We’ve been really lucky with our interns this year. We’ve had some really capable and promising young designers come in and work with us. The next generation of designers is looking good! Here’s our latest fresh faced intern, Will Suckling. Will is from Hastings, he did a two year design course and is about to go to LCC (LCP in old money) to do a top up year to get his BA. Really nice chap, very capable and he has been tearing through some really nice ideas for a branding project. Good luck at LCC Will.
This project is old. This was the first job I ever did. In July 1991, and straight out of art college, I landed myself a job as a junior designer at Saatchi & Saatchi. Right place, right time. The design departments Creative Director had just left, everyone was moving up a notch, leaving room for a new junior at the bottom (me). At that time Saatchi & Saatchi were celebrating their 21st Anniversary (and weirdly I was 21 too). Saatchi & Saatchi never did things by halves. To celebrate we decided to design a commemorative bottle of champagne. The job of designing the label came my way. On the actual day of the anniversary everyone came in to find a bottle of champagne on their desk… everyone! At the time that was over 800 people in Charlotte St alone. I’ve still got mine, as you can see. Maurice and Charles Saatchi were famously reclusive, especially Charles. Very few photos existed of them together, apart from this one which was actually taken in the 70s. I decided to do a little pop art, Andy Warhol pastiche, which was also a nod to Charles growing art collection. Cheers, Chris.
Can’t wait to have a look at this book at the private view on Tuesday
Hello. This is slightly off topic for this blog. But I have just finished my first book of photos and got my copies last night. It’s called “Roots: 7 Days” and is a series of 28 photos taken in a seven day stretch in the US, where I’m from, in February. I’m about to say the most I’ve said about it ever publicly…
There is very little context provided in the book itself apart from the photos. The theme is a journey and going back in time and my history, but also seeing it through the eyes of my son. It’s kind of bleak and heavy, but also offers glimpses of hope, humour and survival.
“Roots: 7 Days” can be viewed at the 21a Brunswick Square Artists Open House along with the work of 10 other amazing artists starting today and on each weekend through the Brighton Festival.