As the apple harvesting season is coming to a close, it is time for many apple farmers to revel in a bumper bounty, and to savour in the fruits of their hard labour. Many people in the apple industry will be making merry to celebrate the end of the harvest whilst others will simply be [...]
http://gty.im/845985210 As were approaching mid October, the mornings are becoming crisp, the leaves have changed, the sun is getting lower and it's time to say goodbye to summer, and welcome this special season, with chilly autumn walks, pumpkin spice lattes and halloween preparations!
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 [...]
http://gty.im/126158840 The smiley face is one of the most recognisable icons in the world. It was created in 1963 by commercial artist and designer Harvey Ball. As his symbol became commercialised, Harvey Ball became concerned that its original meaning of good will and good cheer was being lost. So in 1999 he started World Smile Day, [...]
This weeks Publishing Services’ Pic of the Week is of the Publishing Services team! We have hijacked their weekly blog post to show one of our new spaces being used for training today by the team! It’s really important to us that we continue to learn and offering our staff dedicated time to learn from experts [...]
http://gty.im/865989904 It’s starting to feel autumnal this week, and so this week’s pic of the week is a misty morning in an English woodland. This Sunday will mark the first day of autumn in the UK, also known as the ‘Autumn Equinox’.
The long days of summer are almost over, and next week in the UK many kids will be returning to schools, but while the sun still shines we will have the beauty of butterflies with us for a little longer keeping the image of summer alive for many. The monarch butterfly, must surely rank as [...]
http://gty.im/137885222 Shelters and adoption centres across the country report that black cats are less likely to get adopted than their white or tabby counterparts. Half of the cats the RSPCA cares for are either black or black and white. There could be a number of reasons why black cats are overlooked, from their association with witchcraft, magic and bad luck to [...]
emc goes wakeboarding – just in time for the rain! Yesterday some of us braved the sudden turn of weather to enjoy the watersports at Box End. Here, designer Josie is looking cold but confident during her first wakeboarding experience. Apparently it's much harder than it looks though!
This week’s pic of the week is of the emc trekkers at the finish line after walking 26.5 miles in the Peak District to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. After months of training, the group crossed the finish line after 9 hours and 43 minutes. Everyone here at emc design is extremely proud! If [...]