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We Love Producing Logos

The heart of a visual brand is a logo. Most days we drive past an old engineering works. Now derelict, the Imperial Works of G.L.Murphy was established in Menston in 1930. Derelict since 2002, it [...]

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Starting a New Business

Or why pricing strategy and good customer service were the keys to starting a Wharfedale based graphic design start-up.   Many business blogs are client help pages: quick tips or product [...]

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Signs of Safety

Or how good design saves lives   Between 1957 and 1963 Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert produced a graphic scheme for Britain’s road signage, their uniform and effective approach replacing [...]

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Japonism

Or the excitement of meeting Japanese art   This is the first blog for a month – our excuse is a visit to Japan, where we absorbed ideas and inspirations from both historic and [...]

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The Hermit’s Cup

Or the origins of coffee   We sometimes forget that most human history is undocumented – not just the history that predates writing, but all the hopes, fears, ideas and experiences that [...]

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Design and the test of time

Or finding a relic of London in a bag   I recently acquired a bag of possessions that belonged to my grandfather. Amongst the photographs and the diary entries there was a fold-up pocket map [...]

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Local History

Or the delights of copywriting   One of the delights of copywriting is researching new topics. This is even more fun when it is about something important to us, as the local area is to us. [...]