December 14 2012
Friends of The Tree Council
Exciting stuff – our campaign for the The Tree Council has been featured on It's Nice That, Design Week and The Drum this week. See the project in our Work section, here.
July 19 2012
We are looking for an intern
MARC&ANNA are looking for a short term intern to help out during this busy time. Expenses paid. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a CV and some examples of work.
May 9 2012
New illustration project
We're working with the fantastic Chris Martin on a new project. We've loved Chris's work for ages, so it's great to be working with him on something.
We already know how brilliant the finished piece is, but have been sworn to secrecy. As soon as it's out we'll put it in the work section.
April 11 2012
Design Week nomination
We are excited to announce that we have had a piece of work nominated in this year's Design Week Awards.
The nomination is for a handout for teenagers, explaining how to calmly deal with life-threatening situations, and is in our work section: click here.
We worked with Nick Asbury on the writing.
February 13 2012
Summer of Celebration
We have just been asked to work on the National Trust's Summer of Celebration, which will take place across 70 properties nationwide. And involves working with two of the country's favourite animated characters... Exiting Stuff!
January 6 2012
We are working for three fantastic new clients, in WWF, Cancer Research UK and The Health Foundation.
We will have some work to show in the coming month.
November 3 2011
Not For Sale - For Promo only
We have some work in this rather snazzy book about designers promotional materials by Victionary Press. Should you wish to buy its, its available here.
November 3 2011
Man Bites Dog business cards
These business cards we've designed for Man Bites Dog as a part of their rebrand are pretty much a designers dream… printed, letter pressed, duplexed, die-cut… we are seriously jealous. Printed by the lovely people at Glasgow Press.
November 3 2011
Cancer Research UK
We are pleased to announce a great new client – Cancer Research UK. Will keep you updated with work as soon as possible!
September 20 2011
Tent London 2011
We have designed the Directory for this year's Tent London, part of the London Design Festival.
You can see more of the project in our Work section, here.
July 5 2011
We have been working on an identity for Lux Craft with Nokia and Tent London, shown above. The logo was made up in turquoise neon from artwork, and then photographed.
May 27 2011
Last night was the opening of Barnaby Barford's solo show, Love is…, at the David Gill Gallery, for which we designed the catalogue.
The catalogue took the form of an oversized A4 'magazine', printed digitally on Regency Silk, by Pureprint on their Indigo.
Very strongly lit here, the works are stunning ceramic pieces, all subverted in some way (ie, the subject matter is not quite what you are expecting...).
We'll get this in our Work section soon.
May 19 2011
We have a few great new clients in One Housing Group, David Gill Galleries and v inspired.
May 19 2011
Volunteering Works is a scheme from v designed to make it easy for companies and their employees to donate time to volunteer in local charities. We think this is a great scheme, and we worked on the design to introduce it – it has been a huge success so far! We came up with the simple line "there is more to your staff than just a job title" and used this with business cards that not only included the persons name, company and job title – but also their volunteering activities.
January 5 2011
Design Week Awards
Our project Pete and Repeat – an exhibition identity that we did for the Zabludowicz collection, has been shortlisted for a Design Week Award. We're well chuffed, of course. You can see more the the project here.
January 5 2011
Designers' Identities book
We are very pleased to be featured in Liz Farrelly's new book Designers' Identities. The book is out now and published by Laurence King - get your hands on your copy here.
December 1 2010
We are the proud recipients of a shiny metal commendation in the Benchmarks Awards – held last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel – for our work on Artie Beat for the British Heart Foundation. We were runners up to The Partners, in an extraordinarily difficult category.
The British Heart Foundation won client of the year too, which was thoroughly deserved and no surprise to us!
The full project is featured in the work section of our website.
November 9 2010
Firing Up print
We have just received the teachers' handbook and flyers back from the printers, that we designed for the Crafts Council's Firing Up scheme. And they look fantastic. The handbook is over-sized A4 and wiro bound, with yellow wiro; the flyer is printed on an uncoated sheet with a double hit spot UV varnish.
Thanks to Identity for a great print job.
