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Splinter turn 15!

Splinter turn 15!

Splinter 15

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!

Splinter 15

There’s been many ups and downs over the years but we’re happy to say Splinter has survived the journey intact and have picked up a lot of friends along the way! In fact it’s amazing we’re still here having survived a range of predicaments including Chris and Paul scuffling in bars, attention from Liverpool’s mafia, various broken limbs and state oppression… to name but a few!

Splinter 15

To mark the occasion we’ve done a limited edition set of 97 prints. One side features the names of all the people who have been in some way part of the Splinter family over the years and the other side features a series of 15 designs that relate to happy memories from over the years. It has also been our first opportunity to have a bit of fun with our yet-to-be-unveiled new Splinter brand. Each design has also been made into an accompanying badge.

Splinter 15

It was a happy accident when one of the guys in the studio realised that looking at the print through 3D glasses had a bit of a mad effect! So each print is bundled with a set of specs too!

Splinter 15
Splinter 15

We’ve given out most of the prints, but we have kept aside 10 to give out today. So each tube will have the print itself, a selection of badges and some 3D specs!

If you’d like to get your mitts on one just add a comment here or tweet us with the hashtag #splinter15. We’ll announce the winners at 15:00 today!


  1. Natalie Byrne says:
    June 1st, 1:33 pm

    Happy birthday guys!

  2. Rhian Hughes says:
    June 1st, 1:52 pm

    Happy Birthday! I’d love one of your lovely designs! :)

  3. Michelle Gopsill says:
    June 1st, 2:34 pm

    Many happy returns Splinter! It was a pleasure working with you for a wee while. Enjoy your birthday! Michelle

  4. Pete Fowler says:
    June 1st, 2:43 pm

    Hey, Chris – many congrats….it’s great to know that one of the hearts of those Aquinas days is still beating so firmly…

  5. Simon Ellis says:
    June 1st, 2:44 pm

    Happy Birthday!!

    Would love one of them prints and would gladly frame it to adorn on my wall.


  6. Andy Jacobson says:
    June 1st, 3:08 pm

    Congratulations chaps and all the best for the future

  7. Andy P says:
    June 1st, 3:10 pm

    Congratulations – it’s a great achievement to have survived right through that period… lot of hard work allied to the undoubted talent :-)

    I guess you’re not counting that freelance work I did for you back in the day, then ;-p

  8. Matt Wardle says:
    June 2nd, 7:43 am

    15 years old….. wow. well done.

  9. Paul Murray says:
    July 20th, 12:15 pm

    My print just arrived in the post. VERY nice.

    Thanks guys. Here’s to another 15!

  10. Jon says:
    July 20th, 12:23 pm

    Glad you like it! :)

  11. AMIRA says:
    August 4th, 9:08 am

    Enjoy your birthday guys! ;-)

  12. November 26th, 11:13 pm

    Beautiful photograph chaps. Indeed 1996 was just practice, and in ’97 after a good old scuffle and a bit of rough and tumble in Slater Street, Chris and I sat in a flat on Gambier Terrace and hatched a plan.

    All these years later it is lovely to see you guys keeping the dream alive.

    Keep smiling.

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