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After a trip to Hogwarts in the Snow last Christmas, I’ve wanted to see more and more of the Graphic Design from the Harry Potter Films. So when Jess told me about a new exhibition at the Coningsby Gallery, I was pretty excited: The Graphic Art of Harry Potter (ending 19th December 2015). Watch Vlogmas Day 3 for a video tour of the exhibition 🙂 From packaging and posters, to books and magazines – the gallery...

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Working in a design studio, you see all kinds of things arrive; paper, wood flooring, metals, tiles and more. When a parcel from All Colour Envelopes arrived in the studio, I didn’t expect it to cause such a stir. I’m used to Graphic Designers geeking out about stationery, but everyone was so excited by the shiny, glittery and bright colours. This is one for all of you stationery nerds out there… Ahhh – how much do...

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I love magazines. The smell, the feeling of paper between my fingers and being able to tear out things to keep – all things that you can’t get from looking at a screen. Sure, I love living in a digital age with the world at our fingertips, but I couldn’t imagine learning to read from a Kindle instead of a book. You all know that I’m a big supporter of print; Print Isn’t Dead! So...

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After receiving an invite in the post (of which I featured the stamp in week one of my #100daysoftriangles project) Jo & I headed to The Boiler Room at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane for the Arjowiggins Pop Up 2015 exhibition. I really like the branding for the event – simple, bold and well considered across a lot of different platforms from flags to badges and bags. The exhibition is touring the world, having...

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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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With a Tesco express popping up every 5 minutes, small independent cornershops are becoming a rarity (well, in London anyway). However, just off Columbia Road, Lucy Sparrow is rebelling with her project which Lucy, Nadia & I went to check out last weekend: Although it stocks everything from space raiders to fish fingers, The Cornershop isn’t what it first appears… look closer: Everything is made of felt! Hand crafted by Lucy Sparrow and exhibited in their...

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In London you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to museums: the V&A, Tate Modern and Design Museum are popular choices. But what about the smaller, more obscure museums? I love the Museum of Branding and Packaging in Notting Hill – I could spend hours in there! With it being start of spring, some beautiful weather and my country girl roots calling, I thought I’d try London’s Garden Museum which is just across the Thames...

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I realise that it’s like 3 days to Christmas now so this is a bit of a rubbish/short notice wish list but I’m only just getting into the Christmas spirit really. In my family, we don’t put our Christmas decorations up until after my sister’s Birthday on the 15th so quite late (unfortunately with my Birthday being Boxing Day, I don’t get a choice on the decor)! But our tree is now up, my Christmas...

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It’s taken me a while to get here, but finally here’s my post about New Blood 2013. One thing I discovered from writing this was that a lot of the students are really hard to find online – some don’t even have websites, which I find a bit weird. So it’s that time of year again… the sun is shining and the newest creative graduates are planning the next moves in their career. Last week...

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It’s that time of year again – the sun is out (kind of), the University year is over and the new grads are looking for jobs. The first stop? New Blood, of course! I have been excited about going to New Blood since this time last year – I just love everything about it! This year, I went with my girls Emma, Amber and Lucy (the orange arm owner!) and we stayed in London for a...

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Day 3 St Bride’s Print Library was closed 🙁 So back onto the tube… Thank god for Harry Beck’s underground map system… I guess I didn’t really realise before but without it, I would have been very lost! Also, I really love that the stations have different ‘personalities’ through the wall murals and typography: … didn’t appreciate the 5 million stairs at Covent Garden though! Saw this (wobbly)hand set old school cinema style board in Selfridges’...

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Honey, I’m home… from the big city (although, not for long as I’m going back for New Blood)! To me, London is a scary but exciting place. It’s always portrayed to be the creative hub of England, which I guess is due to it’s prestigious creative Universities and the abundance of design studios based there. As a student, London has been somehow painted into my mind as a step of natural progression in my career...

So yesterday I showed you work from the main room: Emma gave it a thumbs up! Now it’s on to the rest of the exhibition… Above, is work by the boys from the ‘web team’ responsible for the 53dn website. They happen to be playing monopoly/’looking after’ the exhibition until 4pm today so I’m sure they would appreciate some visitors if you can make it down to TPH – just under 2 hours left if you...

This is so exciting and crazy, I almost didn’t believe it at first! I am a now published designer! My work in featured in a BOOK! Yes, a real life, printed, published, dispersed around the world, book! Packaging Structures features my Kombucha health drink packaging from back when I was at college! It’s just madness! Back in July I uploaded the project to my Behance profile and within 2 hours I had received an email from...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020