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What do you get when you put paper, German sausages, tankards of free beer & designers in one room? A mess, usually… but when GF Smith launched their new Gmund Applied paper range last week it was perfekt, as the Germans might say. I’ve been to these kinds of launches before – there’s usually a design display, free booze and circles of designers talking typefaces (oh, how stereotypical I know!) which is cool because you...

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After work this evening Jo & I popped into Conway Hall in Holborn for the Small Publishers Fair. Barrie and Philippa (our tutors from Lincoln Uni) a.k.a The Caseroom Press had a stall with some of their lovely work and of course, we wanted to show our support: ‘To thine own self be true.’ – a lovely little message looking over the hall! The retro style hall was packed with stalls and people discussing books...

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When Mr Nutcase got in touch with me about reviewing one of their custom phone cases I jumped at the chance – how could I not when my surname is Nuttall? I’ve had my iPhone 5 for just over a year now and before that I was stuck in the dark ages with a Blackberry. I didn’t worry about if it looked cool with different cases etc, because I wasn’t attached to my phone. I...

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I’ve always wanted to go to the London Design Festival, but being a student up in Lincoln, I never really got the chance. But this year is different – I’m a Londoner now, and when I saw that there was also a whole weekend dedicated to Graphics I was so excited! And it didn’t disappoint… Jack & I headed to the V&A just before lunch to meet with the Graphics gang: Sophie, Ben (Lincoln grads) and...

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It’s been a whirlwind of a week so I’ve only just got around to posting about this, but on Sunday I was back at Somerset House for Pick Me Up 2014. It’s becoming a bit of a tradition now that Jack & I meet Emma & Alex to explore the creative work of illustrators, graphic designers and artists. Wearing a cat print top, would Pick Me Up 2014 score a purrrfect 10 in my eyes?: Before...

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As I mentioned before, I had such a great time at the St Bride event and the ‘goody bag’ items did not disappoint either! I arranged all of my goodies neatly: Firstly, the event programme: It was simple typography with lovely fluoro pink detailing. The Monotype type spec booklets went like hot cakes! The problem was that some people were being a bit greedy and taking one of every colour. You can see from my...

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So carrying on from my last post, the first speaker after lunch was the ‘nicest man in Graphic Design’, Anthony Burrill. I’ve seen Anthony talk at Leeds Print Festival back in January, so knew he was a great speaker and he also gets Brownie points because he replied to my emails back when I did the D&AD brief! ha He talked about Adams, the print shop in his country retreat village, Rye, and used a great...

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So I’m posting this A LOT later than I had planned – the event was like 3 weeks ago! So sorry, but better late than never, hey? It’s worth the wait anyway… So on Friday 9th November, Jack & I ventured to London for a day of letterpress talks. The event was brought to my attention by my tutor, Barrie, and I’m so glad that it was – it was such a great day! I’d...


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O.k. boys and girls, today’s lesson is Type Anatomy… Ligature, Loop & Stem, alternatively known as Scott Boms and Luke Dorny (along with some help from Grant Hutchinson) are the creators of a set of truly beautiful typography posters… Only 100 prints of The Typographic Anatomy Lesson make it annoyingly exclusive (as well as more beautiful and desired!) … Each individually signed and sealed… ah it’s the small details which always make me happy. Also their...

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