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Growing up, I never really liked stereotypically ‘girly’ things; pink or teddy bears or Disney. I wasn’t bothered about make-up or planning my dream wedding in the future, instead opting to play football with the boys at lunchtime. Other than the obvious physical differences at this time, aged 9, I didn’t really think about how life was different for boys and girls. Portraits by the lovely Ella Masters Tshirt from Teespring Last week I visited the...

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I’ve been talking about setting up my etsy shop for ages – so long, that you’re all probably a bit fed up of reading about it!? Well, I finally set it up last year… and I’m still trying to figure out what I want to stock in it. One of the things holding me back has been my printing ability – I’d had my printer for 6 years now and with the ink being quite...

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If you bring it back to basics, greetings cards are about sending a message; letting someone know you’re thinking about them. And I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that you don’t have to spend £3.50+ to do that! If you’re a cynic like me, you’ll think that Valentines Day is basically just a commercial holiday to fill the gap between Christmas and Easter. No amount of chocolates, roses or jewellery will ever be...

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As a Graphic Designer, one of the perks is that I get to geek out about weird things like Pantone chips, fonts and paper and kinda get away with it. I mean, a lot of people don’t really get it but in December I discovered a place where I can ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ without judgement. Paper geeks rejoice; GF Smith have opened a show space in London! (It’s just off Oxford Street btw.) Paper. It’s...

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Ok, so I’m a bit slow on this (sorrrry – Happy New Year and all that jazz) but if you’re subscribed to my Youtube channel you might remember that back in December I was lucky enough to attend the reveal of the Pantone Colour of the year for 2017 – watch the vlog here. It’s safe to say that I was PRETTY excited – like, just a little bit. So, what happened? Well, the internet had predicted...

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Trends at the ready, camera steady; shoot! What’s the best way to test out a new camera? Take it on an impromptu shoot around London of course. Recently I’ve been noticing a lot of Graphic influences appearing in AW16 fashion; from shapes and colour to bold typography and graphic details, I’m glad to see Graphic Design having such a big influence on this season’s Fashion trends. You know me; any excuse to hunt down some...

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It seems like forever ago now but back in July I was 1 of 10 bloggers that took part in a secret challenge involving printers, filming and HP. I’d signed myself up for it without really knowing what it was BUT I do love a challenge and printing so didn’t think it could go too badly wrong. Waiting with the other bloggers, we chatted through some ideas on what we might be doing – obviously it...

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December is notorious for being the dark & dingy month. That month that nobody wants to be outside… unless pretty lights & hot food are involved. Some might head to Hyde Park for that wintery fair which I can’t even type because it stresses me out – overpriced food, rides and massive crowds of inconsiderate people. Do I sound like the Grinch yet? Luckily there are better options for a festive evening! Some might think...

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I don’t know about you, but there’s something really satisfying about discovering a hidden gem – a little treasure which few know about. Sure, it’s easy to pick a gift from the high street, but if you want something with a bit more character and uniqueness then Etsy is the way to go. There’s nothing quite like a handmade gift, is there? So much thought, love and time has gone into it making it something really special,...

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When you sit at a computer all day every day, doing something a little bit messy is a welcome opportunity. Luckily for me, the guys from Print Club London asked if I’d like to join in one of their workshops and I jumped at the chance of course! It had been a while since I’d been in the print room printing something that I’d designed myself. Recently it’s become quite trendy to have screen printing...

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As a Londoner, Underground etiquette is a daily struggle. With over 4.8million passenger journeys on the Tube every day there’s bound to be a few disagreements because it’s not much fun being a sardine… and yet we still continue to do it! Although we’re usually very British about it all (passive aggressive and silent until pushed too far), there’s no denying that it’s quite stressful and unlikely to ever really change. But there’s no harm in...

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Magic show, Pantomime or Freak show – one things for sure, we just love to be entertained. The newest exhibition at The British Library is a celebration of just that, showcasing amazing typographic posters and intriguing objects transporting you back in time. In the words of Robbie Williams; Let me entertain you! And this exhibition will via the stories of 5 entertainers; Evanion, Maskelyne, Lord George Sanger, Miss Annie De Montford and Dan Leno. I...

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What is a working space? Is it a place where you create, make and produce things? A place where you concentrate and work hard? A place that you have pride in? Sorting through one of my hard drives the other day I found this montage, probably the earliest ‘photo’ I have of my creative space: Apart from questioning why photo montages were ever a thing, it got me thinking about my working space and how...

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I’ll be honest, it’s not often that you’ll find me in a night club. I’m more of a gig kinda girl but if there are cocktails and cool neon signs involved I can usually be persuaded, so when Habitat invited me to an evening at The Light Club to celebrate the launch of their AW16 collectionI was intrigued. Joined by fellow creative bloggers Shelley and Fab, we headed to the Habitat store on Tottenham Court Road eager...

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After attending Pulse back in May, I’d already added it’s sister fair Top Drawer to my calendar (although it’s not open to the public: press & trade only). I pencilled it in for the Monday, but then In The Window invited me to join them for a screenprinting workshop with Daniel Heath on the Sunday, so I moved a few things around. I can always make time for screenprinting! I met with Emma and Fab,...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020