Friday 28 November 2008

Graphic Identity

Tallis has just embarked on a long overdue attempt to secure a consistent graphic identity. This will hopefully incorporate a new logo, stationary, uniform badge and signage concept for the new school. As you are no doubt aware, there are currently 3 or 4 competing logos including the old piano keys, the handwritten text and the latest grid of coloured dots. In order to sort this out, at least for the foreseeable future, we have engaged the services of Tak! Design, the guys who created the Homepage blogging gallery, Tallis Talk and Tallis Shorts. Last week we held an initial briefing meeting to which staff and students were invited as the client team. We had a long discussion about the vision for the school and our requirements, especially in terms of a new logo. 

For those of you who may be interested in this sort of thing, I came across the following blog entry which compares the shoddy branding attempts by London Boroughs to the incredibly sophisticated solution arrived at by local government in Tokyo. Each Tokyo borough has its own flag and whilst they are all different, they share a consistency of design that creates an impressive overall effect. What do you think?

Thursday 27 November 2008

Manifesto for a creative Tallis

After taking part in the 'Manifesto for a Creative Britain' event in the turbine hall, ten students will get to work on a manifesto for Tallis. They are going to think about the guiding principles for making Tallis a place that allows for the creative development of students and teachers alike. Although the students were in agreement with some of the ideas at the event, they have lots more ideas of their own. What do you think are the guiding principles for ensuring that Tallis is a creative environment?

Mr Hawes

Saturday 22 November 2008

Creative Manifesto

On Wednesday 26th November from 1-3pm, Tallis students will join 500 young people from across the country in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern to present and debate their Creative Manifesto to a government minister. Over the last two years pupils from 20 Creative Partnerships schools have been discussing what they need to have creative and successful futures. 2500 young people have been polled to support these findings.  

Creative Ambassadors from 10 schools have written a ten point manifesto as a mandate for action from the government. 

Creativity - The Students' Perspective


Welcome to the new Creative Tallis blog. This is a place where members of the Creative Tallis Action Research Group can share ideas and promote the work of the group to the wider learning community.