Designed Environment Network Event

A regeneration event that doesn’t take place in Eastside. This one’s based around Five Ways. The next Designed Environment West Midlands (DEWM) Network event will take place at the Attwood Green Regeneration Initiative in Birmingham, on the 10th May at 9.30am to 1.30pm. The DEWM Network is made up of design-related professionals from across the … [Read more…]

Victor Kills… Virginia

Victor Kills… Virginia are Abi Smith and Joe Whittle who run a photography and design studio based in the Custard Factory “aimed at actors, models, dancers, artist, etc [producing] industry standard photography portfilios and personal websites.” They also do a neat line in cartooning though it’s not clear whether Abi or Joe is responsible for … [Read more…]

Stephanie Mill

The above is scanned from a business card picked up off the counter in Jibbering Records. The art is by Stephanie Mill. I can’t find an online presence for her but her email is

Tak’s Webby Honour

Congratulations to Tak! who have been recognised by the Webby Awards as an Official Honoree for their work on Tallis Talk for Thomas Talis college, “a platform for pupils and staff to discuss issues & promote creative writing”. The Webby Awards are actually a rather big deal. Hailed as the “Oscars of the Internet” by … [Read more…]

The Creative City Awards

Carol Alderson from the Creative Development Team at Birmingham City Council writes in to remind me of the Creative City Awards which take place for the third year at the ICC on July 19th. Unlike previous years where involvement with the Business Support for Creative Industries programme was required, the awards are now open to … [Read more…]


Tom Tebby, trading as Plimsoul, is a graphic artist and photographer based in Moseley whose work you’ve probably seen on various flyers over the last few years for the likes of Factory and others. His stark and contrasty style mashes up photographs and technical drawings to great effect. Check out his gallery for the good … [Read more…]

Creative Birmingham W1

You might not be aware of it but Birmingham has an embassy, if you like, in central London. Birmingham W1 is an office just off Piccadilly (map) which aims to give Birmingham businesses and representatives a base within the capital close to national government and the media. Digital Central have set up a deal whereby … [Read more…]