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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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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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It might seem like I’m always doing something, no? What can I say… I like to keep busy! But seriously, I spent so long dreaming about moving to London that now I’m here I feel like I owe it to my-younger-self to make the most of being in the city. When I lived in the sticks back home I couldn’t really get to events, talks or gigs because it meant catching a bus for 30mins...

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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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As part of ‘studio bonding’ at work, every other Thursday the team gets together for an informal catch up; a few drinks and a presentation or discussion. With everyone’s minds so focused on work the majority of the time, it’s nice to spend an hour just hanging out and is really important to build a great studio culture. The other week it was my turn to present – it could be a project we’ve been working on, some inspiration...

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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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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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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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At the beginning of April I was invited to the screening of Made You Look, a film about creativity in the digital age. You’re probably thinking ‘A creative film? This sounds like a couple of interviews just sewn together? I’ve seen it all before…’ I had a feeling that this was going to be different. With interviews from creatives such as Fred Deakin, Anthony Burrill, Kate Moross, Hattie Stewart and Jon Burgerman, I had high hopes for...

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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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The support for #100daysoftriangles is still growing as we finish week 3 – thanks guys! I found it a bit easier this week, as I’m naturally looking for triangles in everything now. After work on Tuesday my housemate Lucy & I went on a 3 hour walk around London (from Shoreditch to Waterloo) which was lovely & gave me lots of triangle inspiration – the city is a beautiful place. 15 – The beach wear...

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