October 18 2010
We've had a busy few months, so this is being posted a little late. We worked with the guys over at Tent London this year to design the directory for their event, held at the Truman Brewery during the London Design Festival. The directory takes the form of a newspaper, and was printed by Mortons.
This is now in our work section.
September 26 2010
Shortlisted for Benchmark Awards 2010
We have been nominated in this year's Benchmark Awards for our work on the British Heart Foundation's Artie Beat children's character.
Great news for us and the BHF, who always strive for the very best in everything they do.
September 23 2010
Thank you Framework
We are delighted to be working on a project for Framework directly, having worked on The Music Exchange identity and campaign for them previously. We have been asked to redesign their newsletter, which goes out to around 5,000 supporters, subscribers, and those actively involved with the charity.
September 20 2010
Thanks to V – the not-for-profit volunteering organisation – for asking us to work on a new campaign for them. It's a lovely project, and we'll have more for you once we've got it complete!
September 14 2010
BMA Patient Information Awards
We have recently had two projects for the British Heart Foundation commended at the British Medical Association's Patient Information Awards.
The first series of books explaining Inherited heart conditions – cover illustration by Aude van Ryn below – were commended.
The Living with a healthy heart booklet, aimed at disabled people, was highly commended too.
The awards recognise quality in written patient information leaflets and small booklets, taking navigation, accessibility, and layout & design into account – a great award to be up for.
Massive thanks and congratulations go to Cardiac Nurse, Cathy Ross, at the BHF who project managed both, and whose passion made these so successful.
July 9 2010
The lovely people at Arts Council England, London wanted a map to introduce the staff moving to their offices in Westminster to the local area. We designed this fold-out map which fits in a pocket-sized slip case so it can be easily carried around. As with the moving card, we hand-rendered the illustrations for a more personal feel.
Printed and finished digitally in a limited edition of 80 by our new friends over at New Perspective.
June 28 2010
Crafts Council identity
A new identitiy that we have designed for the Crafts Council was unveiled last night at the private view of New Designers in Islington.
Firing Up is a national programme in ceramics, its aim is to raise the profile of ceramics in education, inspire learners and 're-fire' kilns in schools.
We typeset the name very simply, which is then applied to clay in the form of a stamp, referencing the marks used in ceramics.
We'll have more applications of this to show soon. Below is the front of the flyer.
June 28 2010
Great Ormond Street
We are very happy to say that we have just started working with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity on a project. We look forward to giving you more of an update when the project is in full swing.
June 8 2010
The new Artie!
Following the British Heart Foundation’s Artie Beat Club vote, we are pleased to announce that a new Artie Beat character has been chosen. Eugene and Louise’s heart-shaped Artie was the most popular amongst the children and is now being developed to appear throughout all marketing materials, including newsletters, membership packs, posters and story books. We will be designing a fresh new look for all of these across the campaign, working with the excellent Eugene and Louise, through their agency Eye Candy, to allow Artie to become an informative way of teaching young children about heart disease and the work the British Heart Foundation does. Watch out for more work to come.
May 10 2010
After a very busy few months we've recently had a whole load of projects come to fruition. Check our work section for two lovely new little projects for the Arts council, the Striking Women's exhibition and supporting website for the Women's Library and also the website we've designed for The Music Exchange.
March 19 2010
We are very excited to announce that we have been asked to work on a project for the Royal Mail. It's a top secret, self-destruct in 10 seconds type thing at the moment. But when we can, we will announce more.
February 22 2010
Striking Women exhibition
The exhibition we designed for the University of Leeds, showing at The Women’s Library, has been extended and is now open until the end of March.
We are just finishing a website to document the whole exhibition, so that the research and stories will go on beyond the life of the exhibition itself. Lookout for the launch of the website very soon.
January 20 2010
Taking Part Place DVD
We've just received this lovely piece of print back from Calverts. All hand finished, and printed on Cyclus Offset and Cyclus Print, they house a DVD showcasing a project run across five London Boroughs.
We'll be putting this in our work area soon with a few more pictures.
January 15 2010
The Music Exchange website
Having last year designed a logo and identity for The Music Exchange – a not-for-profit music shop run by Nottingham based homelessness charity Framework – we are currently designing the website for them to fit in line with the rest of the brand. It should be live by the end of Feburary so check back then to see the result.
