Other related projects

Here we show some current internal studio projects in development.

Most will become publications, fonts or online trials. They have all started life as points of interest for us and there is no formal brief other than to make something which shows off the subject to its best advantage. General themes are ephemera, the tactile nature of print, colour, form and the beauty or craft and other older technologies.

Site cover

Printers' control strips

Printers’ control strips

Most people will recognise these small jewels of colour – on their cereal packets or newspapers perhaps. Printers use these to keep control of the quality of plates, inking, register, etc. There are some standard marks, arrangements and devices but we see variation in the special Pantone colours used in packaging. The project aims to take these supposedly mundane items and, by changing their scale and arrangement, show them off as interesting things in their own right.  
This research is being put together in a book which documents the graphic nature and function of these items.