Monday, October 14th, 2013

Great snakes! A new website for the Tintin Shop!

Thundering Typhoons! The Tintin Shop, Covent Garden has a brand new website courtesy of Premm Design!

We were delighted to be able to take on the task of bringing this treasure trove of all things relating to Hergé’s hero a fresh new online incarnation. If you can’t get down to 34 Floral Street in person, the website is the next best thing! Check out thetintinshop.uk.com and explore for yourself.

TintinShop

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

With you every breath of the way

The Asthma UK 2011 – 2012 Impact Report reflects on the past year of the organisation’s activities in research, campaigning, education and fundraising in support of people coping with asthma. With design and layout by Premm Design, following the charity’s corporate guidelines, the 16 page document includes several examples of infographics to communicate a variety of asthma-related statistics in an accessible and engaging way. Find out more about the work of the charity here.

Asthma UK Impact Report 2011-2012

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Minding my p’s and q’s

At the London Centre for Book Arts last night I found myself rubbing shoulders with website editors and primary school teachers as we came face to face with traditional hot metal and wooden letterpress type. The three hour workshop gave everyone in the small group the chance to set a single line of metal type and their own composition of wooden letter forms. Getting hands on with such an authentic, traditional printing technique was great fun and a refreshing break from the daily digital equivalent. The guys at LCBA are clearly passionate about their work in restoring, preserving and teaching all elements of book arts. I wish them every success and look forward to attending my next workshop soon! You can find out more here.

Letterpress workshop at the LCBA

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Christmas countdown with BBC Club

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but also to take advantage of a dozen special offers for BBC employees, courtesy of this year’s Christmas campaign from BBC Club. Premm have produced a mini 26-page concertina leaflet  with details of each promotion in the ‘Christmas jumper’ style adopted for the campaign. Posters and menus have also been created to encourage BBC Club members to get involved during December!

BBC Club 12 Days leaflet

BBC Club 12 Days concertina leaflet

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Changing the face of men’s health

The upper lips of the male contingent of Premm Design collectively participated in Movember this year. Those of us with normally hair-free faces joined with those who usually sport some degree of facial furniture to grow the obligatory moustache for the month in our efforts to promote the charity’s work, raising awareness around male health issues. So far the Premm MoBro Posse total stands at over £150 and we hope that will increase to over £200 once all the promised generous donations have come in. uk.movember.com

Premm Movember montage

The Premm MoBro Posse

Friday, June 29th, 2012

On your marks…

Following our successful appointment to The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) design framework (as featured in Design Week Fri, 27 Apr 2012), I was fortunate enough to be invited along to a walking tour of the Olympic Park. It provided me with a valuable insight into the LLDC’s intentions for the future of the park beyond the Olympics and Paralympics and it was a real privilege to be able to walk around the site so close to the games beginning. We look forward to helping the LLDC with their exciting plans for the park.

The Olympic Park, Stratford

The Orbit Tower and Velodrome at The Olympic Park, Stratford

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Celebrating Success with the Prince’s Trust

It was an absolute privilege for myself and Martin to be present at yesterday’s The Prince’s Trust and L’Oreal Paris Celebrate Success Awards at the Odeon, Leicester Square. The Awards recognise young people’s success in education, skills development, employment, enterprise and in the community. In the presence of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, hosted by Ant & Dec and with many of the charity’s celebrity ambassadors in attendance this event was joyful, inspiring and humbling in equal measure. To find out more visit, princes-trust.org.uk/celebrate

The Prince’s Trust and L’Oreal Paris Celebrate Success Awards

The Prince’s Trust and L’Oreal Paris Celebrate Success Awards

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

On with the show

International Confex 2012 is currently on at ExCel London, with branding by Premm. Following a successful pitch in June 2011, we went on to produce a new logo and creative brand visual for this prestigious gathering of event-related organisations. Our varied remit ranged from direct influence on the look and feel of the website, production of event collateral, press advertising and HTML email templates, to the provision of our artwork files to enable UBM Live to apply the branding throughout the event space itself. International Confex will run between 6 and 8 March, find out more at international-confex.com

International Confex 2012

International Confex 2012

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

An E-motional Evening

I was lucky enough to attend the E-motional Type lecture at the British Library last night, the final event of their Spring Festival. It was a rare opportunity to hear from FUSE legends Neville Brody and Jon Wozencroft, along with Adrian Shaughnessy, Jonathan Barnbrook and Teal Triggs. Each speaker was given ten minutes (ish) to make their presentation on the role of type and visual language. I thought the format was a great success, with a wide variety of topics covered; from the experimental work of Brody & Wozencroft (celebrated in their special boxed set of FUSE 1-20), to the thought-provoking projects of Barnbrook, the passionate feminism of Triggs and the quick-witted commentary of Shaughnessy. Just my ‘type’ of evening!

British Library Spring Festival

British Library Spring Festival

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Bring me sunshine…

The Designs of the Year 2012 show is now on at the Design Museum, with a huge variety of work on display from a wide range of design disciplines. I will definitely making a trip down to the museum to check it out, not least to get a peek at a reject slab from Gordon Young and Why Not Associates’ Comedy Carpet installation. I have been a fan of this piece since first coming across it in last October’s issue of Creative Review and have recently got hold of a copy of the companion guide book (pictured) – I think it is a great marriage of typographic design and engineering ingenuity. So until I can come up with a reason to go to Blackpool, the exhibition is going to be the closest I can get! Find out more at comedycarpet.com

The Comedy Carpet Guide

The Comedy Carpet Guide