Wednesday, 25 July 2012

We did it

Our window display to celebrate the big athletic event that is taking place in the next few weeks; yes, we sadly do need to be that cryptic due to all this rubbish about sponsors suing people, fining them and also having them sent to jail for using certain words, logos and symbols. While we think having the event happening here is good for raising the countries profile (let's face it, it's not good for the road networks, local people or the economy) we do think that selling out big time to sponsors is not really what the event was intended for in the first place. But then that's life and sport in general these days; it's not about the competing any more; it's all about how much money can be made. 


Still we've managed to dedicate our window to it without impeaching any rules, and we've managed to update our FB and Twitter accounts without using words we could get fined for so we're feeling pretty pleased with ourselves; regardless of what we think about the politics of the whole event, we are behind our countries sports men and women 100% and hope to see them standing atop many a podium in the next few weeks. 





As usual the window has had to be photographed from behind the window (even more so with the sun beating on it all day at the moment) but we think it does what we need it to do. The photo on the left came about as we wanted to have a play with some kind of head piece; hence we ended up with our very own swimming champ :) 


Along with the window we've also had a busy few days in general with the every day running of the shop, but we were afforded the opportunity of making a Superman logo yesterday, which we think turned out quite well in the end. We'll admit it got changed a couple of times, as the template we draw the shape out from had a lot more black lines on it than the logo itself; drawn on the design sheet it was fine, but once flowered the S (which let's face it is the most important bit) was lost, so we had to take it apart, go back to the drawing board and start over. Thankfully it turned out ok in the end which is the most important part; it also goes to show that we don't always get it right first time, but we make sure we keep trying until we do.



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