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January 14, 2015

Here at Shipshape HQ we're always thinking about new ways of telling stories. Just this week we spotted a fantastic Choose Your Own Adventure story by Terence Eden on Twitter and it linked in with some of the issues, ideas and projects discussed at a Stories of Change...

December 10, 2014

We are delighted to announce our latest client Drake Music, who we will be working with over coming months, to help futher develop their brand and marketing.

IMAGE: The Prospectors at Band on the Wall Oct 2012. Photo (c) Jessy Garcia, taken from the Drake Music website.


November 11, 2014

From time to time here on the blog we want to shine a light on up-and-coming creatives whose work we like and admire. First up are Midlands-based furniture makers Hinton Workshop.

Pete Dale and Rafe Dunn have known each other for years and worked together on a number o...

October 24, 2014

Last night we had the pleasure of watching Pulp: a film about life, death and supermarkets at its gala screening at in-edit festival in Barcelona. 

Florian Hebicht's documentary follows the band as they finish their reunion tour of 2012 with their last (ever?) gig in...

October 21, 2014

Here's one of the songs that has been on heavy rotation on our office stereo of late. The Wharves are the latest signing to UK indie label Gringo Records who we realised this morning have their 18th birthday coming up soon.

Time to buy all at Gringo a drink then! Afte...

October 14, 2014

Around this time of year we often get a bit depressed as the shops fill up with new ranges of drab-coloured clothes. Out go summer's sunny tones and in comes a slew of browns, greys and blacks. Praise be then, for Donna Wilson and her new Autumn-Winter knitwear.


October 7, 2014


General Electric (or rather the agency they hired, BBDO) have dreamt up a fantastically funny way to introduce the world to their latest 'smart' lightbulbs.

The ad shows off the product's benefits and its value to the consumer while avoiding being too dry or tec...

October 1, 2014

photo credit: @mynameischrisd/Twitter

Spotted this earlier - a handy little reminder about making sure you are communicating with the right audience. 

A Sainsbury's poster (above) intended to motivate their staff to get customers to spend more was place in a store w...

July 23, 2014

While working on neat14 in Nottingham we created a quick teaser trailer to share on social media and via email. It shows off some of the stunning images of the work featured at the festival and demonstrates the breadth of the range of artforms and styles involved.


It a...

July 23, 2014

Here's a sneak peek into the design process of illustrator and artist Jamie Wignall. While working with us on our branding and logo Jamie created this stylish illustration using watercolours and digital techniques. 

Jamie is based in London and works with hand-drawn lin...

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