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Splinter go all agricultural!

Denbighshire and Flintshire County Councils’ joint marquee at the annual Denbigh and Flint Agricultural Show was given a clean bill of health by winning the best non-agricultural trade stand for its health and well-being theme.

The first magnetic tag is added to the panel

Featured on the stand was a panel, produced by Splinter, featuring an aerial map of the Clwydian Range and surrounding areas, printed onto a metal sheet. With the aerial photos supplied to us as hundreds of individual images, it was like a monster-sized jigsaw which pushed our Macs (and mental power) to the max!

With the handy magnetic markers we made, members of the public mark places they’ve visited and then record why that place is special to them on a separate postcard. We’re really chuffed with how the project turned out and ultimately the map and postcards will be made available to view over on the Clwydian Range website.

Facebook fooool!


We’re always keen to come up with new ways to connect with folks out there, so on top of our Twitter account, we now have an official Splinter Facebook page as well. It’s so good that Mr T and Hannibal just can’t take their eyes of it.

The power of the packaging!


We recently developed an online game as part of the ongoing Clued Up in Hull project for Hull City Council. For a special educational event we needed to bundle it up on CD to give out to visitors, so we decided to have some fun and produced some nifty packaging to go with it. We’re chuffed with how it came out and everyone at the event seemed to like them, so hooray for that! You can check out full info on the project on the Clued Up On Homelessness project page.

Clwydian Range Website Launched

Screen shot of the Clwydian Range website

The newly designed website for the Clwydian Range AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) has been launched. The website includes several exciting features including an interactive walk guide, utilising Google maps. This allows users to select a walk from the map and then plots the route for them. The site also has panoramic view pictures and videos looking down over the range.

The Clwydian Range forms a 35km chain of hills that rises to 554 metres at the summit of Moel Famau in the centre of the area. To find out more about the range then check out the Clwydian Range website here.

New Contracts: LHT Annual Report & Sheffield Council Framework

Two further contracts we are delighted to have won are the contract to produce the 2010 annual report of the Liverpool Housing Trust (LHT) and the contract to be one of the service suppliers for the Sheffield City Council.

LHT own almost 10,000 homes across Merseyside and have been operating since 1965. They want an annual report to keep tenants informed on what is going on within the business, including positive things that they have been doing for tenants throughout that year. It is part of their goal to provide a quality service to customers. We are looking forward to working with such an esteemed Merseyside business.

Sheffield City Council has announced its communication services suppliers’ list for the next two years. Under the £300k framework agreement Splinter has been appointed as one of a list of approved companies winning all the lots it tendered for including: graphic design, marketing and comms, new media, cartography, illustration and digital photography.

The tender process included creating an impactful road safety campaign aimed at 11 – 24 year old pedestrians. We look forward to working with Sheffield City Council to realise road safety and other campaigns very soon.

Rhyl & Prestatyn Brochure

We are pleased to say that we have been given the contract to produce the 2011 version of the Rhyl and Prestatyn funtime brochure. We can’t wait to begin collaborating with the staff of the Denbighshire County council Tourism department.

Rhyl and Prestatyn are both undergoing large scale regeneration programs in an attempt to encourage people to return to these seaside resorts and relive those childhood memories.

the Bluecoat

the Bluecoat building

We’re chuffed to have won the contract to design the new website for the Bluecoat, and we’re all looking forward to working with the Bluecoat team.

For those who don’t know… the Bluecoat is a restored historic building in the centre of Liverpool and its community mixes artists of all types and encourages connections between audiences, participants and artists. It uses its spaces to display talent from all creative disciplines, including visual art, music, literature, dance, and live art.

The building underwent a £14.5m redevelopment and was reopened in 2008. Now the Bluecoat is updating its online presence to match its ambitious plans for the future.

birth Day

More cake fun today as Splinterlancer Chris Day brought in cake for his birthday! He kept his celebration quiet until after lunch when he brought forth a wonderous feast of caramel and chocolatey goodness!

So we have a nice afternoon cuppa and cake to toast him!
Happy Birthday Chris!

Hello London.


A couple of the Splinter gang made their way down to London this week to check out BBC White City… what a great place it is! We thought we’d take some snaps to share with you all… but we forgot. So here’s some pics of us at Oxford Circus instead!


The Well wins ‘Best Cross Platform Project’ and ‘Best Interactive’ at the Banff World Television Festival.


To find out more about the project then check out The Well case study within our portfolio.