See No Evil at StreetFest
May 21, 2010, 9:48 pm
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See No Evil will be part of another StreetFest, helping to bring some creative inspiration to they cinema.

Come down and check it out!

Streetfest is back with a bang this year and we are sooooo excited. We know you’ll be buzzing too once you know what’s coming up.

Firstly we have Mr Hudson & Uk rapper Ty performing live… we also have an exclusive adidas street dance battle, fixed gear, 20 pro skate comp… wait more… DJ session, DJ MK (roots manuva) and the Urban Nerds masssive.

Most importantly we have the biggest names in live art showcasing their skills on the day and opportunities for yourselves to have some painting and graffiti fun thanks to our friends at uni posca.

Tickets are now on sale and they are just £8…. what a way to spend a sunday bank holiday.

check out for more details.


A Student Fundraising Event
May 17, 2010, 10:14 pm
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Outside In is an exciting fundraising event being hosted by students
from Ravensbourne’s Design for Moving Image course to raise money for
their annual degree show at the Royal Society of Arts.

The event is a series presentations from some of the industries
leading production and design agencies.

We have a great line-up of speakers. Presentations will be given by:

Digital advertising agency AKQA

Branding and advertising production company, Superfad (tbc)

and last but not least multidisciplinary design agency Proud Creative

The event is taking place at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, East London on
Thursday 20th May.

Tickets are available for £5 from

Come down for a great opportunity to hear from some of the best in the
industry and for greati networking opportunities.

For more details on the Ravensbourne Graphic Design and Moving Image
Degree Show visit

See No Evil Pics
April 27, 2010, 10:09 pm
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Hey Everyone,

We want to thank you all for coming down and making our 1st anniversary very special.

Plus a Special thanks to Ubik, Adobe and Man vs Machine for putting on a great show and sharing their work and experience with us.

We  have also uploaded some pictures of the night on our Flickr, so check it out  at Flickr Pics and keep an eye out for some more news coming soon 😉


See No Evil Team

See No Evil 1st Anniversary
March 30, 2010, 3:14 pm
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Time really flies doesn’t it? It seems like only yesterday since we opened the doors to our first show! We are rapidly approaching our first anniversary show and boy do we have something special lined up for you lot! To celebrate we have not one, but two speakers coming down to share their tales.

Hailing from London’s very own Not To Scale come the award winning director team Ubik (aka Nick Losse and Steve Dalton). Working with the likes of Ogilvy, Grey London, Wieden + Kennedy, BBH, Ubik have created commercials for The Observer, MTV as well as winning the much coveted British Television Advertising Craft Award for best Best Animation.

Man vs Machine
Founded in early 2007 by Mike Alderson and Tim Swift, ManvsMachine has evolved into a multi-disciplinary and multi-national team of creative
minds working with an eclectic range of clients, from international TV networks to the local record shop.
Man vs Machine’s work has gained global acclaim, regularly featuring in Global DVD magazine Stash and design festivals, in 2009 their brand film for architecture firm ‘Space’ was selected as a world showcase piece for the BDA Promax conference in New York.

With the recent announcement of Adobe Creative Suite 5, the kind folk at Adobe thought they’d come down and show us all the lovely new features we’ll inevitably be using in the not too distant future.

We have one brand spanking new copy of Adobe After Effects CS5 to give away to one lucky person courtesy of Adobe!!We have a whole host of goodies from the lovely people at Stash Magazine to give away.

Pretty damn awesome birthday special I’m sure you’ll agree.

See you there!

Team See No Evil

Next See No Evil
March 18, 2010, 3:00 pm
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Next See No Evil is coming with a lot of news.

Firstly, it will be our 1st anniversay and we would like to say THANKS everyone for making it happen.

Spring is here and it is getting warm, so here is a great excuse to go out and meet some creative people.

Next See No Evil, the  “1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY” event will be on 13th April at Kick Bar. So, add the date on your calendar and yell all your friends form the industry. it will be a great night!

More info and poster will come next week, so keep an eye on the website.

See No Evil UNICEF Donation
March 5, 2010, 8:53 pm
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In the last See No Evil Event, we did the usual raffle to help us to pay towards the cost of the event and to keep it growing. But, this time something more important came into our minds and we are proud to say that we decided to donate all the raffle money from the night (£50) to the UNICEF’s Haiti Earthquake Children’s Appeal.

Thanks to everyone that helped us!

