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The v word. A commercial ‘holiday’ created to fill the gap between Christmas and Easter or an excuse to eat your body weight in chocolate. Maybe you’re an anti-valentines single or loved up in a relationship. Personally I thought Valentines Day seemed kinda hard to escape this year – anyone else agree? Every shop was pushing something red, something heart-shaped or fifty shades of something. Even on Friday 13th, I arrived at work to find this heart on...

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Last year I received an email from ASOS – just a standard ‘Buy all of these lovely clothes’ temptation email. But actually this email was a little different to usual as it also included this cool video: If you’ve not seen it before, it’s one of a few ‘interactive’ videos which crept into our lives in 2014. In this ASOS video you can click on the different colour bars at the top and bottom of...

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At the weekend I was browsing twitter when a fashion blogger that I follow posted a link: Curiosity got the best of me and I clicked the link and OH MY! Anyone remember spirograph? Those little plastic cogs that you would put your pen into and make cool shapes with? Well, hello again: Yes, it is an online spirograph called inspirograph! How great is this? When I was at Uni I actually scoured the whole of Lincoln...

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So it’s only taken me almost 3 months, but on Friday night instead of going out drinking like every normal 25 year old, I finally edited my Amsterdam video/vlog. Back in October I went to Amsterdam for a long weekend with my housemates Lucy, Nadia and Ellie. We stayed in a beautiful apartment that we found on Air bnb and although the weather was a bit dreary we had a great time exploring the famous...

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Fourteen years ago a film was released that changed my childhood. Whilst the world had already been spellbound for 4 years, I was an oblivious 8 year old who didn’t choose to read unless I had to (for school). I can still remember the moment when my Godmother’s Mum (Shirley) suggested that I should read Harry Potter because everyone was talking about it. Why? Well, it’s a bit embarrassing really. I ignored Shirley’s recommendation because...

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So it’s the morning of Christmas eve and I don’t know about you, but I can finally relax and enjoy the holidays because all of my Christmas shopping is complete: the food, the presents. Presents. Who doesn’t love presents? They can be thoughtful or funny, but either way it’s just nice to give and receive a little something. Jo from work was telling me about a gift swap that she had taken part in last...

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At the beginning of the December our (the studio) Fedrigoni paper rep Jess sent me an invitation to their Winter Wonderland party at their London office. The rest of the gp graphics team (Jo & Natalie, who I realised I haven’t told you about yet) couldn’t make it so I went to represent… but mostly to be nosey! If you’re not familiar with Fedrigoni, you should check out their selection of fine Italian paper stock. The...

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After a bit of a manic week it was SO nice to sit down and get creative last night at a modern calligraphy class. Team gpstudio graphics (Jo, Nat and myself) have been wanting to learn calligraphy for ages! I signed up to a newsletter letting me know when classes were happening and when Quill London and Lamplighter London posted about an evening class we bought tickets straight away! Hosted in the lovely West Elm Tottenham Court branch (the...

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So I braved Black Friday, bought the presents and wrapped them all in handmade paper… I think I’m doing pretty well considering it’s still only the first week of December! But still, operation get into the festive spirit continues and so when Emmi challenged me to be creative with some of their CAFFÈ LATTE cups I saw it as the perfect opportunity to take it up a notch. With Christmas songs playing in the background, there...

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So it’s getting to that time of year when people start to feel all nostalgic (well, recently it seems like it’s ANY excuse to be nostalgic about the 90s!?) and sentimental – yes, I’m going to say it. The C word. Christmas time. Well I’m not going to pretend that I love Christmas because I don’t – I’m a Boxing Day baby, remember! (Although this year I’m starting to warm to the idea of Christmas,...

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To most Friday 28th was Black Friday, but for Font Fanatics it meant a Typography edition of the Friday Lates at the V&A: What the Font!? After I had booked the day off and braved starting my Christmas shopping (without realising it was Black Friday – stupid move) Jack & I headed to the V&A for some culture… After the day I’d had, I thought the Stressed/Desserts installation by Netta Peltola was quite fitting! There...

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Last night I was invited to the Print Club London studio for a spot of screen printing. PCL have collaborated with Farrow & Ball and 3 artists to produce some beautiful prints for the festive season. Prints by Lucille Clerc, Clare Halifax and Chris Andrews With the artists and Print Club London guys on hand we were able to get our hands messy and print. I think the last time I screen printed was with Anthony Burrill (la...

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Monday night I felt quite restless and couldn’t sleep. But at 11.29pm I felt much better – I became a backer of Kemistry Gallery’s ‘Keep Kemistry Alive’ kickstarter campaign. So what is Kemistry Gallery and what’s happening to it? Kemistry is a small independent gallery that has been exhibiting cutting edge talent and legendary graphic designers (including Saul Bass, Milton Glaser and Ken Garland) work in Shoreditch, London since 2004. Unfortunately the gallery is set to...

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Be bold? I’d have to be pretty bold to enter and ask you to vote for me in the 2015 UK Blog Awards after winning in 2014, right? I love being bold…or italic, but never regular (beautiful letterpress print by Cabaret Typographie)… Yes, my Young Persons Blog Award is still pride of place in my room and I still can’t really believe that I won. As I mentioned in my ‘In it to win it’ post,...

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I seem to have the travelling bug at the moment – I only went to Amsterdam the other week. Well, Scotland has been on my list for a little while now – scenic views, tartan and of course, that lovely accent, so when the opportunity to go to Glasgow for the weekend came about, I booked flights for Jack & I before you could say haggis! Glasgow welcomed us with a glorious blue sky and...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020