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These spammers are getting very clever. I almost fell for this incredibly convincing ‘winning ticket’ from the ‘Bill Gate International Lottery Foundation’.
Slightly belated perhaps – as she’s been with us for a couple of months now – but Frank is happy to welcome designer Lizzy Barnes to the team. Lizzy originally hails from Norfolk, loves great ideas, hoarding paper samples, toy cameras, tea, biscuits and Elvis (but probably not in that order).
Our Nigel is just off on another cycling adventure, this time it’s “Arch to Arc” – as in Marble Arch, London to the Arc de Triomphe, Paris. He’s cycling in aid of Cancer Research UK and donations to his Just Giving page can be made here. He’s travelling with a Go Pro camera attached to his seat stem so we’ll hopefully be seeing a time lapse movie of the whole trip in a week or two. Good luck Nige!
Joining the Frank team this week is designer Lizzy Barnes who is with us on a work placement. She has been a great help so far and is even keeping up with Nigel’s prodigious tea-drinking!
They made it! Well done fellas.
Frank legend Nigel is currently on a cycling trip from the very bottom to the very top of this British island or ‘LEJOG’ as it’s popularly known. Apart from one catastrophic mechanical failure, they are doing pretty well and spent last night in Worcester. You can follow his progress or find details of how to donate to his chosen charity here. You can also follow his occasional progress updates on Twitter @noproblemnigel
Yes, we’re still unpacking – but we have now landed in our new abode, and very nice it is too! Apparently a former east end fur factory in times gone by, Links Yard is now home to a variety of small creative companies. Our new address in full is: 21 Links Yard, Spelman Street, London, E1 5LX
And thanks to our last intern Marta for the moving card design you can see here (I think that’s me on the back, Rick in the middle and Nigel doing the steering).
After a very hectic week of lugging boxes and furniture (and painting over the holes peppered around the office dart board), we emerged on Friday fairly unscathed, apart from one bungee-cord injury and two sore backs! We have now officially departed the former ‘Frank Towers’ in Hanbury Street. So there’ll be no more Jack the Ripper tours outside the window which will make a refreshing change.
Jamie over at Southern Fried Records recently submitted our Fatboy Slim site to We Love WordPress, and they have now added it to their ‘Gallery of Outstanding WordPress sites’. They also had this to say…
“After careful consideration of www.fatboyslim.net, the WordPress powered site that you submitted to welovewp.com, we are happy to notify you that it has been approved and it is now listed in our gallery of outstanding WordPress websites.
The fact that we approve only about 1 out of 10 submissions that we receive, means that this is quite an achievement and yet another reason for you to be proud of your work. Congratulations!”
So big thanks to Jamie, and well done team FBS!
Here he is messing about with a plastic shrimp…
Nigel kicks back after a high level business meeting at Fat Boy Slim’s house
There’s now 15% off all Frank Alphabetees products until 29th November 2009. All you have to do is enter the voucher code “NOVEMBERSALE” when you checkout… and if you think perhaps it’s getting a little too cold for t-shirts, remember the shop also sells all manner of other garments including long-sleeved tops, hats, mittens and thermal hoodies!
Been busy putting my latest rangefinder camera through its paces recently, the Voigtlander Bessa R3A, it’s like a Leica but at a fraction of the price, check out some of the pics here
Many moons ago, working with long standing Friend of Frank Bill Wallsgrove, we were involved in the development of the identity for Russian sausage brand Dymov. These rather smart pack designs by Firma, featuring our logo, turned up today on Lovely Package. Cool, eh?
Frank’s work on the rebrand of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society was nominated in two categories at last week’s UK Packaging Awards. Although our gift box entered in the Cartonboard category was overlooked, the Society’s 25th Anniversary bottle stormed home to win best Glassware, and that was up against some pretty stiff competition. The bottle structure itself was designed by Adele Matheson (pictured here with me) of Glenmorangie, while branding, bottle decoration and label design were by Frank. So many thanks to the brilliantly raucous Glenmorangie crowd who looked after me on the night and all credit to the people who worked closely with us on the project… namely Paul, Kai, Charlotte and Valerie.
Our darts were looking abit sorry for themselves, so we hit up darts corner.
I’m rocking a 2 tone look with yellow/black flights, gold and chrome stem and kept the striped tip. I definitely felt the difference because I kicked ass today.
Even though Rick has slipped recently down from being ‘the guy that takes the fun out of playing because he always wins’, he’s decided to keep it real and remain influenced by the trusty Black Panther.
Andy however has stepped it up a notch and gone MENTAL!
Frank towers had a bona fide muso in the house recently as we were visited by Mark “Bedders” Bedford, bass player with pop legends Madness. After business was concluded, it seemed only right to whip out the guitars and a rendition of Little Feat’s Willing ensued, only slightly marred by poorly-tuned guitars and Rick’s “red-light fever” in the presence of rock royalty!
Well, a bit late perhaps, but Team Frank once again completed the BHF London to Brighton Bike Ride. As usual the day was not without incident… Jon G and I got a bit lost on the way to the start…Dan had a puncture before he even got to the start… and there were mass hold-ups due to some sort of horse-box collision. Anyway, despite two minor crashes amongst the team, it was a jolly good day out. Unfortunately the tripod head on my handlebar mounted “Andy-Cam” snapped off due to excessive vibration before we’d even passed Finsbury Park, hence the lack of a Team Frank photo story this year. That’s me in a well-framed shot wearing a World of Payne t-shirt (which people commented on frequently during the ride). Many thanks to everyone who supported us!