Creative Education and Employment

On Tuesday, the BBC reported results of their recent survey, which suggested that creative subjects are being squeezed in secondary schools, with many reducing timetabled lessons, facilities and their number of specialist staff. Jez Bennett, a local Head Teacher interviewed for the article, talked openly about having to cut lessons for financial reasons and was aware of some schools no longer offering GCSEs in arts [...]

Publishing Services’ Pic of the Week

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.

Publishing Services’ Pic of the Week

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 [...]

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 [...]