As regular readers of The Sunday Times will know, for the past couple of years it has published a list of the top 500 apps in the world. The more eagle-eyed of you will have spotted that Dickens: Dark London has made it into this year’s list in the Books section. Quite an accolade. So a massive thank you goes out to the Dickens team. Issue two is about to be released in the next few weeks, costing a meagre £1.49.
We have always been a fan of a good infographic here at B&S HQ. But this one takes the cake, and some biscuits too.
Google Development Arts teamed up with production company Punk & Butler to create this cracking animated infographic that visualises the amount of videos uploaded to YouTube and what it equates to in real time.
The Independent has a great piece about the current state of illustration and the relationship between the contemporary novel and illustration, centring around the fact that Dickens had a very close relationship to his illustrators.
And because we are on the subject of Dickens and illustrators our Dickens app enjoys an honourable mention at the bottom of the article not least because of David Foldvari’s amazing illustrations.
If you fancy a read then click on this link.
We have a new brother joining us over here at B&S HQ and we’d like to take the time to welcome him into the fold.
The very charming Jason Capra is our new Business and Operations Director and joins us after 9 years at AMV BBDO where he was a Board Account Director.
As is tradition, here are his three interesting facts accompanied by a mug shot. He’s the one with the darker hair.
1) Despite what you think, sadly, he is no relation to Frank Capra, Director of It’s a Wonderful Life.
2) Jason is a massive sports enthusiast, especially those that involve a ball. Coming from Wimbledon, he is pretty handy with a tennis racket, even playing a game against Tim Henman no less.
3) Jason is a secret gardener. Nothing gives him more pleasure than going to Homebase or B&Q with his son Josh at the weekend to pick up grass seed or fertiliser to perfect his lawn. How life has changed now he’s a dad.
Hey, so we’ve just launched our own range of greetings cards aimed at men who never get themselves organised. There’s one for every kind of occasion that you may forget about. You can also buy them in a pack, which is handy. Will and Aaron wrote and designed them as part of our new 20% initiative.
Greetings. Last year we decided to start realising more of our own ideas, irrespective of client briefs or budgets. So we introduced the 20% rule. We want to encourage our creatives to pitch ideas to us. They could be products, apps, craft projects or stories and if we like one they get 20% of their working week to produce it. It’s all about their skill and time. We want to be prolific, making lots of different kinds of stuff, making mistakes, pushing the boundaries. We will be revealing the first project of its kind soon.
That’s right boys and girls we’re looking for talented and energetic junior creatives. Either singles or teams with 1-3 years experience.
Entrepreneurial drive is very important as is energy, hunger and ambition to make famous, brilliant, and culturally impactful work. You must contribute to and share this ambition with Brothers and Sisters.
You should have excellent big idea development skills and great advertising craft skills. In addition, have an understanding and experience of interactive work and how to develop interactive ideas.
Brothers and Sisters encourages creatives to work on their own non-client based creative projects and allows 20% of work time for such projects. Creative skills and ideas beyond advertising into product development, innovation and storytelling across any platform are key.
If you’re interested, or know someone who is, pop an email with a CV to email@example.com