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We have been working with West Wales Eco Centre on a educational climate change website for the last year or so. It was officially launched yesterday at Ysgol Dewi Sant, St David's, Pembrokeshire. Assembly Member Jane Davidson was present at the launch and was asked her views on the site and Climate Change in general. For us it was the first time we had met up with everyone who has backed the project, and so it was good to get their feedback. If you get a chance check it out at www.climatechangewales.org.uk
Every now and again you see something in a totally different light, I must have seen a temporary sign like this hundreds if not thousands of times before, but this morning was the first time I have ever noticed the fish emblem below the writing CAUTION WET FLOOR. Anyone else ever seen this before?
Well I have been working on a second painting over the last week or so. Still not done yet just managed to get some of the basic shapes put in. think there are some nice bits but the shape of the face still needs work I feel but hey am getting there.
The branding for Ted and Karlsson is coming along really well. From the initial design concepts produced by third year students in UWIC, we have chosen a concept to develop further. The brand is all about how people have total control over their Ted and Karlsson product/s, they can chose the colour, the materials, even the era and Ted and Karlsson go out and find the perfect match. The concept and brand idea of Ted and Karlsson follows a trend that we have noticed over the last few years, but is only now really coming to prominence.
While it seems more and more things are becoming utilitarian and functional, such as the introduction of car sharing schemes, which have been used for many years in Europe but are now only recently coming to the UK, certain products such as the Apple iPhone and i Mac are simple and intuitive to use, and finally the whole shopping experience is changing giants like TESCO and ASDA are allowing truly one stop shopping, and with the explosion of websites like amazon customers do not even have to go out to buy what they want.
As well as this trend we seem to also be seeing a parallel trend that runs almost hand in hand with. With house prices being at an all time high, and many people not being able to get onto the property ladder. People are needing products and services to be more and more personal and exclusive, the Ted and Karlsson range plugs into this idea, and just like people buy a few pieces of furniture from IKEA, it is becoming more and more common for people to buy that extra special piece of furniture to accessorize their rented apartment or house. When launched early in 2008 Ted and Karlsson will give a very special experience for the client, allowing them total control, and producing such a bespoke experience for the client that they will come back again and again.
We are working on a new brand for Ted and Karlsson, the initial branding started through a professional insight project between a number of local design agencies and University Wales in Cardiff (UWIC). We (Hoffi) briefed some of the third year students about the branding project and this coming week we are then carrying on the process through some further work experience for two of the students.
Started work on a new piece today, has been a while since I have painted but quite happy how it is going so far. We have recently been doing some work for Centre for fine art research, Cardiff (cfar), and while looking through work in their database it really inspired me to get back to seeing if I still could draw. Will post the final piece as soon as I get a bit more time to finish it off.