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The Little Book of Typographic Ornament is exactly what it says: a small book crammed with decorations for use with typography. Whether that be a pattern, flourish, illustration or border, this book has it all. Arranged into sections, the little book displays over 200 pages of ornaments, and a splash of colour adds some hierarchy to draw the eye. It’s hard to choose a favourite, but I love these decorative banners reading ‘bought of’ – it makes...

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Prior to the UK Blog Awards 2015 back in April(where I won Highly Commended Arts & Culture Blog – wooo!), I was contacted by the guys at Stress Free Print about getting some business cards printed. As sponsors of the awards, they handled everything printed from the programmes to certificates and the blogger business cards. Looking at their website I discovered that they had 2 options for business cards – flat or folded. Usually the folded...

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After seeing tweets from KK Outlet, at the weekend I took Jack, Sophie & Ben with me to check out the Commute Nice London exhibition. KK is a small gallery, but there’s plenty of space for 20 odd posters by a brilliant range of designers. My daily commute involves a walk, a bus and a tube ride, and after living in London for over a year now I’ve seen/experienced a few tense transport moments. I’ve actually been...

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It’d been a while since I attended the last D&AD talk by Ben Trickleback in March. It was the hottest day of the year, Wednesday 1st July, and about 1000 people sat in Shoreditch Town Hall eagerly waiting to hear from one of the biggest names in Graphic Design; Margaret Calvert. Everyday UK residents come into contact with Margaret’s work without even knowing it; passing, reading and using it to navigate their way around Britain’s roads. As the...

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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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The guys at Laurence King kindly sent me a copy of Graphic Design Visionaries by Caroline Roberts, founder and editor of Grafik Magazine, and after sitting down for a good read (with a cuppa tea) I wanted to share it with you guys. The book, which is due for release in August, is a celebration of 77 of the most influential Graphic Designers since the 1800s. I’ve never really seen a book that features so many important...

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Last week I posted about the Fedrigoni Made In Italy exhibition, but earlier in the evening that Thursday Soofiya, Sherida, Sara and I had been to another event. TWO EVENTS IN ONE NIGHT? I know, I didn’t think it could be done either but we did it! We couldn’t miss the launch of the latest People of Print magazine; Element 003 and the People of Print book. (P.S. keep reading to the bottom for something cool) Hosted within the London Graphic Centre in...

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I feel like I’ve had this in my calendar for ages, but last night it was finally the Private View opening of Fedrigoni’s latest exhibition; Made In Italy. Soofiya, Sara, Sherida (all of the S’s) and I headed to Studio 2 gallery in search of green, white and red: The exhibition is only open for a short time, so make some space in your calendar this weekend either today (Friday 12th June 10am-5pm) or tomorrow (Saturday 13th...

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A little birdy(twitter) told me last week that something juicy and typographic was coming to Shoreditch; Gordon Young’s Comedy Carpet off-cuts. Lucy, Jack, my sister Sophie & I popped in at the weekend to see if all of the tweeting was true… I haven’t made it to Blackpool to see the carpet for myself yet but it looks and sounds amazing; 160,000 granite letters embedded into concrete. A 1,720 square metre space, the granite carpet...

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Well look at that – it’s almost June and time for Clerkenwell Design Week again! After attending CDW for the first time last year, I was underwhelmed by the lack of Graphic Design represented at the festival showcasing Interior Design, Textiles, Lighting Design, Product Design, Architecture, Innovation and Technology. You’d think that Graphic Design would be a good fit amongst all of that, no? Anyway amongst the 2015 line up I was happy to discover...

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Last night I headed to the Apple store in Covent Garden to see Anthony Burrill talk analogue and digital. I guess I’m at risk of sounding like a stalker, but I have seen Anthony talk quite a few times – Something to Say at St Brides, Leeds Print Festival and I’ve screen printed with him too at KK Outlet. Why do I like Anthony Burrill so much? Well, I think the work speaks for itself –...

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2015 is the first year that I can really say that I feel like a design professional, rather than a graduate. I feel like I might even know a few things about design in the real world now, y’know. As a student D&AD was ‘the dream’ – the awards that everyone wanted to win, and as a design professional nothing has changed. A yellow pencil is the most wanted accessory for every designer’s mantlepiece because,...

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After attending in 2013 & 2014, 2015 was to be my third year at the graphic arts festival, Pick Me Up. In the past I’ve been at the weekend which means it’s massively busy but this year I booked a ticket for the opening day’s evening with Sophie, Kev and Paul (Sophie’s colleagues from Premm design). So, to get in the Pick Me Up spirit, I picked Sophie up… it just had to be done! Each year the...

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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...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020