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Silverspring Properties Re-Brand

This was one of Itchypalm’s first projects, Silverspring already had a brand and logo in place but wanted to completely refresh both the brand, logo and website.

The project started with getting to know the brand and its sub brands, using its core beliefs and  ethos to produce a brand that was right for the company. The initial concept was to have a logo that was linked to the other logos – so you would read them as a whole not as singular businesses. So we knew that the logos had to match but why and how.

The image/icon needed to represent the business instantly as well as be read quickly and clearly. So the above image is the final branding that was presented to the client. We then went on to produce a stationery set and website design for all sub brands.

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RSPCA Charity Auction Poster

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Culture Vulture July 2012 Web Banner Design

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Paula Dalton Re-Brand

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Hand Job ‘Michael Perry’

I just purchased a new book called ‘Hand Job’ by Michael Perry. It is amazing – it is so inspirational. Cannot believe I have lived this long without it. Check it out here. If you – like me are obsessed with typography – especially hand drawn typography then this book is a must – go home and put it on your amazon wishlist.

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The Puffin book of lettering.

Found this amazing book in a second hand book shop in Billingborough, Sleaford. It’s a Puffin picture book which was first published in the 1960’s, if you love typography – you will love this. Fantastically printed (In England) for all you print lovers (smells good – if you are that way inclined) and it still looks very bright, I think the copy that I have was printed in the 90’s but is a re-print of the original 60’s book.

It takes you through the techniques of calligraphy, inks, colours, letter spacing, letter carving, pen lettering, versal capitals and proportioning. Explaining the way to draw each letter correctly, how to pull out certain forms within words and overall make you become a better calligrapher or to merely improve your hand writing and typography style.

I fell in love with the little book seconds after picking it up, it has such a charm. A gorgeous purity of style and substance. It is a part of a series of books and I will definitely be on the look out for the others within the series.

 

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Needing some Type inspiration?

 

From up North is a fantastic website show casing some fantastic pieces of typography. There are a couple of examples within this post but I urge you to check it out for yourself as its the kind of inspiration you put into your brain and keep coming back to it time and time again. They are all visually so exciting and I cannot help myself from wanting more and more. Check it out here.

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Savage Chickens – Just brilliant.

I found this whilst searching for inspiration for the book that I am currently working on (can’t tell you about that yet) but I just loved this so much I just had to write about it. Savage Chickens all started when a bloke decided to doodle some chickens onto a post it note – and guess what it took off. He posted them into a blog and it seems the rest is history.

I love the simple, hilarious nature of these comics and am addicted to clicking the previous button on the bottom of the page (you will know what I mean).

Check it out for yourself here.

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The key to happiness. And to infographics?

I was doing a little research on infographics and came across this. It is so simple, to the point and it almost makes fun of infographics that are over designed and over complicated. Perhaps then, the key to infographics is to keep it simple and not over complicate the data or opinion that you are illustrating. After all the reasoning behind infographics, is for them to be a simple and clear way to communicate information.

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Culture_Jamming

This piece of culture jamming is aimed at the way in which some people use facebook, creating an alternate self. Moving away from their real personality and towards how they would like people to perceive them. This is in no way a criticism of facebook but is a criticism of those that use it.

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