Photographic duo Shaw & Shaw have a spanky new website and blog designed by Manchester studio Music. How do we know? They sent us this chintzy tea cup and saucer, each wrapped in some rather nice S&S shot tea cup wrapping paper…
The new Shaw & Shaw blog, entitled Tea for Two (hence the tea cup) serves as a place where the duo can post non-commissioned work, stuff they chance upon as they go from client meeting to job. Here are some of our favourite posts so far:
“There are a couple of reasons for the name ‘Tea for Two’, explains Music’s Matt Maurer who worked on the site design and blog concept. “We wanted to give the blog a personality (also tea drinking is a daily must for the Shaws — they love their cups of tea) but at the same time it gave them a way of blogging about work they couldn’t show or talk about too much. For example, if they had picked a brief up but couldn’t say what it was, they could take a picture of the cup of tea they had in the meeting and post it on the blog saying ‘just had an interesting meeting with Music and we are going to work on a nice brief – watch this space’. Or if they are on a photo shoot, the same applies. We felt this would make the blog more interesting.”
Music and Shaw & Shaw have sent out no less than 200 mailers, each with a teacup and saucer, to various advertising and design agencies. Now we’ve got ours here at CR towers, I feel I should go buy some biscuits and stick the kettle on.