South Warwickshire Foundation Trust NHS Branch walked away with the Recruitment Innovation Award at the West Midlands Regional Awards.
Helen Cooper received the certificate on behalf of the trust that recognises the work undertaken in the recruitment of new members to the union.
Once again TBD had a hand in the promotional material used in the campaigns and wish to congratulate everyone involved in successfully raising the profile of the union.
Unison West Midlands Community Branch have won the Adele Gwynn Organising Award at this years West Midlands Regional Awards held in Birmingham.
Becca Kirkpatrick received the award for the branch that was instrumental in organising the first Unison Regional Games held at the Alexander Stadium in August.
TBD provided the artwork for the inaugural event that looks set to make a welcome return, lets hope that the 2017 Games prove to be even more of a success.
In the busy run up to christmas UNISON have been on a recruitment drive across the South Warwickshire area.
A variety of promotional items have been on display, including a xmas treasure map containing hidden prizes. Who'd have thought that a simple game and a couple of reindeer could make such a difference.
Rich Inwood (aka CROM/Street Surgeon) will be appearing at the Wrongmass multi-media event this Friday which is being held at the Zephyr Lounge Leamington Spa. It will be a celebration of live music, moving-image projection, and graffiti work especially commissioned for the event.
There will be light sensitive works with torches provided. Magical!
TBD have collaborated with Blackened Sun Brewery to produce 'wyrm' a uniquely British tasting ale.
Not only is it eminently quaffable but if you scan the beer label with the free LAYAR app on a smartphone you will discover more about the brew in your hand. This elixir will be given away as a gift over the festive season to those who have supported us throughout the year.
Limited edition wyrm T-shirts are also available to buy through the TBD store.
Clothing to be seen dead in. TBD have a range of merch now available in the store, silkscreened onto Gildan Ultra shirts these designs simply ooze toxic. Each has the toxic clothing label to show its an authentic shirt and not one of those cheap imitations. Buy them for the love of your life or just keep them for yourself, they'll never know.
Due to current space restrictions the TBD greetings cards are being removed from the store in order to make way for new items. But don't despair they can still be bought through the Fat White Cat Studio at the many events they frequent up and down the uk.
Hopefully they will return if and when the shop expands in the not too distant future.
VIP Salon in Stratford Upon Avon has a new beauty therapist and a new range of services.
Treatments include; massage, aromatherapy, waxing, tinting and full body tanning. In addition to nail and hair styling, vip now offer a photographic service which includes wedding and boudoir photography!
Check them out for the full boutique experience.
A rash of flowers have started appearing across the whole of the South Warwickshire NHS trust.
Noticeboards, and virtually every other inch of freespace, are blooming with UNISON sunflowers in an effort to raise the profile of the public service union. With over 1.3 million members already, UNISON hope the TBD campaign will continue to help grow the membership further.
The Artist and Photographer has been kind enough to include TBD's cards on her stall at numerous events across the country throughout the year, examples of which are still currently available in the Toxic By Design Shop.
This years show has a science fiction theme with special guests Colin Baker, John Leeson, Peter Purves, Michael Keating and Paul Darrow no less.
Cats, Art and Sci-fi - interesting times!
A sizeable turn out was seen at the first ever Oxford Tattoo Convention at the weekend. More than 40 tattooists flaunted their skills at the gathering at Oxford Road’s Exeter Hall, including artists who had travelled from as far as Thailand for the two day event.
Amongst the artists were the Fellowship Of The Needle's Roger Dighton and Amy Cremmen who were also showing off their new banner courtesy of TBD. Burlesque dancers, musicians, body modification and graffiti artists kept the atmosphere alive during the festivities.
I was recently asked what the TBD studio philosophy was.
As it has never been a conscious decision to adopt one, I eventually found myself paraphrasing the french painter and sculptor Jean DuBuffett:
'I deny that there are beautiful colours, beautiful shapes and others that are not. I am convinced that any object, any place, without distinction, can become a key of enchantment for the mind according to the way one looks at it and the associations of ideas to which one links it.'
Says it all really, and so ends the pretentious post.
The new Temple Black website went live at midnight.
The Coventry based Alt-Rock band needed a responsive site to replace their Artistecard presence. It will serve as a central hub for their social media outlets, an image archive as well as detailing the bands forthcoming gigs and events.
If you like your sounds on the dark side pay them a visit.
Illustrator, mixed media artist and all round good egg Rich Inwood (aka CROM/Street Surgeon) will be appearing at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Coventry on Saturday 1st October as part of a live street art event between the hours of 11.00am to 5.00pm
A frequent collaborator with TBD he creates visceral artwork with anything he can lay his hands on from pen & ink through to aerosols.
If you're in the area check it out, you won't be disappointed.
A brief bout of tedium
"Don't worry dear I'm sure they'll post something else eventually".
As the Olympics reached their crescendo in Rio UNISON members got their own dose of live sporting action at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.
The union’s first ever West Midlands Regional Games took place at the stadium in Perry Barr, Birmingham, on Saturday 20th August. The day featured activities for all ages and abilities, free gifts, chances to learn more about different sports as well as live music, stalls and entertainment. The feedback from the day was very positive, with lots of people saying that they'd had fun and an overwhelming call from everyone to make this a regular event.
Photography - Jemma Jones.