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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.


Effektive Studio Update

There has been plenty happening of late hence the lack of posts but we thought we would update you with some news… we have now fully moved in to the new studio view more photos here and are delighted to announce that Mike Sullivan of Mister will be moving in to share the space as of next month. Our new address is Effektive, Suite 1/1, 6 Dixon Street, Glasgow G14AX. The studio is just off St.Enoch square (In building shared with GGA) and is no stranger to design having been the former home of our friends Graphical House. We will no doubt be warming the old girl with a few new studio drinks soon. Watch this space! We have also been busy getting a new studio credentials PDF ready so if you would like to receive one please email

Bye Bye BB/Saunders


I was shocked to hear of the fall of another great studio this morning when I heard that BB/Saunders seems to have shut its doors. This message is currently displayed on their site. Real shame I liked a lot of the work that they did particularly the Five stuff. Hopefully out of something old will grow something new. Good luck to all involved.

Unit Editions/Studio Culture



Unit Editions is a new, progressive publishing company dedicated to producing high-quality, affordable books about graphic design and the visual arts. As well as superlative visual content, Unit books will have insightful texts, and offer the highest standards of design and production. One of the first books to come from them is Studio Culture by Tony Brook (Spin) and Adrian Shaughnessy which you can pre-order now. There is also a launch party 22 September 2009, 6—8pm at the Haunch of Venison, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3ET where Tony and Adrian will be signing the Special Edition of Studio Culture (and there will be beer). If you would like to go please RSVP to

CRTV Inside Music Studio


New series of inside creative space videos brought to you by CR. First up Music based in Manchester, like it.

e2 Studio shots





I am currently doing some freelance work at Surry Hills based experiential environments agency e2. Its a pretty interesting studio, besides the typical studio white walls, lovely furniture and benches of Macs I get to look at a few other beautiful objects including a couple of  gold thrones and 3 beautiful motorbikes which sit around the studio. My favourite is the little yellow Suzuki 125RV. I have added more images to my Flickr.




Nice new no-nonsense studio branding from my former agency There in Sydney. Special mention for the lovely lightbox design by my good friend Jon Zhu. See more updates from the There gang on Out There.

Effektive. Graphic Design & Communication

is an independent graphic design studio based in Glasgow. We create design which is relevant, engaging and effective for our clients. We specialise in identity & brand development; printed communication; art direction & web design. Visit us at



BKMD (Bookmarked) is a new series of posts we have started. If your anything like us (and we know you are!) you'll have hundreds of great designers, agencies, illustrators and photographers sites bookmarked and its hard to remember them all. So in a bid to revisit some great sites we have decided to start re-posting all of our lost boomarks to create a visual reference of what made us bookmark them in the first place. Search the for BKMD posts using the filter drop down menu below. If you have any sites you think should be BKMD'D then email

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