No Place Like Home

We paid a visit to the Home/Top Drawer exhibition at Olympia yesterday and like children in a candy shop we were wide-eyed with delight at seeing some of our recent design for Tala hot off the press. The tea towels are our new favourites - five designs in gorgeous colours to complement the 2015 range - simple, striking and excellent quality. The tea tray is also top of the Broadbase must-have list, closely followed by the fabulously retro triple sifter. We have designed all of the packaging and surface graphics but the shapes themselves are mostly based on original designs from the Tala archives.

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Pipe Dreams

Just when you thought christmas was out of the way we can reveal our new designs for Tala. Following on from the success of Tala Syringe and Queen icing sets we were asked to develop designs for a series of project specific piping sets. We helped Tala develop the story, the instruction booklets and even the contents to create three distinct gift sets – christmas, hedgehog and meringues.

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Everyone loves sparklers so we decided to package some beautifully as a self promotional piece. Fireworks cannot be sent through the post so they needed to be hand delivered and this made the print run short and sweet. The design references vintage fireworks with typography and illustration by Avril. The packs were handmade in the studio and feature a magnetic closure.

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Foiled Again

Holts Academy wanted to mark their 15 year anniversary event with a report documenting their journey. Their remarkable achievement has been to reconnect a generation to skills that the jewellery industry was about to lose forever and provide young people with real career opportunities. Our minimal design shows off the new Holts Academy branding with clear foil blocking on the Compass Symbol pattern to add texture. Filled with facts and figures it’s a document that is handed to trade and government and needs to balance authority with creativity... we think it does just that.

A Feast of Flowers

After working with the lovely florist Jane Packer for many years we were honoured to design the branding for The Jane Packer Foundation’s inaugural Flower Ball which was held at the Hurlingham Club on 2nd October. We designed a programme for the evening, an email flyer and landing page graphic as well place tags printed onto paper impregnated with wild flower seeds.

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Top Marks

We’ve been busy putting together collateral for the Holts Academy 2014 Awards ceremony and had much fun in producing this company seal which is used to emboss the new branding onto certificates. I hear from our friends in the marketing department that the seal has already become a huge favourite and everything is being embossed from envelopes to ties! The certificates are printed on a thick uncoated paper and have been beautifully foil blocked in gold, silver and pearl to make them extra special.

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