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A creative print and finishing press, acknowledged for their expertise in harnessing all that is wonderful about the art: past, present and future. Their work is a celebration of heritage, craft, technology, innovation, passion and desire for quality – and all that inspires the way they approach every single job, from the simple to the stratospheric. Without their help, Dog-Ear simply would not exist in printed form – they provide ultimate quality at a very competitive price. Be sure to have a gander around their site, where you can find out about their full-service capabilities.
People of Print
A unique creative community that operates both as a print consultation service and a daily source of inspiration for all things print related. Marcroy Eccleston Smith leads a top-notch team of art directors, project managers, graphic designers, illustrators, developers and printmakers based in London and across the globe. They work with brands, companies and educational institutions to execute fresh and impressive campaigns, create media partnerships, and put on events – but also run two publications of their own, Print Isn’t Dead and Posterzine.
A magnificent magazine – both online and in print – dedicated to new approaches to fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Founded on the idea that a hotel is defined by its inhabitants, collaborators are typically offered total freedom to present work as they see fit: there is no heavy-handed remit of editorial mandate or curatorial consensus. This philosophy extends to the magazine’s editorial body and design, meaning it avoids falling into the local traps of taste and zeitgeist. We love what they are doing – it’s daring, it’s different, it’s diligent. Have a peruse of their site, where you’ll find a full list of contributors, current distribution, and an ever-growing archive of material.
Back to Front
A friendly, flexible, and affordable design collective that specialise in working with small businesses, charities, and organisations in the arts or social sector. Interested in all projects, big or small, they are a nimble team made up of individuals at the top of their field, especially chosen for the job in hand. Talented designers, photographers, developers, writers, illustrators and everything in-between. Passionate people with a love of their craft. Their simple aim is to produce creative work that is right for the people they are making it for: work that works. Members Pete, Joe and Dave are the design nerds and literary nuts who dreamt up Dog-Ear.