All of our successes last year came from the creative, eclectic minds of our team. So, as 2018 kicks off, let’s find out the best bits: what inspired and made the Workbrands team tick in 2017?
Kayleigh:McCann‘s The Fearless Girl, forged then positioned on Wall Street the day before International Women’s Day, continued the story of an already iconic statue while keeping the concept simple and subtle: strength, defiance, power.
Tom:Sagmeister introduced The Happy Film at a WEDFArnolfini talk, and I was blown away by both his experiment and heartfelt honesty. I drew similarities in the way he perceived himself fitting into the world around him and, having watched it twice more since, continue to take inspiration from it.
Andrew: Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, a Netflix documentary about Man on the Moon, was an insight into the dedication it takes to produce something genuinely representative. Carrey perfectly depicts the eccentricities and enigma that was Kaufman, unpicking the dichotomy between the known and unknown.
Josh: The Art of the Football Shirt, a Jacket Required exhibition in collaboration with Neal Heard, looked at the relationship between design, fashion and the beautiful game, showcasing a selection of iconic football shirts. There were some absolute beauties on show – the West Germany ’90-‘92 home shirt is a classic and personal favourite.
Dan: I was the digital content, social media and audience outreach lead for the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, where 500 Years (a personal favourite) put a spotlight on just how long atrocities can go unaddressed and unpunished when power remains unchallenged. I sorted a post-screening drink and chat with Andrea, the lead Guatemalan activist, too, by promising a trip to Bowie’s Brixton memorial!
Steve: While the boxset scene is old news to most, I’ve found balance and evening continuity with them – post-child duties, of course. By starting (with slight trepidation) Prison Break, there’s no more aimless scrolling through inane satellite channels: it’s how I want it, when I want it, if I want it, forever.