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

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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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An insight into Vision Rescue

Thursday 13 November 2014

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Martin recently came back from Mumbai, where a team from Hillsong Church were supporting the work of Vision Rescue. Currently there are over 300,000 children living on the streets of Mumbai, even with all the available help, it is estimated that only 15,000 of these children receive any kind of attention and care. Vision Rescue is a registered non-profit charity involved in feeding, providing non-formal education, medical help, skills training and other kinds of assistance to the addicted and abused...

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Show me a sign

Monday 10 November 2014

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Last week Sophie visited her old university, the University of Lincoln, to carry out a talk and workshop on hand lettering with the second year, BA (Hons) Graphic Design students. After a quick introduction, and brief history of hand lettering, she spoke about how designers are using hand lettering in current practice and how she uses it in her own work. There were about twelve second year students in the first group who were asked to pick a word or letter that represented a part of their personality...

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Reaching the Unreached through Self-Help

Monday 06 October 2014

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Wendy, Premm’s finance director and her daughter Chloe have just come back from Kakamega, Kenya, supporting the great work by Rush UK [Reaching the Unreached through Self-Help]. As well as painting classrooms in the local orphanage school, the team from Rush UK also sponsored a much needed medical camp in Butere. Over 1,400 local villagers and school children came for medical treatment, a visit to the dentist, eye clinic, along with blood tests and  full medical assessments with access to...

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Mike Meyer’s Hand Lettering Workshop

Monday 29 September 2014

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Last week Sophie spent 2 days on the Better Letters Hand Lettering workshop in Hackney Wick, learning the technicalities of creating hand painted lettering. The workshop was run by American sign writer Mike Meyer – who is well known due to his involvement with the Sign Painters book and documentary film; which has recently been showing in London and can be viewed online here. Day 1 of the workshop included an introduction by Mike about typography and sign writing followed by spending the morning...

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