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I bought a couple of film cameras a while back now and since then I have been trying to get to grips with a bit of analog photography, my way of trying to fight the man(stagram). I bought a Canonet Q19 and  an Olympus Trip 35 fairly cheap from ebay and have been filling a few films since. The feeling of handing a film in to be developed is much more rewarding and experimental then simply changing the filter you apply to a digital photo, this however comes at price. To collate all the photos I have set up a tumblr (another social network to add to my bookmarks) for people to look if they choose – mjarrowsmith16mm. Here’s the cameras and a couple of the photos I’ve taken (more to come)…





Every year Rampworx skatepark holds an event named Laced, organised and hosted by Matthew Dearden, a key ambassador for aggressive rollerblading. This year I was granted the opportunity to design and create the the trophies for Matthew. Using pin and thread art, I created trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for the three different categories, Pro, Am, and girls (9 in total). The event was insane and the trophies seem to go down quite well, hopefully I can do further work for Matt and Rampworx in the furture.







OutsideOver the Christmas holiday I went on a short 4 day city break to Amsterdam. After going there last year for Detail’s Xmas party to visit the Graphic Design Museum in Breda, I’d always felt the need to go back for more of a substantial time to take in the city. On arrival, my girlfriend and I dumped our bags and headed into the city. On the way in, just by chance we came across the shop/museum/cafe/apartment Droog. My knowledge of the ‘group’ was fairly limited until this trip, but since then I have been keeping tabs with all their projects and upcoming work. Here’s a couple of pictures but I would check out their site. Droog.

bookshelfbookshelf02 GardenSignagePlease excuse the quality of photos as they were taken on my phone….

When commuting to work the other day I came across this little gem of a mistake…


I had to stop for a second, asking myself whether Network Rail had created an interesting advert or whether some idiot can’t read…

It did get me thinking about the person who had put the poster in it’s frame, and how they must have solely looked at the image and not the text. The Ad itself is a little idea about the similarities between a drill head and a Christmas tree which the poster putter upper clearly didn’t acknowledge. As this was placed in a very rushed environment, it would be interesting to see how many other commuters saw the poster as an image of a regular drill head. like the Network Rail employee? or the amount of people who noticed it had been incorrectly placed upside-down within its frame? To be honest I’m probably over thinking it but it did make me wonder…

Here’s a little bit of work I’ve been doing recently… (keeps the blog ticking over & theres more to come soon)

I recently also turned my kitchen into a scene from Fight Club, this project will be available soon to see.

Its that time of year again when all design studio’s recieve invites to local Degree shows, and being based in Manchester offers the oppourtunity to get out and see quite a few. I have been doing the tours and took a few photos so I can see some new talent. In a week or so I’ll be posting on the Disciples of Design with a review of all the shows I have been to, but for now here’s a few shots from Blackpool, Manchester College and Stockport. ( I Still have to go to MMU and Salfords).

Detail have recently moved to Tib Street in the heart of the Northern Quarter. Although it adds a fair bit to my journey when riding to work, I couldn’t be happier to be on the busier side of town, however when you work above a bar the Diet can take a hit. Here’s a few photo’s I took of the new studio that will be used in a project we are currently working on…

You can check more of my shots on my Flickr account (Yes another social network I have given into).