So You Want a Logo…

We are often approached by clients who are after a logo. They have a great business plan, are offering an awesome product or service and just need a unifying symbol that represents it beautifully. But how much should they expect to pay?

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Another Decent Christmas

Whether you care about it or not, unless you are a tardigrade in space, you will know that it is nearly Christmas. We enjoy sorting out our studio Christmas card and this year we thought what would be better than a lovely little D-man decoration hanging from his very own tree? The only criteria when it comes to the card are that it should involve our logo and it should make us smile, so without further ado:

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Stories in the Stars

I saw Stories in the Stars in my local Waterstones and knew without even opening it that I was going to buy it. And without checking Amazon first. Published in October 2014, it was written by Susanna Hislop, illustrated by Hannah Waldron, and designed by Will Webb. I’m not sure which was more enticing – the canvas cover or the fact it’s about astronomy which, if you didn’t already know, is one of our favourite subjects.

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The Print Handbook

We’d been excitedly awaiting the new edition of The Print Handbook for months and when the envelope arrived including a Maoam it was probably the best piece of post we’d received in our short existence.

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Decent’s New Observatory

We love looking at a decent bit of space (see Don’t Look at the Sun, our guide to backyard astronomy) – Andy is a member of Bath Astronomers, and I got my Stargazer badge at Brownies when I was about eight. My Brownie leader had only given out one before; to her daughter, whom she forced to do it because she loved stargazing so much herself. I felt pretty special, and I got to stay up late.

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Searching for Spiekermann – Part II

We arrived at Berlin Schönefeld airport around lunchtime on Tuesday 14th October. It’s not the most inspiring of places, not many airports are, but it seems a bit sort of half-finished. Anyway, I half-remembered that Spiekermann was responsible for the signage and so I took a photo and tweeted something smug:

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Tracey Emin: The Last Great Adventure is You

There’s been a load of news coverage this week for the upcoming Tracey Emin show at White Cube. The show, entitled “The Last Great Adventure is You” features a selection of self-portraits of the artist in various media.

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We met James Victore!

When we heard that legendary design guru James Victore was bringing his “Take This Job & Love It” to London we knew we had to be there.

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Kate Bush: Before the Dawn

One of the first conversations I can remember having with Andy was about musicians we would give anything to see live. We agreed the impossible; Joni Mitchell, semi-retired; and Kate Bush, whose last tour was 35 years ago.

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