made by blah™ is the super-brand brainchild of Oli Cole & Jim Townsend. We’re an independent design and creative agency that builds and invents brands without all the blah blah. We work with like-minded clients, regardless of size and across all platforms, with the aim of producing exciting, meaningful and culturally relevant work. We specialise in Concepting, Design, Art Direction, Branding & Identity, Experiential & Exhibition Design, Interactive and Packaging - and have won awards at D&AD, Cannes, Webby and FWA. We’re based at Protein Studios, a co-working, events and retail space in the heart of Shoreditch, which enables us to plug in with a wide range of hot new startups and entrepreneurial minds, as well as exhibit work. We’re also partners with independent creative production specialists Wellcom Worldwide. This means we can operate at scale in a nimble and future facing way. Get in touch with us or come in for a chat, cup of tea and maybe a custard cream?
Unlike almost every other news outlet, the Guardian isn’t owned by shareholders who can influence news stories and push their own agendas. The Guardian is completely independent, so they are able to ask the questions others can’t and print the stories others won’t.
Soho has a rich history. Tourists come from around the world to see the club where Paul met Linda and the street made famous by an Oasis album cover. But the area faces massive changes. Music venues have closed, rail developments threaten landmarks and London’s oldest market, is up for private pitch. Many interest groups set up in response, but they compete for attention, when they share a common interest. Our campaign unites Soho's voices, a single rallying cry to cut through: 'Soho not Soso