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    Laurie Cunningham Statue
    News, Previous Work
    All football fans will remember the name Laurie Cunningham, the first black player to represent England at any level. He was to win a total of six caps for England and was first British player to transfer to Real Madrid....
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    Aerial Camera Systems
    Featured
    It’s always great to work with a company who's services are a little out of the ordinary, which is why we were particularly pleased to be asked to redesign the website for the Aerial Camera Specialists. ACS are world leaders...
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    Chadney Bulgin
    Previous Work
    Top 100 chartered financial planners Chadney Bulgin approached us looking to build on their brand. After a recent redesign of their logo and stationery Chandney Bulgin commissioned us to evolve their brand and create a suite of promotional leaflets as...
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    2016 Promotional Products Catalogue
    News
    2016 promotional products catalogue is now available. We have just taken delivery of this years promotional gifts catalogue with 168 pages of great gift ideas. Promotional Products have become a core marketing tool for many businesses to impress your clients...
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    Mini-Holland
    Featured
    In 2015 Waltham Forest was successful in its bid for £30m to fund a Mini Holland cycling programme. The funds received from the Transport for London tender were to radically improve the borough’s cycling infrastructure and support a step...
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    CTV Outside Broadcast
    Previous Work
    We were delighted to be asked to redesign CTV Outside Broadcast website. CTV are one of the worlds leading outside broadcast companies, they work on renowned events around the globe such as the Olympics, the Ryder Cup and the Brit...
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    Quality of Life
    Previous Work
    In response to the socio-economic changes and the increased number of events happening in the borough it was felt that residents should be reminded of the wide range of work carried out by Waltham Forest council. To achieve this we...
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    Adult College Prospectus
    Featured
    We’ve been working with the college helping them to produce their prospectus for over 20 years now. This year we were tasked to come up with a design that conceptually portrayed the students progression and to make the prospectus...
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    Child Sexual Exploitation
    Featured
    With the all the recent tragic examples of child sexual exploitation cases in the news the council felt that an awareness campaign was needed to highlight the danger signs. They decided to produce a quarterly magazine and deliver it to...
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    Waltham Forest London Magazine
    Featured
    Waltham Forest has fast become a desirable area for young professionals to move to and the council felt the time was right to promote the borough’s many positive aspects. They decided to produce a quarterly magazine and deliver it...
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    Oak Housing Association
    Featured
    Oak Housing Limited was set up in July 2012 by Theori Investments Limited, one of the largest private sector providers of temporary accommodation in the country and are framework partners to over 20 Local Authorities in London and the...
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    Proud of You Campaign
    Previous Work
    The standard of education in the borough of Waltham Forest had once again improved and we were asked to create an awareness campaign to highlight the council’s comment to support and invest in schools to continually improve them. A...
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    Rubicon
    Previous Work
    When designing a folder for Rubicon Estates the key requirements were to show they are based in Limehouse, it had to be a little unusual and have something of a wow factor. We briefed a photographer to take lots...
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    William Morris Gallery Book
    Featured
    We were proud to have been ask to rebrand the William Morris Gallery when it was awarded Lottery Heritage Funding for a complete redevelopment and overjoyed to see it win Museum of the year in 2013. This year it...
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    Idea Store Course Guide
    Previous Work
    Tower Hamlets’ Idea Stores are more than just a library or a place for education – they are an innovative way of merging knowledge and life long learning. In keeping with the innovative thinking behind the concept they require...
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    Franklyn James
    Featured
    Franklyn James Estates approached us wanting to improve how properties were presented to their clients and to create awareness of the company’s three offices and the services they provide. We designed a bespoke presenter which had to be of a...
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    Library Plus
    Featured
    Waltham Forest wanted to promote the major transformation of the four key libraries in the borough to multimedia centres and encourage more residents to use these new facilities. We created a completely new brand reflecting the modernisation which encompassed...
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    Euro 2016 Hospitality Website
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    Prestige Hospitality are the exclusive, official hospitality partners for Euro 2016 in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. We designed the first phase of the website which was intended to generate initial interest for those considering to take-up corporate...
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    Thompson & Bryan
    Previous Work
    Disaster recovery specialist Thompson & Bryan approached us wanting to redesign their website. Thompson & Bryan has an amazing trading history dating back to 1867 but felt their website wasn’t aging as well, so they asked us to bring it...
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    Coventry Prospectus
    Previous Work
    We were pleased to win the design and print tender for Coventry council and one of the projects we’ve worked on is the CHOICE Prospectus. The Adult Education Service in Coventry offers a choice of courses in a wide range...
