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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.

Simpson’s Brochure Pack

Simpson’s is a well established as one of Aberdeen’s top hotels and finest restaurants. They recently approached us to design a new sales brochure pack which reflected the quality and style of the hotel as well as the variety of services and accommodation options they offer. See more of the project 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.

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