Adtec’s banners blow you away!

16/11/2011 Leave a comment


When graphic designer, Mark Holt called for us to prepare an image for an art exhibition banner, he was pleasantly surprised to discover that we could also supply the complete banner!

When you strive for the best, briefing as few people as possible on a project ensures consistent quality – and as our quote was the most competitive – Mark entrusted us with the project.

The banner was to hang between the columns of a Grade II listed former Methodist Church, now home to a contemporary art project space The Zabludowicz Collection 176 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 3PT

After advising on the suitability of the image, we supplied a proof of a crucial section at final size, to show image quality more accurately than could be seen on screen. On approval we extended the image to bleed top and bottom of the 2.2m x 4.5m banner.

As the location was susceptible to gusting wind, we advised mesh rather than PVC as a substrate, as it allows air to flow through rather than billowing. Once printed the banner was pocketed to take the hanging bars and trimmed prior to delivery and installation.

The banner is for the first UK solo exhibition of US artist Laurel Nakadate, which includes Oops! (2000), a three-channel installation in which the artist was invited into the homes of men she met through chance encounters asking them to dance with her to Britney Spears’ iconic song. All her films, performances and photographs, create similarly highly charged scenes that put in play relationships premised on gender, power and sexuality.

If you have any kind of banner project, please contact display graphics manager,
Mike Stanley via email or call +44 (0)20 7837 6714.

You can find out more about our display graphics services on the website here.


We love print… wine labels.

15/11/2011 Leave a comment

Finca de la Rica
Designed by Dorian

Mike Weir, The Underdog Wine
Designed by Insite Design

Alphabetical wine
Designed by Marco Simal

Black Sheep Wine
Designed by Cory Loven

We’ve found ourselves browsing far too much recently. Here are a few of the wine labels that caught our eyes.

The Patch.

11/11/2011 Leave a comment

the patch

Some great student work from Jackie Elliott.

The Patch Strawberry Farm required brand development and packaging, in order to demonstrate their high quality produce and professional service. The final result is one of style and sophistication, and appeals to all age groups. Kraft paper is a key stock, reflecting the ‘earthy’ feel of the farm. The logo is hand-drawn, keeping the natural, friendly look and feel of the business.

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London 2012 Olympic posters

07/11/2011 2 comments

London 2012 Olympic posters

A host of British artists have designed posters to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The posters were unveiled at Tate Britain in London along with the programme for the London 2012 Festival and we decided to show you our two favourites from Sarah Morris and Tracy Emin.

All of the images will go on show in a free exhibition as part of the London 2012 Festival next summer. We can’t wait to see them in person! If you head over to the London 2012 shop you can also buy posters for £7 each. Not a bad price!

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50 posters in the life of Modern Art Oxford

04/11/2011 Leave a comment

Modern Art Oxford

Modern Art Oxford is beginning its 50th birthday celebrations early (it is 50 in 2015), with a website containing a collection of 50 posters from its exhibition archive, chosen by artists Simon & Tom Bloor. The posters are displayed online at Accompanying each poster on the site is information about the exhibition it was for, and why the Bloors have picked it for their collection.

These two were our favourites, why not have a look through the website and see which you like best!

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01/11/2011 Leave a comment

fear.less artwork

Fear.Less is a new series of work by the equally talented Jordan Metcalf and Daniel Ting Chong.
The objects are all representative of weapons/items used in acts of crime in South Africa, both by criminal and the law.

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Design of the week: Hidden Animal Teacups from the V&A Shop

28/10/2011 Leave a comment

v&a hidden animals cups

v&a hidden animals cups

The V&A shop is full of hidden surprises….

Hold a tea party that is full of surprises! What a delight, as you drink up, an animal will appear in your porcelain cup. Perfect for hot or cold beverages, The Hidden Animal Teacups reveal a fox, an owl or a bear.

You can find these lovely little cups for sale at the V&A online store, unfortunately they don’t have them in the store at the V&A. Take a bit of time having a browse round the site – there’s some great products up there!

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