Category Archive: Blog
It’s a happy day in Splinter today as we celebrate our lovely Print Manager Kev’s coming of age. Apparently life begins at 40 (so says Chris anyway) but today it begins when we cut his 40th birthday battenberg decorated skillfully by Mr Jon “Cake Boss” Raffe.
Today, 1st June 2012, marks 15 years since Splinter Design first opened it’s doors back in 1997. Paul Musgrave has been quick to point out that he was running Splinter Graphics back in 1996, but it was 1997 that Paul and Chris formed the company as we know it today! (more…)
Hot on the heels of one big BBC games project, we have another one to tell you about! This time it was for BBC Schools and was a series of games based around 21 different famous people – ranging from the very well known such as Shakespeare, Dickens and Henry VIII right the way through to lesser-known unsung heroes of the past such as Mary Anning, and Mary Seacole! This is the project that has kept us locked away for the past 6 months, so I thought now was a good time to give you all the run-down as the games have just launched on the BBC Famous People site – accessed via the thumbnails on each famous person’s page.
Liverpool City Centre came to a standstill at the weekend with the arrival of the Sea Odyssey Giants.
Splinter HQ in Blundell Street saw the Giant Uncle saunter past the office to check if anyone was working on Saturday 21st April 2012. Luckily for us, Phil Matthews from Flamin Delux was on hand to capture the event on the camera!
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!
Splinter MD Chris Beer has finally got round to purchasing a new car to help his recurring back problems due to his increasing maturity.
After talk of Land Rovers and other butch cars, Chris has gone for the hairdressers special, the Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin.
In true Splinter style, the lads from the office have suitably decorated the car for him!
About 6 months ago the Bitesize games we built for the BBC went live. We’re often asked what exactly goes into building a suite of games like those, so we thought we’d put together a bit of a blog post to creak open the door on our creative process… a bit like when Willy Wonka let people into the chocolate factory.
A massive congratulations to Speke secondary school, Parklands High, as their pupils’ student social enterprise project ‘T’s @ The Park’, (a unique student social enterprise business), won a prestigious award at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress event held in the Liverpool Echo Arena last week. The award was presented by the not-too shabby Sir Richard Branson!
Working in partnership with Liverpool Community Health (LCH) and Parklands School, Splinter’s Production Manager Kev McCann designed an infographic style poster for the project. The poster was really well received by LCH and we are now working on other internal communications documents using the infographic approach.
Splinter has had a busy start to 2012: beavering away on BBC learning projects. The studio is buzzing with the voices of Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill and Pocahontas. Coupled with the whirr of pencils being sharpened as storyboards rapidly appear (yes, be jealous, one of our illustrators has an automatic pencil sharpener.) Near completion now, we’ll soon be announcing 2 major project launches for BBC learning and ‘maybe’ a short (!), but well deserved holiday for some of the guys and gals in New Media.