We’ve been quiet on the blogging side of things for a while, apologies for that *must try harder*, but we have been busy designing and building the brand new website for super middleweight Liverpool born boxer Rocky Fielding. Rocky wanted a website where tickets could be sold to his upcoming fights, a place to provide up to date information to his fans such as his boxing record statistics, and a shop where fans could purchase branded t-shirts and various other items. We also developed a logo design for Rocky as there wasn’t an existing one to work with. An infographic was created to display Rocky’s statistics in a visually engaging way that would give the audience quick access to various information such as current world/UK ranking and number of wins and losses, which would sit alongside a more in-depth history on Rocky and his boxing career. Twitter and news feeds were added, and the website was made responsive so no matter what device the audience is using, the site is accessible and easy to navigate.
…if you think you’re BARD enough.
No, we’re not inviting you to come have fistycuffs with us and hammering out a b instead of an h on the keyboard in the process, thankfully, as we’re rubbish at fighting. What we’re actually on about is an upcoming play at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool. As part of the Liverpool Shakespeare Festival, in association with Lodestar and Liverpool City Council ‘Hamlet – Come and Have a Go If You Think You’re Bard Enough’ is a very exciting sounding version of the famous play whereby many different theatre companies and actors at all different stages in their careers come to together for the performance – with not one rehearsal beforehand. Madness you might say! But by all accounts when a similar thing was done in 2011 it made for fabulous, often amusing, highly entertaining watching, and we’ve had the pleasure of designing their poster and show programme.
One of the folks involved in organising the performance found this image of “Sgt Shakespeare” and thought it would be the perfect image to use on the poster. So, they got in touch with Robert Carter, the artists who created this wonderful painting and asked for permission to use it. Robert gave permission, so it was then up to us to create the poster for the show, the outcome of which is shown above. We wanted to make sure the information was clearly visible, so it couldn’t just be text straight onto the painting as there would be to much going on. That said, we didn’t want to put big blocks of white space and obscure too much of the painting as it really needed to be the central focus and we didn’t want to cut any of it off. The solution we came to meant that we used the space at the top for the title and then all additional info would be placed in complimentary colour boxes not much bigger than the text itself. We think it works really well and has great impact.
If you would like to see more of Robert’s amazing work then check out his website: www.crackedhat.com
We are currently still working on the show programme but will be sure to show you once it is finished! Do come along if you’re in Liverpool, we’ll certainly be there!
EDIT: UNFORTUNATELY THIS SHOW HAS NOW BE CANCELLED. We’re hoping this isn’t the last we’ll hear from CAHAG events though, it sounded like it was going to be really good 😥
Quite a while ago now, Poisoncut, our resident sound creator, was approached by a game developer to create some music and sound effects for their newest game., Scrumbleship. Never one to turn down a chance to make some game music, and excited and perplexed at the idea of making sound effects for things such as two cubes made from butter slapping together, Poisoncut set to work our four tracks plus various sounds. The game isn’t finished yet, but the tracks are, so we thought we would share with you the melodic delights to be the soundtrack to your Bank Holiday Weekend (well, the sun sure ain’t showing it’s face so you’ll need something to perk you up!) – click on the image below to be taken to the soundtrack on Poisoncut’s Soundcloud:
If you would like to keep up to date with the progress of the game development then visit the ScrumbleShip website. We will have a word with them about their use of, dare we say it, Comic Sans… ;p
Oh my! We can’t believe it’s been over a year since our last blog post, how time flies! Fear not, we’re not gone, we’ve just been so busy with various projects both design and none design orientated that blogging (forgive us) has not been at the top of the priorities. But we’ll be back onto it from now on, we promise 😀
We have just finished a website for a Liverpool based wedding singer, Brian Woods. Brian is also a Simply Red impersonator, and so the website needed to promote both acts. Other requirements included a music player, a gallery, a testimonials page which could be regularly updated and a videos page on which Brian could upload videos of the events he sings at. We also designed his business cards, roll up banners and poster so now he has a really good set of marketing materials which are in-keeping with his website.
We’ve really enjoyed working with Brian and we wish him the best of success, do go have a listen if you have the time, he has a cracking voice! So, what’s next? Well, currently we’re working on a very interesting project for a student theatre performance. We won’t say much more than that for now as we wouldn’t like to spoil it, but do keep an eye open for what’s coming up in the Liverpool Royal Court Theatre around Autumn time!