I gather Fishburn Hedges’ art team were hit by recent events in
South-East Asia. Art director Sue Howells was on a photo shoot in
Indonesia and the Philippines for FH client, Hong Kong-based Asian
property and telecom conglomerate First Pacific.
The first stop was Manila, where Howells was just about to start
directing the shoot of some of First Pacific’s top management dogs for
the company’s annual report when armoured guards forced her to abandon
the whole session.
’No reason was given and the team were just pushed off, despite having
official clearance,’ FH’s senior director on design Chris North, told
Next stop was Jakarta, where another set of First Pacific executives
posing for the camera were so petrified at the riots going on that they
refused to stay in the city overnight. So FH’s art team was forced to
hotfoot it back to Singapore straight after the shoot, bringing a new
meaning to the term jet setting.
Despite all the drama, the annual report was successfully published a
couple of weeks ago. North said: ’The report looks lovely. The front
cover has a picture of secretaries snipping the end of a branch - it’s
quite symbolic and very feng shui.’