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Design using restricted colour palettes: Is less more? Part 1

One of the design trends in which we’ve seen a resurgence lately is working with a restricted colour palette. Back in the day, when EMC was young (and before), this was because of the relatively high cost of four colour printing. So books, book covers and marketing material often had to use one or two colours. [...]

Joint 25th birthday celebrations with Beehive Illustration & emc design [INTERVIEW]

This time last year we turned 25 years old and have had a year-long celebration of this milestone. Throughout the year we've published special interviews with long-standing members of staff John, Mike and Gavin. We've written a host of 25 themed posts like 25 years of education, 25 influential designers and 25 keyboard short-cuts. We've eaten a lot of [...]

We’re looking for designers and art buyers to join our team

With lots of new projects booked into the studio we are once again on the hunt for lovely, talented people to join our creative editorial design agency. In particular we are looking for Junior Designers to join us via our Graduate Design Scheme. And Art buyers who can source & commission beautiful illustrations as well [...]

Typographic inspiration from Myfonts.com

As a design agency always looking for new ways of being creative and pushing the boundaries of what's possible within editorial design we're constantly looking outside of our studio for inspiration. Myfonts.com to us isn't just a place we go to to buy new fonts, it's a wonderful resource of ideas, from matching typefaces to sparking off our creative [...]

Creative Content’s Pic of the Week

http://gty.im/535657485 With schools well and truly back in the swing of things this week, this image of a steam train passing the Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland, reminded us of the Hogwarts Express. If you are an English teacher or a materials writer, how might you use this image in the ELT classroom? Would you get your students to [...]

Creative Content’s Pic of the Week

http://gty.im/600033244 Wednesday marked the start of the Paralympic Games! Check out this amazing image of Aaron Wheelz riding off a ramp at the beginning of the Opening Ceremony at Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If you are an English teacher or a materials writer, how might you use this image in the ELT classroom?

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Creative Content’s Pic of the Week

http://gty.im/186051517 Caption: Old fisherman in traditional dress, on bamboo raft with cormorants, throwing the net. Li river, Yangshuo, Guilin, China. ELT teachers, we’d love to know how would you use an image like this in the classroom! Let us know in the comments section below.

25 Up and Coming Illustrators

Back in July we visited the D&AD New Blood exhibition. As a design agency we visit each year to seek out new designers to join our team, as well as to see some of the other beautiful design work graduates are producing. We are always excited to see the illustrations on display as we’re always [...]

Creative Content’s Pic of the Week

Caption: A woman appreciates light installations during a media preview of the 9th Singapore Night Festival in Singapore, Aug. 18, 2016. Credit: Xinhua / Alamy Stock Photo                           We came across this stunning image of the 9th Singapore Night Festival, earlier [...]

Reflecting on the summer and what lies ahead

http://gty.im/158292819 There's nothing quite like the nights starting to draw in to remind us that summer is on its way out. Yes, it's sad to be thinking of the long, wintery days ahead but hopefully we'll make the most of a few more warm sultry evenings, and wasp-infested picnics before autumn really starts to bite. [...]