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A voyage of type nerdery

The first graphic designer to speak at Nerd Nite London, Lydia is back on 21 November to talk about apostrophes. Lydia never passes up an opportunity to research something in unnecessary detail so she’s having a lot of fun researching for her 20-minute hurtle through everything she didn’t know about this little glyph. If she’s […]

Just one thing

In an industry where increasingly, everyone tries to do everything, it’s inspiring to spend some time with people who do just one thing, very well. The title piece from Lydia’s Hair Lines exhibition has been scanned at Cultural Heritage Digitisation, which works with artists and heritage collections, scanning large originals. With a museum background, they understand […]

In praise of pencil shavings

Technology is a wonderful thing. It does speed and precision, it crunches through data and it makes the geography of a project a mere detail. But come on: pencil shavings… In the by-products of a manual process, there are moments of wonder that can change the direction of an idea, or spark a new idea. […]

Hair Lines exhibition opens at Beaucatcher Salon

Drawings, drinks, cellos and fabulous hair: Hair Lines, Lydia’s exhibition of drawings, has opened at Beaucatcher salon in Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 with a private view. Thank you to all who came along, celebrated, bought and commissioned. A big thank you to cellists Kim Mackrell and John Kirby for beautiful music. And the […]

Hair Lines: Lydia’s exhibition at Beaucatcher salon

Lydia draws her way, on tubes and trains, to and from her East London desk. What, and who, Lydia spots depends on when she travels: an early start means labourers, then City workers, there’s the creative industry rush hour and a late night catches partygoers and shift workers making their weary ways home. At any […]

Communication across cultures at the Web Effectiveness Conference

We work with clients on communications for their events, we pile into process design and production planning – but there’s nothing quite like being there to give us real insight. So Lydia jumped at the invitation from our client Bowen Craggs to its Web Effectiveness Conference in Lisbon. This compact, collegiate, vendor-free conference was enormously-informative […]

Two-minute type

A go at foiling? Don’t mind if we do… There was fun to be had with finishes at paper company Fedrigoni and Foilco’s Clerkenwell Design Week workshop. But as interesting was having to come up with an idea on the spot. Designers were piling into pattern, penning fluid scripts and here, our chunky sampler of […]

A nose for print

The first thing we do with a delivery of file copies is unwrap it and smell… Fresh ink on paper is a lovely thing (and the best bit about receiving file copies of litho printed work). And it reminds us that design for print is about so much more than layout on a screen. The […]

It’s nice when that happens

There’s the stuff you design – and the stuff that happens all by itself but you like it anyway. This set of resources for Shared Assets is saddle-stitched (stapled) so there’s no spine. But stacked, the infographics at the bound edge make a continuing pattern. That’s gone into our visual vault to play with another […]

Studio snowday

Snow. At the studio, we’d been looking out of the window, watching how snowflakes behave. But designers can’t hold back from making things and eventually, Lydia had to get out and play. With cookie cutters. So, we give you snowbabies and snow type.