January 12 2010
London to Brighton bike ride
The BHF London to Brighton Bike Ride attracts 35,000 entries, with 27,000 lucky (lucky?!) people riding the 54 grueling miles, raising an incredible £4.5m on the way. We took inspiration from these numbers in the design of the supporting materials, highlighting the efforts involved in raising this money, and focussing on what it eventually goes towards.
You can apply on the BHF website from 2 March 2010
January 11 2010
The British Heart Foundation came to us last year, asking for our help in developing their popular children’s character Artie Beat. We spent a great deal of time researching illustrators to try to find the right look and feel of a new “Artie”, while still maintaining the essence of the original, which made it so appealing to our target audience. Finally we narrowed down the selection to 3: Lee Cosgrove, Lucia Gaggiotti and Eugene and Louise. Here are their wonderful illustrations, respectively. These will now be presented to the Artie Beat Club, who will decide on their favourite by vote.
November 2 2009
Fit or fat?
We've just completed the design a report outlining the prevalence of junk food aimed at children in leisure facilities.
For the cover we cut food wrappers and games equipment out of paper. Not the combination you should expect!
September 4 2009
This last week has seen a whole load of work come back from the printers in to the MARC&ANNA letterbox – it has been very exciting indeed. We will be updating our work section over the next couple of weeks with projects from RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People), Film and Video Umbrella, The Women's Library, BHF, and not to mention the 2009 Origin campaign.
September 4 2009
Pete and Repeat
Pete and Repeat is the new exhibition opening at 176 Gallery, for which we've done the identity and all the supporting marketing materials for.
Each of the 36 artists exhibiting uses 'strategies of repetition' in their work, an idea we've carried into the design of the identity. All posters and invites are cut from the same sheets, in which the title has been overprinted on top of the repeated exhibition details – an exercise in the process of repetition.
Check our work section soon for the whole project.
The exhibition opens on 17th September and further details can be found here www.projectspace176.com/home/
August 7 2009
After a whole year in development, Faster Higher – our book for the artist Susan Pui San Lok, commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella – has gone off to print. Without giving too much away at this stage it has been a great project for us to work on, working with an open minded artist, exploring ways of continuing the concepts of the work in to the format of the book.
Check back soon to see the finished piece.
July 31 2009
Last week we received the first piece of marketing from the Origin 2009 campaign. The A5 Flyers printed by Beacon Press on Trucard Gloss feature a matt reverse and are complimented by a spot UV.
– A little teaser of things to come.
June 29 2009
Origin 2009 photoshoot
On Friday we shot eight objects featuring at this year's Origin, to be used in the poster campaign which will be launched very soon. The objects were beautifully shot by Sylvain Deleu, and shown are ceramic bowls by Sara Moorehouse,
Illustration for the posters is currently being put together by David Sparshott, and we can't wait to see the two elements together.
June 12 2009
We are currently working on the marketing campaign for Origin 2009 – The London Craft Fair put on by the Crafts Council which takes place in October. We will have something to show on the new direction very soon, but for now here is the teaser advert we recently designed.
May 20 2009
After a long wait the book we worked on tirelessly last year arrived through our letterbox yesterday – and it looks fantastic!
You can see more images of the inside in our work section, or if you want to see it all it is available to buy from Amazon.
April 30 2009
Take it away!
We have been exceptionally busy this last month – but our first project for the Arts Council is very nearly complete. Last month Jo Metson Scott shot musicians playing 'air' instruments for us, and above is a taster of the end result.
Seven more of these will be following shortly to complete a lovely poster campaign for Take it away.
March 20 2009
We are delighted to have been asked back to work on the Origin 2009 campaign with the Crafts Council. It was such a big project for us last year, and we can't wait to get stuck in and move the whole thing on again.
We'll keep you posted as the campaign unfolds.
March 20 2009
Get 60 a day
We are working with illustrators Andy Smith and Kenneth Andersson on two posters for the British Heart Foundation. The posters will go up in schools around the country to encourage children to do 60 minutes exercise a day, not the 30 needed by adults.
