Stefan Sagmeister talks Social Media

On meeting Stefan Sagmeister, I asked him one question... "How do you feel about Social Media?" The results are shown above.


Posting Letters: It exists, but it's tricky!

So, does anyone still post letters? I realise it's a fading trade, maybe like print; where every so often an echoing call that magazines and newspapers will be heading to the big news stand in the sky and the impending doom of all things analogue.
Maybe not just yet, but if the continuing trend of a 9% reduction in sending letters last year continues (damn you electronic mail and your teasing subject lines) then I would think my presentation of 3 large mailer filled letters to the clerk behind the slightly excessive security glass, the stuff that means you have to shout in your loudest "I'M IN A CLUB" voice at the tellor, would be welcomed with open, clammy, nervously excited arms.
Apparently not.
In sending my final batch of mailers, I paid the postage, and handed the clerk my letters.
He looked at me and then slid my letters back.
Maintaining eye contact and my confused brow, I slid the envelopes back toward him.
His acknowledgement of my return of serve troubled him.
I noticed this. Stopping immediately what I was doing.
There was a pause.

"YOU have to post the letters", he snapped.
"I can't post them in case I lose them."

So, I guess that's it for Post Offices then. They have stopped posting letters, apparently. In future, I'll have to bulk up anything I want to send and pretend i'm flogging it post-ebay so they think it's a parcel and therefore profitable.
So the next time you need to post something in an envelope (Google it if you've forgotten), save yourselves the time and effort in standing in the huge, sweaty, dim lit, guy speaking to himself behind you, oxygen starved queue and send it yourself.


How Do You Feel About Social Media?

I have been continuing my research project on "Social Media". I have quite a few of these now and will start thinking seriously about producing a decent and affordable flick book with them. Still fascinates me how everyone says they hate it... but uses it. (Social Media, that is)


The little useless Boy Bee...

Since moving to London, i've realised everyone's away on holiday... "quiet period" they say. So, to combat this, i've just being doing a lot of "Personal Work". Partly for my own shop on my website (which I have paid about as much attention to as the side ads on Fuckbook demanding I click on it and magically zap a fucking six pack in 10 milliseconds over the wireless to me) but also for my new section amidst some giants of the industry as part of Scrawl Collective.

You could say... I have been keeping as busy as a bee.

Which brings me on to this little fellow I drew the other day. I was surprised when told a number of Bee related facts including the bees that you always see dying in the middle of the pavement are in fact all boy bee's (due to a number of reasons I shall allow you to research yourselves on a popular conglomerate).

Poor little thing.

Ready? Altogether now... "Awww"



Went on holiday up the coast before finally moving to London. Was struck by this really lovely window. That's that.


The Login Dead

ready for viewing in full mobile phone isolation mode! If you can't make it to Aberdeen, which is incredibly likely, watch the movie here.


Selling Chuck Norris, Spongebob and Amy Winehouse

I'm selling most of my stuff for fund raising efforts for the end of year Degree Show and New Blood.

If anyone is wanting to buy it, quite cheaply if I may say, please go here and also see the "Other Items" for either Amy Winehouse drawing, a Chuck Norris painting and also a Spongebob one too!



Amy Winehouse - "Taxidermy"

I was part of a group exhibition, stuck up my Taxidermy drawing. Very good. 


marcobev is now WANTSOME

marcobev.com is now retiring. I will be moving all my stuff over to wantsome.co as it sounds cooler!