Work...just not too hard.

I'm not at my best on Monday mornings, a fact to which my wife can attest.

This is not intentional. My initial aim on these days is to be bright and breezy but, unfortunately, with in thirty minutes of arriving at work, some one will always do or say something stupid. Something which will tip me over the edge into the Monday morning pit of despair.

As the week wears on, my mood lifts until, on Saturday morning, I'm back to my cheerfully, fun loving self.

Generally, I think that we could all sum up our working lives as 'a means to a an end'. I could probably count on a clenched fist the number friends that 'love' their work. But then thinking about it, it's not the work that gets me down as much as the...and here I have to stop in fear of a law suit with my name on it.

As if to illustrate my point, I stumbled across Michael Rianda's animated gem on Vimeo.  



Stationary zombies

Found this here.  It's totally awesome and I have to have it. Unfortunately no one knows where it came from.


Kiss, kiss, bang, bang. Another Saul Bass inspired movie title sequence.


Created in Birmingham

The Created in Birmingham shop stocks photography, illustration, tees, tote bags, jewellery, books and all sorts of other things that have been made locally. But time is running out for the shop. The Bullring want their retail unit back so the shop will only be open until 23rd May. Hurry, hurry, hurry.



Life lessons from ad man Rory Sutherland via TED.com

Fontana Modrn Masters

Fontana produces some wonderfully graphic covers to their Modern masters series during the 70's. A potted history can be found here.



Francis Ford Coppola scores again

Tetro is Francis Ford Coppola's black and white tale of the reunion of two brothers, Bennie and Tetro. Set in Argentina, the story follows the rivalries born out of creative differences passed down through generations of an artistic Italian immigrant family.


Dick Bruna, more than Miffy

Dick Bruna is the genius behind 'Miffy', the enigmatic Dutch bunny from my childhood. And while this is a legacy to be more that proud of it would be a crime if we were to forget the body of work Bruna has produced, which includes over 2000 book covers.

“I would love to be able to draw like a child, so spontaneous, so open-minded on those big sheets. As an adult you start to draw and then hope that you make something good, something beautiful. A child is not like that, they start and see what happens... I draw things you will see close to home, things that I also like. Maybe I still think a bit like a child, I have a childish mind, I think. There are a lot of things I don’t understand.”

- Dick Bruna