etc. If I see something I think is worth mentioning I’ll be sharing it here.

To kick things off, we have a mixed bag.

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December 8th, 2009 by Mat Dolphin

Last night I attended the launch of 2020 Vision, a campaign set up by our good friends at Planet Positive to highlight the issue of climate change through discussion and generating ideas rather than merely highlighting the negative effects humankind is having on the planet and expecting people to act.

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