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Making the news

On Friday morning, on Twitter, Channel 4 News set people a challenge:

I like playing around with words so I wrote a couple of little poems … and from umpteen submissions, they chose one of mine to be read out on the evening programme!

I can’t begin to tell you how chuffed I was – I watch Channel 4 News every weeknight so to see my (Twitter) name on the screen was brilliant.

And it’s another small yet powerful example of the amazing connective potential of Twitter. How else would a graphic designer in Brum get their poem recited on the national news?

(You can read a selection of the other poems and, for the next 7 days, see the full report on the Channel 4 News website.)

We are 5!

It’s been a hectic day so I nearly forgot that there’s a special birthday in the office today – Supercool is 5 years old!

Wow, time certainly flies when you’re having fun creating lots of lovely branding, print and web work, I can tell you. It’s sounds like a properly old thing to say but last year was the best one yet – and we’re keeping optimistic that 2009 will also treat us well.

Cake, candles and champagne at the ready then? Oh yes, but they may have to wait until the weekend – there’s work to be done!

Killer album cover

Having first seen his work when designing our first Artlounge catalogue and subsequently choosing one of his pieces as the cover of the inaugural New Generation Arts Festival brochure, it was quite exciting to see Paul Normansell’s work adorning the cover of the Killers’ latest album, Day & Age.

According to a recent Artlounge newsletter the Killers liked the artwork so much they even used the iconography in one of their videos, and within the stage sets for their appearance on Jools Holland.

Impressive stuff!