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How 8Ball Helped Transfer Lol Into The Blushing Bride In This is England ‘90 Finale

How 8Ball Helped Transfer Lol Into The Blushing Bride In This is England ‘90 Finale

You may have read how we kept the This is England series looking authentic by working closely with our production company, The Treatment DTG. Having recently produced a number of delicate chiffon prints for another client, the This is England ‘90 costume designer called up on us to work with an illustrator to help to transfer Lol into a blushing bride.

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Our Five Favourite TV Box Sets Of All Time

Our Five Favourite TV Box Sets Of All Time

Is there really anything more comforting than a good box set? Whether it’s curling up with the curtains drawn in the grips of a deathly hangover, or reclining with a slice of pizza in the company of friends, there’s nothing quite like the escapism afforded by a classic TV box set. We want to share our favourite 5...

 

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The Fictional Characters We Love To Hate

The Fictional Characters We Love To Hate

In both real life and on TV, we’ve all encountered a person we really don’t get along with. But for some reason, instead of ignoring them as we should, we give them more attention and we feed the characteristics they have that irritate us. That’s why we’ve put together a list of fictional characters we’ve encountered that we just love to hate. 

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The Tattoos That Make Up Ruby Rose

The Tattoos That Make Up Ruby Rose

She’s best known for playing alluring inmate, Stella Carlin, in the Netflix hit Orange Is The New Black, but aside from her piercing blue eyes and open gender fluidity, we believe it’s the tattoos that really make Ruby Rose memorable. Here at 8 Ball we love Ruby’s signature tats and have picked out our top 5 favourites.

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The Changing Faces Of Doctor Who

The Changing Faces Of Doctor Who

Doctor Who – the man whose face and personality has undergone twelve reincarnations since the show first hit our television screens back in 1963. As the show returns, we want to get you in the mood for the brand new series. So we’ve travelled back in time to reflect on the changing faces of the infamous Time Lord, and pulled out some fascinating and little known factoids about each.

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Find Out How 8Ball Helped Keep This Is England ’90 Looking Authentic

Find Out How 8Ball Helped Keep This Is England ’90 Looking Authentic

The team at 8Ball were privileged, when we were asked to supply a number of garments to be worn in the latest of the ‘This Is England’ series, ‘This Is England ’90’. So when we were approached to create two t-shirts for the characters Flip and Higgy, it wasn’t just the 24 hours from concept to shooting that was the main challenge – it was creating something that seemed authentic.

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Top 10 Moments From The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Top 10 Moments From The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

It’s been a household hit for many years, and today marks the 25th anniversary of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air hitting our screens. With Will Smith recently announcing that he wants to make a modern remake of this classic TV show, we decided to reminisce on some of our favourite bits of the show as a #TBT treat.

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Would You Name Your Baby After a TV Box Set?

Would You Name Your Baby After a TV Box Set?

We’ve heard of people naming their babies after influential figures in their life such as family or friends. But now people are giving their baby’s unusual names and are turning to their favourite fictional characters for inspiration. Some of the most popular names originate from a range of box sets and films that have spanned decades, including Star Wars and Game of Thrones.

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True Detective 2 Random Scenario Generator

True Detective 2 Random Scenario Generator

The final episode of True Detective is about to hit our screens – hooray! But, if you are anything like the rest us then you are probably just as baffled by the complex and overlapping storylines that we’ve been introduced to throughout the series. Through our comical (and bizarre) invention – we’ve created the True Detective 2 random scenario generator.

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Doctor Who Season 9 Teaser Trailer

Doctor Who Season 9 Teaser Trailer

During the Doctor Who panel on Thursday, Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi appeared alongside Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez and executive producer/showrunner Steven Moffat to tease the upcoming ninth series ahead of its September 19th release. With some spoilers, a surprise cameo and a guitar playing Doctor check out the trailer here…

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