Endless Vital Activity Returns with Season III: Rethinking Systems
Endless Vital Activity - conversations to inspire radical action - returns with Season III this Summer 2022. This season is centred around the theme Rethinking Systems. Hosted by A&P founder David Johnston, we will engage in conversations that will reset our minds and preconceptions of subjects we thought we knew and understood. With new perspectives, we can reimagine our world.
A&P Welcomes Sally Oldfield as the Studio's First Managing Director
2022 marks A&P’s 15-year anniversary and a starting point for entering our next stage of growth: we are in the midst of evolving into the agency of the future and could not be more thrilled to appoint Sally Oldfield at the helm. Sally brings masterful industry experience combined with an unwavering vision and acute leadership to truly cultivate the creative talent at A&P towards becoming the most progressive, future-proofed agency in sync with what society needs from us in the short and long-term.
Why Making Good Work is No Longer Enough
On Earth Day this year, we look back to our 'Kill Your Engine’ campaign launched in 2020, prompted by idling cars’ exhaust emissions from parents waiting to pick up their kids from school.
Celebrating Workwear Manufacturing Roots
From construction workers to artists and skaters, iconic American workwear manufacturer Dickies has had a diverse and loyal following for 100 years now. Armed with a new creative vision and plans to enter new markets, the brand turned to Accept & Proceed to evolve its visual identity and ensure it was fit for purpose in the digital world.
Buy Light. Give Light.
In response to the ongoing and devastating attacks on Ukraine, we are selling our Light Calendar print archive to raise urgent funds for Kyiv Independent. Independent journalists are rapidly adapting their work under the most challenging circumstances and they need support for this difficult and unpredictable task. The Light Calendar series are a decade-long project plotting the daylight seen in London throughout the year. We are selling this archive of collectable screen prints in recognition that a darker world - one without access to independent journalism and unheard voices in crisis - is no place we should be in today. 100% of sale proceeds will be donated to the Kyiv Independent.
Resources to Support Ukrainians
Over the last few days our team at A&P have found various resources, fundraisers, media channels and other sources of information that have allowed us to act, donate, help or contribute in some way shape or form to supporting the lives of Ukrainians. We have bookmarked these findings and collated them to a single page as an ongoing crowdsourced effort. We invite you—our friends, partners and the wider creative community—to contribute, share, and chime in.
"They say 'you’re only as good as your last job.' I’d counter that with 'consistency is the true mark of a pro' as anyone can get lucky once or twice. The big question is, how do you get lucky, time and time again? It’s about who you collaborate with. It’s about what you expect from the partnership, and what they want from you in return. As a B Corp, at A&P we partner with visionaries—people who wanna upset the status quo, people who want to peel the edges of the sticker to see what lies underneath. Here’s a selection of people and projects we got lucky with last year." - Mat Jones, Executive Creative Director
15 Years at A&P: Moonlight to Sr Designer to Creative Director
From March 1st, Stephen Heath takes on his new role as Creative Director at Accept & Proceed, with Mat Jones becoming Executive Creative Director. Stephen has brought total commitment, camaraderie and craft into the decade-plus journey he’s been with A&P and is hungry for the moonshot. Constantly championing and challenging the designs we bring forth into the world, as well as the role designers play in influencing positive change, we’ve no doubt his leadership and vision positions A&P as new-world ready.
Nike FIT ADV: Global Brand Experience and Campaign
FIT ADV apparel represents Nike’s most advanced apparel engineering developed to give athletes the performance and protection they need for use in extreme weather conditions. Working in close partnership with Nike, we developed a weatherized graphic system which includes atmospheric essence plates that capture the intensity of the three weather conditions as well as a set of graphic patterns that evoke their sensation and movement. Our collaboration continued with the Paris House of Innovation team with A&P art directing and producing the motion content for the FIT ADV product launch in store.
How Can Employers Support The Mental Wellbeing Of Their Workforce?
If You Could Jobs invites Accept & Proceed to share our approach to mental health and well-being within the workplace. Our Operations Director Erica Routledge shares the structures we currently have in place to support our team as well as new internal policies, initiatives and advice tor getting through this pandemic together.