The Miserable Men
When our new creative director started last year, she implemented a creative sharing programme, a little like TED I guess, which encourages members of her team to stand up and talk about something they’re passionate about.
This week was my turn and instead of talking, I wrote a series of short short stories and put them up on a wall in my favourite alley near work.
I have huge fears about sharing my work and thought I was going to puke for a whole week beforehand. But to my surprise, people seemed genuinely moved by these little stories. And what was even nicer than the random Japanese tourist who stumbled across us, helped herself to a beer, took photos and joined in, was how many people were gathered silently, just reading (the above photo is about half our little agency). My favourite comment came from an account manager who walked up to me afterwards and exclaimed nothing but, “Vic! Your brain!”.
Anyone in London, I left the stories up on the wall and if the rain hasn’t got to them, then they’re probably still there. If you’re anywhere near the Tate Modern or Borough Market this weekend, head over to Rose Alley and take a look.