Been looking back at some destination marketing work we carried out in 2012 in the build up to the London Olympics when various neighbourhoods in London were sprucing themselves up for the arrival of visitors. 100% Victoria features actor/presenter Nimmy March as she takes the viewer on a whistlestop tour around the neighbourhoods of Pimlico, Belgravia and Victoria. Paul Vater now Creative Director of IN-HOUSE was executive producer and worked closely with Halcyon to secure locations around London’s SW1 district and worked in collaboration with Chris Kilvington in bringing together the script for recordings on location and for the voice over commentary to complete the final cut ready for public consumption.
“You can’t be friends with a squirrel — a squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit,” Sarah Jessica Parker once quipped. Obviously she had never encountered Tommy Tucker, a friendly gender-bending squirrel from the 1940s who took cute outfits to a whole new level.
Despite Tommy’s male anatomy, photographer Nina Leen and his owner, Zaidee Bullis, styled the squirrel in drag for a LIFE magazine feature in 1944. Prints of those photos are now on view at Daniel Cooney Fine Art in Chelsea. Although the word “unique” has been overused nearly to the point of meaninglessness, it deserves a comeback for this fusion of mid-century doll outfits, LIFE‘s quintessential photojournalistic style, and sciurid drag.
Having escaped the city and settled in rural Norfolk, well semi-rural, it is great to look back through the lens of great photographers such as Cameron Davidson. We love his work, these black and white aerial shots show the glamor of the city, difficult to see in London at ground level where street by street navigation is such a struggle. We have and continue to work with a number of great professionals, in photography, design, copy writing and illustration to ensure a rounded service for our clients who are looking for an agency that knows how to deliver high quality work.
Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.
There must be a way to make sure that the authorship of works remains with the creator. It does not mean that a client does not have rights to use commissioned works as they would want to, but at least the originator remains the ‘owner’ of the idea.
See Charlotte Fiell’s (Laurence King) article in Dezeen where she argues that new legislation going through Parliament will destroy design publishing.
“It will have a highly detrimental effect on not only illustrated publishing in this country, a culturally important export business, but also the teaching of design and ultimately the UK’s creative industries as a whole,” Fiell wrote in the letter.
© Dezeen Magazine, 2016