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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|

Hats off for Baddeley Brothers’ hat-trick of awards

The Baddeley Brothers book has won a third industry award, this time at the prestigious 2016 British Book Design and Production Awards, organised by the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF). In a dazzling ceremony at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, hosted by children’s presenter Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE, Baddeley Brothers and [...]

By |2018-03-02T15:15:03+00:00November 19th, 2016|News|

Speaking in unity with East End Businesses

Independent, creative and collaborative, the East End Trades Guild has ample synergy with Baddeley Brothers. Committed to protecting and promoting independent businesses in this eclectic part of London, the Guild has produced a fundraising film to promote East End Independents’ Day on Saturday 3 December – and asked Baddeley Brothers Director Charles Pertwee to [...]

By |2018-03-06T12:20:59+00:00October 19th, 2016|News|

East End Gild

Reverse glass gilding is said to be the pinnacle of the traditional signpainter’s work. It’s painstaking, delicate work, using fine sheets of 24 carat gold-leaf to create a brilliant, luxurious feel. Here, one of London’s leading proponent for the art, artist Archie Proudfoot, explains why independent businesses in the East End are seeking [...]

By |2018-07-30T15:11:22+00:00October 19th, 2016|News|