Rock Rock
July 1st 2011

We’ve made some new prints. They’re part of a series we’re calling ‘Rock Rock’, for obvious reasons. They are partly a comment on the dominance of white male rock stars in contemporary culture and the increasing homogeneity of rock music – once a powerful revolutionary medium, now a commercialised by-product of our capitalist society – and partly an excuse to put funny rocks on Elvis’ head.

They are available to buy now, along with our other prints, at our new online Shop. Thanks to Alex at Pumkin for getting it all online.

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Rolling Stone
Jailhouse Rock
Punk Rock
C-type photographic prints on Fuji Crystal Archive matt paper.
Editions of 25, signed and numbered. 10 x 14 inches. £40 + P&P

POSTED BY: Patrick at 13:56 PM
Filed Under: For sale, Print, Work

I’ll Be Your Mirror
April 1st 2011

My good friend Digger Barnes drew my attention to the wonderful world of acoustic mirrors over a ginger ale last week. A primitive form of radar, they were used as early-warning devices prior to WWII, with someone standing in front of the concave concrete holding a microphone to pick up the sound of aircraft approaching over the English Channel.

The last image is from my home town, Redcar, and is therefore obviously the shittest photograph.

POSTED BY: nodaysoff at 15:46 PM
Filed Under: Work

Put That Down
March 17th 2011

The all new Pick Me Up had it’s private view last night at Somerset House, giving us the first proper look at our exhibition graphics in context, and it was a very colourful affair.

Anthony Burrill‘s space upstairs was probably the busiest area, with Chris Coco providing the music (bit of James Blake/Suicide/ambient waffle), the fanzine workshop grafting away, and A.B’s ‘greatest hits’ all over the walls.

We are going to be joining the nicest man in graphic design™ on the 26th of March for some Record Sleeve Vinyl Interventionism, creating forty exclusive works of musical art that you will (probably) be able to get your hands on in a raffle at some point.

The various Collectives had obviously put a lot of work in, with Nick from Jaguar Shoes looking particularly broken (sorry Nick). Worth it though: their spaces looked fantastic, so get on down there if you want to grab yourselves some exclusive (and affordable) prints/tees/zines, or just get yourself up to speed on what all these annoyingly talented young people are getting themselves into.

Pick Me Up
Until 27 March
Daily 10.00-19.00, Thurs until 21.00
Somerset House

POSTED BY: nodaysoff at 14:32 PM
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Temperature’s rising…
March 11th 2011

The W Project launched at the Russian Club Gallery on Tuesday and I think it’s safe to say it was the busiest, booziest (thanks to Absolut) and best-looking ticket in town.

The photo booth was rammo.

The work was amazing, and Creative ReviewDazed and Grazia had some nice things to say about it all.

And a bloody good time was had by all!

The show ends today, as all good things must, but look out for some W Project goodies appearing in the No Days Off Shop very soon.

Thanks to everyone who was involved, everyone who helped, and everyone who came down. To play us out, here’s a classic Work It track. Unlike Craig Mack, The W Project WILL be around next year.

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POSTED BY: nodaysoff at 15:41 PM
Filed Under: Events, Seen, Work

British Journal of Photography
March 9th 2011

The Feb issue of the British Journal of Photography has a little feature on John Spinks‘ excellent Factories book, and there’s a nice mention of the ‘high standards’ maintained by ourselves, Optimal Media Production and Leipziger Kunst- & Verlagsbuchbinderei. Vielen Dank!

POSTED BY: Patrick at 16:39 PM
Filed Under: Friends, Print, Seen, Work

The W Project
February 15th 2011

I’m very proud to introduce you to the W Project, an exciting initiative I’ve started working on with the lovely Loren Platt, celebrating women working in the creative industries.

We’re launching the project on 8 March 2011, the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, with a series of events centred around an exhibition of work at Dalston’s Russian Club Gallery.

The exhibition will showcase work by of some of today’s most exciting female talent including Tara Darby, Shaz Madani, Chrissie Abbott, Fred Butler, Milly Freeman, Poppy Chancellor, Jess Wilson, Nina Manandhar, Ruby Savage, Anna Garforth, Jo Glover, Suzannah Pettigrew, and Alex Cunningham to name but a few!

Those taking part have been invited to contribute something based on the statement, “A woman’s work is…”  The results, we hope, will provide valuable insight into the creative female mind and perhaps even inspire others to get creative themselves!

Running alongside the show we’ve got a load of activities taking place, including; a film night by The Firm, with Q&A and screenings of Stanley Pickle and Sisters in Law; Josephine Chime’s interactive photo opportunity; a Bricolage Project Workshop; guest speakers including Caryn Franklin and Debra Borne from All Walks; and our fave designer Miss Fred Butler will be popping down with director Elisha Smith-Leverock and stylist Kim Howells,  to chat about their fashion films, working processes and collaboration. And last but not least, music provided by Work It.

Our website www.thewproject.co.uk features profiles and images from all of them…well worth a gander!

We’re really looking forward to seeing and celebrating the variety of fabulous work produced, starting on a day to celebrate women around the world. We hope you’ll join us!

POSTED BY: Teo at 21:23 PM
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Turn the page on the day
January 12th 2011

We’re featured in Liz Farrelly’s lovely new book, Designer’s Identities, published by Laurence King. Really interesting to see how other designers tackle this daunting task.

POSTED BY: nodaysoff at 19:03 PM
Filed Under: Print, Work

Moritz Junge
January 11th 2011

We recently completed a very enjoyable identity project for the amazing Moritz Junge, the very talented costume designer who we had the pleasure of working with on the Paloma Faith campaign in 2009.

Our idea was pretty simple – we wanted to show lots of Ms ‘in costume’, so it was off the library for many hours of nerdy display type research. Heaven.

www.moritzjunge.com

POSTED BY: nodaysoff at 17:41 PM
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