Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A mauritian surprise

I was shooting my fingers again, for another commercial, this time at a small Rostrum camera place in Fitzrovia and, what do my tired Eyes see, a small brass Dodo.
Someone apparently brought it back from Mauritius as a present for Ray, the rostrum cameraman. Ray immediately offered it to me as a present, and, being the Dodo fiend that I am, I accepted. He will receive a Dodo umbrella as compensation, but let it be known today, that Ray (and I don't even know his surname) has made me one of the happiest people on the planet...
This picture does not do Ralph (I christened the brass dodo Ralph, as it's latin name is Raphus cucullatus and I felt that...)
Anyway, it doesn't do her justice ...

Friday, February 09, 2007


The other night I started writing down all sorts of things I didn't believe in in order to establish what I believe in.
It's a bit like the Mark Twain story in which, after having been to the opening of a new hotel, he wrote in the papers that "about half the hotel staff seemed to be totally incompetent".
After the hotel threatened the paper with legal action for libel, Twain had to revoke his statement and issued an article that stated that "about half the hotel staff seemed to be competent".
Just to prove you can say the exact opposite and mean the same...

Here is my rant...

Monday, February 05, 2007

Something for young ladies

I did this a while ago as a pitch for a friend of mine and a product she was developing.
She has since gotten her company off the ground, and, as she hasn't used my packaging design, I feel it to be safe to, at least, blog part of it.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Short Guinness Ad

Ok then, they finally put a shortened version of the Guinnes Hands on Youtube and one viewer seems to think it's a disgrace they didn't spend more money and he wants the white horses back.
Let's hope not everybody aggrees...