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    The Tooth Fairy Message Company
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    The tooth fairies are getting a little online help with the aid of The Tooth Fairy Message Company. It’s wonderful when children are young and innocent, their imagination carries them away when they’re told stories of Fairies, Santa Clause and...
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    London in Black and White
    Featured
    We were pleased to be asked by Tower Bridge Exhibition to design and produce their London in Black & White exhibit which was displayed in the West Walkway of the bridge. The images were supplied by the London Metropolitan Archives and...
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    Locata Brand Refresh
    Featured
    We have worked with Locata Housing Service for a number of years and first created their brand over ten years ago. Since then Locata has grown into the largest provider of housing options in England working with 78 local...
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    Print your own
    News
    Soon you won’t have to buy your fruits from a supermarket anymore, you can just print yourself a whole punnet full. 3D printing technology has taken another leap forward with the creation of the first printed fruit. Liquid drops of...
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    25 years and as healthy as ever
    Previous Work
    The Independent Doctors Federation (IDF), celebrate their silver anniversary this year.They started the organisation with the idea to finally give a voice to represent the ‘Private Practice’. Today the IDF is a national organisation with over 1,000 members and advises...
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    The ultimate colour pen
    News
    We love a new gadget and the Scribble Pen instantly caught our eye. This clever piece of tech can take a colour reading from any object around you and match it from the 100,000 colours that it’s able to reproduce. The...
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    Reporting on Adult Social Care
    Previous Work
    The Social Services department of Barnet Council commissioned us to design their Adult Social Care annual report. The document highlights the performance and reflects the positive achievements being made. Images throughout the document show how the council services are making a very real...
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    Plastic Fantastic
    Previous Work
    Due to the ongoing success of the previous recycling campaign we created for the London Borough of Waltham Forest the council decided to expand the campaign to include a range of other materials, including a number of plastics previously...
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    The Royal Dutchess
    Previous Work
    A slice of modern east end life at the Broadway theatre The Broadway Theatre was staging the play The Royal Duchess Superstore which tells the story of Terry, recently returned to East London following a long stretch in prison, highlighting...
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    Label
    Previous Work
    An independent men's clothing suppliers were launching a new clothes range and asked for our help to build the brand. For many years the guys at the newly formed men's clothing company called Label had been sourcing quality apparel from...
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    Advice and Tips
    You may be surprised to know that there are numerous printed items of which VAT is not applied (zero rated). We work with a number of charities, organisations and sole traders who are unable to claim back VAT on purchases...
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    This place gets better and better
    Previous Work
    The London Borough of Waltham Forest launched ‘Creating a Better Place’ – a regeneration scheme specifically developed to reinvigorate high streets, schools and leisure facilities around the borough with £160m of investment. We were commissioned to create a brand to...
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    Making the right choice
    Previous Work
    We have produced the Tower Hamlets primary and secondary prospectuses for four years now and each year we work with their communications unit to create a new concept for the new edition. This year’s theme was ‘Helping you make the right choice...
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    A very social brand
    Previous Work
    Waltham Forest traditionally holds a series of family entertainment events throughout the year and wanted to align them as a linked program of events under the umbrella title of 'Get Together'. We created the over arching 'Get Together' brand first which...
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    Glenny News
    Previous Work
    It was great news that we had won the tender against seven other agencies to redesign and print Glenny’s News magazine and their biannual databook. They were particularly please that we would be saving them £20,000 per year against...
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    Signs of activity
    Previous Work
    After extensive refurbishment to the Leyton Leisure Centre as part of the councils’ ‘Creating a Better Place’ initiative, we were commissioned to develop a fresh new look to the exterior signage. Contemporary type styling was used in conjunction with active...
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    Folding formats
    Advice and Tips
    There are a number of different ways to fold paper that create interesting formats and get your information noticed. Some are quite complex and carry the same amount of content as a small brochure. In the past these complex folds were...
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    Nordoff Robbins Awards
    Previous Work
    An interesting project came into the studio with the commission to design the prestigious awards program for the O2 Silver Clef Awards 2013 in support of Nordoff Robbins. Nordoff Robbins is a major music industry charity working to transform lives through...
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    Love your high street
    Previous Work
    Fighting against the national epidemic of business failures in our high streets Waltham Forest decided to take action. A series of events and promotions were held to attract residents to visit and use their local high street, in particular those...
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    Goodbye CLaSS, hello WFALS
    Previous Work
    In 2013 Community Learning and Skills Service was expanded to include business, employment and skills and was renamed Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service to reflex it’s increased remit and larger range of courses. We were commissioned to create a new brand to...
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    Sharing the Love
    News
    Once again we are proud to be a gold sponsor of the Waltham Forest Love Your borough awards for the fourth consecutive year. Fittingly we sponsored the arts and cultural award again which was won by X7eaven Academy who provide...
