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, [...]

A week’s work experience at EMC Design

Last week, we had Nick join us for a week's work experience. He is eagerly awaiting his A-level results before beginning an Art Foundation course in September with a view to studying Graphics at University. We aimed to give Nick an overview of what life can be like in an office but also an idea [...]

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 [...]

Meet Jo – one of our 2017 graduate designers [INTERVIEW]

Jo joined emc design back in August via our Graduate Design Scheme after successfully completing her BA in graphic design in 2016 and her MA in creative writing this year. We've finally found the time to post up this interview with her to find out how she's finding it all so far... You graduated from [...]

Meet Josie – one of our new graduate designers [INTERVIEW]

We can't believe it's November already ! Which means we are very behind in introducing our newest recruits. Over the summer months we ran an extensive campaign to find the best graduate designers and we were lucky enough to find three brilliant designers to join the team. Over the next couple of weeks we'll be [...]

Apply to our Graduate design scheme today

Want a real job with amazing career prospects then apply for our graduate design scheme today. Applications are now open for our graduate design scheme for designers who have graduated within the last year with a graphic design or typography degree. In a well prove design scheme we nurture and develop already very talented designers who have been taught [...]

Type table Wordsearch [COMPETITION]

Shortly after we moved to our new studio in 2014, we decided a type based table would be a nice piece of furniture to have in our reception. But we couldn’t find what we were looking for. Consequently we decided to make one ourselves. We bought two empty type cases, bolted them together on a base, [...]

Design using restricted colour palettes: Is less more? Part 1

One of the design trends in which we’ve seen a resurgence lately is working with a restricted colour palette. Back in the day, when EMC was young (and before), this was because of the relatively high cost of four colour printing. So books, book covers and marketing material often had to use one or two colours. [...]

Joint 25th birthday celebrations with Beehive Illustration & emc design [INTERVIEW]

This time last year we turned 25 years old and have had a year-long celebration of this milestone. Throughout the year we've published special interviews with long-standing members of staff John, Mike and Gavin. We've written a host of 25 themed posts like 25 years of education, 25 influential designers and 25 keyboard short-cuts. We've eaten a lot of [...]