I came across this article in the New York Times recently and I just so happened to be wrestling with PowerPoint at the same time. Not by choice of course, some times the ‘Client Knows Best’ ™ and wants proposals or presentations in obscure formats. But seriously, SOMEBODY IS PLANNING WAR STRATEGIES USING POWERPOINT? Maybe try using it as a weapon. After all, subjecting The Enemy to a 2 hour PowerPoint presentation would have anyone waving a white flag in no time. Mission Accomplished. For real this time. Next slide.
The brilliant book Studio Culture by Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy reminds us that the you are no design studio without great music and humour. We’d like to chuck another into the mix – food. This recent delivery of a Birthday Chocolate Lava cake had us scrambling for tea, coffee and other cake-like compliments. We are forever indebted to Jocelyn Lee for making our Friday afternoon disappear in a haze of sugar coated sweetness volunteering to man our kitchen every week, ensuring we always have the desserts we need to face the daily grind.
As the title may suggest, we’re currently tracking down locations in Beijing to use for our promo video. We’re shooting a fake 1950’s style horror / sci fi movie trailer, so we’re running around town to find suitable sites for an alien invasion and then 1950-fying them. Here’s a selection of our before and after location tests.