Our highlights from the IPG’s Autumn Conference

 It’s always great to attend a publishing event, with industry experts passionately sharing their knowledge, experience and expertise, and the IPG autumn conference, held last month, certainly didn’t disappoint. Here are our top takeaway points from the conference: Create a culture and environment where there is a clear purpose, radical honesty, where you lead by [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Fotofringe London is back

On Tuesday 17th April, Fotofringe London returns back for its 8th great year, now firmly established as the not-to-be-missed networking and deal making event for image buyers of all kinds. The organisers have created a fun, relaxed and intensely productive single-day session at Kings Place, right next to where Google’s new HQ is to be [...]

Circus of Illustration at Bedpop Fun Palaces 7th & 8th October

In the last few years, the cultural landscape of Bedford has flourished like never before. From world-class exhibitions at The Higgins, festivals like Bedfringe, the Bedford Film Festival and the Conscia Jazz Festival, to smaller, regular events like Roll Your Own Records, the many BedPop pop-ups and Drink & Draw’s with the Circus of Illustration. [...]

Concept, Creation & Marketing: Why we all need a good brief [EVENT]

A good brief is the foundation of successful publishing. On Wednesday 18th October we host our third event with BookMachine "Concept, Creation & Marketing: Why we all need a good brief" to explore why getting the brief right helps to ensure published products go to press without too many hitches. Our founder Mike Cryer will [...]

Reflections from BookMachine’s United We Publish: III

photodarren.com Last week BookMachine and Unite hosted the third in a series of events focusing on working in the publishing industry. United We Publish III: Consent or Coersion consisted of a panel of speakers discussing the role of change in the workplace and how to manage it. During a fascinating evening we heard [...]

Creative Content team at The London Illustration Fair

Last Friday, the emc Creative Content team (Kathryn, Lucy and Michael) had a fantastic day out travelling down the Thameslink rail service to check out this year’s London Illustration Fair. The event has been held at Bargehouse on the Southbank since 2015, and focuses on bringing together illustrators, collectives, companies, galleries and creative start-ups who [...]

10 take aways from ‘Marketing Vs Design: Which matters more?’

We had a fabulous evening at our BookMachine event 'Marketing Vs Design: Which matters more?' Our three fantastic guest presenters; Katie Roden, Matt Haslum and Mark Ecob spoke about the merits of both marketing and design within the publishing process. They left us with some brilliant tips on how the two functions and teams can be [...]