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Instagram accounts you should follow

Instagram isn’t just about posting selfies and pictures of food, y’know. It’s full of super creative profiles, but with 100million+ users it can be hard to find an account truly worth following – especially with so many spammers trying to sell you 100 followers. 

So we thought we’d post a mini series of Instagram accounts we like and recommend. It’s not just about the quality of the photos that makes a top insta account; it’s those that excel in creativity and have a bit of something different that we really love.


Obsessed with the letter ‘M’, all you’ll see on this Instagram feed is snaps of the glorious letter in a variety of fonts, typefaces and styles. It’s pretty cool looking at a profile full of just one letter and it shows you that the simplest of ideas are often the best.

Why should you follow them? Who doesn’t like typography and looking at letters in a variety of different forms? And you know what you’re getting too: the letter M and nothing else.

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If you’re like me and you’re obsessed with the London skyline then following an account from one of the city’s most recognised architectural triumphs won’t let you down.

As you might’ve guessed, pics revolve around the stunning skyscraper that is the Cheesegrater and include some pretty phenomenal shots of the London landscape too.

Why should you follow them? Because the London skyline is amazing and the Cheesegrater aka Leadenhall Building might be the strangest shaped structure in the capital, but it’s an icon.

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Okay so it’s a food account, and yes it’s making me hungry, but look how pretty it is! They’ve taken the enormous popularity of food pics on Instagram and turned it into something truly unique. And they’re from east London, too. Great account chaps!

Why should you follow them? I don’t think I have to explain this one…

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Why not share your favourite Instagram accounts with us? We’d love to see them!



Something for the weekend


It looks like summer has finally arrived, ladies and gentlemen. It’s been absolutely scorchio in the city of London this week, with temperatures in the mid 20s keeping those of us working indoors feeling like we’re in a greenhouse.

Though it’s nothing a nice cold beverage in a beer garden won’t sort out, as I’m sure you’ll all agree. Let’s hope it continues into the weekend!

The Bloodybigspider office has been like a sauna all week and I’ve realised skinny jeans and hot weather do not mix. I’ll make sure I treat everyone to my skimpy shorts next week instead. Watch your eyes London.

Copywriting, design and general good vibes have been the theme in the office this week and we’ve been working as a hard as ever for our lovely bunch of clients. And to make sure your weekend is full of good vibes too, here’s a nice little list of links to keep you entertained:


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Something for the weekend


Howdy y’all. It’s time once again for Bloodybigspider’s weekly roundup.

Well, where do I begin? We’ve been on a bloodybigblogging-frenzy this week with posts coming out of our ears… and fingers.

Miranda wrote about the challenges of typesetting in multiple languages and how different countries use punctuation – interesting stuff!

SOH gave us some insight into her big red folder of copywriting inspiration. Yes, even the very best wordsmiths need a bit of inspiration every now and then!

We’ll also be blogging about Bloodybigspider’s favourite books, and I’m working on a series full of expert Instagram advice, so watch this space.

Food highlight of the week 

As it was bloody boiling on Thursday, Miranda, Silvia and I decided to go for a spot of lunch in the sun. The destination was Brick Lane, obviously. I treated myself to a beautiful pulled pork sandwich from the meat gods at MeatPorn, while the girls indulged in some full-on cheesy pizza. It was incredible by all accounts.

Fingers crossed there’ll be lots more sunshine in the coming months so the Bloodybigspider team can go for lots of picnics, and maybe work outside too?

Before we leave you for a whole two days, here are some fun things from the internet to keep you entertained for the rest of Friday:

Thanks for stopping by you beautiful people.

Happy weekend!


Bloodybigspider goes back to uni

We’ve been writing a lot for the education and training sectors recently. It’s an area we’re really interested in – our chief copywriter SOH is currently doing a part time Master’s at the University of Roehampton so she know’s all too well about the student lifestyle.

Last year we did some work for Middlesex University, one of the largest universities in the UK, and we’re really pleased to announce that the eight course magazines we helped write are now popping through prospective students’ letterboxes nationwide.

Working with our lovely MDX client Nerissa Bryden (UK Student Recruitment Marketing Manager), we wrote the ‘Student Life’ section of the course magazines – 12 pages of useful info students need to know, like where they’ll study, socialise and sleep… oh and where to go for a beer and a bagel, obviously. We conducted and wrote a few subject-specific interviews too.

It was a great project to sink our teeth into, and we hope we get to work with Middlesex again soon.

MDX Collage 1 MDX Collage2 MDX Collage3MDX_Student lifeGet in touch if you have any questions about how Bloodybigspider can help jazz up your university literature!



Enter stage left: meet new client Spare Tyre

We’re pleased to announce Spare Tyre as our latest copywriting client. Welcome to the Bloodybigspider family! Over the coming months we’ll be rewriting their website copy to help them deliver a consistent message and tone of voice.

Spare Tyre is a participatory arts charity based in London, supporting adults with learning difficulties, people with dementia, people over 60 and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. They aim to provide voiceless communities with self esteem and a renewed sense of confidence through performance.

We reckon their amazing work shouldn’t go unnoticed, and we hope we can help raise their profile and spread the good word.

So check them out and make a donation!

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