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One has to salute the BBC. Only a public-funded body with a remit to appeal to all sorts would be daft enough to let us loose on the small screen. So here’s our Charlie (in a suit, that would’ve hurt) talking women on banknotes and the Brixton Pound.

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Women on UK Banknotes

We headed off to New Broadcasting House on Friday afternoon to talk to Radio 4 PM’s Eddie Mair about the imminent lack of women on the back of Britain’s banknotes. 

We thankfully avoided a Boris style grilling, and just about managed to make our point about the totally ridiculous situation that sees half the population unrepresented on our notes (The Queen doesn’t count, of course).

We also met the splendid Tom Hockenhull from the British Museum.

And saw a Dalek.

Woo-hoo! Our Chelsea tickets arrived today, in our ticket wallet (replete with splendid embossing by the lovely folk at Orion, with whom we made them Brixton Pounds).

Vice magazine put the Brixton Pound to the ultimate test, and try to buy some drugs with the notes. As you’d hope, the decent dealing folk of SW9 see through Vice’s tiresome hipster sensationalism (although to be fair, it’s quite a nice article), and redirect them to the market – whilst also appreciating the editorial/design qualities of the notes.
Polite dealer people we salute you!

Vice magazine put the Brixton Pound to the ultimate test, and try to buy some drugs with the notes. As you’d hope, the decent dealing folk of SW9 see through Vice’s tiresome hipster sensationalism (although to be fair, it’s quite a nice article), and redirect them to the market – whilst also appreciating the editorial/design qualities of the notes.

Polite dealer people we salute you!

A Happy Birthday indeed!

Bowie turns 66, and we get a new single, news of an lp, and a revamped site to boot! Nice to see we’re still in the news section too :D

“Balancing expected currency motifs with state-of-the-art production techniques, these notes are both an advert for Brixton’s amazing diversity, and two-fingers to the pedestrian paper the rest of us have to carry in our wallets.” 

Our copy of the 2012 D&AD Annual has arrived – replete with 50 different covers celebrating their Golden Jubilee. And three lovely notes on page 292.

Went to the new Money Gallery at the British Museum at the weekend, and this tickled us. Wonder if Obama’s got a meth lab these days?
No space for the Brixton Pound alas. One day… one day…

Went to the new Money Gallery at the British Museum at the weekend, and this tickled us. Wonder if Obama’s got a meth lab these days?

No space for the Brixton Pound alas. One day… one day…

"They are such a thing of beauty that I’m sure every designer in London would want a framed set of the notes." Sam Cottrell, Head of Design, TMW

Lovely coverage in this week’s Marketing magazine (once we get over the shock of seeing a couple of our ugly mugs grinning next to Wayne Hemmingway!).

Trevor Pettit, group creative director at Oakwood MG adds this: "The Brixton Pound submission was far and away the stand-out entry of the awards – ground-breaking, intelligent and worthy of high praise".

We are as you might expect still somewhat knocked into a cocked hat about it all. The all being a quintet of accolades at this year’s Marketing Design Awards: Financial & Utilities, Charity & Non-Profit, Identity, Client of the Year and the Grand Prix.

With judges from such esteemed gaffs as the Museum of London, John Lewis and Conran we’re chuffed to bits. Thanks guys – and thanks to Client of the Year – The Brixton Pound.

Think we did OK today!

Think we did OK today!

We’ve been shortlisted for the 2012 Marketing Design Awards for the Brixton Pound. The ceremony’s on Wednesday, so fingers crossed!

We’ve been shortlisted for the 2012 Marketing Design Awards for the Brixton Pound. The ceremony’s on Wednesday, so fingers crossed!

More nice coverage for the Brixton Pound, this time the lovely Choi’s Gallery in Shanghai :)

The Brixton Pound in France’s rather wonderful Étapes :)

The Brixton Pound in France’s rather wonderful Étapes :)

Spotted in Lambeth Council’s window…

Spotted in Lambeth Council’s window…

Other work involved more straightforward decisions. Everyone loved… The Brixton Pound by This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll
Available at all good newsagents… the Brixton Pound in Creative Review’s The Annual.

Available at all good newsagents… the Brixton Pound in Creative Review’s The Annual.