First place prize (for design) in the New York Book Show

Last week we received some excellent news – Oxford Skills World: Reading with Writing, a course that we designed with the Oxford University Press ELT team in New York, won a first place prize (for design) in the New York Book Show. The judges said: “Bright, vibrant printing and lively photographs, along with a clean, [...]

Making your content accessible: a guide for ELT publishers

It’s estimated that one billion people, or 15% of the world's population, experience some form of disability. Although there is a moral and business case for ELT publishers to make their books accessible to disabled students currently less than 10% of the world’s printed materials can be read by someone with a print disability. This [...]

Upcoming design-related events in London

In March Emc Design published a blog about the best upcoming design events to broaden your creativity. The summer months in London bring so many opportunities to be inspired that we thought an update was due. Here are some of the events to look forward to from July to September. Serpentine Pavilion 2019 designed by [...]

How the Chinese are re-shaping Education

Having worked closely alongside ELT publishers for over 25 years, here at emc design we are fascinated by the rise in English language learning materials being created for the region. In this piece, Anna Cunnane, from bookmachine, explores the reasons for the boom. China’s extraordinary economic rise has the country in the grip of what has [...]

Upcoming design-related events in London

As well as designing leading educational resources, our team are interested in the design industry as a whole. We often attend shows, connected to design ideas, which help to broaden our mindset and inspire creativity. These events are coming up soon and we thought you might like to find out more about them too. The [...]

Publishing Services’ Pic of the Week

http://gty.im/660496041 The chosen image for this week’s Pic of the Week is of a table beautifully dressed up for a Christmas party. This afternoon the whole team at emc design are leaving the office for our annual Christmas party, allowing us time to celebrate this year’s achievements together and look to the year ahead.  

Upcoming Events and Shows

Here at emc, we aim to attend as many industry shows and events as possible. With BETT 2018, The London Book Fair and Fotofringe out of the way, we are looking forward to a busy September. 18th September – Lucy will be attending the IPG Autumn Conference in London 18th to 20th September – Mike will be [...]

The first emc ‘wayzgoose’

This week saw our first 'wayzgoose', and we know what you're thinking... "the first emc what?" Historically, a wayzgoose was an annual event held by the masters of printing houses to mark the end of summer and the start of the season of working by candlelight. Thankfully we no longer have to work by candlelight, [...]

EMC at BookMachine Unplugged 2018: Talking Design

  On 20 June, emc design hosted BookMachine Unplugged 2018: Talking Design at The Driver, Kings Cross, London.  It was part of a series of exciting BookMachine events that aim to explore what is currently happening in the world of publishing.       The evening focused on the visual trends emerging from outside of [...]

Creative Education and Employment

On Tuesday, the BBC reported results of their recent survey, which suggested that creative subjects are being squeezed in secondary schools, with many reducing timetabled lessons, facilities and their number of specialist staff. Jez Bennett, a local Head Teacher interviewed for the article, talked openly about having to cut lessons for financial reasons and was aware of some schools no longer offering GCSEs in arts [...]