We’ve swabbed the decks!

Tuesday 25 August 2020

Premm were approached by Portsmouth Historic Dockyard recently to work on their brand refresh. They were looking for something that would take the existing visual identity and bring a simplified, refreshed and a contemporary approach to it. The identity also had to work as an umbrella brand, tying in with other attractions such as the Mary Rose Museum and the National Museum of the Royal Navy. We decided to simplify down the current flags so they just stood for the brand initials PHD, this also allowed...

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When there is no place like home

Wednesday 12 August 2020

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development NGO Founded in 1933 as the International Relief Association, at the request of Albert Einstein. Premm Design first worked with the IRC on their UK Annual Report & Accounts in 2018 and have since been involved in the production of a wide range of documents and digital assets supporting their work around the world. We are very proud to be able to play a small part in helping the IRC continue to respond...

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Here may you see the tyrant

Monday 04 May 2020

Over the past 9 years, Shakespeare’s Globe has commissioned Premm to produce the look and feel for the Deutsche Bank sponsored initiative Playing Shakespeare. The Shakespeare productions are created specifically for young people, since 2007 over 190,000 free tickets have been given to London school pupils focusing on a different play every time, this year being ‘Macbeth’. The main image depicts Macbeth’s face within a torn Scottish flag, this not only represents the idea of the war,...

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Directors UK – Promoting a safe environment in the film and broadcast industry

Tuesday 04 February 2020

Premm has recently worked with Directors UK to design a guide to help the industry manage a safe environment for all involved in filming scenes involving nudity and simulated sex. Directors UK, the association that represents UK TV and film directors recommends best practice for working with actors, intimacy coordinators, and the industry as a whole. “Everyone deserves the right to feel safe at work,” say Directors UK. “This is just as true when working on a Hollywood blockbuster...

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On the record

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Back in 2016, we shared our branding work for the St John’s Cambridge record label (in partnership with Signum Records). The label releases new recordings by the internationally-renowned Choir of St John’s Cambridge, and students and alumni of St John’s College, one of the oldest and largest colleges in the University of Cambridge. During the branding process, we suggested that the new logo and typography could be combined with circular images on record covers with a view to creating...

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Once more unto the breach, dear friends!

Friday 01 November 2019

This was Premm’s second year working on Our Theatre, a community based schools programme run by Shakespeare’s Globe and performed inside the iconic Sam Wannamaker Playhouse. The performance for 2019 is Henry V and is unique due to it being split into 5 Acts, with a different group/school taking one each to create a varied piece of storytelling. The Harris Foundation for Lifelong Learning is supporting the production again and believes putting on performances such as Our Theatre develops...

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Moving pictures – Q&A with illustrator and motion designer Andy Potts

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Andy Potts

Andy Potts is an award-winning London based illustrator and motion designer known for his eye-catching imagery and animation. He has turned his creative hand to a number of projects for Premm Design over the years, from illustrations for the BBC Proms, the RHS and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to animations for the Houses of Parliament. We asked Andy a few questions to find out a bit more about him. How would you describe your approach to illustration? My first priority is discovering an image...

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RHS Garden Adventures with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Friday 26 July 2019

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Bus Stop Advert

The best-selling children’s book celebrates 50 years since its first publication this year, and its much-loved hero will be the star attraction at four of the Royal Horticultural Society‘s world-famous Flower Shows and four of its Gardens. We were commissioned to produce a range of publicity materials for the RHS, promoting their summer family activities, which are themed around the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar in its golden anniversary year. We were thrilled to be involved in helping...

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Made at Uni: Lifesavers

Friday 12 July 2019

UK universities have joined forces for a major campaign to increase the number of members of the public recognising the public good of universities. The MadeAtUni campaign launched in December 2018, with the publication of the ‘UK’s Best Breakthrough’s list’, which showcased over 100 stories of how universities have improved everyday life. The list generated significant attention, reaching 18 million through national and regional media, and over 22 million on social media. Over 130 UK...

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Live, learn and work

Monday 01 July 2019

Leonard Cheshire exists to improve the life choices of people with disability. They support thousands of people living with disabilities through a wide range of care and support services across the UK. Premm Design have worked with the charity for over a decade, providing design services across a huge range of materials over hundreds of projects and we are very proud of our long-standing relationship with them. The charity refreshed their brand in the spring of 2018 and our collaboration has continued...

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