We're thrilled to announce that we'll be working with Talia's Nuts, developing a new brand identity and packaging for all lines. Talia's Nuts are handmade in the south west, and basically they're well and truly tasty. We can't wait. Watch this space...
The Lost World
The Lost World is genuine classic (it dates back to 1925) and the first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam. A bonus pub quiz fact is that it's also the first film ever to be shown to airline passengers!
In June, a small tour of some lovely South West venues will see the film return to the big screen. It'll be introduced by Aardman Animation's Peter Lord at selected venues and will also feature live keyboard accompaniment by Scissor Sisters collaborator John 'JJ' Garden.
We'll be creating the tour's promotional materials, so stay tuned for details of a venue near you!
Small Business Man
Some people call our Dan 'Small Business Man' (he's vertically challenged!), so we might chip in and get him his very own SBM car to drive to meetings in. Donations welcome.
Optrafair is the bi-annual international trade event for all things optical, and it kicks off this weekend at the NEC. We've helped create a monster 2-stand presence for Essilor, plus an invite for their customers to explore the Future of Dispensing at the unique Shopperlab concept store.
We'll be there on Monday. M5 and M42; we can't wait.
The King of Limbs
We've been listening to Radiohead's The King of Limbs in the studio quite a bit lately. We weren't too sure at first despite its obvious, intermittently stunning moments. But now the penny's dropped. It's nice to have you back, boys.
If you see the latest Cardiff edition of the much heralded and bloody brilliant Crack Magazine, make sure you check out the review of Arcade Fire at CIA as it was penned by one of our very own.
Well done, well done. Now get back on with your work and stop flirting, we say.
Following completion of the identity and all festival materials, we were delighted to attend some of the festival's main events - The Silent Comedy Gala on the Friday night at Colston Hall and Barry Cryer's Top Comedy Moments on the Saturday at Bristol Old Vic, where Rob Brydon was on cracking form.
Both events were special in their own ways, and each felt like a treat to be at. Maybe the juxtaposition of a grand, orchestral driven gala and the much more intimate 'in conversation with' at Bristol Old Vic helped our appreciation. Having friends and family along at the gala to witness two77 being thanked and applauded in front of such a large crowd and then feeling rather hungover on the saturday, slouching in a comfy chair and being entertained by Barry and Rob following way too much red wine post-gala also helped, as I kinda felt, on a social level, perfectly apt for each evening.
The phenomenal on-screen performances of the legendary silent greats (and particularly Buster Keaton for this here writer), which were enhanced so brilliantly by the musical accompaniments, is something that we'd implore anyone who hasn't witnessed to make sure you do at Slapstick 2012. It's like nothing else in cinema. And wow, what geniuses these fellows were.
At the Gala's after show drinks, we had the pleasure of meeting Bill Oddie! He told me that he'd wear a t-shirt saying 'save the snails' if it was given to him. Which I think was meant as a positive statement, but it felt like an insult to our t-shirt design. The red wine had begun...
All the images of the event that we've posted on the blog and the site were very generously supplied by the talented Mr Adam Johnson.
New Site... At Last
After much deliberation, many a design change and a few late nights, finally – and much thanks goes to Synth for a cracking CMS – two77 has its new website. Take a look around, we've kept it fairly simple.
As you'll note from this here post we've also committed to maintaining a blog, which means we have to regularly pretend that we're super-cool and well with it culturally and post stuff that maintains that facade to the outside world. And we're already busy enough.
Seriously (or was that serious?), it's nice to have the site completed, now we're gonna raise ourselves a glass or two and take on the world.