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 [...]

Celebrating 25 years of design [Interview with our MD Mike]

In December 1990 Mike, our MD, left a relatively well-paid job running the marketing services department of a materials testing company to set up emc design. Mike had worked in publishing before this, first starting at Longman Publishers, Harlow in 1975. So, with a young family, Mike wanted to turn his hand to freelance work whilst getting [...]

Bawden in Bedford

Mike, our MD, went to a lecture last week entitled Bawden’s Britain. Mike is a big fan of Edward Bawden and other British artists of that period such as Eric Ravillious, Clare Leighton and (slightly later) John Piper. We are lucky in Bedford in having a collection of over 3,000 pieces of Bawden’s work, bequeathed [...]

The London Centre for Book Arts

Design Week have recently posted an article on a new centre which is opening at the end of the month which is completely dedicated to the production of books. From paper making to letter-pressing London Centre for Book Art (LCBA) will be a venue where visitors can explore their love of the printed book with [...]

emc celebrates being in the Publishing business for 22 years!

This month emc design celebrates 22 years of working for the Publishing industry. Our Director Mike Cryer founded the company in December 1990 and we've been steadily growing in size since then. We've built a strong reputation and expertise in ELT Publishing and are recognised as being one of the foremost design agencies in the [...]