Saturday, 14 May 2011

Mad Keen website refresh

So, it's only taken me a year to update my site. But I have finally got round to it.

The reason, I should add, for taking so long is that I wanted to get the photography right. And I needed a style that I could replicate time and again, and without a full-blown studio. So what you see on my website is photography done on a shoe string and in my garage on some grey board, no less.

There's still a few more projects that need to go up and which I've still not yet photographed but the older projects have been revamped along with some new ones. Stay tuned....

Sunday, 2 January 2011

New work

I've just finished this flyer for Kiss Kiss Bank Bank, a crowd-funding organisation based in Paris. Merci.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Merry Xmas one and all...

This year's Xmas card from Mad Keen.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Typotheque 1999 - 2009 booklet arrived in the post today. Wonderful.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Project updates

It's been a while since I blogged. But it's not for wanting, I assure you.

The last few months have been very busy. And, as the homepage of my site would suggest, there's going be an update of work coming very soon. But perhaps, not this side of Christmas.

I love working on identity work and there's quite a few on the go at the moment. A ground-breaking estate agency in Mayfair (my words, not theirs), a Kingston-based holding company, an interior design & construction consultancy in Hampton Court and a personal trainer in Baker Street. I'm also working on a couple of websites and, of course, the annual Christmas project, which I'll be sending out in the next week or so.

So, and I say it to the four or so people following this blog, keep your eyes peeled. There'll be some new work coming soon!

Friday, 25 June 2010

26 Treasures

'26 Treasures' is a new project from writers group, 26.

Over the next month, and along with a selection of fellow writers from 26, I'll be selecting a single item from one of the vast and wonderful collections at the V&A museum, London.

I'll then write a poem, a story or whatever feels right in bringing my chosen piece to life. So, it's my view on the item. In just 62 words - no more, no less.

It's a wonderful project and I already have an idea as to what I'll write about. One of the amazing, Sixteenth Century, chintz fabric dresses from the South Asia room, perhaps. But, we'll see. That's just what caught my eye when I was at the V&A earlier this year.

Watch this space folks!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Interview by Mat Dolphin

The boys at Mat Dolphin recently asked me to take part in their 10 questions blog series which, of course, I was delighted to do. You can read the blog article on their site, here.

I first came across Mat Dolphin, an independent design agency based in London, having seen them on Twitter. I really liked their website, which was packed full of work pieces but also playful ideas and blog posts. Their 'One plain, One fancy' idea is fab. As are their inspiring and, at times, distracting, Tweets. (Distracting because you just have to read them!).

So, if you're part of the Twitterati then you need to follow @MatDolphin.