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On Wednesday evening I met Sara, Ben, Sophie and Kevin (Sophie’s colleague) at the Protein Gallery in Shoreditch for a talk as part of the Grafik x Monotype series. The series has been going for a couple of weeks now but this talk, focusing on typography and Magazines was FREE! So it was no surprise that it was sold out (even though actually when everyone sat down half of the seats were empty, which was a shame). In...

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After a bit of a manic week it was SO nice to sit down and get creative last night at a modern calligraphy class. Team gpstudio graphics (Jo, Nat and myself) have been wanting to learn calligraphy for ages! I signed up to a newsletter letting me know when classes were happening and when Quill London and Lamplighter London posted about an evening class we bought tickets straight away! Hosted in the lovely West Elm Tottenham Court branch (the...

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So it’s getting to that time of year when people start to feel all nostalgic (well, recently it seems like it’s ANY excuse to be nostalgic about the 90s!?) and sentimental – yes, I’m going to say it. The C word. Christmas time. Well I’m not going to pretend that I love Christmas because I don’t – I’m a Boxing Day baby, remember! (Although this year I’m starting to warm to the idea of Christmas,...

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To most Friday 28th was Black Friday, but for Font Fanatics it meant a Typography edition of the Friday Lates at the V&A: What the Font!? After I had booked the day off and braved starting my Christmas shopping (without realising it was Black Friday – stupid move) Jack & I headed to the V&A for some culture… After the day I’d had, I thought the Stressed/Desserts installation by Netta Peltola was quite fitting! There...

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In 2012 it topped Amazon’s design & typography sections at #1 for 5 weeks – any guesses at which book it could be? No? It was Hype for Type’s Little Black Book of Fonts V.1. If you don’t know about Hype for Type (where have you been?), it’s an online type library holding some of the best beautifully crafted fonts in the world. And the Little Black Book of Fonts is a testament to that...

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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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I’m quite ashamed to admit that until I went to University in 2010 I had never eaten a Mexican dish. I know, what a sheltered life I lived, but now Mexican is part of my weekly diet: burritos, fajitas, enchiladas, quesadillas, nachos, spicy rice – I love them all! So when I visited Kinetica Art Fair and Moniker Art Fair at the Old Truman Brewery last month I was excited to find DF Mexico, a pop-up...

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Happy Birthday Borough Market – you look pretty good considering you’re 1000 years old! As Jack & I work in the London Bridge/Borough area, we wanted to join in with the celebrations: Footsteps in time is an interactive experience that visitors to the market could take part in and create a living artwork in 9 hours of trading on Saturday 20th September 2014. Visitors could make their mark in history by walking through the eco-friendly...

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending a talk at the V&A as part of the London Design Festival. With Adrian Shaughnessy as the host, it was basically an audience with Paula Scher. The first female partner at Pentagram NY with a wealth of experience in design and teaching, Paula is a very interesting lady. Obviously I was mostly trying to pay attention to the interview, but i managed to jot a few quotes which...

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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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And on Sunday it was back to the V&A for LDF Graphics Weekend Day 2! After a jam-packed Saturday, we wandered the building to see some of the exhibitions and installations dotted around as part of the festival: The protest posters exhibition was really interesting, especially as the posters were arranged in date order so it was great to see how the development of technology has changed protesting. Tucked away in the tapestries room we found Candela...

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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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A little while ago I was invited to BLISTERS 2014 but I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to make it (thanks to my op) – I’m really glad I was able to go though! I didn’t realise that being invited meant I was VIP (I guess I thought that everyone who signed up to Print Club London’s newsletter got an email) so it was amazing to be on the Press list!...

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Last night after work Soof (who has been interning just around the corner from gpstudio – I’m going to miss her when she goes off to Reading to start her MA!) & I headed to Covent Garden to attend the People of Print magazine launch: Print isn’t dead. Outside the London Graphic Centre things were looking a bit grey and gloomy, but inside… … it was a different story. And look, my nails matched the...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020