Dear Sesame Street
February 22, 2010, 9:25 pm
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Dear Sesame Street,

We, the undersigned, would like to register our concern over the contest you are now conducting with Aniboom. We are concerned that your contest includes a solicitation of original design concepts, characters and content to be produced on a speculative basis by cartoonists, artists, motion designers and animators.

This approach, requesting new and original work to be created in competition, is one that we believe seriously compromises the quality of work that is entered into “competition” and is questionable, at best, for a reputable organization to request.

Sesame Street has long been a highly esteemed provider of educational programming for children. From its inception, it has shown respect and support for the independent animation, film, and design communities. Artists have responded by creating lasting work – that is as valuable for children and adults today as when it was first created. We applaud that work, and hope that Sesame Street will continue to push the fields of animation and film-making. As such, we also think that Sesame Street should uphold the ethics and professional behavior we’d like our own children to grow up with. Is the education we want to pass on to them that artists’ and animators’ work is not valuable? That the only way to ‘make it’ is through winning a contest?

There is a more appropriate way to explore the work of various artists. A more effective and ethical approach to commission new work is to ask a pool of talent to submit examples of their work from previous assignments as well as a statement of how they would approach your project. You can then judge the quality of the artist’s previous work and her way of thinking about your project. The artist you select can then begin to work on your project by designing an original solution to your criteria while under contract to you, without having to work on speculation up front.

Design should not be a one-way street, with artists creating work in a vacuum. We believe the best design, art and content comes at the request of a specific brief, mission or client. Speculative design competitions and processes result in superficial assessments of the project at hand that are not grounded in a client’s specific needs. Art always has something to say.

There are few professions where all possible candidates are asked to do the work first, allowing the buyer to choose which one to compensate for their efforts. (Just consider the response if you were to ask a dozen lawyers to write a brief for you, from which you would then choose which one to pay!) We realize that there are some creative professions with a different set of standards, such as advertising and architecture, for which billings are substantial and continuous after you select a firm of record. In those cases, you are not receiving the final outcome (the advertising campaign or the building) for free up front as you would be in receiving an original film or character design.

There are many artists, animators and cartoonists who can provide you with original and highly creative new work that will far exceed your expectations, with respect for an appropriate budget and schedule. We can think of dozens off of the tops of our heads who we’re sure would love to work with Sesame Street. And we’d would love to point you in their direction.

We believe that “leveraging the power of the web” is an exciting prospect and casting a wide net can quickly provide many interesting results. But we think that more considered curation and the selection of applicants whose goals may be more closely aligned with your own can provide better results.

It’s your contest, though and you are free run it as you wish. But you will do so without our participation.

Your consideration of these professional issues is greatly appreciated.

Cartoon Brew

Bran Dougherty-Johnson
Amid Amidi
Jerry Beck
Justin Cone
Ryan Rothermel
Lilian Darmono
Caroline Attia Lariviere
Michael Uman
Aaron Stewart
David Ahuja
Matt Owens
Joe Vaccarino
Thiago Maia
Arlan Smith
David OReilly
Steve Scott
Jonathan Notaro
Saiman Chow
Cassiano Prado
Daniel Piwowarczyk
Fernando Del Reginato
Liam O’Connor
Sean Pecknold
Guilherme Marcondes
Wes Duvall
Ira Lederer
Mario de Toledo-Sader
Adam Wentworth
Salvatore Dell’Aquila
Marck Al
Andy Kennedy

Michael Langan

Tatia Rosenthal

Will Krause
John Canemaker
Ralph Pinel
Fx Goby
Christopher Abbey
Jim Le Fevre
Hazel Baird
Matt Hunter Ross
James Houston
See No Evil
Fabricio Lima
Syed A. Meer
Gabe Swarr

Emily Hubley

Celia Bullwinkel

Chris McDonnell
Dylan White

Christian Bevilacqua
Fons Schiedon
Ryan Uhrich
Ryan Hooks
Simon Robson
J Baab
Boca Ceravolo
Igor Sordokhonov
Howard Beckerman
Tim Finn
Julie Zammarchi
Gina Kamentsky
Josh Hassin
Brady Baltezore
Julian Brown
Jussi Kemppainen
Tom Williams
Genevieve Konecnik
Sungtae Will Kim

Portions of this letter have been adapted from the the AIGA’s position on spec work. We believe it is high time that Motion Designers and Animators took such a principled stance on the issue of producing effective and original work for their clients. We also stand with the Belgian advertising agencies, whose recent virtual strike protesting the pitching process in their country should be applauded.

Please contact Bran Dougherty-Johnson if you would like to become a signatory on this letter.