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Incredible stop motion video for Oren Lavie

Excellent Grammy Award nominated work by Yvuval & Merav Nathan of OneWingFly for Oren Lavie‘s first ever music video “Her Morning Elegance”

Stunning illustration by Buckinghamshire based Kimberley Pope

Came across the work of the wonderfully talented (and latest addition to our Creative Links section) Buckinghamshire illustrator Kimberley Pope today.

Kimberley is hugely versatile with a vast array of work featuring in children’s books, magazines and advertising, she also does concept art for film (including the much-anticipated – by me anyway – Game of Thrones, starting on Sky Atlantic this Monday) aswell as work for Kelly Hoppen illustrating her some of her interiors.

See more of her work here

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Hype Studios – Dunstable based interactive & graphic design agency

I’m very pleased to welcome the latest addition to the design category of our ‘creative links‘ section here at BeyondM25, in the form of Dunstable based interactive & graphic design agency ‘Hype Studio’.

They have the full service available with an array of cracking work on show in their portfolio from slick digital and web work to crisp print and identity, including some great flash work for Camelot’s national lottery.

This is a highlight of the very reason I started this collective up, to bring to light the huge amount of creative talent that exists beyond the boundary of the M25. I’m embarrassed to admit I literally drive past the front door of these guys every day on my journey into work and never even knew they were there.

If you, or know anyone who, work/s in the creative industries based ‘beyond the M25’ and would like to be added to this list then please do get in touch by emailing life@beyondm25.com

The Castle Quay Weekender

So the second of the two little gems I stumbled across this weekend is/are We Are Bedford.

This consist of two ladies (Kayte & Erica) whose ambition is to build an online space which becomes a community collective for people who want to make a change in Bedford, to open up space for dialogue between the community, commerce and the council.

They also want to map Bedford’s secrets, its art, quirks, nooks and crannies, the best pubs, walks, and independent retailers. They aim to do this using a delicate mix of new and old technologies and stories.

Their first active job is The Castle Quay Weekender. This will take place one weekend in March when they will take over the new Castle Quay development in the heart of Bedford town centre and have a ‘culturefest’ where they show off  both the area’s potential, and the creative talent in the surrounding area.

If you think you could help out/have something to offer or just would like to see more, click here.

Meet Huvi…

Brilliant branding work by Manchester based multidisciplinary design studio Huvi, the latest addition to our Creative Links section under Design.

On their website, Huvi founders Adam Robson and Matt Keers say their goal is to produce work that excites their clients and their clients customers through a playful yet practical approach to design, and by looking at the stunning array of work on display I think they are succeeding so far. See more here.

Awesome letterpress by Blush

I loooooove letterpress and the aesthetic value it adds to any job,  so stumbling across these guys was an absolute pleasure.

Blush Publishing are a letterpress printers from Greenfield in Flintshire (well beyond the M25) and are the first printers to make it into our Creative Links section.

They have a cracking range of off the shelf greeting cards, prints and stationery but also offer all the bespoke services you would expect including a fantastic offer of 250 business cards for £59, a bargain in anyones books.

On their blog they talk us thru the processes involved on selected jobs and its here where the passion for their work really shines thru.

Find them here

How I love a freebie – The Vignelli Canon

Italian all around designer Massimo Vignelli (co-founder of Vignelli Associates) has only gone and written a book on his understanding of good design and offered it out to us all as a free PDF download, well worth a read. Get your copy here.

Alternatively if you’re a lover of the printed word (and who could blame you) get hold of your hard copy here.