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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|

Business cards for those who want to stand out

Instead of heralding the decline of these small, paper-based calling cards, the digital age has in fact created new, creative, business card opportunities and trends. Perhaps against the odds, business cards are still as important, if not more important, than they ever have been before. This blog post will provide you with some helpful hints [...]

By |2018-07-17T03:15:05+00:00February 26th, 2018|Blog|

The History of Envelopes 

The humble envelope is often not given the credit it is due. Designed to protect correspondence from damage and prying eyes, this ubiquitous item of stationery can be the bearer of both good and bad news. But when and where did the envelope first appear? The answer to this question is probably more fascinating than [...]

By |2018-03-02T15:15:10+00:00February 26th, 2018|Blog|

Trio Strike The Right Note At Snape Maltings

Combining the art of lettering and musical inspiration, artist David Pearson has collaborated with Commercial Type and Baddeley Brothers to produce an original limited-edition poster for the ‘Orchestra of Letters’ exhibition at Snape Maltings in Suffolk. The exhibition at the Lettering Arts Centre, to mark Snape Maltings’ 50th anniversary celebrations for its world-famous [...]

By |2018-03-05T17:17:29+00:00June 19th, 2017|News|

Graphic Design that Makes an Impression in Print

Ravensbourne College’s Maaike van Neck, course leader for the BA (Hons) Graphic Design, brought together a team of specialists in print, foils and paper to inspire and challenge her Year 2 students.  Here, Maaike explains the importance of inspiring the next generation of graphic designers to think about design in its physical, material [...]

By |2018-07-27T13:25:52+00:00April 27th, 2017|News|

Pearson’s printed gems

For the month of January, celebrated designer David Pearson has taken over the BaddeleyBros twitter account and sharing some printed gems. Thank you David. A wonderful collection. View them here: 1/31 Bright, bustling and with bags of character. Prince of Wales Theatre playbills, printed using large-scale chromatic wood type (1887–8)               [...]

By |2018-03-02T15:14:58+00:00January 1st, 2017|News|
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