Fantastic Feats: the building of London

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Premm was recently asked to design the creative for this exciting event series by the City of London. This six-month long season of street theatre and circus, art installations, live performance, exhibitions and walks and tours celebrates the towering triumphs of architecture, invention and engineering. Inspired by several important historical anniversaries, including: 200th birthdays of Sir Joseph Bazalgette, the inventor of London’s sewer system and Sir Horace Jones, architect and designer of...

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Vote100

Tuesday 06 February 2018

Today marks 100 years since Parliament passed a law that allowed the first women, and all men, to vote. The Houses of Parliament approached Premm to create a graphical montage for their Vote 100 campaign, which celebrates this milestone through various activities, exhibitions, talks and tours. Using a timeline device to represent the period of time that has passed since this milestone, we added strong images of women throughout recent history to showcase the development of women’s rights up until...

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Rhythm and Hues – Q&A with illustrator Lee Hodges

Wednesday 09 August 2017

We have worked with illustrator Lee Hodges for a number of years now in creating bright, vibrant visuals for the RHS Gardens’ Family campaigns. The colour, texture and sense of fun that Lee’s style has makes it perfect for attracting families to the RHS Gardens to take part in the varied activities on offer, and maybe pick up some gardening knowledge along the way! We asked Lee a few questions to find out more about his creative process and what inspires him. 1. How would you describe your approach...

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Watching the Watchman

Thursday 27 October 2016

Kevin was fortunate enough to be able to attend last night’s talk by comics legend Dave Gibbons at The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking. It was a great opportunity to hear from a man who has been involved in the creation of some of the most iconic characters in comics, from his work on 2000AD to Dr Who, Green Lantern, Superman, Batman, Martha Washington and, of course, Watchmen. The illustrated lecture on his career had an educational focus to it, from Dave’s own schooldays –...

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Intergalactic Green-fingered Family Fun!

Wednesday 13 July 2016

Rocket Science Illustration

Premm have been continuing our work with the Royal Horticultural Society this year, working across a number of areas within the organisation – from membership and education services through to the various projects we do for their gardens around the UK. This has once again included the promotion of their family activities and has allowed us to continue our collaboration with illustrator Lee Hodges. Starting with the Easter events – featuring the famous Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt – we have now completed...

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Pick Me Up 2016, Kitching & Friends!

Friday 29 April 2016

It is very rare we get the chance to go out as a whole bunch of us from Premm, so when Pick Me Up opened its doors at Somerset House for 2016 we were all very much up for it! I mean who doesn’t love seeing what the cultural arts have to offer each year, especially when some bring such a smile to your face like these Little ‘Floam Buddy’s’ did to Jess’. (Pictured: Floam Buddy TRIO, by Julian Glander) We all had our favourite pieces, Sophie was particularly taken with these beautiful Pastel...

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Shakespeare Son Et Lumiere

Friday 15 April 2016

As part of the ongoing commemorations of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Premm were invited to design the creative for the spectacular Son Et Lumiere show; which took place on London’s historic Guildhall in March. The free light and sound performance used period music and images from the City of London’s extensive archives, and was in collaboration with Guildhall Library and Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Using video technology, the Dance Porch of the 15th century Guildhall...

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The Great Garden Game

Monday 04 April 2016

Discover the secrets of Hampton Court Palace with The Great Garden Game! After being approached by Historic Royal Palaces Premm was asked to create materials to engage and excite children and families visiting this historic site. This was a terrific design brief for us to work with, as we were allowed to be more experimental with the formats we used and production processes involved; to enhance the visitor experience of discovering Hampton Court Palace. The materials we produced comprised of a large...

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What country, friends, is this?

Tuesday 08 March 2016

Premm has been commissioned to work on promotional materials for the Globe Theatre’s Playing Shakespeare production now for 5 consecutive years. Twelfth Night was the chosen play this year for the 2016 performance; and one of Shakespeare’s more tragic comedies focusing on love, loss, identity and the sea. In contrast to last years design for the production of Othello, Twelfth Night’s main concept focused on using photography of one of the cast members. This was an interesting process for us...

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Looking back and moving forward

Monday 25 January 2016

A slightly delayed look back on 2015 – another busy year for Premm! The last twelve months featured our usual varied selection of projects, from mindfulness opera to super-powered sweetcorn! 2016 is already nearly a month old, but hopefully it is not to late to wish everyone a belated Happy New Year!  

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