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|

Drum-roll please…

Baddeley Brothers’ critically acclaimed book has won a prestigious Drum Design Award for Best Print Design; a remarkable recognition from the UK’s best designers. The prestigious panel of judges Jonathan Ford, Partner & Chief Creative Officer at Pearlfisher, Kerrin Lumsden, Design Leader – Global Brands at Diageo, Greg Quinton, Executive Creative Director at The Partners [...]

By |2018-09-21T08:11:36+00:00September 6th, 2016|Blog|

Exciting, engaging, eco.

Packaging design and brand sustainability consultant Tracy Sutton sets out the roots of stunning sustainable ‘eco’ design. When many people think about sustainable print or packaging design they envisage a cream or brown material with visible recycled fibres. If you pop ‘sustainable packaging’ or ‘sustainable print’ into Google images you’ll see what I mean. Not [...]

By |2018-03-06T09:31:33+00:00April 4th, 2016|Blog|

Be bold, be individual

Interior designer and style advisor to Heritage Bathrooms, Charlotte Conway, looks at how this year’s bold design trends are distinctively individual. Whether you’re a lover of industrial luxe or have a penchant for pattern, 2016 has a trend to help you embrace and express your individuality. Instead of following set pantone palettes and minimalist layouts, the [...]

By |2018-03-06T09:31:44+00:00March 8th, 2016|Blog|

Timeless design suits both traditional and contemporary

Fired Earth’s Creative Director, Rob Whitaker shares his experience of using current trends to create contemporary designs with timeless, classic appeal. I’m inspired by everything from architecture and travel, to old photographs and colours emerging on the catwalks. Versatile palettes of blues, greens and greys are particularly popular at the moment. We’ve noticed that creative designers [...]

By |2018-03-06T09:31:57+00:00July 24th, 2015|Blog|

Envelopes with a difference…the history and the future

Today’s Feelology post will consider the past and the future of envelopes.  When confronted with the paper envelopes we are all so familiar with today, it is strange to think that the form of postal message sending with which we are so familiar used to be a whole lot heavier! 2000 years B.C., the Babylonian [...]

By |2018-02-26T14:36:21+00:00November 20th, 2014|Blog|

Finding inspiration for designs when facing a tricky client brief…

Today’s Feelology blog post will deal with two topics in the world of design. Firstly, we look at the often-difficult task of finding inspiration and secondly we’ve got some tips on understanding and then designing with a tricky or restrictive client brief. What steps should be taken to ‘find’ inspiration can sometimes seem impossible for [...]

By |2018-03-06T09:32:17+00:00November 20th, 2014|Blog|

Foil in Fashion

For fans of progressive menswear designer Sebastiaan Pieter, his clothes are a statement. So too, is his stationery. While there’s nothing conventional about Sebastiaan’s tailoring, he is known in London and New York for re-fashioning traditional materials and methods – which is something which he was keen to encapsulate in his packaging and letterhead. [...]

By |2018-03-05T21:18:04+00:00November 19th, 2014|Blog|

Citron or Mandarin?

When a VIP invitation to the Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition launch in Milan lands on your lap, it’s difficult to forget that frisson of excitement as you lift the blind-embossed flap of the handmade envelope and feel the exquisite letterpress spelling out your invite to the design world’s premier celebration of craftsmanship. There was added [...]

By |2018-02-18T10:29:18+00:00April 19th, 2014|Blog|
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