New personal best for blog traffic

All content marketers hope that by adding share buttons, by writing topical unique content, and by consistently working a theme…they will eventually hit the social media jackpot and get massive traffic. When it comes, it can come big. This time it came from Reddit. I’ve seen this a couple of times working for my current employer, but today was a new record.
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We just threw a site together for Fire Island Cardiff

You can’t go wrong with a stripped-down, bone-white, dead-basic, done-in-a-day (too many hyphens?) website. Yes it needs a menu (Al, if you read this…mail me!) but otherwise it’s all there. Sweet and simple and oh so quick.
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Now that’s what I call skateboarding!

Pirate Man’s latest video is his best ever. It’s taken him a while to get to a standard that most people can bear to watch, but he did it. The video lacks the normal pubes, biscuit crumbs and pin-head sized crawling organisms that usually festoon the screen and you can make out at least 50% of the tricks.
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New City Surf website

We set up the OG City Surf website a few years back, and while it was good at the time it dated fairly quickly and we’d customised stuff that meant updating was tricky.

We used WordPress and the Wp E-Commerce plugin, which at the time (2009) was the best thing out. Having surveyed the market, we decided WooCommerce from Woothemes was the new kid on the block, so we made the call to migrate all the content into that.
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Kooki Two Bit t-shirt show, Buffalo Cardiff

This was a fun event and typical of the genuine efforts the Buffalo guys have been making to give art-geeks a place to mingle. Loads of Cardiff artists and designers submitted their designs for this show. Nearly all were hand crafted, drawn or painted directly onto tees. Really nice in this digital age to see who can wield a pen…and the pen is still mightier than the mouse in case you were wondering.
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More Nick the bastard video magic

Nick was asked to produce a promo edit for new Crayon pro Chris Jones. Nick has seamlessly graded footage from different locations to ensure a consistent colour scheme dominates the edit. Couple that with filming that keeps the subject centrally placed, a track that has just the right amount of drama to support the action and a signature Nick the Bastard bit of digital wizardry at the end and you’ve got yourself some hot footage.

Chris Jones Crayon Pro Clip from LovePaste on Vimeo.

Crayon skateboards professional series

Another collaboration with Pete Fowler, but this one is far from his typical style. These graphics feature vector style portraits with the classic Crayon logo in a speech bubble. You can see the thought that’s gone into these when you build the deck into a complete skateboard…the graphics really work well with the wheels in place. Clean bright colours make these a stand out on the shelf, and the matching stickers are pure class.
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