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Aeroplane welcomes Lucie the designer by Aeroplane

Early this month we were pleased to welcome Lucie to our team. Lucie came from France as part of the Erasmus programme through the ESAAT Roubaix university, where she is studying graphic design and will be with us for the next three months gaining valuable work experience. She's brought a breath of 'French air' with a passion for illustrations, which she has been practising since she was a kid.

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Cities of Hope / street art by Aeroplane

This weekend saw the completion of ‘cities of hope'; a street art convention which lasted for nine days and brought more colour and awareness into Manchester. The project was developed by 'Vestige' a not-for-profit social justice organisation, involving nine international street artists and locally based charities to express and bring attention to nine global issues.

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Eames at the Barbican by Aeroplane

Some inspiring characters come and go, and some last forever. Charles and Ray Eames are evidently the second. Pioneers of plastic and fibreglass moulding or exposing the benefits of shaping plywood for helping wounded soldiers avoid gangrene; the pair were a dynamic team who developed our modern perception of design and architecture and helped craft a better future for us all.

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Educated in Bremen by Aeroplane

Last month we found ourselves in Germany at the Universum Bremen; an exhibition centre that, in their words, cover all things "Technology, Human and Nature". What took us by surprise was the lack of 'do not touch' signs, often seen in museums. The number of interactive machines and devices was staggering. The machines were safe but gave the impression of danger; especially while sitting on an earthquake simulator or charging a 'lightning' machine.

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Aeroplane's new home by Aeroplane

We've been on the lookout for a new studio for a while, and we found our new home at Hope Mill. It's one of the earliest developments in Manchester's industrial region, starting its life out as a cotton mill in the early 1820’s. It's rough around the edges, and we love it.

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Bubbles by Aeroplane

At Aeroplane, inspiration takes many forms, from sand to soap! On a recent trip to Lisbon, which is renowned for its art, music and culture, we found ourselves inspired by many things, but also something unexpected. Tourist attractions can be ubiquitous, but on this occasion, we were hooked by some cosmic-like forms making their way over our heads… Enjoy.

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Behind the scenes of a photoshoot by Aeroplane

Back in May we came up with many ideas from many angles to publicise the University of Salford’s postgraduate offerings; the winning idea was ‘Head and shoulders above the rest’. Visually our thoughts took us to a literal translation of someone being risen above others; this fired a memory of some great work of a Levitating girl we’d seen years previously.

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