Posts Categorized: Blog Post

Regular, Italic, Sarcastic?

Email is great. But it’s not without its pitfalls. We can think of a few occasions when we’ve offended someone when we hadn’t meant to and vice-versa. So we were wondering if all system fonts should have an extra cut which can be used to better communicate sarcasm or irony? (We’ve used the lovely KURSIVSCHRIFT,… Read more »


Thoughtful were invited to make a presentation at the 4 Designers Conference, at the Odeon in Leicester Square on Monday. It was lots of fun and we’ll stick some more pictures up shortly. What’s more important is to say thanks to lots of people who made it possible for us to be there. Thoughtful thanks… Read more »

Sad day!

The Thoughtful car has finally been sent to the scrap yard in the sky. Here’s two shots from the 2008 accident: If anyone knows a male driver of a silver Vauxhall Vectra Saloon with a bit of damage to the front near side of the car, who would have been on the M62 at 11.30am,… Read more »

The path of a Doer

Co-founder of the DO LECTURES, David Hieatt has written an inspirational piece for the Do blog. If you feel the same way as we do after reading it, please pass it on: The path of a Doer. Set yourself a goal. Set yourself a deadline. Define success at the start. Make a plan to make… Read more »

New Year’s resolutions

We’re 8 days into January now and most people will have already taken up (and given up) their New Year’s resolutions. We were never really any good at sticking to them to be honest, but 2010 is a fresh start for Thoughtful so we have made some of our own resolutions for this year, and… Read more »

Thoughtful’s Christmas speech 2009

Hello and Merry Christmas. It’s exactly three years to the day since Thoughtful was born. We weren’t too impressed with last year’s Christmas speech. We rushed it as we were working on other projects until late on Christmas Eve – our apologies. This year we started it early. We’re writing these first few lines on… Read more »

Man City poster idea

Here’s an idea we had last Saturday when THIS happened. We’ve found a spare minute to quickly visualise them based on THAT GREAT TEVEZ POSTER. And our fave, although more criptic… Disclaimer: This is a concept that is in no way connected with Manchester City Football Club.

Studio Culture pics

Richard Weston from Belfast (top) and Shawn James Seymour from Japan sent us some pics of their STUDIO CULTURE book. Thanks chaps. Until 30 January 2010, Unit Editions are offering free shipping on all copies of Studio Culture ordered from the UNIT EDITIONS site. Carry on.

I’ll have a consonant please Carol

It’s the NEVILLE BRODY D&AD PRESIDENT’S LECTURE in London tomorrow night at Logan Hall. It’s set to be a good one with Adrian Shaughnessy present to ask Neville a set of questions as part of a discussion, and CREATIVE REVIEW ALSO GIVING THEIR READERS THE CHANCE TO SUBMIT THEIR OWN QUESTIONS to the man via… Read more »

The Rise of Real Bread

Thoughtful joined Doh Boy at the Rise of Real Bread Conference, held at St Anne’s College in Oxford this weekend. The conference brought together bakers, farmers, scientists, writers, campaigners and retailers to look at the food supply chain behind Britain’s mass-produced bread to ask whether it could be improved. And whether natural bread be made… Read more »

Super Furry Animals

We spent bonfire night filming the SFA’s at NATION. The crowd not only got to see a great performance they also got to see James splitting his pants trying to get a better view of the band on stage. Thoughtful thanks to Gill Nightingale, Laura Buckley and Rob Lister at Nation. And Daf, Gruff, Huw,… Read more »

Michael Wolff talk

We attended a D&AD President’s Lecture last night as part of the LIVERPOOL DESIGN SYMPOSIUM. It’s one we’ve been looking forward to for a while as we haven’t been to a Michael Wolff talk before. And everyone we know who has would tell us how it brilliant they are. Well, they were right. Is was… Read more »

The Big Knit

Today we’re at Sainsbury’s in Romiley, Stockport doing our bit for the INNOCENT BIG KNIT. We were here at 6.30am warming up for a 7am start. The idea is to do 100 by the time the store closes at 11pm. After a slow start the needles are warming up nicely. We’ve been getting some good… Read more »

The Big Knit 2

Thoughtful thanks to everyone who stopped to talk to us about the Big Knit and for giving us lots of knitting tips and advice. Thanks also to Allen Wales and all the staff at Sainsbury’s in Romiley for making us feel so welcome.

Model behaviour

Yesterday we were talking about the Stirling Prize, the shortlist, who won and the fact you had all these famous architects in one building at the same time. This got us thinking about those little plastic people found in architects models and thought it might be interesting to produce a set of miniature famous architects… Read more »

Dieter Rams’ ten principles of good design

Good design is innovative. Good design makes a product useful. Good design is aesthetic. Good design makes a product understandable. Good design is unobtrusive. Good design is honest. Good design is long-lasting. Good design is thorough down to the last detail. Good design is environmentally friendly. Good design is as little design as possible.

Frieze Art Fair

Thoughtful took a trip to the FRIEZE ART FAIR in Regent’s Park, London (identity by the brilliant GFT). We were blown away by the quality of the work on show and the size of the crowds. Frieze Art Fair only runs for 4 days and ends this Sunday. If you’re in the area, we’d recommend… Read more »

Studio Culture winners

We had tons of entries for the Studio Culture book so we decided to draw two names out of the tombola, they are: Richard Weston of Belfast and Shawn James Seymour from Japan. Congratulations to you both. Thoughtful thanks to everyone who entered and thanks for taking the time to read our blog – we… Read more »

Michael Wolff – Branding the City

Wednesday 4 November 7pm – 8.30pm Johnson Auditorium LJMU Art and Design Academy Duckinfield Street Off Brownlow Hill Liverpool L3 5YD Tickets are £13 for D&AD members / £15 for non-members.

Well done Mat!

The extremely talented Mat Maitland from BIG ACTIVE has recently won the identity category in the Just Add Stock awards for the LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL work he did with us last year. Eye Magazine (who run the awards) have a good write up over on their BLOG. Well done Mat from all of us at Thoughtful.