We’ve been umming and ahhhing for ages about what we’d like for the comfy area of the kitchen, and we’ve finally started to create a warm, cosy and relaxing space with some new additions. The sofa is dead bouncy and the chairs…well, once you sit in them, you won’t want to get up. Perfect for brainstorming (and little snoozes…)
Our deck is currently choc-a-block with autumn, so before all the leaves get swept up here’s a pic – such beautiful colours…
There was a very sombre mood in the Tribe studio this week when the news broke that George Lamb was moving his 6 music show to weekends. Lamb and co have entertained the Tribe team every day for the past couple of years with their eclectic blend of humour and banter. And, to add insult to injury we have learned that Lauren Laverne will be filling the Lamb show slot – well wafty! RIP Lamb, Mark, Micky, Joe, Alesha, Proppa Job Bob, Mr Ekan, Ron D Riddem and Moon face.
Nottingham’s new contemporary art gallery is just about to open and while I think it is a great addition to the Lace Market area of Nottingham, I can’t get over the ‘petticoat’ meets ‘Bike shed’ architecture, I’m sure it will grow on me but will it stand the test of time. How is it going to look in 15 years? Contemporary?
As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Warp records has released a deluxe special-edition, titled Warp20 (Box Set). It features new songs, older previously unreleased material from Warp artists and tracks selected as the best of the labels output by Warp fans. It also includes a beautifully produced book showcasing the labels rich design history along with an exclusive hour long mix and locked-groove vinyl set. and the packaging is pretty special too… I want one!
We wanted to showcase some work we’re really proud of – these elegant ‘save the date cards’ and ‘wedding service invitations’ are just part of a complete wedding identity created for a very special client. More photos soon.
As the nights are slowly starting to draw in and the mornings are getting darker I thought I’d share some photos I took a few weeks back to remnd you of our short but sweet summer. They were taken at 4.30 am in a field in Leicestershire – for me they sum up British summertime.
This is a sneak preview of a lovely invitation we have produced for the annual Biffaward and The Royal Society for Wildlife Trusts award ceremony. This year the event will be held in October and we have been working with Biffaward and the RSWT to produce the marketing information used to support the event. A full post showing all the material we have produced will appear on this blog soon.
We have just received our lovely new business stationery – there’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting some great quality print land on the mat! The full print spec, for any graphic design geeks out there like us is: Business cards – 540gsm GF Smith Colorplan in smoke black foil and debossed logo, one colour litho print and blue foil edges. Letter head – 120gsm GF Smith Colorplan in Real Grey, black foil and debossed logo, one colour litho print and blue foil edges. Sweet.
Tribe have just completed the first stage of a direct mail campaign for Flogas, one of the country’s largest supplier of off mains fuels. We like to think of ourselves as perfectionists meaning a pass on press was a must – also a good opportunity to get a few action shots as well!
Well what a busy week! So how about a relaxing weekend to recharge my creative juices ready for and even busier week ahead… that was the plan, however my son Milo (the smaller of the two pictured) decided that walking everywhere is the best way to spend a weekend. Seriously though this was the first weekend he has properly ‘gone a walkin’, it was just brilliant, I felt so proud – especially when he decided to inspect the lingerie department of House of Fraiser, that’s my boy! More of Milo’s rambling tales soon…
We’ve been working alongside Nottingham City Museums and Galleries to create the identity and promotional communications for the Paul Sandby Bicentenary Exhibition. Paul Sandby was a Nottingham-born artist and one of Britain’s most influential landscape artists, he also founded the royal academy, and this exhibition is commemorating the bicentenary of his death. You can catch the exhibition until 18th October 2008 at Nottingham castle.
…so they say! Personally I prefer it when you get a little more experienced and you find your rhythm, which is what will happen with this brand spanking new blog from Tribe. So why start blogging now? Well we are doing so many great things at the moment that we’ll simply burst if we don’t share them. So check back regularly to see our latest work, news from the team and behind the scenes gossip at Tribe. TTFN.