September Round Up

Gross Domestic Product – BANKSY hits Croydon!

Given our recent work with Croydon BID on giving their vacant retail spaces a much needed facelift ( read about our campaign for Croydon here ) we were VERY excited to see Banksy’s latest extravaganza pop up overnight in Croydon this week.
A temporary ‘spoof’ homewares shop entitled Gross Domestic Product features his trademark rats and other freakish products including a glitterball riot helmet, a Tony the Tiger rug and Stormzy’s stab-proof vest (as worn during his headline slot at Glastonbury).
The biggest Banksy installation since his pet-shop pop-up in New York, this is big news for Croydon. Read more on the Check Out Croydon website here. And most amazingly, these products will actually be up for sale at

Tom’s charity abseil

Well done to our MD’s son, Tom Hutton, on his successful charity abseil on the 12th September off the top of Royal London Hospital in aid of London’s Air Ambulance. The look of awe was afterwards!

Tom has a personal interest in the charity. On 16 July 2016, he was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital by Air Ambulance, following a serious cycling accident near Maidstone. As an emergency service that receives no funding and is critical for survivors like him, he wanted to raise awareness and money for the Air Ambulance and give back to those that helped save his life. He’s close to his target so if you would like to donate the link is below:

Kubrick at the Design Museum

Our MD Simon was at the Design Museum for the last weekend of the Kubrick exhibition. He writes: “It was great to step back in time and re-experience some of the fantastic scenes from his films, and explore the creative thinking that went into them.”

The exhibition told the story of Stanley Kubrick, the meticulous genius, exploring his unique command of the creative design process of film making, from storyteller to director to editor. Key films were The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket and 2001: A Space Odyssey

Simon now has a load of films he needs to revisit and has insights into the designers and artists who had worked with Kubrick. These ranged from the back story of the work of Saul Bass on the logo for the Shining and the title sequence for Sparticus to the logos and illustrations of Philip Castle on posters for Clockwork Orange to the ‘born to kill’ US helmet from Full Metal Jacket.

His feedback to the team here was “just amazing creativity and vision from all involved. The work showed how important the detail is and how these days it’s often missed in haste – don’t miss the detail.“