As part of Idealog’s Design Month, several wise souls from across the industry (and beyond) shared some insights on their favourite design-related things. In this section, we chat to ad-man-turned-artist Josh Lancaster, who finds himself straddling two different worlds as he answers the questions.
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Former Kiwi adman turned full-time artist, Josh Lancaster, will have an exhibition of his artistic wares at the Smyth Galleries on Auckland’s Jervois Road for three weeks from 28 June.
While the profligate days of very long lunches and company credit card-funded excess are seemingly—and for some, unfortunately—well behind us, there’s no doubt that many of those in the persuasive arts still engage a fair bit of corporate hospitality. Colenso BBDO’s ex-chief executive Nick Garrett, who recently took on a job at Clemenger BBDO Melbourne after five and a bit years in the role, was certainly in that category. So what better way to honour his legacy than with a visual reminder of one of his favourite haunts, SPQR in Ponsonby.
It was an offer too good to refuse and after just six months in operation, indie agency Josh & Jamie have made their first creative signing: the entire Assignment Group staff roster. Or, slightly more accurately, J&J founders Josh Lancaster and Jamie Hitchcock will soon be nestling into the nurturing bosom of Assignment Group.
There’s been plenty of pitchy business of late and the most recent news is that Saatchi & Saatchi has won the Sanitarium account and .99 has retained the New World business.