Two young creatives working on their portfolio in London’s bars and cafés have started leaving permanent reminders of their time spent in the establishments.
Jake Wiseman and James Ginn, a creative team currently looking for a placement in advertising, started sticking up framed photos of themselves wherever they worked.
The project started when they noticed many establishments they worked in near to advertising agencies had framed photos on the walls; usually photographs of families or couples sipping coffee in rustic locations. Through this observation, the team started to mimic these images, matching the existing styles. Jake and James put up their frames in the hope that creatives popping in for a coffee or an after-work pint would see their faces up on the walls.
Some of the first frames Jake and James slyly placed on the walls have remained for several months and they have continued to put more up each time they work in a new location. They aim to cover every café brand in London, tick off as many Wetherspoons as possible and have even started leaving framed photographs in agency receptions when they have arranged meetings.