25 Influential Designers

http://gty.im/HC4150-001 As part of our 25th year blog series, we have put together a list of some of the most influential designers that have had an impact on the world of design today. With so many product designers, graphic designers, architects and other great professionals to choose from, it was hard to narrow it down [...]

25 Years of Educational (or ELT) Technology – A Timeline

As part of our 25th anniversary of designing for the ELT industry, Sarah Hemfrey takes an in-depth look at some of the major technology changes which have not only impacted our work but also that of the ELT classroom. The classroom in 1990: A cold wasteland full of aged books with out-of-date pictures? No, the [...]

Is it possible to connect four billion people to the internet?

http://gty.im/166085878 In 2015 we saw a number of global connectivity projects from Facebook, Google, Qualcomm and Virgin. The aim of these projects has been to reach out to countries through satellite and other technologies where previously internet had been non-existent or very slow and only in major cities. This is an exciting time as it [...]

Celebrating 25 years of design [Interview with Production Manager John]

 In the latest of our special 25-year anniversary blog posts, we interview John, our Production Manager. John joined emc back in 1998 as Mike’s first full-time employee and is still with us today. 1.  When you first joined emc, InDesign didn’t exist! In this time what have been some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the tools of [...]

Why design matters: Collaborating with your designers

We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary with a special BookMachine birthday party on Wednesday 10th February, at The Square Pig & Pen, Central London. With the event just around the corner, we thought we would give you a few pointers to get you thinking "Why Design Matters" which was originally posted on BookMachine's blog last week. For many, design can be [...]

25 Quick Keyboard Shortcuts

As an ever busy design studio it is vital that we work in the most efficient way possible to meet our deadlines. Whether it be starting out on a new job in the sample design stage, text formatting and typesetting a manuscript, styling realia or getting the finished article ready for press, we always ensure [...]

You’re invited to our 25th birthday party

We're celebrating our 25th with a special BookMachine birthday party on Wednesday 10th February, at The Square Pig & Pen, Central London. For this special birthday edition, we’re asking "Why Design Matters: Collaborating with your design team" and have invited three speakers to help look at the role of design within the publishing industry. Our speakers include: David Pearson [...]

Kristina takes a look at Photoshop's new Artboard feature

Here at emc, we are all full Creative Cloud subscribers which means we get constant access to the latest updates from Adobe. Some of these updates pass us by and often are just little bug fixes. However, the most recent update to Photoshop (CC 2015) is pretty immense – we wonder how long they’ve had [...]

Bedpop Fun Palace and The Robot Lab

This coming weekend Fun Palace is coming to Bedford! Fun Palaces is a national event to encourage both science and arts education, inviting people to bring them together however they choose. This year the Fun Palace is coming to Bedford for the first time with lots of different events and workshops taking place on the 3rd/4th [...]

Speed dating with Oxford Brookes Publishing students

On Monday Kathryn and Sophie travelled across to Oxford Brookes to take part in their annual "Working in Publishing Day". The uni arranges this day every year to give students the opportunity to talk to people working in and around the industry and this year we were really privileged to take part! We talked to [...]