Pick Me Up 2015

Thursday 30 April 2015

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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Show me a sign (Part 2)

Tuesday 17 February 2015

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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Show me a sign

Monday 10 November 2014

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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Mike Meyer’s Hand Lettering Workshop

Monday 29 September 2014

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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