I thought I’d add this post to explain a little about the behind the scenes process working on the Election and generally working in virtual spaces.The virtual studio at Gray’s Inn Road uses a set of tracked cameras which know where they are in 3D space. All of this tracking data processed is fed to renderers and using Viz virtual studio and some clever ‘under the bonnet innovation’ we created virtual 3D graphics which give the appearance of whole studio which works exactly like a real one, albeit with the added flexibility to move assets relatively easily. The are many downsides to working in virtual, but this was our preferred solution for this project. We were able to populate information graphics in key areas.

Creative Director: Kojo Boateng, Glenn Marshall
Programme Director: Jane Thompson
Designers: Richard Dufty, Michael O’Donnabhain
Technical/Studio: Ian White, Jon Roberts, Kevin Morrison

Alastair and Julie

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I am featured in a new book written co-authored by Pentagram’s Eddie Opara and John Cantwell. In the book I’m interviewed about my work, and in particulay the use of colour in news. I talk about the rebrand of ITV News (which I work on with the good people at Lambie Nairn) and the process and challenges of using colour in Television News graphics. The book also features case studies by Michael Beirut, Paula Scher, Stefan Sagmeister, UVAs Matt Pyke and Spin’s Tony Brook. It is really great for our work to be recognised amongst other noted designers.


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Global Sport Services

August 9, 2013

Logo design for Global Sport Services, a Spanish based business that specialize in golf, sport performance services and events management.





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ITV News Rebrand

January 10, 2013

I worked with Lambie Nairn and ITV Creative on the relaunch of ITV News. I worked with my team on building a set a guidelines creating for bespoke 3D and information graphics. this look was always carries through to al of the ITV News regions. This was part of the broader rebrand of ITV. I [...]

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US Election 2012

November 6, 2012

The coverage of The US Election on ITV was based on the concept of the periodic table with each state representing an element. The Opening titles used this as a motif with images of of Obama and Romney during their caompaigning. As ITV were simulcast with NBC in the states for key results we needed [...]

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The Movie Show on ITV2

July 26, 2012

ITN Productions were commissioned to relaunch the The Movie show. Hosted by film critic James King the show is a round-up of new film releases featuring interviews with Hollywoods A-list, The idea was to create opening sequence inspired by Hollywood. The sequence is an explosion of colours and light which resolve around cinema signage which [...]

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Kilian Martin: Altered Route (a Skate Film)

June 11, 2012

Killian Martin is one of the most creative and innovative skaters. Brett Novak Directed, filmed and edited captured compelling short of Killian in a disused theme park in the Mojave Desert. Read the full interview with Killian Tweet

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South African Bicycle Portraits

May 3, 2012

Stan Engelbrecht & Nic Grobler are publishing the best 165 portraits and stories of the over 500 portraits of cyclists they’ve photographed during their 2 year journey around South Africa. The Project raised $16,000 dollars with KickStarter and focusses on photographs of South Africa’s bicycle culture. bicycleportraits.co.za/kickstarter Tweet

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Michael Beirut: 5 Secrets from 86 Notebooks

May 3, 2012

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Brooklyn in the House

May 2, 2012

Really liking the new visual identity for the Brooklyn Nets, apparently art-directed by jay Z but designed by Timothy P. Morris The mark has a retro feel which could date, but the associated merchandise and promotional material gives it a real personality. Brooklyn Nets Tweet

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