Monday, March 31, 2014

A Snow Globe of Creativity

In between real-time tweeting and Facebook updates, you’ll be glad to know that whilst on a recent fam trip to the Alps, I found some time to fit in a little ski-time. And it was whilst being sat on a glorified button getting dragged up a mountain, that I realised going skiing is a bit like stepping into a creative dream world.
  A ski lift becomes a scenic drag through a wonderland: mountains covered by fresh white duvets hiding secrets to be revealed in spring; icing sugar spread thick round the edge of a Christmas gateau or lightly dusted on top of a peak; whipped meringue is ready to crunch; cotton wool is ready to pull apart; and lumps of marshmallow are ready to squeeze. All the while set against neutral colourways of powder blues and pebble greys, and all seen through a lens blinded by glitter falling seemingly out from nowhere.
  Just as your succumbing to the dream and stillness, you’re suddenly jolted awake by a blast of contrast and rigidity: the harsh carving of skis and boards through untouched snow; the poker straight “cord” marks left by a jet-black metallic snowplough; the rhythmic grind of a chair lift transporting a never ending stream of clashing coloured skiers. Neon pinks, oranges, reds, yellows and greens arranged in spots, stripes and checks sit alongside one another like paint spattered at a blank canvas, unfazed and inattentive to the wider neutral palette.
  Hard, soft and make-believe seemingly co-exist, shaken up together in a little glacial bubble, a million miles from reality.

Monday, March 17, 2014

What's the craic?!

Well that’s it. The minutes are up, the final whistle has sounded and the Guinness is a-flowing: Ireland are the official RBS 6 Nations winners! After all our hard work helping Tissot with their Official Timekeeper duties, we know that we’ll be left with a rugby-shaped void in our weekends. But that’s a problem for future Indigo! Today, we are perfecting our Irish accents and riding the emerald wave to celebrate St Patrick’s day. And in case we needed a clearer sign that fun and festivity should commence, we even turned up this morning to a newly painted green front door! Who’d have thunk it! Never has there been a case of greater symbolism. Now who let Account Management loose in Paint…

Friday, February 21, 2014


We’d love to get our hands on a Tissot Touch Six Nations Special Edition but they are selling like hotcakes. So, despite designing a series of online and offline ads, this is the closest we’ve come so far.

At the weekend, look out for the red strap and sporty dial on the wrist of the Six Nation’s referees. Brian O’Driscoll crashing over in the middle of the park could be the deciding factor at Twickenham or it might just be the position of the big hand at the end of eighty minutes that decides the England team are victorious.

Monday, February 03, 2014

You can run but you can't hide

It’s an invasion! No, calm down, not of locusts and aliens (one naturally follows the other) but rather, of Indigo and the tube. Well, of Indigo IN the tube if we’re getting really specific but y’know, details. I digress…
In/on/around regardless, next time you find yourself waiting at a platform be sure to keep an eye out for our Mark Warner summer posters. Not that you’ll have to look hard, at 28 key sites across the underground we’ll be coming to a station near you…

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

One word...sounds like..."zummer"?

The wind, rain and post-yuletide blues may have gripped us with more conviction than a Sherlock Christmas special, but fear not ye olde sceptics, as a new light dawns on the horizon. That’s right; shed your onesies and rejoice, fellow sofa dwellers, for summer finally beckons. For those whose scepticism knows no bounds, if the taunt of sunshine is too much to bear I urge you simply take a stroll down Tottenham Court Rd and bask in the digital glow of our Mark Warner summer campaign. Flip flops at the ready, the countdown has begun…

Monday, January 13, 2014

We're a-peeling to you....!

We’re hiring! We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Middleweight Digital Designer to join our creative team and work on our travel and luxury goods accounts. We’re looking for someone with around 3 years commercial experience and with a good knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as good Dreamweaver/other HTML editor skills. Along with your excellent banter and cracking taste in music (obviously…), you should be a dab hand at building emails and web banners, and creating compelling visuals for digital advertising projects. If we’ve caught your attention, drop us an email at to find out more and we’ll send you everything you need to know.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Who's got the better sweater?

What brings the spirit of Christmas alive more than slightly inappropriate novelty jumpers? Nothing, I tell you, nothing. After a somewhat warm journey to work (a coat fully zipped up on the northern line should be noted as akin to sporting a fur-lined onesie in a sauna) and some momentary office embarrassment, Jamie and Marianne gallantly stepped up to the challenge of representing Indigo on Save the Children’s National Christmas Jumper Day. And don’t they look lovely! Smile dear, this one’s for the album…