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The real difference between North and South

By July 1, 2016October 1st, 2017One Comment

Some days you walk to your desk, fire up the Mac, shuffle some papers, down your coffee and….. nothing.

Not a thing. Nothing happens. Your brain is somewhere else, your inspiration, ideas and creativity are still lying in bed.

This exact scenario happened this morning.

To get things moving I like to sit down and create something for nothing. No brief. No client. No reason to do it at all except to stimulate ‘something’.

With this in mind I found myself creating a useful set of poster designs for people living in the South, who are visiting, or thinking of moving, to the North.

When I moved to Manchester the single biggest difference came down to what mealtimes are called.

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner


Breakfast / Dinner / Tea

I could have saved myself years of banter and winding up if only someone had produced 3 helpful posters such as these.

So here you have it.

The real difference between North and South.

You can download the posters by clicking the button below.




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  • These are really nice Jim.

    Little side projects are a great way of sparking creativity, particularly as you get to write the brief in the first place. It can be difficult being a designer. You’re expected to have an endless stream of ideas on tap and it just doesn’t always work like that.

    Whenever I’m struggling I find a little exercise or just a simple walk in the country can be a good trigger to get the ideas going. The worst thing you can do is sit in front of the computer trying to force it.

    I have the “breakfast – dinner – tea” argument with my wife nearly every day and she’s from Cheadle. I suspect it’s not just a North/South divide thing 🙂

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