I'm having trouble keeping up with all the web aggregates and feeds and enewsletters and cryptic notes I've written to myself. I'm digging up and stumbling upon things while stuff is buzzing and tweeting so I can't be sure how I came across Magpie Studios but I'm glad I did.
I think most people are a little suspicious of the high price tag attached to large commercial re-branding and logo design projects. They look at something like this three letter wordmark for Nokia's 'Nex' division and wonder why something so simple cost so much to develop. Surely an experienced graphic designer could knock that out in an afternoon.
There are some truly remarkable places to work in this world but few opportunities to really see them up close. Corey Arnold is a Photographer who has worked for most of his adult life as a commercial fisherman and his images of life onboard these ships are powerful and frightening but also shot through with humour.