Where do designers find their inspiration? And how do we take inspiration from similar mediums, without copying? Some lucky designers just need to see great work to get inspired. Some designers can find inspiration in just about anything. Most of us agree that looking outside of the publishing industry gets our creative juices flowing, so [...]
Here at emc design, we work with publishers of all sizes – from large international education publishers to niche specialists who only publish occasionally. Like our clients, we are big and small. Yep, you read that right. We are one of the biggest agencies in the publishing industry, but we work in small teams, each dedicated to [...]
http://gty.im/576674115 It is mid-October, the seasons seemed to have shifted, and autumn is upon us. Here we have a photo of the Tatra Mountain range marking the border of Poland, capturing the beauty of the season. October the 14th marks Teacher's Day in Poland. How would you use this [...]
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 [...]
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?
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.
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 [...]
http://gty.im/591874034 With the successful week, Team GB have had at the Rio Olympics and it all coming to a close on Monday, we thought it was only right to have a Rio-themed Pic of the Week. Check out this image of Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark of Great Britain compete on their way to winning [...]
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth. With celebrations happening all over the world, we thought we would join in the fun with a little tea party of our own – focusing on the author's gloriumptious stories and characters. After building up our Honey points from Beehive Illustration we were able to convert [...]
http://gty.im/474136943 This week's Pic has been chosen for World Elephant Day! ELT teachers, we’d love to know how would you use an image like this in the classroom whether it be to discuss different native species or endangered animals. Depending on the context of your learner this image could be used in many different ways but we’d love [...]