Our 2017 Christmas card is here!

After last weeks 'making of', which you can read here, it's time to reveal this years Christmas card.               Our cards were posted earlier this week so should be arriving very soon. Which one is your favourite? Can you think of a better pun? Let us know below.  

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 [...]

Reflections from BookMachine’s United We Publish: III

photodarren.com Last week BookMachine and Unite hosted the third in a series of events focusing on working in the publishing industry. United We Publish III: Consent or Coersion consisted of a panel of speakers discussing the role of change in the workplace and how to manage it. During a fascinating evening we heard [...]

6 tips for adapting artwork

At emc design we are very familiar with adapting educational course materials for multiple markets. Often the International version will be adapted to suit different markets, territories and educational situations. As well as re-writing anything from 20-60% of the material the artwork and images are also adapted to suit these different versions and the newly written content. [...]

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, [...]

We’re going batty about Beatrix on her 150th anniversary

Hill Top - Beatrix’s farm in Near Sawrey, in the Lake District - it features in The Tale of Tom Kitten and The Tale of Samuel Whiskers Just six years ago the New York Times was lamenting the decline in popularity of children’s picture books, apparently due in part to ambitious parents pushing [...]

Celebrating 25 years of design [Interview with Production Manager John]

 In the latest of our special 25-year anniversary blog posts, we interview John, our Production Manager. John joined emc back in 1998 as Mike’s first full-time employee and is still with us today. 1.  When you first joined emc, InDesign didn’t exist! In this time what have been some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the tools of [...]

Design does matter: BookMachine event round-up

Last night emc design and BookMachine co-hosted the first BookMachine design themed evening 'Why Design Matters: Collaborating with your design team', at The Square Pig & Pen in Holborn. Sophie from emc design along with Sam and Laura from BookMachine had been plotting the event for a number of months, as part of [...]

Why design matters: Collaborating with your designers

We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary with a special BookMachine birthday party on Wednesday 10th February, at The Square Pig & Pen, Central London. With the event just around the corner, we thought we would give you a few pointers to get you thinking "Why Design Matters" which was originally posted on BookMachine's blog last week. For many, design can be [...]