Design consultancies should stick to what they are good at. When Blue Goose took part in a charity car rally last weekend for Design for Good – which promotes design for charities – it found itself short of a vehicle. To stand out from the pack, it decided to drive a fire engine, but was not allowed tickets for the cross-channel ferry.
A missile launcher was next on its list, but finally considered a touch antagonistic for Ireland. The group then bought a Ford Cortina for £65, only to be told it was a potential death trap, and settled on a 1963 Austin A40 with 12 hours to go. Sadly, the motor’s engine exploded upon arrival in Ireland.
Still, at least the group had a car – MetaDesign’s broke down before it got to the ferry. But Blue Goose raised more than £1000 from sponsors – well done all.