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Graphic Design Student Adds a New Dimension to Print

Now in its third year, the “Im–print! Im–press!” live-brief challenge for Ravensbourne University Year 2 Department of Design Practice students invited them to propose a design that celebrates the materiality and physicality of print through paper, foil and print production. The brief, which is set in collaboration with G. F. Smith, [...]

By |2019-04-26T11:34:22+00:00March 19th, 2019|News|

Ornamental Logo Marks Baddeley Brothers’ 160 years

Family-run London printer Baddeley Brothers is marking its 160th year with the creation of a distinctive logo, designed by acclaimed graphic designer David Pearson. Taking inspiration from the tools of the printing trade, the typeface pattern is reminiscent of the intricate leaf patterns on Baddeley Brothers’ postage stamp perforators that were [...]

By |2019-02-26T09:02:10+00:00January 25th, 2019|News|

Inspiring a New Generation of Graphic Designers at Ravensbourne University

As we prepare to launch the third year of our ‘Im-print! Im-press’ competition in collaboration with G. F Smith and FoilCo, we spoke to last year’s participants to see how the experience has shaped their designs since. The competition aims to inspire a new generation of graphic designers at Ravensbourne University London to [...]

By |2019-01-30T17:51:50+00:00January 8th, 2019|Blog|

Royal Designer for Industry Annual Dinner Menu

Attention to detail Sample testing the material to see how well it performed once scored. Would it stand/sit on the table in a perfect, presentable way? In addition, there was a lot of discussion about what foils and shades of material would not only look right in [...]

By |2019-04-12T13:34:05+00:00December 10th, 2018|Blog|

Compliment Slips vs Correspondence Cards

What’s in a name? When it comes to the question of compliment slips - the insert bearing a company’s name, which is sent out with products or information - there’s more to the subject than might at first be apparent. The eagle-eyed may have spotted a mistake in that last sentence. “Aha,” [...]

By |2018-09-21T11:49:42+00:00September 21st, 2018|Blog|

Success Is An Illusion For Graphic Design Student

Combining a variety of printing techniques to create a visual illusion was the key to success in this year’s “im-print! im-press!” challenge. Returning for a second year, the “im-print! im-press!” challenge encouraged 2nd year Graphic Design students at Ravensbourne University London to consider the processes involved when designing for print. Course leader [...]

By |2018-06-28T14:28:09+00:00June 25th, 2018|News|

Pirate’s Grog – A label that is leagues apart…

Die-stamping is not known for being an edgy or alternative print technique, but it’s proven to be an award-winning choice for the buccaneering rum brand Pirate’s Grog, which needed a distinctive feel for its special 13-year-old blend. Distillers and travel-lovers Gareth and Beth Jones brought the golden rum home from their travels [...]

By |2019-01-30T17:58:33+00:00June 13th, 2018|Blog|

Total Synergy at Berthold Wolpe Exhibition

The life and work of the late dust-jacket artist Berthold Wolpe, the man behind the legendary Faber & Faber book covers, is drawing a crowd at the Lettering & Commemorative Arts Trust at Suffolk’s Snape Maltings, in a unique exhibition ‘The Total Man’. Inspired by Wolpe’s distinctive hand-drawn graphic style, Baddeley Brothers offered to sponsor [...]

By |2018-05-21T11:27:10+00:00May 21st, 2018|News|

Pixel picks Baddeley Brothers for print exhibition

Nestled between suffragette posters and specimen papers, on the walls of the Atom Gallery in Stoke Newington, London, hang the bright letterpress tip-ins from the Baddeley Brothers’ book. Designed by David Pearson, the iconic examples of typography and letterpress have been chosen by Hackney-based letterpress studio Pixel Press to feature in an inspirational three-week [...]

By |2018-03-14T10:45:35+00:00March 13th, 2018|News|

How To Solve The Biggest Problems With Business Cards

A business card can often be the difference between a lasting first impression and lost business. This crucial item of business stationery needs to be eye-catching and informative — but it also needs to convey quality and attention to detail. Unfortunately, there are some problems with business cards and fundamental errors that a lot of [...]

By |2018-04-06T14:37:42+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Blog|