Repeat business is our favourite form of flattery, but being recognised by the stars of the design world is a very close second. We are honoured to be featured in the D&AD annual for signage and wayfinding, and that our work for 200 Aldersgate is selected in one of Victionary’s latest sold out books: Black & White, New Monochrome Graphics.
This year has seen a lot of exciting projects go through dn&co, and with it a good deal of effort. We celebrated the year in our favourite way – with cocktails and mild competition in the private room of Bounce London. Our special invitation was printed on both sides of glassine paper, giving it an interesting multiplicity when folded down to our now classic mailout A6 size.
Summer is here and everyone is looking bronzed, some still silver and a few artificially golden: what better way to support the London 2012 games than with a rule-bending but highly-celebratory temporary tattoo, featuring London’s architectural landmarks? We will be showing our solidarity for the games and sporting our transfers with pride. Limited production run of 500. *Please be aware that no Olympic sponsors or dn&co employees’ arms were harmed by the production or application of the tattoos.
We are really pleased to have received a D&AD in-book award for our studio environmental graphics, against the toughest competition in the world. If you’re ever on Wigmore Street, make sure to look up and see if you can spot us. In the meantime, we’re going to celebrate! More on the award here.
We had such fun with post-its in our windows back in July that we decided then and there to reprise the concept with a snowy theme for the holidays. We couldn’t have known then that the weather would be this mild, but we like the sentiment anyway. Happy holidays from all at dn&co.
It’s always a lovely compliment to be featured in the design magazines – we know how high their standards are! Our identity and production work for AirW1 has been written up on Grafik’s blog. Praise included: “an increasingly rare example of a beautifully designed corporate brochure”. Click here to read the article. The bespoke Air Deco font will feature in the hard copy magazine too. We’ll keep you posted.
A while back we decided that our mailers would always be A6, and recently we began numbering the series. So, officially number 002 is our client mailout announcing the new website. The homepage is printed onto 40gsm bible paper – so thin that it gives it a translucency and ethereal feel that gets print closer to digital. It is also an odd shape that folds in a unique way down to A6. The QR code at the bottom was a last minute inspiration.
We celebrated our 5th birthday by throwing a party in the new studio and announced our age via a giant helvetica 5 made from green post-its in the windows. Click here to view a film of the making of the big 5.
We’re settled into the new studio on Wigmore Street and have made it our own with a coat of paint, wall graphics, bespoke furniture, wall-mounted bike racks and running sheets from press runs mounted to birch ply. Come by to say hello. Click here to see more photos of the studio.
What do you do when you have a complex 17-storey building to walk around, where every floor is different and ranges from 1,500 to 30,000 sq ft? We proposed to our client that we build a bespoke iPad app and docking station in the marketing suite – prospective occupiers pick up one of ten iPads and use it to interact with information on a bespoke app as they tour the complex building. Purpose, not gimmick. See more of this project here.