Category Archive: Inspiration


Splinter Design would like to send their well wishes to one of our favourite print clients, James Brown, from Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust, and his twin brother Tim who are taking part in this weekend’s British Transplant Games in Liverpool.

James and Tim are excellent ambassadors for the games after being part of the transplant process a few years ago, when James gave Tim one of his kidneys. Both have since recovered and continued their quest for long and healthy lifestyles, showing the success of the transplant process, and highlighting the importance of organ donation.

The games run from 28th – 31st July, are sponsored by Westfield Health, working with Transplant Sport, Anthony Nolan and Donor family network. They are FREE to attend and held over various sites across the city over the weekend covering sports like Archery (Liverpool Cricket Club), Swimming (Wavertree Aquatics Centre), Volley Ball (Greenbank) and Darts (PANAM). For more information of the games schedule please see: – and don’t forget, sign up to be a donor!

Kev, who works closely with James has produced an illustration to wish them well. Good luck to all participants!


Since we do quite a lot of work for clients in Wales, it seemed only fitting that some of the Splinter team went for a bit of white water rafting in Bala at the weekend at the National White Water Centre. Suffice to say it was cold, and extremely wet — but brilliant too! We’d highly recommend it!


Easel does it!

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We hear a lot about the Baltic Triangle (where we’re based) being the new creative quarter in Liverpool, but it’s not often that we see someone with an easel and paintbrush! He was even braving the rain!


It’s not often we pay much attention to stamps, but an interesting letter arrived in our post box today, all the way from one of our clients in Bahrain (via the Turkish restaurant downstairs). The envelope and stamps looked so great we thought we should show it off! Perhaps there will be a set of Splinter stamps on the horizon…



A bunch of the Splinter team made the trip up to BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay building in Glasgow yesterday to meet the nice Bitesize folk. We didn’t get to see many of the sights in Glasgow but we were mighty impressed with Central Station, the funky audio pods in the BBC reception, and even the very random Swan and Railway pub we ended up in, back in Wigan on the journey home! All in all a good day out!



We recently had to pop down to meet one of our favourite clients, the British Museum, and whilst having a wander around, look what we found tucked away in a corner… A real Crystal Skull!!!

Maybe George Lucas and Steven Spielberg aren’t so mad after all!


Woo hoo I made the final twelve colours for my ‘After Eights’ submission!

Last year Raw Design thought up the brilliant Christmas by Colour project which would donate all profits to the charity C.A.L.M. (Campaign Against Living Miserably). I like many others made a submission based on a colour that shaped my Christmas and was fortunate enough to be shortlisted.

This year Raw have evolved the award-winning campaign by taking 40 of their favourite colour submissions and asking the online community to vote for their favourites. This was then whittled down to the top 12 and produced into two sets of greetings cards. I received mine this morning and must say they are great and the perfect Christmas card to create a talking point on Christmas day.

The top twelve colours are as follows:

Quality Street (Guy Moorhouse)
Sprouts (John Dowling)
Yellow snow (Nick Greenwood)
Mulled wine (Tash Willcocks)
End of the Sellotape (Pete Clarke)
Park Lane & Mayfair (Jez Burrows)
Bank balance (Tom Heaton)
Granny’s whiskers (Jordan Nelson)
After Eights (Shane Phillips)
Bucks Fizz (Gil Cocker)
Pigs in blankets (Sean Rees)
Walking in the Air (Kelly Mackenzie)

You can get your packs of cards in the Christmas by Colour shop.

You can also find this project and more creative seasonal offerings on the Creative Review blog.


Special thanks and congratulations to our friends and neighbours Claire and Liam of ‘Theatre In Education’ company; Tiny Giants. They’ve only gone and opened The Lantern theatre on the floor below us at 57 Blundell Street! We made it down to their first plays about road safety, which coincided with last week’s National road safety week and thought they were brilliantly powerful and enjoyed talking to people afterwards about road safety and designing for schools. We designed the new logo for Lantern theatre and are excited about working together on future projects.

Check out The Lantern theatres performance of Dickens’ Classic ghost story; Christmas Carol, it runs from Saturday 5th Dec – Weds 30th Dec Monday – Saturday @ 6.30 pm and Weds @ 2.30 pm to get your tickets ring 0151 703 0000 and for more details see

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