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|

Digital win for Baddeley Brothers book

It may have been designed to celebrate the very best of print, but now the Baddeley Brothers book is being celebrated for its digital credentials. Its popularity with design influencers and support from online magazines and design bloggers was impressive enough to help win Gold in the CIPR Midlands PRide Awards for best digital [...]

By |2018-03-06T10:45:26+00:00September 10th, 2016|News|

Win a signed copy of Baddeley Brothers

Critics acclaimed it, designers loved it and now the judges have crowned it the best example of Print Design at the Drum Design Awards 2016. To celebrate, we’re giving away two copies of the Baddeley Brothers book signed by the Gentle Author, David Pearson, Lucinda Rogers and Adam Dant. To be in with [...]

By |2018-03-02T15:15:41+00:00June 1st, 2016|News|

Happiness is a chisel and a stone carving challenge

Founder of Burr & Bevel, Oz (Rosemary Osmaston), shares her secret to getting started in stone carving. I love looking through my fellow carvers’ waste stone and offcuts. They let me browse and sometimes I find hidden gems of stone, featuring unusual patterns and textures. I was recently given an offcut of Spanish Limestone, filled [...]

By |2018-03-02T15:15:47+00:00May 18th, 2016|News|

Drum-roll of honour for the Baddeley Brothers book

Baddeley Brothers’ critically acclaimed book has been shortlisted for two Drum Design Awards, which recognise the industry’s best design feats of the year. One of just four nominations for Best Print Design, and similarly for Best Editorial Design, this is remarkable recognition for the high calibre contributions made by each of the great designers [...]

By |2018-03-02T15:15:54+00:00April 19th, 2016|News|

A Type of Treasure Trove

The Gentle Author and designer David Pearson have launched a new book. One which celebrates illustration, words, typography, print and design. An eminent list of artists collaborated on the project, and David spoke of his involvement at the launch at St Bride Library. The book tells the story of my family business, Baddeley Brothers. In [...]

By |2018-03-02T15:16:05+00:00November 4th, 2015|News|

David Pearson Heads Up A-list Collaboration For Baddeley Brothers Book

Spitalfields Life Books is launching a tribute to British design and print techniques, with words by The Gentle Author, on 15 October 2015. Designer and typographer David Pearson leads a stellar cast of contributors for the latest book by the Gentle Author, which chronicles the fascinating story of six generations of the specialist [...]

By |2018-03-06T12:27:43+00:00October 19th, 2015|News|
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