Freunde von Freunden: Snarkitecture

A hastily-arranged, late-Friday-night Skype call gave me the opportunity to interview the founders of Snarkitecture, the buzzy New York firm that floats between the worlds of art and architecture.

Though I wish there’d been more time to delve into the subjects we covered, it was nevertheless interesting to hear their views on the digital vs the tangible, and the role that distinctive branding plays in their practice.

Read the full feature on Freunde von Freunden here.

Sonos: Ralph Steadman On Music

I spent an incredible day, courtesy of Sonos and Freunde von Freunden at the Kentish home of Ralph Steadman – the iconic artist responsible for bringing to life the works of his dear friend Hunter S Thompson.

I’m incredibly excited to see the full feature go live on FvF in the coming weeks, but for now here is a teaser of sorts, in the form of a music-centric Q and A on the Sonos blog.

Read the Q and A here.

Blyszak: New Brand Comms

I’ve only ever bought one pair of sunglasses and it was a pair of Blyszak ones – crafted from metal and sustainable buffalo horn into a silhouette that’s strikingly different from all those ray-ban/moscot-alikes that more sensible gentlemen than myself wear with their oxford shirts and Japanese denim.

It was a pleasure then to be asked to come up with some new words that really capture the essence of what makes the brand so special.

You can find the new ‘manifesto’ and tagline on the Blyszak website and, increasingly, at point of sales in some of the world’s most exciting stores.

Der Tagesspiegel: Why Do Millennials Love Festivals?

I was asked to write an op-ed piece for publication in the German daily newspaper, Der Tagesspiegel. The brief related to festivals and the question of ‘why millennials love them so much’… naturally I wrote about J. G. Ballard, neoloiberalism and streetwear (amongst other things) as per usual…

I don’t believe it exists online, but if you’re desperate to read it for some reason of course just get in touch…

2018 Corporate Content Awards

Was a nice surprise to see that two projects I worked on last year won awards at the 2018 Corporate Content Awards last week. The asosplc.com site for which I worked on the narrative structure and written content won Gold in the ‘best content aimed at an investor audience’ category, while the Robot Racing campaign I worked on for Rolls-Royce won Bronze in the ‘best use of digital’ category.