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!
“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.
“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.
We are appropriately* chuffed at the news that the Brixton Pound has been Awarded in this year’s 50th Anniversary D&ADs, announced at the BFI IMAX last night.
Not often we get to hob-nob with such movers-and-shakers. We even checked into the cloakroom directly after John Hegarty. His coat was much nicer than ours.