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Google docs in Plain English

‘See what you mean’ are big fans of storytelling and simple styles, so we enjoyed this little movie from Google. A Common Craft production, using their house style and humour to convey a complex message.

eco:Drive from Fiat

A beautifully animated and nicely narrated short film from Fiat for eco:Drive, their new innovative 'In-Car' computer app that help you improve your efficiency. With some lovely cuts, simple info graphics and good story-telling this little short delivers with a nice tone. Thanks to Mr.Sanders for the link. Agency - AQKA, Animation - Airside

Lovin the colour

Stuck for a palette or maybe a pattern just need your day brightening up visit Not only offering a range of inspirational schemes but it watches trends, features top designers and offers some great insights into artists palettes and techniques, try digging a little.

Pink pedal power....

‘See what you mean’ have gone all green, well pink...

The new bike has just arrived! Perfect for leisurely rides over the barrage and speeding out for the coffee run... If you see us grab your wheels and jump in the line.

All Flash'd out - on the beach 08!

‘See what you mean’ are back from Brighton in one peice! Like last years FOTB proved to be such a worthwhile conference to attend, I can only recommend it to anyone looking to get inspired, network and kick back. A good mix (maybe not quite as varied as last year), but if you pick and choose well you can totally balance creative, inspiration and technical.

The highlights. Chris Orwig was fantastic. An insight into this remarkable photographers approach, ethos and technique was spectacular. Eric Natze was personal, his latest works were stunning, GMunk was, well GMunk - very ghetto! Rob Chui was as stylish as ever and Robert Hodgin inspired us all. Some really hands on speakers this year - James Patterson, I really enjoyed seeing major life time of love for your work & watching Geoff Lillemon and Anita Fontaine from Champagne Valentine was like being wacked with a surreal bat, visual exploratory at its best. Industry speakers, Julian Dolce from Fuel Industries in Ottawa gave a really interesting talk on desktop development and Hoss Gifford's unique approach to User/client relationships and design 'experience' was a treat.

Thanks to the Adobe team. Always on hand to answer CS4 questions, supply answers and be generally bullied about a flash player for the iphone...

Overall, a great chance to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones, get inside knowledge from the pros and digest as much about AIR/FLEX as humanly possible in 3 days! Learnt that we should be braver, explore and collaborate - and most importantly have fun! Here's to Miami 09, hope to see you there...