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By hand ...

Day to day in this job, so much time tends to be spent in front of a computer – be it researching, designing, artworking, emailing ... so it made a welcome change to create something handmade recently.

I’ve just designed and made some wedding invitations for my lovely auntie’s upcoming Big Day. No cutting edge technology or bold innovation here, it’s just back-to-basics, pure, simple design. A pleasure to do actually. And she’s thrilled with them which is, of course, the main thing!

Hooray!

Wow, it’s turning out to be a very good (and busy) day today – we just got news that some concept work we did has been a big hit, and our new clients have been round to see what we’ve produced for them – and they love it! Just thought I’d share the joy. Hooray!

Postcard delivery

Mandy from Media Content Lab just popped over to deliver a box of our postcards that were recently featured in the postcard book ‘From The Midlands With Love’. It’s a selection of work by ‘some of the finest computer artists to emerge from the West Midlands’, don’t you know. Very flattering. Our card is made up of letters taken from various different logos we’ve designed; letters that when placed together spell ... Supercool. Of course.

The office smells lovely with all that fresh ink - mmmmmm! If you’d like a postcard, let me know your name and address, and (if I can find a stamp!) I’ll popone in the post to you. My email’s katie [@] supercooldesign.co.uk

Teddy Thompson

Categories: Earworm

As a little 'Happy Birthday' to ourselves (Supercool turned 4 on Saturday), we went to The Glee Club to see singer-songwriter chap Teddy Thompson. And it was ace!

He started his set with some folky kind of bits from his last album, then bought on his band for his latest stuff – cover versions of country classics ...! Yes I know – I was a bit dubious at first (the Country & Western radio station from GTA sprung to mind) but it was actually great once I got into it.

The band were fantastic, especially the multi-talented David Mansfield who's apparently something of a legend, having toured extensively with Bob Dylan in ye olden days. Over the course of the set he played guitar, pedal steel, dobro and fiddle, and was brilliantly, distgustingly accomplished on each. Makes me wish I'd kept up practice on the old joanna ...