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We like to keep you up to speed with the goings on in the studio; and we also like to share our thoughts on certain areas of design… read on!

 

Our news

We have added a new page talking about our use of Movable Type.
14 April 2009

OK, the news section has been left to stagnate recently. We are on the case however with an update site and content coming soon. Promise!
03 December 2008

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new website for the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO). We redesigned the site, refined the structure and used Movabletype to manage the content.
13 November 2007

Today we launched a new website for Charles & Hudson. More on this soon.
27 September 2007

We were asked by Betfair to design and build a blog for the GB team at the World University Summer Games. The site can be found at http://www.teamgbrblog.com/ and has provided a mechanism for the student athletes to post their experiences.
18 August 2007

The University of Reading has just awarded us the task of producing brand guidelines for all their merchandise! A project we are very excited about working on.
16 August 2007

Well it's a mere 133 days later than planned, but it's here at last – yes, our new website has been launched! Have a look around and let us know what you think...
03 August 2007

We worked with Stephen Coates on his new website, providing web templates and the Movabletype publishing system.
24 April 2007

We have just launched the website for a research project into the Independent Group. More soon.
23 March 2007

The project report is available for Routes to Reading.
07 March 2007

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Resources

Some useful resources covering information design, typography, web design, organisations, books…

Information design

Information Design Association, UK

The Information Design Association is a group of Information Designers and other professionals in the UK with an interest in Information Design.

Inactive for the past few years, but are organising an Information Design conference in London in 2007.

ID-Cafe

An email list discussing information design and related issues.
Link to free subscription page

Infodesign

An information design news website, with some interesting articles
http://www.informationdesign.org/

IDJ (Information Design Journal)

Available again after a change of publisher, IDJ is the standard journal for information designers.
http://www.benjamins.nl/

Typography

Typophile Forums

For discussions on everything type-related visit Typophile.
http://www.typophile.com/

Typographica

Type & typographic news
http://www.typographi.ca

Microsoft typography

Type-related news pages run by our friend Simon Daniels at Microsoft.
http://www.microsoft.com/

Web design

W3C

If you want to know something about code, the World Wide Web consortium is the place to start. Can be daunting to the first (or second) time user!
http://www.w3.org

A list apart

One of our favourite sites, it provides articles on ways to design and build websites. Always clear, concise and easy to follow and refer back to.
http://www.alistapart.com

4096 colour wheel

If you need to quickly find a colour for use on screen, use this little tool.
http://www.ficml.org/

Web accessibility

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

Run by the W3C the WAI offers guidance and resources on web accessibility.
http://www.w3.org/

Organisations

Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI)

ATypI is a world-wide organisation dedicated to type and typography. Both Clare and Matt are members, and regularly attend the conferences.
http://www.atypi.org

The Typographic Circle

An organisation for those interested in type. They hold regular meetings around the UK, with guest speakers and a chance to meet fellow type enthusiasts.
http://www.typocircle.co.uk/

Design Council

The Design Council offers a range of resources for business.
http://www.designcouncil.org.uk

Guild of accessible web designers (GAWDS)

Community site for web designers with interests and skills in accessible websites.
http://www.gawds.org/

Books

Hyphen Press

Owned by Robin Kinross, Hyphen Press produces some of our favourite design books.
http://www.hyphenpress.co.uk/

Nijhof & Lee

International booksellers based in Holland, they stock (almost) every design book you may need!
http://www.nijhoflee.nl/