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, [...]
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 [...]
http://gty.im/801924954 Here's to another sunny weekend in the UK, enjoying the heatwave! Getty Images/kelly bowden
This week’s Pic of the Week is of a quiet road filled with jacaranda trees in blossom in Pretoria, the administrative capital in the northern area of Gauteng, South Africa. The trees bloom spectacularly in a gorgeous lavender colour and usually flower from September through to November. http://gty.im/130830658
This week’s Pic of the Week is of the beautiful Ribblehead Viaduct, which forms part of the Settle-Carlisle railway route through Yorkshire and Cumbria. The line runs through some of the UK’s prettiest scenery, connecting local communities and offering travellers magnificent countryside and picturesque villages and towns, so it’s on our bucket list! The 400m-long [...]
http://gty.im/814416102 This week’s Pic of the Week of a woolly-jumpered boy, leaping among daffodils overlooked by bare trees and the watery sunshine of early Spring, speaks to the sentiment of March and April in the northern hemisphere. Exuberant anticipation of what lies ahead, viewed in the reality of the present. The not quite, but almost. [...]
http://gty.im/916816132 This week's image is specially chosen by one of our graphic designers, Abi, who loved this aerial shot of the women's ice hockey team. Have you been watching this year's Winter Olympics?
http://gty.im/912684768 The night sky had a display in store on Wednesday this week, with a rare Super Blue Blood Moon lunar eclipse. This happens when the Moon is at its closest to the Earth, appearing about 14 percent brighter than usual, and is simultaneously a 'blue moon', the second full moon in the same month, [...]
http://gty.im/906975032 With over 50 art installations across the capital from King's Cross to Waterloo, this week saw the return of Lumiere London, a free four day festival of light showcasing London landmarks. Originally a one-off festival in 2009, Lumiere has now been held five times in Durham and is making its second appearance in London.
18th January was Winnie-the-Pooh Day, commemorating the birth of English author AA Milne - creator of the much-loved 'Bear of Very Little Brain’. And In honour of the famous character, Pic of the Week is of an original EH Shepard illustration titled ‘Floating Bear’. http://gty.im/84037628 We’re hoping to spend the weekend re-reading one of our most [...]