June Round Up

SKY’S the limit

We love it when our clients push the boundaries… and let us push them too – working with Sean Hanna & Skyler McDonald on their new venture ‘SKYLER LONDON’ has had some interesting twists and turns but has been an inspirational journey for the team here. Watch their video of a larger than life picture installation here:

We can’t wait to unveil our work soon to introduce this new, disruptive, hair colouring salon, from the branding and interiors which will feature a near vertical slide to the launch website that is really going to bring colour and this concept to life.

Into the unknown

To kick start the month our designer Joe took a voyage Into The Unknown, the latest exhibition at London’s Barbican Centre. The genre-defining exhibition of art, design, film, and literature is a must for any science fiction enthusiast.

Click here to read all about it

AUL: LCC: well actually MPD at LCP

Our MD Simon took a trip back down memory lane at the Alumni get together for the final day of the LCC graphics degree show this month. Reportedly, a great evening of reminiscing with fellow MPD graduates from 1983, Carl Ison and Alex Nisbett, and year below colleague David Griffiths.

A tour of the printing department brought back interesting memories: hot metal typesetting (without the molten lead) and other traditional print processes, reminding us of the tactile qualities and unforgettable smell of print. Samples of the work of the heroes of the day were on show including many reminders of the great work of Tom Eckersley – simple and to the point. This was possibly the final time they would walk through the hallowed halls of the London College of Printing (now LCC) before it is demolished and moves to it’s sparkly new building, also in Elephant & Castle – part of the major redevelopment of the area. Elephant and Castle like many areas is changing… hopefully it will be retaining its creative culture and soul.

Mothers Ruin

This months #ttptryit! was not too challenging and actually very enjoyable. As well as learning about the history of gin at the Bombay Sapphire distillery at Laverstoke Mill, we were able to select the aromas that appealed to us most and at the end of the tour we had a refreshing gin cocktail made to complement our senses… it was so good we had to order another round! The other surprise was the functional glasshouses for their botanicals that had been designed by Thomas Heatherwick for the refurbishment of this old paper mill that now produces all the gin that is supplied globally for the brand. Move over Whisky, there’s an old kid back on the block…

Open for business

The 3rd of June was an atrocity too close to home for tothepoint, with many a Friday evening spent in Stoney Street sipping a fine brew from the Market Porter. A month on and it’s good to see the market open and the Great Get Together that we supported went ahead as planned, so the area is again buzzing with community spirit.

Our team managed to get past the cordons on the Monday morning after the attacks, kindly let through by the police as long as we stayed on site all day. It was eerie but we had a group sense that we had to carry on and day by day more were able to come through the barriers. The market had the longest delay and as the Guardian article here explains, they suffered as a result and it sounds like insurance companies aren’t helping to put things right quickly enough… some things never change… but hopefully that includes the character and eclectic community spirit of Borough and London.