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    Data grabbing documents
    Advice and Tips
    By now most of you will have found out how great Adobe Acrobat is for reviewing your proof files in the cross platform pdf format. An extensive range of commenting tools makes it very easy to indicate clearly and...
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    New look News
    Previous Work
    Waltham Forest Council commissioned us to redesign their fortnightly newspaper Waltham Forest News and re-work the layout structure to accommodate a greater number of shorter articles. With a circulation of 115,000 copies distributed to every household in the borough the paper is widely read and so it was...
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    Growing Bright People
    Previous Work
    The Adult College of Barking & Dagenham were looking for something a little different from the offering of other colleges when they asked us to produce their Apprentice Handbook. A concept of growing bright people was developed and illustrated using...
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    Fun and Games
    Previous Work
    We have received a commission to design a poster advertising the new 'Victorian Games' promotion at Tower Bridge. Visitors are encouraged to participate in authentic victorian games set-up in various locations throughout the bridge. We also produced an instructions poster for...
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    Cissie & Ada
    Previous Work
    The Broadway theatre, Barking commissioned us to design a promotional poster for their production of Cissie & Ada. The play is based on the comedy act of Cissie Braithwaite and Ada Shufflebotham, two Northern housewives created and played by the...
  • China bound for Charlie
    Previous Work
    Charlie Allen, the renowned bespoke taylor was looking to launch his playful spin on Savile Row quality tailoring in Shanghai, China. He came to us with his ideas of layout, materials and colours for the concession store and we mapped...
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    Static posters
    News
    Paper merchant Antalis McNaughton has an interesting product called Stafix, a printable static cling film that can be repeatedly applied to most surfaces. The product is 100% recyclable polypropylene and completely adhesive-free. It can be applied to stone, plastic, metal, fabric,...
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    A Shining Example
    Previous Work
    When the William Morris Gallery was awarded Arts Council funding to enlarge and renovate the gallery we were commissioned to create the launch invites as part of a whole brand refresh. The gala opening event was spread over four days...
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    Glenny Residential
    Previous Work
    Glenny LLP were looking to reposition the offering of their residential development division with a new direct mail brochure to send out to developers. Building on an existing house style, we were asked to design a document which raises the...
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    Gable Hall Goes Digital
    Previous Work
    Gable Hall School specialises in the performing arts without detracting from all other academic fields and this was prominent in our mind when we were asked to design their prospectus. They wanted the prospectus to be viewed predominantly online so we created...
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    Marking up our proof file with your changes
    Advice and Tips
    With the free Adobe Acrobat reader (that you can download here) you’ll have all the tools you need to markup any changes on the pdf file proofs we send to you. This is very simple to do and much quicker and accurate than...
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    Love Your Borough 2012
    News
    This is the third year we have been a gold sponsor of the Waltham Forest Love your Borough Awards and this years special guest speaker was the DJ and television presenter Paul Ross. The awards are to identify and honour...
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    Up Market in Walthamstow
    Previous Work
    Dating from 1885, Walthamstow has the longest outdoor market in Europe. We were approached to create an identity to build more awareness and elevate it’s position in the market (no pun intended). The market has a vast range of stalls...
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    Cities of the Modern Games
    Previous Work
    To celebrate the Olympic games coming to London again Tower Bridge Exhibition wanted to put on an exhibition in the West walkway to pay tribute the various cities that have held the games and highlight a few key stand-out...
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    Kick Off at the Concert
    Previous Work
    One of Waltham Forest’s Big6 series of major free events celebrating being a host borough for the Olympics, Party on the Pitch was a summer concert held at Leyton Orient Football Stadium. Headline acts included The Saturdays, Alexandra Burke and...
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    Adding a touch of glam
    Previous Work
    The property agents Glenny LLP celebrated 120 years in business this year. To mark this momentous milestone they invited some of their clients to a glamorous evening at the Aspers Casino in Westfield, Stratford. They asked us to create an...
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    The details in the Databook
    Previous Work
    Every first and third quarter Glenny LLP publishes a statistical report outlining the sales and lettings performance within the commercial property sector. As the leading property consultants in the north east and south east sections of the M25 motorway the document...
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    Why does 'X' represent the unknown?
    News
    Have you ever wondered why we use the letter X when we talk about the unknown – X files, X-rays and X marks the spot to name a few. Terry Moore, the director of the Radius Foundation gives a fascinating and...
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    Watch where you're stepping
    News
    Avery Dennison has a street graphics film amongst their wide range of products. With a paint like finish it can be applied to roads, pavements, and other rough surfaces in exposed outdoor environments. It's durable enough to last for up...
