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Last night I popped into Costa Del Print Club London’s latest exhibition, Lost and Found. Blue skies, bunting, deck chairs and cocktails – it sounds like summer, right? (I even walked around without my coat and scarf… it MUST be summer soon!) I seem to be moaning about spending a lot of time sat at a desk at the moment, so any excuse to go to the print rooms & be around hand crafted work really...

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For my Birthday back in December, Sara bought me these cool alphabet stamps and golden ink, and yes, I’ve only just got around to using them. I figured that the perfect way to show them off to you guys was by placing them within my beautiful Kaleido HAY trays, which Jack surprised me with on my Birthday – ALL OF THE BIRTHDAY GIFTS! (Beady eyes will also notice the amazing copper wire N from Oliver Bonas which was also...

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Happy Friday! Just wanted to share my new favourite tote bag with you guys – you all know that I’m definitely not a fashion blogger as I am SO awkward in front of the camera, but I couldn’t resist. I won this beaut at last week’s Printout print special talk after I asked a question in the Q&A and have been in love with it ever since. It looks good; bold and typographic, and is...

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On Saturday  I headed to Somerset house with the girls to see the infamous Beard exhibition. After showing our appreciation for Photography & hot bearded guys I persuaded Lucy & Nadia to accompany me downstairs to the Invitation Strictly Personal exhibition. Notes, sketches and invites collected by Iain.R.Webb, this exhibition is an insight into fashion graphics history. From shiny foiling, personalised handkerchiefs and tran tickets… …. to fluorescent die cuts (for Kenzo) and rustic keys...

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At the weekend there was an unintentional ‘Lincoln meet-up’. I spent Saturday walking around Shoreditch in the beautiful sunshine (in a massive coat – WHY!?) with Jack, Sophie, Sara and Rebecca (who was visiting Sara for the weekend). The first place on our list was the Business as usual exhibition at The Book Club. Sophie is a keen sign painter herself, so was keen to check out her ‘competition’, and the rest of us all just...

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Back in November I posted about the Kickstarter campaign to ‘Keep Kemistry Alive’. I pledged £25 to support and enable Kemistry Gallery to celebrate 100 years of Graphic Design with an exhibition. As part of my Kickstarter reward, last night I attended the Private View as a ‘VIP’ with Sara as my plus 1. When we arrived at Protein there was already a bit of a queue – eager beavers! We peered through the windows for...

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I know what you’re thinking – MORE neon!? I’m like a magpie to anything neon, so any excuse to visit the Sprüth Magers gallery to support my housemate Lucy’s neon project. She’s on a mission to photograph every piece of neon in London, so feel free to help her out by sharing any neon that you’ve spotted with me in the comments or via twitter! I’d read about the Kosuth exhibition in Time Out and with...

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Following on from the valentines trip to Borough Market, Jack, Lucy & I visited the XXX exhibition at Jealous Gallery in Shoreditch. Also known as Triple X, the space was quite small but bursting with passion thanks to the collection of ‘love/anti-love themed’ pieces by artists and designers. I loved the simplicity of ‘Today We Are Going To Learn The Alphabet’ by Mobstr – very striking. Jack recognised the distinctive style of these David Shillinglaw pieces from Moniker Art Fair back in November 2014. I love...

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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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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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Last February I was lucky enough to discover a world of neon tucked away in a warehouse in Walthamstow – God’s Own Junkyard. A year on and Lights Of Soho is celebrating 40 years of neon by the GOJ owner Chris Bracey (who sadly passed away in November 2014) and one of the largest collections of neon signs outside the US. I’m a bit late to the party on this one, sorry! The exhibition has...

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…ont. Seen some typography and want to know which font it is? There are 1000s of fonts in the world – how are you going to figure out what it is? Can you tell the difference between Arial and Helvetica? Well you don’t need to be the world’s best type spotter because withWhat the font identifying a font is made easy. I first discovered it at University and although I haven’t used it loads, I think it’s...

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Quotes. Phrases – words – letters. With social media at our fingertips, it’s never been easier to have a voice. So how have we become a generation focused on sharing the words of others instead of expressing our own? Always be yourself unless… by We are Yawn via Society 6. What is it about quotes that makes us love them so much? There’s a quote for everyone – funny, sarcastic, cute, happy, sad and everything in between....

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So it’s that time of the year again – no I’m not talking health kick diets or resolutions, but the Pantone of the Year. What does this mean? Well, that trends will be forecast, products created and creatives will either love it or hate it. Pantone started announcing their ‘colour of the year’ in 2000, and 15 years on, after 2014’s ‘Radiant Orchid’ we are met by Marsala. What is Marsala? Most of us will be familiar...

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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...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020