February 19 2009
First of many...
After much care and attention we have received our first booklet in a series for the British Heart Foundation. We'll feature this as a project very soon – but until then, here is the cover, beautifully illustrated by Aude van Ryn, who also worked on illustrations inside.
February 19 2009
British Heart Foundation poster
The poster we designed for the British Heart Foundation's new campaign is now up in BHF shops across the country.
This is also featured, with some behind the scenes shots, in our work section here.
And you can of course sign the petition yourself at newheartplan.org.uk
February 13 2009
We have just completed the design of two new books for international knitwear designer Debbie Bliss. Both contain some lovely photography and neat typography.
February 13 2009
Women's Library programme
We have just completed the design of the Spring/Summer programme of events to coincide with the exhibition we designed, Between the covers. See more of the exhibition here. And other programmes here.
January 14 2009
Arts Council roster
We have just found out that we have been appointed to the Arts Council's first formal roster, with an annual marketing budget of £1.5 million. We're absolutely delighted, and really look forward to working with them.
We're also amongst a great crowd, with GBH, Intro, Love Creative and Studio Output also selected as part of the 16 strong team. So hopefully we'll be posting some lovely work soon!
November 24 2008
Between the Covers opens
After a very successful Private View, the exhibition Between the Covers is now open to the public at The Women's Library. We'll be featuring this in our update, due before Christmas.
November 18 2008
This year has been manic so far, and we're still working on lots of new jobs, which is great.
Projects we're working on at the moment include a book to document susan pui san lok's video installation this summer at the BFI, commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella; the Annual Review for the Energy Saving Trust ; a campaign for Nottingham-based homelessness charity Framework and a new project for Brighton-based PR agency Man Bites Dog.
We promise to update our work before Christmas – we have seven projects and counting...
October 20 2008
After six months of hard graft, a very successful Origin finally comes to a close.
Shown here is the front of the Pavilion, and the beautifully printed and finished catalogue inside. The catalogue was printed by Calverts, with a die cut hole in the front of the gatefold cover.
September 23 2008
Youth Forum Presents...
We recently designed an identity for, and in conjuction with, the National Portrait Gallery's Youth Forum — a group that meets twice a month at the Gallery to discuss and be involved in upcoming events.
We have just designed a poster and flyer for an event put on by the Youth Forum themselves to celebrate the launch of their new identity, both shown above.
We'll have more on this project soon.
September 17 2008
We love craft
For the Origin Craft Fair we designed and produced 3,000 packs of badges, to appear in Don't Panic bags around the city, leading up to the start date on 7 October.
Many shifts around the meeting table, and with a lot of help from a friend, we eventually got all the packs made up!
August 18 2008
Between the Covers
The first piece of print for the upcoming exhibition at the Women's Library has just arrived back — the programme of events, cover shown.
We commissioned Jo Metson Scott to shoot three women reading magazines from different eras, in a hair salon. This will be used as the main image across all promotional print.
We also designed a logo for the exhibition, made up of found lettering from many different magazines. This lettering will be used throughout exhibition graphics, which will are to be designed over the coming months.
July 29 2008
Be good to the planet
The second in our series of case bound books promoting energy saving is now out in a limited edition of 200 — this one focusing on the Energy Saving Trust's Energy Saving Recommended kite mark.
July 28 2008
Emission impossible? sets out the vision of a world up to 2050 and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 80%.
Is it impossible? Definitely not, and illustration throughout by Stefan Plaetz brings their vision to life.
July 21 2008
Project 35 website
A spanking new website for Project 35 Architects. Nice and simple, with an easy to use content management system and plenty of scope for adding content to.
Have a look at it here.
July 15 2008
Flyers and adverts are now in circulation for the Origin crafts fair at Somerset House in October. Below is the flyer for the event, with tube posters out soon and work on the catalogue going on right now.
Click through to the project more more information, and which we'll be updating as and when work gets published.
May 29 2008
We recently won a six-way creative pitch to design all the materials for this year's Origin crafts fair, again held in the courtyard of Somerset House. Origin is run annually by the Crafts Council – a very exciting new client indeed. Developments are well under way with posters and adverts to be released very soon.
