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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 [...]

We’re looking for designers and art buyers to join our team

With lots of new projects booked into the studio we are once again on the hunt for lovely, talented people to join our creative editorial design agency. In particular we are looking for Junior Designers to join us via our Graduate Design Scheme. And Art buyers who can source & commission beautiful illustrations as well [...]

Typographic inspiration from Myfonts.com

As a design agency always looking for new ways of being creative and pushing the boundaries of what's possible within editorial design we're constantly looking outside of our studio for inspiration. Myfonts.com to us isn't just a place we go to to buy new fonts, it's a wonderful resource of ideas, from matching typefaces to sparking off our creative [...]

25 Up and Coming Illustrators

Back in July we visited the D&AD New Blood exhibition. As a design agency we visit each year to seek out new designers to join our team, as well as to see some of the other beautiful design work graduates are producing. We are always excited to see the illustrations on display as we’re always [...]

Reflecting on the summer and what lies ahead

There's nothing quite like the nights starting to draw in to remind us that summer is on its way out. Yes, it's sad to be thinking of the long, wintery days ahead but hopefully we'll make the most of a few more warm sultry evenings, and wasp-infested picnics before autumn really starts to bite. As the [...]

A Scrumdiddlyumptious Tea Party

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth. With celebrations happening all over the world, we thought we would join in the fun with a little tea party of our own – focusing on the author's gloriumptious stories and characters. After building up our Honey points from Beehive Illustration we were able to convert [...]

New project: GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition

We're really pleased to finally showcase the brilliant new GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition course from Illuminate Publishing. The project was design-led from the start and every page has stunning visuals to entice and help GCSE learners. We even heard this week that the first print run has already sold out! So a huge congratulations [...]

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 [...]

What’s it like doing work experience at emc design? [INTERVIEW]

Tom working on some new graphics For the last two weeks we have had the pleasure of having Tom in the studio for his year 10 design work experience. Tom is 15 years old and has an interest in graphic design and we first met him last summer when we did a careers [...]