Commute Nice London

Tuesday 21 July 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Aldwych – The Secret Station

Monday 09 February 2015

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One evening over the weekend Sophie went on a tour of the disused Aldwych tube station; run by the London Transport Museum. The disused stations of London have often been thought of mysterious places, holding memories and secrets of London’s forgotten lives. These tours do not run very often and it is a rare experience to be able to visit the hidden location with its original features and boosting some lovely old posters and signage throughout. Aldwych, or Strand station as it was previously...

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Braai – The act of cooking meat over fire

Monday 26 January 2015

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Over the past few months Sophie has been working on an illustrative hand lettering project for a small pop-up food company called ‘Braaicycle‘. They provide South African BBQ food at weddings, private events, markets, intimate dos – really anywhere a bicycle with a barbecue can go! The process started back in October when the owner approached Sophie about creating some designs for the bike after a recommendation from a friend. The idea is to start with just one bike with future plans...

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10,000 and counting

Monday 19 January 2015

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Having created the ICS brand back in 2013 Premm were recently commissioned to design social media content for the 10,000 volunteer campaign. International Citizen Service (ICS) is a once-in-a-lifetime volunteering opportunity open to all 18 to 25-year-olds, backed by the UK government. It gives the chance for volunteers to work side-by-side with local volunteers in developing countries, to make a meaningful contribution to fighting poverty, and to gain valuable skills that will stay with them after...

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