Containment is a new, independent British thriller movie, about to start shooting. Written by David Lemon, and directed by the award-winning Neil West, Containment is in a great tradition of virus thrillers such as 28 Days Later, Right at Your Door, Outbreak, and The Crazies. It boasts a fantastic

The Danish designer Verner Panton (1926–1998) was responsible for some of the most innovative interior and furniture design of the last century. Striking organic forms, often produced in highly glossy materials and with bold, vibrant colours had a futuristically psychedelic feel. The one-piece molded Panton chair, designed in 1960 became an instant design classic and

This infographic on email best practices comes from eMerge, and is a useful reminder of common sense things to keep in mind when planning your email marketing campaigns. Email marketing is still an enormously effective way of communicating with your audience. One point here that’s really worth highlighting is at the bottom – segmentation –

Part three in an occasional series on film visual style in the movies I love. As far as ‘ten greatest ever’ – well, the ones that were on my mind when I was putting this together. The link throughout is an appreciation of production design, cinematography, or any other defining visual characteristic – it’s purely

1980s fashion illustrator Tony Viramontes

Bold, beautiful and Damned, is a stunning book by Dean Rhys Morgan – a retrospective of the career of iconic fashion illustrator Tony Viramontes. To anyone with even a passing interest in fashion, Viramontes’ work will be instantly recognisable. His sinewy, sexy drawings were the output of someone for whom

The Face magazine – it introduced Kate Moss to the world, made Neville Brody a design superstar, elevated club culture and championed musical tribes of all types.

Publisher Nick Logan started The Face in 1980 while still working for Smash Hits – purely on instinct – as a magazine that he would want to read,

SEO – why content works

Another excellent SEO infographic – this time from Brafton. It shows very effectively the impact that quality content, blogging, and social media have on a brand’s credibility, and ability to convert customers.

Brafton’s full piece accompanying the graphic can be found here.

Every year, before the foreign holiday, we head down to Mudeford in Dorset and spend some time in a beach hut. The beach huts in Mudeford are located on the Hengistbury Head peninsular, a hook shaped land-mass that encircles Christchurch harbour. The huts themselves are back-to-back on the tip of the peninsular as it almost-but-not-quite

SEO Success

Search Engine Land have produced this nifty infographic, The Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors, as guide to help you get your site noticed. Very informative as a checklist of stuff you can do to improve your rankings.

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