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We get paid in pies

Do you hate blog and twitter posts that feature what somebody is just about to eat?  Yes I do too, but bear with me, in this posting I’m going to make an exception.

A while ago, I offered to design the wedding invitations for occasional CompanyX collaborator (and friend), Chiara Mitchell. The offer was a favour and I was happy to share the love but didn’t expect any payment whatsoever. I was gobsmacked when a pile of Pieminister tokens arrived by special delivery late this morning. Rather than smacking my gob I quickly decided to fill it instead.

Literally within minutes I was in St Nick’s food market in Bristol tucking into a glorious ‘Mothership’ – as pictured (pie, mash, peas, fried onions, gravy and cheese!).

Thanks Chiara, I can now barely move but completely worth it.

May, 27, 2015

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MME Kickstarter

Following on from the Me, Myself and Eye book design and video work we have done with first time author Dan Jeffries, the kickstarter funding campaign is now well under way. The book is an often hilarious account of Dan’s life and the REALLY bad luck he has had with his health, starting with being born blind in one eye. Rather than being a tough read, and without wishing to give the game away, it’s very entertaining and life affirming.

What makes this project even more different is that there is also an app to support the book which will feature pictures, music, video, letters, scans etc. to make it a fully immersive experience. So far Dan has raised over half of his target so to see Me, Myself and Eye in a bookshop near you (or on Amazon obvs) please go here.

Further media coverage:
Radio Bristol
Bristol Evening Post
Bristol 24/7

  • Peter Cooke and Dudley Moore illustration by CompanyX
  • The Two Ronnies iconiComedy illustration by CompanyX
  • Rik Mayall a.k.a. Kevin Turvey iconiComedy illustration by CompanyX
  • Absolutely Fabulous iconiComedy illustration by CompanyX

New iconiComedy illustrations

We have recently added some more illustrations of classic British comedians to the iconiComedy range.
These include Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in their ‘Dagenham Dialogues‘ prime, the much missed Rik Mayall as Kevin Turvey, The Two Ronnies behind the famous desk where they started and finished each episode of their iconic show and Edina and Patsy from the brilliant Ab Fab.
Each illustration is available in a variety of canvas colours and sizes as well as tote bags, cushions and phone/tablet cases.
iconicomedy.co.uk

May, 14, 2015

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Ponte City, Edinburgh

On a recent trip to Edinburgh we popped into the National Portrait Gallery and saw a great photographic exhibition featuring Ponte City, a vast decaying development in Johannesburg. At 54 storeys high, Ponte City is the tallest residential city in Africa and was originally designed as a sophisticated dwelling for affluent white South Africans at the height of the apartheid years.

Neglected for years, it has served as inspiration for a brilliant collaboration between South African photographer, Mikhael Subotzky and British artist, Patrick Waterhouse. They interviewed the remaining tenants and recorded the half-occupied building through a series of photographs and a collection of documents and other debris from the abandoned units. Absolutely brilliant, tragic and inspirational at the same time.

This development also features as part of The Guardian’s fantastic  ‘A history of cities in 50 buildings’ photographic series.

The exhibition is now sadly finished but for more information about it go here or for details of the accompanying book go here

New CompanyX website

Welcome to our new responsive website – we hope you like it. Please let us know if you spot any bugs and share the love if you like it ; )

May, 14, 2015

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