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    Supplying content
    Advice and Tips
    How you supply text, imagery and data to us can effect the production time enormously and if not done correctly, can increase the cost of your project. We have listed a few guidelines below which will ensure your project is completed in a timely fashion and...
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    Design and Print Process
    Advice and Tips
    This guide will take you step by step through the various stages of the design and print process and outline both of our roles and responsibilities in order to achieve your goals. It also contains some things you should...
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    Love Your Borough, Awooga
    News
    Another fantastic night at this years Waltham Forest Love your Borough Awards which was brought forward to April, and once again we were a gold sponsor for the event. The awards are to identify and honour the residents and council...
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    A silver-lining with a cloud
    News
    Everybody involved in design and print is all too aware of the spiralling cost of paper and ink. Whether it's because China is buying all the stock or the increased cost of diesel and pulp we are all resigned to...
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    Dates to remember
    Previous Work
    Barking & Dagenham Council wanted an innovative way of showing all the many events that happen in their parks throughout the year in an clear, concise way. After discussing various options with the client we felt the most appropriate way...
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    Binding Options
    Advice and Tips
    Depending on the number of pages in your document, there can be several options available to you for binding it together. We have illustrated the most common types below along with an approximate page number range suitable for the type of binding. Some...
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    Victorian Childhood
    Previous Work
    We have created the advertising poster for the Vestry House Museum's latest exhibition 'Victorian Childhood'. A great way to find out about the lives of children growing up during Queen Victoria's reign is in this revealing photographic exhibition.GRAPHIC DESIGN...
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    Business matchmakers
    Previous Work
    The East London Business Place work with micro and small to medium enterprises in the broader east London area – north and south of the river. They source and match local suppliers to the purchasing needs of buyers across all industry...
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    Lorem Ipsum what?
    Advice and Tips
    You may have already or possibly will do in the near future, receive a proof from us which contains text that appears to be in a foreign language. This is dummy text referred to as Lorem Ipsum which designers use as a...
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    All our working Lives
    Previous Work
    We have made a great start to the year with an exciting book launch accompanied with an exhibition.Eastside Community Heritage asked us to design and print their latest publication, ‘Working Lives of the Thames Gateway’. The book is part...
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    Annual contract performance review
    News
    It's been a year since we became the first agency to win a sole supplier design and print contract for a London borough council. We have now completed the first annual performance review of our Waltham Forest contract and are...
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    Sponsoring the awards
    News
    We have just taken part in Waltham Forest’s 'Love your Borough' awards and were proud to be the Gold Award sponsors for the Arts and Culture category.The event was presented by Sally Gunnell at The Assembly Hall in Walthamstow....
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    All booked up
    News
    In these times of austerity we have seen our digital print service come into its own, providing our clients with an economic, small quantity option.With the industry wide increase in print on demand we have expanded our digital capability...
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    The London bulldog spirit
    Previous Work
    We are pleased to have been commissioned by Newham Council’s Heritage Service to design and produce an exhibition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Blitz. How time flies, we can still remember being commissioned by Newham to produce an...
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    A view of the Thames
    Previous Work
    We are very pleased to have won the tender for the “River Thames - Source to Sea’ exhibition for Tower Bridge. The commission was to design and produce 30 panels to be displayed along the 60 metre length of the...
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    Digital print upgrade
    News
    Due to the increased demand in short run printing we have upgraded to a Xerox DocuColor 700. Our old DC240 had been struggling for a while to keep up with the orders so we've replaced it with the next range...
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    Ooooh, saucy
    Previous Work
    An interesting commission has come our way this month. It’s to come up with a theme for a new fast food venture called Saucy Pasta. Our team put their creative hats on and came up with a striking concept of...
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    New Forest Gate
    Previous Work
    We are proud of our track record in working for schools and colleges and were pleased to work with Forest Gate School to develop their new logo and prospectus. The school has recently finished a completely new refurbishment and they...
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    Know your image copyright
    Advice and Tips
    The first place that many people go to when looking for images, be it photographs or illustrations is Google. This is a great resource for reference purposes or if you’re gathering inspiration but do not use them in any of...
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    Jumping for Joy with backflip
    Previous Work
    Motorcross stunt rider Robbie Maddison spectacularly jumped across the open bascules of Tower Bridge on his motorcycle and we were asked to design and produce display graphics for the exhibit. At 3:00am on 13th July 2009 he performed a no-handed...
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    Paper sizes
    Advice and Tips
    The industry standard for paper sizes in the UK and most of the world is called the A series. Of the developed countries only North America, Canada and parts of Mexico have chosen not to adopt this standard. The smallest size in the scale is...