January – in a nutshell


31st January 2020

A new feature for us here at Upshot – our month in a nutshell. What have we been working on? What have we been inspired by? What’s been going on in the studio?

1. Dogs Trust rehoming campaign. Following up from our work on the Christmas campaign, it focused on how the charity is able to help with rehoming after the festive period and utilised adapted versions of the assets we’d helped create before Christmas.

2. Financial Event of the Decade. Working for a financial advisor and mortgage broker, we helped brand their event as the best of the decade (so far). These beautiful invitations were designed printed in a way that would communicate a sense of luxury and exclusivity, while keeping tongue firmly in cheek with a casual, humorous tone of voice throughout the copy.

3. The end of the month involved a visit to PDF from high profile designer Anthony Burrill who brought his dry northern wit and a selection of his favourite typographic work to discuss in his own self-deprecating way – all set against a background of his beloved acid house music. Work hard and be nice to people. Agreed.

4. Diabetes UK. A new charity client of ours since the autumn, we’ve been working on a small series of infographic illustrations for their website and social media channels. More to follow on this one.

5. Studio furnishing. Our grey comfy chairs felt like they needed brightening up a bit so we were chuffed to find this set of gold geometric patterned cushions on Made.com to adorn them. Adam thinks they’re off-brand. Owen doesn’t. So we compromised and got them anyway.

6. Kyle Borlase. Go and check out the photography of our mate Kyle on Instagram – he’s gone seriously National Geographic with his recent set of shots of African wildlife. instagram.com/kyle.borlase

That’s it for January. Let’s see if we can keep this going each month…

Written by Owen