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Olympic calendar

28/11/2011 Leave a comment

olympic calendar

The London games will dominate the coming year so it’s no surprise that everyone is getting into the Olympic spirit!
Leicester-based Stocks Taylor Benson has designed this 2012 calendar for paper company Antalis McNaughton with an Olympic theme.
Each month focuses on a graphic treatment of an Olympic event with various print finishes and techniques including foil blocking, embossing, spot UV and screenprinting. Antalis McNaughton will be sending out 7,500 of these to lucky clients, printers and designers!

If you’d like to see more London 2012 artwork you can read our post about the official posters here, or check out some student alternatives here.

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Purple Patch: Simply improving the way you work

23/11/2011 Leave a comment

purple patch ad

Purple Patch is a new creative service from Adtec, offering highly specified Macs and work spaces for hire by the hour within our Clerkenwell EC1 creative studio.

There are no long-term commitments and you can control your hire time to suit your project, making this a practical choice for both short and long-term use.

As well as your highly specified Mac, all the usual ancillary studio devices are available, but uniquely our high-end production services are on hand at discounted rates if you need them, enabling you to complete your project with the absolute minimum of delay and cost.

Plus, our friendly experts are on hand to assist with any technical issues you may encounter.

Services available in-house include: accurate colour proofs, drum and flat-bed scanning, colour & B/W laser prints and large format display graphics & finishing facilities. Importantly, we adhere to ISO standards throughout the studio, ensuring you can view and verify colour accurately and consistently.

This new service provides benefits which far outweigh the cost, and could help you create that often elusive ‘purple patch’.

For more details please visit or get in touch with Gary Hoxby via email or call +44 (0)20 7520 7067 to arrange a visit.

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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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!

Cut It Out!

19/09/2011 Leave a comment

Noma Bar Cut It Out

Illustrator Noma Bar has been going die-cut crazy! He has created an enormous dog shaped, electric-powered die-cutting machine and has been feeding it all kinds of material to die cut, from hand made paper through to old album covers, rubber flooring, carpet, ply wood and anything else he can think of. The results give his work a new dimension and a whole lot of colour.
We’re not sure which we like best! The amazing machine Noma has created – you can see it here. Or his clever artwork! Take a look at the pictures, things are not what they first appear to be…

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Dry the River – 3D posters

20/07/2011 1 comment

dry the river 3D horse poster

Sometimes it just takes a dash of creativity and simple tools rather than an expensive full-blown multimedia campaign to draw people’s attention. Just take a look at this series of pop-up posters for an upcoming band named ‘Dry the River’.

They were created by FOAM / Sony Music Creative with help from current intern Xavier Barrade. The posters went up around London this week and we bet they’re grabbing a lot of attention!

Created at B0 size the poster it’s self was screen printed by Bob Eight Pop in East London. The horse was designed in 3D in Google Sketch Up, then each part was individually printed and hand assembled.

Be sure to click-through the link below – there’s a making of video and it makes you realise how much effort went into assembling each horse!

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Life – The Exhibition

07/07/2011 1 comment

print from exhibition at East Gallery on Brick Lane

We love these amazing prints that have been on show at East Gallery on Brick Lane.
The show was a selection of work from 19 Australian Artists. Screenprints were available in editions of 20 for a very reasonable £50 each and 50% of all profits went to (RED).

We hope that Heaps Good raised lots of money and we look forward to seeing their next exhibition!

Via – Creative Review

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