Now Tastes Even Better

now tastes even better

Alison Carmichael was commissioned to hand-letter the headlines for the latest “Best of Both” Hovis Bread print campaign.

Advertising agency JWT briefed Alison to create the headline in two styles – to convey both the horribly dirty and sweetly angelic charms within a single line. To meet these two diverse themes in a typographic style, she used a matted old brush with Quink ink to make a suitably messy finish for ‘now tastes’ and a marker pen for the neater ‘even better’ typography on the right hand side.

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Why does bespoke typography and illustration matter?

The Arts Marketing Association asked us why bespoke illustration and typography matters to successful marketing.

why does bespoke typography and illustration matter?

Read the article to see what our head of Creative Communications had to say for all our illustrators and hand lettering artists…

Pick Me Up 2013 Graphic Arts Festival

Our Head of Illustration, Nicki headed to the Private View of Pick Me Up 2013 and she has written a little review for all you enthusiastic creative types…

pick me up 2013 graphic arts festival

“Pick me up at Somerset House opened last week – the industry private view last Wednesday.  In it’s first year, Pick Me Up filled a gap in the creative industry events calendar as the first – and only – graphic arts fair, showcasing the best of our industry which we know so well and packaging it up towards the public.  Such was the industry hunger for the show, the private view was jam-packed and rave reviews flowed.

It’s now the third year in and Pick Me Up is still going strong. Much less a resource for industry folk, the Pick Me Up selects of 2013 had a strong curation but few artists who are industry newbies, but strong and very worthy nonetheless.  Workshops and spaces industry stalwarts such as Nelly Duff and Print Club gave an insight what’s usually a closed circuit and offered up graphic arts / design / illustration for wider consumption.

So perhaps, as we insiders become less excited by the show, it’s actually doing its job – opening up the ‘scene’ for a far wider audience and making our art of illustration and design engaging for everyone else with an interest in it.”

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Alison Carmichael features in Gestalten Book of Type

In case you have not yet heard, the most versatile woman in type has been selected from many accomplished artists to feature in the Gestalten ‘Hand-to-Type’ Book.

alison carmichael features in gestalten book of type

Gestalten editor Jan Middndorp got in touch with Alison directly after seeing her typographic portfolio expand over the years. Her various styles pop up again and again in many different mediums and it’s about time she was recognised by some of the industry’s leading experts in the field. This beautiful book is a stunning compilation of hand-made and digital scripts that showcase the beauty of handwritten letterforms and it is on sale now.  We are very proud to celebrate our lady’s fine typographic talents.

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The Original Colour Spaces


Check out this beautiful, creative lettering by our well-known illustrator, Brand Nu!

the original colour spaces

Inspired by a range of vintage biscuit tins sold in the opulent part of London, Brand Nu created this piece to go with a recent article in Computer Arts magazine about creative typography.

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