Sunflower Power

Even though it has been the sunniest winter on record we’ve still been looking forward to the return of lighter evenings and decided to do a little spring mailer to celebrate. It was also an opportunity to indulge some of our passions – gardening, letterpress and packaging. Andrew designed the envelope and graphic sunflower, Avril was copywriter and typographer and Baddeley Brothers printed it letterpress onto GF Smith’s Colourpan, Citrine 175gsm.

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Bread Winner

Some jobs come with perks and when we were asked to re-brand The Flour Station part of the attraction was sampling their delicious sourdough! It also came hot on the heels of Andrew’s own adventures with baking bread. This is the result – holding onto the essence of who they are but creating a marque which is easier to read, recognise and use – we have developed a tight little ‘flag’ that you will see in London’s coolest farmers markets and eateries.

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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Fireworks!

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.