Moving pictures

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Grand Budapest Hotel Poster

Last week saw Premm representation at two evening events with contrasting creative themes. On Tuesday, we were in attendance at St Bride Foundation to hear Annie Atkins talk us through her career as a graphic designer for film. Focussing on her work on the Wes Andersen movie ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, we were treated to a peek behind the scenes into what is required to create the multitude of props and graphic set pieces needed to create a believable environment for the audience and...

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Embrace Kenya – enabling young people to flourish

Wednesday 30 September 2015


Wendy, our finance director, has just returned from her second trip to Kenya. She was so impacted by what she saw this time that she decided along with a couple of friends to set up a new charity – Embrace Kenya. The charity will support and assist the work of the RUSH Academy, a thriving school based in Kakamega, Kenya. Many orphans and vulnerable children are benefitting from receiving a well-balanced education, allowing them to break free from the cycle of poverty. As part of our corporate...

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Presenting Shakespeare: 1,100 Posters from Around the World

Wednesday 23 September 2015


Premm has worked with Shakespeare’s Globe for the last four years, on their Playing Shakespeare marketing campaign, including productions such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, The Merchant of Venice and Othello. Playing Shakespeare is Globe Education’s flagship project for London schools, with 16,000 free tickets given to students for a full-scale Shakespeare production created specifically for young people. With a variety of creative ways to engage with language, character,...

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Commute Nice London

Tuesday 21 July 2015


As many of the Premm employees are keen cyclists we decided to see what the Commute Nice London exhibition at KK Outlet was about this weekend. The pieces focus on the hate towards, and from, cyclists on the roads. Statistics reflect this hatred, 23,000 accidents and 80 deaths in London in the last 5 years, so far 8 people have died in bike accidents this year alone.   The exhibition features a great line up of illustrators, artists and designers. Sophie’s favourite contributor was Alex...

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Pick Me Up 2015

Thursday 30 April 2015


Pick Me Up is the UK’s first annual contemporary graphic art fair, showcasing the best new talent and also carrying out a multitude of events and workshops ranging from traditional screen-printing and animation, to risograph printing and paper craft. This year it felt particularly close to home for us, as both Hattie Newman, and the piece we worked on with her, featured in the event. She had a lovely display downstairs featuring photographs of her work as well as 3D models and sketchbooks she had...

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Good is not good enough

Monday 27 April 2015


Since 1962, D&AD has been inspiring a community of creative thinkers by celebrating and stimulating the finest in design and advertising. A D&AD Award is recognised globally as the ultimate creative accolade, entered and attended by the best from around the world. D&AD Judging Week brings together a conference-quality line-up of the industry’s most sought-after speakers and delivers it in hyper-focused fashion to a small gathering of creatives. Last week Sophie was fortunate to go along...

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Under the covers

Monday 20 April 2015


Recently Kevin and Sophie attended the Secret 7″ exhibition followed by a talk hosted in conjunction with the event entitled ‘For the love of music videos’. Secret 7″ take 7 tracks from 7 of the best-known musicians and press each one 100 times to 7” vinyl. They also invite creatives from around the world to interpret the tracks in their own style for every 7”. 700 sleeves are exhibited and then sold for £50 apiece to raise funds for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins....

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Glug London – Super Bold Max

Monday 16 March 2015

Glug Stage

Last Thursday night, a few of us went to Glug London, an event for the design and creative community based around a series of talks and informal networking. The theme was ‘Future Fifteen’, focussing in particular on interactive and digital media. Established in 2007, Glug was trialling Fabric Nightclub as its new venue this year, which provided plenty of cavernous space for the 800 attendees, including two rooms between which the talks were shared. Having secured seats in Room 2, we saw...

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The Green-eyed Monster

Wednesday 11 March 2015


Premm were commissioned for a fourth consecutive year to create the core marketing image for the Playing Shakespeare production, the 2015 flagship education project for the Globe Theatre. The brief was to have a World War 1 styled visual for Othello which would engage with the young audience, and help them enjoy this classic tale of jealousy and betrayal. The identity was applied to the programme, posters, flags, advertising and branding of the theatre’s external walls using a brick wrap technique,...

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Show me a sign (Part 2)

Tuesday 17 February 2015


Sophie went back up to her old university this week to run the second half of her hand lettering workshop, Show me a sign, with the second year Lincoln Graphic Design students. She started off by speaking about the history of signage, sharing examples of hand lettering that inspire her and showing some of her own work. The students were then set the task of creating their own signs. Some began researching for more inspiration while others went straight to pen and paper to work out some ideas. This...

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