December 3, 2008, 9:33 pm
Filed under: Banter, Culture, Studio

So taken with the ‘Wear your old band T-shirt to work day’ concept was Mat, he decided that he’d try to get the Royal stamp of approval when the Queen visits our fine city tomorrow by getting the whole team to attend the ribbon cutting in their tees… So with his great idea at the forefront of his mind, he sent Steve Lamacq’s 6Music show an email to let them know about Bulb’s support for the campaign.  They liked the idea so much that they invited Mat onto the show and here’s the result:

Let’s hope that the Queen recognises the day formally next year by wearing her ’77 vintage Pistols’ God Save the Queen Tee – we all know she was there because she’s not only on the cover, but she’s named-checked in the lyrics – the real IT girl and no-fakin’!


Stop Thief! by ethicalcreative
December 3, 2008, 11:26 am
Filed under: Banter, Culture, Studio, Things of Beauty

The giant advent calendar lit up, the Mayor spoke about the joys of Christmas and the numbers were ceremoniously pulled off under the watchful gaze of Santa…..

Giant Advent Calendar

The moment of truth

….. but then we spotted these two girlies below, gathering up the numbers as they were pulled from the building. We all appreciated the cheekiness!


Naughty naughty!

BAND AID! by Mat
December 3, 2008, 9:20 am
Filed under: Banter, Culture, Info, Studio




If you agree, join Steve Lamacq’s rebellion against these fakers and wear your old band T-Shirt to work on WEAR YOUR OLD BAND T-SHIRT TO WORK DAY – this Thursday – 4th December 2008 – GET INVOLVED!

For too long we have stood aside and watched in silence as so called ‘It Girls’ have paraded around LA and London in Led Zeppelin and Ramones T-shirts – attempting to purchase some credibility but in turn suggesting that the band shirt is nothing more than a fashion accessory.

But no longer! We say dig out your T-shirts and be proud! Show them we care who we wear on our chests; and that we are not going to stand idly by as they undermine the lost art of showing people “we were there at the Brixton Academy in 1998” or “we travelled all the way to Wolverhampton on a Tuesday in November and still have the shirt to prove it.”

Check the BBC 6 Music Site for more details.

Flowered Up! by Mat
November 25, 2008, 5:39 pm
Filed under: Info, Studio, Things of Beauty

Our new stationery arrived recently, but we couldn’t see such things of beauty merely tossed aside after the original purpose we attached to them was fulfilled…

So we provided everyone with the instructions to turn the letterhead into beautiful flowers with which to adorn their workspace… Gala got busy with some in the studio and made a wonderful display I’m sure you’ll agree…

Very soon Gala will also be the star of a series of tutorials, right here on the blog, to show you how to make your own, but in the meantime why not call us or pop by and we might pass on a sheet or two if you ask nicely, you might get the full set if you comission some work ;0)

Remember this kids of the 80s? by Mat
November 19, 2008, 2:08 pm
Filed under: Culture, Studio, Things of Beauty

Look what I found in my local Scope outlet on the way to work! An icon of 1980s toy making and one of my (and Gala’s) earliest memories. Lauren and Jim have already got busy with the video camera so watch this space!

Creative Jam! by Mat
November 1, 2008, 11:32 am
Filed under: Info, Plearning, Studio

We’ve been getting even more creative in our evenings recently… The team have been staying back after normal studio hours to do some self-initiated work. Watch this space for the finished beauty, but for now here’s a sneaky peak of what’s been going on…

Creative Jam 1

Creative Jam 1

Creative Jam 2

Vinyl Virgin! by Mat
November 1, 2008, 9:43 am
Filed under: Banter, Studio

Gala recently popped her record cherry in the studio by putting on her first ever record…

Vinyl Virgin

Vinyl Virgin