The fair is open over the two weeks, 7–19 of October.
April 30 2008
Exciting new project
We have just been commissioned to design a new exhibition at the Women's Library. We'll be designing both the marketing collateral and the actual exhibition, and are very excited about it. The exhibition opens in October this year – watch this space for more details soon.
April 4 2008
We have been working with the British Heart Foundation on a number of projects recently and are really pleased to be involved with an organisation for such a great cause.
February 27 2008
Project 35 mailer
The first piece of literature to be printed since redesigning the identity of architects Project 35 is this mailer.
It unfolds to reveal iconic scale rulers used by architects — which we have appropriated for their identity — and looks like a row of tall buildings.
Stationery and website will follow later in the year.
February 27 2008
Energy Saving Recommended
Following the success of last year's limited edition hard back book promoting the use of Energy Saving light bulbs (see news October, or here) we have been commissioned to design another — this time promoting the use of Energy Saving Recommended appliances.
This is in the process of being put together now, so look out for the final design in the coming months.
January 21 2008
Casson Conder website is live
The website we designed for Casson Conder Partnership Architects is up and running here.
December 14 2007
One Hundred at 360º
We have been featured in the new book from Laurence King showcasing 100 young graphic designers from around the world.
We have two projects—our poster for the Sonic Arts Network (shown below) and our awards book for the Association of Photographers—both of which can be seen on this website.
You can read a review and see some spreads here.
November 22 2007
We have just completed another job for the National Trust, this time promoting a scheme called the School Arts Partnership aimed at 8–16 year olds. You can see more of the project in our work section here.
November 22 2007
We are in the process of building an exciting new website for architects Casson Conder Partnership which we are striving to get up and running before the New Year.
November 21 2007
A client with bite
We are delighted to be working with Man Bites Dog - describing themselves as "PR with teeth", they just won PR Weeks "New Consultancy Of the Year" award.
October 30 2007
A bright idea
We have just completed the design of a book promoting energy saving light bulbs for the Energy Saving Trust, you can see more here in our work section.
October 29 2007
The book we designed for Laurence King Publishing — Play Pen, New Children's Book Illustration — is now on book shelves. If you want to see more it is featured in our work section, here.
And it can be purchased from Amazon here.
October 19 2007
Energy Saving Week
Next week is Energy Saving Week and amongst other things we have designed posters to appear in East Enders' Walford Central and Corrie's Weatherfield as well as a banner for a photo call with none other than Gordon Brown.
Look out for them, and with us join the Commit to Save Your 20% campaign.
September 24 2007
Tutoring at the National Portrait Gallery
We have been invited to work with the National Portrait Gallery’s Youth Forum in the coming week.
The Forum is a group of about 10 young people aged 14—21 who act as an advisory panel for the Gallery. Their aim is to come up with a logo that will sit alongside the Gallery’s, and we have been asked to advise on how to create one from research they've conducted themselves. Hopefully in the long-term we'll work with them to create a brand identity and literature for them to use.
August 29 2007
MARC&ANNA new website
Welcome to our new website. We hope it's nicer and easier to use than the last one. There's lots more work here, and the images are much LARGER. We can update it regularly, so no static website for months on end.
We'll be adding much more news in the near future, but for now we'll let you get on and look through all the new work we have.
August 20 2007
Laurence King Publishing
Following our previous two book projects for Laurence King we have been asked to design another, forthcoming, publication.
This time it is a hard-back, coffee-table book focusing on the homes of world-wide creatives. It is in the early stages but we will have the first draft available in the next month. Watch this space.
August 19 2007
The National Trust
We are in the process of completing another job for The National Trust. It consists of a poster that folds down to a booklet for a project entitled School Arts Partnership which is about bringing two different schools together to create a project, ranging from theatre to sculpture to film.
August 10 2007
We have completed the website for LA based photographer Kayt Jones, daughter of i-D magazine founder Terry Jones. To make navigating easier, and to 'hide' the enormous number of images on the site, we split it into categories and then pages of contact sheets. These then open into large pop up books to show the full range of stunning images in each series.
This, along with the stationery, is now featured in our work section.