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I’ve never been much of a doodler – I think that’s where my sketchbook perfectionism comes into play. Even at school I always wanted my exercise books to look ordered and ‘perfect’. Being organised is great, but not so great for creativity – being too systematic takes away an element of the freedom. Armed with a Tombow ABT dual brush pen, I set myself a challenge to loosen up and basically learn to doodle. Keeping it simple...

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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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Last year I posted about Print Club London’s Summer Screen Prints 2014 exhibition at Somerset House, and one year on I was looking forward to being back for 2015’s poster collection! Accompanied to the opening night by Lucy and Natalie (Team LuNa Creatives), I wasn’t surprised to find the exhibition space buzzing with admirers: From the psychedelic (An American Werewolf in London by Steve Wilson)… … to the typographic (Do The Right Thing by Rose...

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Last week I was invited to the private view of St Bride Unveiled – the latest must-see exhibit for design, typography and print geeks. The St Bride Foundation was established in 1891 in the centre of the publishing hub on Fleet Street, but of course communication via typography and print go back a long way before then! St Bride is home to a large collection of historical items – I’d love to delve into the archive...

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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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Week 15! THE END! I honestly didn’t know if I was going to make it this far when I started #The100DayProject back in April. I’ve never stuck to anything like this before, but actually in the end it was just a part of my daily routine and no hassle to post (well, other than the pressure). The pressure was really on this week as it was the end of the project – I really wanted...

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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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Last Friday I was invited to the bloggers and Instagrammers evening view of the Summer Exhibition 2015 at The Royal Academy. This is the first year that photographs are allowed to be taken within the exhibition – welcome to the 21st century people! I’m sure that the RA will discover the benefits of some free promo in the form of Instagram. As a creative and having attended a couple of events at the RA already...

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As mentioned in my #100daysoftriangles Week Nine summary, last Wednesday I was invited to the private view of Horace Panter’s exhibition; The Art of The Mixtape. If I’m being honest, at first I didn’t recognise the name ‘Horace Panter’ – I just thought he was an artist with an interest in music history. That, and a thumbnail image of a cassette was enough to sell it to me. Maybe I’m ‘too young’ to know the name? But...

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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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So after film 1 being a complete double exposure fail, I’m happy to reveal that film 2 was slightly more successful: But only slightly – 3 out of 50 odd photos isn’t really a great outcome is it? I don’t really understand what went wrong because that first double exposure is pretty clear so I don’t understand how the rest didn’t come out at all. I’m starting to think that maybe it was an error...

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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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At the weekend I was invited to the press day of Illustrated 2015, so I took the crew(Jack, Lucy, Nadia & Sara) to the Old Truman Brewery for a creative boost: I had never heard of the ‘Illustrated [insert year here]’ festival before, and although it was quite small, it felt like we had stumbled on some gems of talent. The illustrators displayed a wide variety of methods; digital vectors, paint on canvas, biro pen...

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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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Week four of #100daysoftriangles has been the busiest yet, with one photo proving very popular. Usually my Instagrams are averaging between 30-40 likes, but this week my phone has been buzzing non-stop with notifications even 3 days after I had posted it. I haven’t worked out where the unexpected popularity came from, but I’m pretty amazed by the 305 likes! Eeeek! All of the triangle love 🙂 So, over a quarter of the way now...

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