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Raw Type

Manchester based creative agency Raw are not scared of self-initiated promo briefs with successes like their Pantone Christmas Cards under their belts. Their latest project Raw Type was created to promote both the studio, who has recently been nominated for a Chip Shop Award as well as promote some healthy type experimentation. Armed with a copy of Font Book, a projector and space at the Islington Mill in Salford, Raw set to work experimenting and creating some interesting results.

Now a few months old, the whole project has taken on a life of it’s own into a dedicated Raw Type site with some of the projections available to buy as screened printed posters. To mimic their birthing ground, K2 have printed them on sexy-to-the-touch Plike using phosphorescent ink (yep glow-in the dark to you and me). Thanks to Rob for sending us up a copy of the poster as well.


World Cup Wallchart

Theres a few doing the rounds at the moment with the World Cup nearly upon us. This is a lovely typographic wall chart designed by David Watson of  TrebleSeven and is all for a good cause with all proceeds raised going to Soccer Aid | UNICEF. The poster is available to buy directly from here – its only £7 + £3 P&P. Alternatively Magma all also selling it from their Clerkenwell / Covent Garden Shops. Go on, get one for the studio wall and do some good at the same time. See more images here.

GP is 10

I was surprised and delighted to receive one of the much in demand GP is 10 mailers designed by Build for printers Generation Press. A limited edition of 500 (I got No.69), the mailer comes in a bespoke grey board packaging printed one side with the new Colourplan Barry green (A new colour of GF Smith Colourplan green was created by GP’s own colour mixologist Barrie Forrest.) It houses an embossed and overprinted custom box containing 10 lovely loose pieces by the likes of Build, Sanna Annukka, Timothy Saccenti, Nicola Place and John O’Reilly. Each insert is printed on various stock with a variety of lovely finishes including a lovely matt black foiled X onto Mirri card and an A3 3 spot colour design printed litho on to white Astralux. I have done a bit of a geeky ‘unboxing’ style set of images, not the best photography Im afraid but it should give you the idea. This is a lovely piece which I will be referring to a lot when it comes to beautiful attention to detail and superior print and finishing. Thanks to Generation Press for making my day.

Counter-Print Poster

Our friends over at online design bookstore Counter-Print have commisioned this lovely limited edition poster. It is a collaboration between the German illustrator Robert Hanson and New Creative. Printed by Team in black and silver, at A1 on white Chromolux. The are for sale at a cost of £20 which includes postage when purchased within the UK. Postage outside of the UK will be subject to International delivery rates. The good news is anyone who has purchased from the site should receive one for free.

Designer Buys/Freebies



Having finally got all of our stuff out of storage and unpacked all the boxes back into our place in Glasgow I was handed this wonderful collection of books/prints from my parents who let me have all of my designer buys and freebies sent to their place over the course of the last year. I had forgotten I had even bought most of the stuff, it was like Christmas in August when this little lot arrived… now to find a place for it all, hmm! Special thanks to Hey Days, Counter-Print, Its Nice That and Chris Clarke for some lovely freebies!

100 Limited Edition Effektive Mailers Available



Over the past 12 months I have had a lot of requests asking to get one of the Effektive mailers which were produced for my move to Sydney. The mailers are 2 colour litho printed A2 sheets (folded to A5 booklet) on 140gsm Cyclus Offset. Now that I am back in the UK I am making 100 hand numbered limited editions of these available to anyone who wants one at a cost of £6 (UK and Europe) and £7.50 (Worldwide) to cover postage and materials. They are now available and can be paid through Paypal. If you are interested in purchasing one then please drop an email to for more information and photos of the mailers visit here

Mythologies Exhibition Poster!


I just got an email from Natasha at Spin saying that they have a few of these limited edition posters that they have designed for the Mythologies Exhibition at the Haunch of Venison in London for sale. The poster is screen printed in black & green onto 120gsm bright white colorplan, and is a size of 20 x 30 inches. (508 x 762mm) 

It is limited edition of 30 posters, price per poster, including postage: UK: £14.00 Europe: £15.50 Rest of World: £16.00To purchase a copy pay in GBP using Made payable to Look forward to seeing it in the flesh. 😉

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