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The advice posters are designed as welcoming gifts for first year students, so I'm delighted to be able to launch a new model which enables first year students across the UK to request a free advice poster through this site. The poster is then sent in the post free of charge.

This new direction is self-funded, through the help of our sponsors who have helped produce an edition of fundraising posters. The sale of these designs helps to cover the costs involved. We can only give out as many posters as are covered by poster sales, but this feels like a big step towards becoming self sufficient.

I've just put the second batch of free posters in the post. The range of courses, locations and brief messages coming in from students are remarkable.

Two more fund raising designs will be released this fortnight: one from Tiny Showcase and one more from howies®.


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Sat 15th Oct 2011

We have sold over half of our first fundraising poster edition. Thank you to howies® and everyone who has supported the project in this way.


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Mon 25th Jul 2011

Earlier this week, howies began screen printing a t-shirt release designed by Lizzy Stewart and produced in association with advice to sink in slowly. This is another way that howies are helping to support the advice project. The t-shirt is available for sale on the howies website until the end of the month. This video - shot at their Cardigan HQ - gives an idea of the printing process involved. 


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Thu 07th Jul 2011
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A quick preview of our first fundraising poster sponsored by howies. The A2 poster will be available for sale tomorrow morning and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Wed 06th Jul 2011
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I'm delighted to share the news that clothing company howies will be sponsoring our first fundraising poster release, 'Find some place to stop & be quiet' by Lizzy Stewart.

Inspired by a conversation with howies Commercial Director, Ade Gunn, the launch of the 200 poster edition marks a new direction for the project. Throughout the summer we will be releasing a series of A2 litho posters. All funds from the sale of these designs will go towards printing and distributing posters to students enrolling at UK Universities in September.

howies will also be releasing a limited edition 'Find some place to stop & be quiet' T-shirt to help spread the word about the promotion and the project.

The first advice poster will be available this week on Thursday 7th July. The limited edition howies t-shirt will be available through their website on the same day. 

I will be posting more details soon.

Many thanks to everyone at howies for their inspiration and support.


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Tue 05th Jul 2011
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A beautiful new shop icon created by Robert Telegramme and which is connected to plans for the first Monthly Theme of 'Beginnings'. More details very soon.


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Sat 10th Jul 2010
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An inspirational talk with relevance to my search for a project sponsor this year. Max Schorr is a Co-Founder and Community Director of the wonderful GOOD magazine.


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Sun 23rd May 2010
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Blog description from the brilliant Newspaper Project:

"This is the blog where we're alarmingly honest about where it's all going wrong. And occasionally smug about where it's going right."


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Fri 22nd Jan 2010
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This poster was designed by Steve Bond and Dean Owens for the purpose of inspiring content for their magazine POST.

It's a view of life summed up by the expression on Steve's wonderful friend Mabel's face, who should contribute her own advice to the project as soon as possible. For me it means that a day in thought is a day owned; thought leads to action; action leads to control, not over anything in particular, but some control over what comes next and that coming from you. Your input is vital: in collaboration, in everyday matters, in relation to others and to yourself.

So I wanted to put it up here as:

1) I have come to realise that it is a credo my friends live by and I'm delighted they let me turn it into an advice poster.

2) Because it is becoming my credo too and am proud to share it with such wonderful people. I hope I can live up to their example.


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Sun 17th Jan 2010
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Posted by : The advice project Posted : Sun 20th Dec 2009
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