The heatwave continues and we have been busy bees.
Speaking of bees, we have seen plenty around the studio that resemble tennis balls with wings. Massive. June has officially brought us the summer sun and fun. The studio’s windows have been open, fans on constantly with plenty of Mr Freeze’s & knockoff magnums from the corner shop (Massive shout out to ‘Docklands Mini Market).
Our friend and Brand Labs 2017 winners, Mags & Paul, stopped by with the most beautiful hand-crafted thank you gift; a giant Connect 4 set (designdough connect 4 champion TBC). We know we’ve made friends for life in these amazing people and can’t wait to see what they do next. Mike from Brushbox also stopped by this month for a check-in and we’re delighted to see how far his start-up has come since we first met him back in May of 2017. He also got to sample some homemade rocky road brownies that were made by our mate, Jack, in order to support his Rhiwbina beavers group (Thanks Jack!). As with any sweet treat left in the designdough studio, they didn’t last long.
We also have a fever, WORLD CUP FEVER! Who will win!? We don’t really mind, however, there is a designdough sweepstake in place and tensions are high. There have been some accusations of sweepstake fixing but we won’t comment on that officially until the finals… To take the pressure off, we focused more on the kits and added our favourite designs to our team choice blog. Dan has crafted his interpretations of the kit patterns beautifully and they look lush! If you have no interest in the World Cup, you can still admire the kits and the typography of the shirts and see how they communicate each of the country’s identities. There are some design corkers in there.
BRAND LABS has really taken hold this month too and we have seen some excellent applications. This competition signifies us supporting new business and we’re looking for the next raft of vibrant, innovative and exciting start-ups to work with – more info here. If you haven’t already, please spread the word.
This month has also brought us:
x2 editorial features with our buddies at Cardiff Life
Team Ice-cream fun with the Jack & Amelie truck making a stop off at the studio
The annual team pizza party at Le grand fromage’s house (scorchio!)
Hobnobbing at the Cardiff Life Summer Reception at the v.v. posh St David’s Hotel
Blue Stag’s epic birthday party (HB guys!!)