Friday, December 14, 2007

Facebook T shirts at

Just a note to say that I'm now also selling Facebook Tshirts from

From early next year I plan on created two new designs and expanding the range so this website will be where it's at!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Giant coin in London for the Big Lottery Fund

To mark the start of the phone voting for the £50 million Big Lottery giveaway, a giant 12 ton, 25ft pound coin was created at Potters Field, next to Tower Bridge in London. The giant coin symbolised the money being put back into the UK through The People's £50 Million Lottery Giveaway, reminding the public to get voting for which project they would like to win the massive £50 million grant. You can vote online at

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

First project on the degree course

As many of you know I have just started on a Product Design BA at Central St Martins. For the first week a designer from Nokia set us a group project to research street stalls in London and present our ideas to the group. Here's some of the work:

Monday, September 24, 2007

Learning to love you more

A friend of mine was over for the weekend for the London Design festival. She was telling me about an exhibition that she went to in Eindhoven called Learning to Love you more. It's a project based aroung undertaking assignments which have been designed to enlighten and enrich your life. The website is filled with examples of work that people have sent in, and one family have even completed all 65 tasks.

My favourite is "Give advice to yourself in the past"
What would you say?
I think I would say "Enjoy the journey and don't worry so much"

learning to love you more

Friday, July 27, 2007

Little People

Simply put. Brilliance:

youtube vs microsite

I've been working on wirebreakers campaign for six weeks now and we've achieved half a million views. I've learnt a lot from working on this campaign. One thing I've been thinking about is how customisable a youtube profile is and whether that negates the need for a microsite. For wirebreakers we built a microsite at and we also have a youtube at

I've realised that you can change the background image on youtube, therefore giving it more unique feel that lends itself to the campaign. I guess the question is that does a campaign need a microsite when it can live on youtube? I'm undecided - the main advantage of a microsite is that we get some decent stats on the location of visitors and are able to link through to a product page. But is that worth the investment in itself?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Song for someone

A very good friend of mine, Jim Littlewood, has just launched an online music gift service. He's an excellent musician and is offering a cool product whereby you can purchase a love song for that special someone that is unique to them - he'll sing about where you met, your hopes and a lot more. It sounds cheesy, but it isn't because the songs are the kind that you genuinely would want to listen to and are bloody catchy. Go check it out at

Highly offensive hamster

It's been around a while, but I wasn't blogging when I first came across it so here it is now. It's childish and offensive but made me laugh.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

STA travel tools

STA have created a range of nifty little widgets to basically rub it in everyone's faces that you're going on holiday to somewhere nice and warm! There's more at STA

July and August

What if July and August were to have a conversation in a pub? Click the image to get the full page view:

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


This struck a chord with me:

Monday, July 23, 2007

Newzeal-and microsite

We've created a microsite for Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand to promote the cool cosmopolitan side of the destination. The site features a city guide to galleries, restaurants and shopping so it's a handy addition for anyone planning on visiting the country and really exploring what it has to offer. You can visit the site at

Another useful art and design directory for New Zealand is A great resource of talent in New Zealand and particularly useful for finding jobs in the creative field.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Alex Noriega

Came across this artist/designer today who is based in Barcelona. He's using an excellent way of promoting his blog and his work by running a competition giving away a painting. To enter you just need to add his blog to your links list. To be honest, I would have added it anyway as his work is fantastic. However, I wouldn't have come across it had it not been for the comp, so he's done well. There's a lot of artists out there so I think promotion plays a huge part in shaping an artist's career...this guy's hit the nail on the head. Check out his exceptional illustrations here

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Loaf lamp

Another project from college. This was to design lighting. I put a lightbulb inside a loaf of bread, apart from looking nice in the kitchen, it smells of baking bread.

New Designers 2007

I visited the New Designers Exhibition. Some really excellent work that got me excited about my upcoming Product Design degree. It made me realise how much I enjoy design as my brain started ticking over with new ideas. Some of the highlights for me was the work of Jonathan Aspinall and Mark John Fisher. Jon has created a series of interconnecting cups, perfect for anyone who has made more than two cups of tea in the offfice:

I also particularly like his frame washing up bowls for adding a bit of humour to washing up:

Facebook T shirts make it into the Contagious magazine newsletter

Tucked away in this week's Contagious magazine newsletter is a nice little mention of my Tshirts. Contagious is a great site, definitely worth checking out

As always the T-shirts are at

Bizarre Russian Fanta ad

I've been invited by Russian advertising website Adme to write for the website, reviewing Russian advertising. This was one of the first to come across for Fanta. It's fucking bizarre and I can only assume that the message is: Drink Fanta, enter a world of six armed DJs, people dancing on the ceiling and the ability to alter your own reality:

Another exceptional viral

Some have argued that the age of the viral as a way of marketing is coming to an end - there's just too much content out there to get your message through. I would disagree. Youtube has just made it harder, for a viral to work nowadays it has to be truly exceptional and here is an example - it is one of my favourite virals this year. It's highly watchable because it holds your attention. and you really want to find out how it ends because the character is so brilliantly crafted. Once you realise, you watch it again. For me it's the Sixth Sense of the viral world, but without the kid:

New prints

Have just collected my biggest run of prints yet - seven altogether. I've had two new ones made - I would have... and Woman in Lodge. Am really pleased with both of them. My aim this year was to increase the range of prints that I sell and the number of shops that I sell them in. I'm half way there.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Friday, July 06, 2007

new wirebreakers clip

Three weeks into the campaign and the third clip has launched. So far it's going well - about 50,000 views across all the channels that I'm seeding it to. Have had some really good coverage and the response has been good:

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Blue Sky Day Panorama

Cake organised this event in Trafalgar Square for Expedia. I got in touch with a really good panoramic photographer called Will Pearson, who came down and did these awesome shots that you can navigate:
360 degree panaroma

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Facebook is more Addictive than crack T-shirts

This has been keeping me very busy. Some ideas need to be made a reality as quickly as possible and this one was one of them. A colleague of mine said "Facebook is more addictive than crack" and I said "That'd make a good T-shirt". So I went and designed one, got a screenprint made and designed a website. I'm picking up the first run of T-shirt this evening (which have all already been sold!). It's a very exciting time as I actually think with this one that we have a good product. The website is live at

Monday, June 18, 2007


This has been getting a lot of attention on my facebook group so I thought I'd post it here. This was one of my projects for college, to hijack something and make it your own. I hate street bollards. They're ugly and they're everywhere. I decided to create something that makes them more appealing.

Facebook group

I've decided to use the powers of facebook to get people interested in my cartoons, I created the "I like Lee Washington's cartoon's" group here:
I like Lee Washington's cartoons

The idea being that when someone joins, it tells their friends. It's be fairly successful(although most members are my friends!) However, taffic to my website has increased, so I'm guessing that even people don't join the group, they're looking at my stuff.

Pure genius

As part of my job I spend a lot of time watching clips on youtube, and this has to be one of the best things I've seen:


This is a viral marketing campaign that I've been working on:

MTV climate change

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

No skiing stickers

After that guy skiied down Angel tube escalator, I thought I'd make a joke and pretend that Transport for London had gone to the trouble of putting up no skiing stickers:

I seeded it myself and got a fair bit of interest. The best being Wooster Collective:
Wooster Collective
The Londonist