Category Archives: Inspiration

FAST, GOOD, CHEAP – Pick two! by @AnthonyOram

Two fantastic and poignent posters from Brighton based designer Anthony Oram

The Sign Painter

Stunning video celebrating the art of signwriting (Great find by Chris at 24exp.)

By Justine Quart featuring Golden West Sign Arts


The Perils of Technology: Then-n-now

Poignent video on the perils of modern technology by Shing02

Boba’s invoice to Jabba (by @laserbread)

This made me laugh by Minneapolis based artist Brock Davis.

Boba Fett‘s invoice to Jabba the Hutt for hire services including the (live) capture of Han Solo.

Eat, Learn, Move by Rik Mereki

Three amazingly inspiring videos by Australian independent film maker Rik Mereki that are not only a treat to your eyes to watch but I challenge you to not want get up and try something new today!!

John Cleese on Creativity

Embrace good taste – Inspiring interview with Ira Glass

Great video showing Ira Glass talking about the importance of staying strong to your ‘good taste’ and about how it’s ok to admit it to yourself when you’re working on something just isn’t good enough. He talks about it in the context of radio and storytelling, but change a few words here and it could apply to any creative discipline.

It’s ok to be wrong every now and again as long as you recognise it’s wrong and are striving to be right, eventually you’ll get there.

The ability to recognise your work as being wrong and admitting it (if only to yourself) is as important as getting it right.

I recommend watching parts 1,2 and 4 of the interview too if you have the time.

Inspiring talk by speaking poet Sarah Kay

Saw this on the way into work this morning, what a great way to start the day than an inspiring talk by the speaking poet Sarah Kay.

This feels particularly poignent to me at the moment as my little girl is at that wide eyed curious age where nothing is impossible.

Hear and see more of her beautiful poetry here

Robotic Stand up comedian at TED

I can think of a few comedians who come across as robotic, but how about a robot that is a stand-up comedian?!!

OK, OK its early days yet, but its exciting to see how it feeds off the audience reaction and thus changes it’s performance to suit, this has got legs, literally!

Creative Bedfordshire

Happily stumbled across two little gems over the weekend that have even more enforced the message we at Beyond M25 preach that there is most definitely life in the creative industries ‘beyond the M25’.

The first being – Creative Bedfordshire

This is the exact sort of thing I hoped to stumble across when starting up BeyondM25 when looking for other creative services in the area.






Blurb from their website:

Creative Bedfordshire is the hub of creative enterprise in Bedfordshire, which responds to the needs of individuals and businesses, an up to date resource, valuable to the creative sector and the wider business community countywide, a link to local support, promoting Bedfordshire’s creative sector locally, nationally and globally.

The Creative Bedfordshire website offers Creative Industries a unique environment in which to promote their business and keep track of what’s going on across the County’s Creative scene. It provides an essential platform to help your business access other Creatives and promote yourself to new markets.

It’s very encouraging to see another place to explore/visit and use as a resource when trying to source inspiration or collaboration.

Looking forward to seeing more from them in the future.

The second of the little gems (courtesy of Creative Bedfordshire) is We Are Bedfords initiative The Castle Quay Weekender. See more here