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It feels so long ago now, but the other week I spent 2 days at Offset London ‘festival’. Offset usually takes place in Ireland, and after hearing that it would basically be on my doorstep in London I was determined to get my hands on a ticket. Having already decided that I was going to hand my notice in at this point, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to afford the £200 ticket price...

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What better way to start the weekend than by sharing some lovely print? A couple of weeks ago it was the launch of the Baddeley Brothers’ book at St Bride Library. Unfortunately I was ill so I couldn’t make it (and I was gutted because I would have been able to interview David Pearson!), however the Baddeley Brothers kindly sent me a copy of the book so I could still enjoy it from my sick...

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At the weekend Jess & I popped down to Brick Lane to see the Eric Gill x Monotype exhibition. A tribute to Gill’s typography, the exhibition explores the creation, development and refinement of his fonts. ‘Letters are things not pictures of things’ – Gill’s take on typography. You’ll know his most famous font, Gill Sans, but in this exhibition Monotype share 3 new editions; Gill Sans Nova, Joanna Sans Nova and Joanna Nova. Monotype describe these...

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A lot of people don’t realise it, but typography makes the world go round… where would we be without communication? Whether you know your bowls from your counters (hello all type nerds) or have no idea what a tittle is (it’s the dot on top of an i btw), you subconsciously engage with typography every day of your life. It’s on your milk in the morning, it helps you on your commute to work and...

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The Little Book of Typographic Ornament is exactly what it says: a small book crammed with decorations for use with typography. Whether that be a pattern, flourish, illustration or border, this book has it all. Arranged into sections, the little book displays over 200 pages of ornaments, and a splash of colour adds some hierarchy to draw the eye. It’s hard to choose a favourite, but I love these decorative banners reading ‘bought of’ – it makes...

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Prior to the UK Blog Awards 2015 back in April(where I won Highly Commended Arts & Culture Blog – wooo!), I was contacted by the guys at Stress Free Print about getting some business cards printed. As sponsors of the awards, they handled everything printed from the programmes to certificates and the blogger business cards. Looking at their website I discovered that they had 2 options for business cards – flat or folded. Usually the folded...

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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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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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I’m a bit behind, (better late than never) but the other week I popped into St Brides Library with Soofiya and Sara to see Emily Martin’s Pantone Postcard Project. (I think it’s finished now, but wanted to share it with you guys anyway!) The 100 postcards, mainly contributed from creatives in the USA, were displayed in colour order creating a rainbow. Both the front and back were on show, showcasing the stamps and messages from participants. A variety of mediums...

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It’d been a while since I attended the last D&AD talk by Ben Trickleback in March. It was the hottest day of the year, Wednesday 1st July, and about 1000 people sat in Shoreditch Town Hall eagerly waiting to hear from one of the biggest names in Graphic Design; Margaret Calvert. Everyday UK residents come into contact with Margaret’s work without even knowing it; passing, reading and using it to navigate their way around Britain’s roads. As the...

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OH MY GOD – I am so close to the finish now guys! After a bit of a confidence dip in week 13, I feel like week 14 has been one of the best. I worked really hard this week and I think you can tell? Well, I’m happy with every photo this week! I always find that I work best under pressure and boy, the pressure was heavy heading into the 90s. So just...

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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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The guys at Laurence King kindly sent me a copy of Graphic Design Visionaries by Caroline Roberts, founder and editor of Grafik Magazine, and after sitting down for a good read (with a cuppa tea) I wanted to share it with you guys. The book, which is due for release in August, is a celebration of 77 of the most influential Graphic Designers since the 1800s. I’ve never really seen a book that features so many important...

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Last week I posted about the Fedrigoni Made In Italy exhibition, but earlier in the evening that Thursday Soofiya, Sherida, Sara and I had been to another event. TWO EVENTS IN ONE NIGHT? I know, I didn’t think it could be done either but we did it! We couldn’t miss the launch of the latest People of Print magazine; Element 003 and the People of Print book. (P.S. keep reading to the bottom for something cool) Hosted within the London Graphic Centre in...

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I feel like I’ve had this in my calendar for ages, but last night it was finally the Private View opening of Fedrigoni’s latest exhibition; Made In Italy. Soofiya, Sara, Sherida (all of the S’s) and I headed to Studio 2 gallery in search of green, white and red: The exhibition is only open for a short time, so make some space in your calendar this weekend either today (Friday 12th June 10am-5pm) or tomorrow (Saturday 13th...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020