Qwerty Pretty Things

Thursday 25 September 2014

Kevin and Sophie were fortunate enough to attend Barrie Tullet’s talk ‘From Q to M – three centuries of typewriter art’ last night at the St Bride Foundation. The event was a very enjoyable, amusing and enlightening hour spent in Barrie’s company as he gave an overview of his passion for this art form, showing a number of examples from his book ‘Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology’. It was easy to get caught up in the author’s enthusiasm for the subject,...

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A very event-full Friday

Tuesday 26 August 2014

Priory Events

The whole Premm Design team spent last Friday in leafy Surrey (Redhill to be precise) at Priory Events for some serious team building activities! We had a great time mucking about on quad bikes, trying our hand at archery and braving a little blindfold 4×4 driving too! Congratulations to the ladies team for coming out on top in the 4×4 competition and to Martin for clinching the individual archery top prize by a single point! (Special mention to Wendy too for returning to take part in the archery...

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Comics Unmasked at the British Library

Thursday 26 June 2014

Comics Unmasked

Earlier this week I was fortunate enough to be able to pay the British Library a visit to see the ‘Comics Unmasked’ exhibition. The show reads like a who’s who of the British comics scene from Jamie Hewlett, artistic director Dave McKean, Frank Quitely, Simon Bisley, Mike McMahon, Neil Gaiman and Dave Gibbons plus many more leading lights from the industry. The opportunity to see original artwork from titles such as ‘V for Vendetta’ and particularly some of McKean’s...

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Football: United

Wednesday 28 May 2014

Panini sticker swapping. Maradona movie making. Satirical illustration. Award winning typography. All in one evening and all with one thing in common – the beautiful game. The last Tuesday of May (and the last Nicer Tuesday event before the World Cup begins) was a brilliant example of how the arenas of creativity and footie can combine with a wide variety of amazing results. Whether it was the work of Sennep on stickerswapping.com in providing a realistic hope of completing your panini sticker...

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The RHS Show Garden Spectacular

Tuesday 20 May 2014

With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show opening today, the RHS are promoting the sale of many of the plants to be featured at Chelsea and their other shows. Premm worked once again with the amazing Sarah J. Coleman – following the success of our bulbs campaign last year – to produce a colourful illustration showcasing the wide variety of featured plants. Sarah’s hand-rendered typography integrates perfectly with her flowers, giving the campaign’s posters and banners a vibrant personality....

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Our visit to Pick Me Up 2014

Friday 02 May 2014

Last night saw a trio from Premm visit the 2014 Pick Me Up exhibition at Somerset House. Now in its fifth year, it was the usual wide variety of artwork on display, from the curated Pick Me Up Selects artists through to a number of creative collectives. Alongside the illustration and graphics, one unexpected highlight was the light-hearted and occasionally surreal poetry of Matthew Hodson (aka Matthew The Horse) that we stumbled across towards the end of our visit. The show finishes on Monday, so...

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Aid where it is needed most

Friday 07 March 2014

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) helps people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from healthcare. We recently completed our first project for the charity, producing a suite of web banners to raise awareness and generate support for their work in global disaster areas. Find out more about the amazing work of MSF here.

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Spreading the word about dyslexia

Monday 10 February 2014

My weekend was brightened up by the arrival of the Kickstarter-funded book by Sam Barclay, ‘I wonder what it’s like to be dyslexic’. Not only is the book a beautiful example of typographic design, it brilliantly highlights some of the issues people can have if they struggle to read. 50% of the profits from the sale of the book will be donated to Dyslexia Action. There are still copies available to buy and I hope that Sam’s ambition for people to share the book with friends...

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A sign of the times

Thursday 06 February 2014

Two films showcasing the talents of artists from different continents inspired and entertained in equal measure last night as a group of us went along to the London Premiere of ‘Sign Painters’ and ‘Horn Please’ at the Roxy Bar & Screen. Brought to London by Ghostsigns (AKA Sam Roberts), The Sign Painter Movie celebrated the craft and skill of traditional American sign painters – charting the rise, fall and potential renaissance of the art through interviews with a variety...

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Preparing for a purple patch in 2014

Tuesday 07 January 2014

2014 has arrived and with it a brand new colour of the year – PANTONE® 18-3224 or ‘Radiant Orchid’. We’ll be keeping an eye out for this ‘harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones’ in the coming months. It will be interesting to see if it pops up in any of our own work between now and 2015!

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