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Inked: The Graphic Art of the Tattoo

We can’t wait for this talk and to visit the Mshed exhibition…

Branding is about creating something unique in a sea of sameness. It’s about stand-out and individuality — we don’t create brands that blend in, we create them to stand out.

We take our visual cue from a relevant category and then give our designs just enough of a twist to be different. It creates a sense of belonging. And like us, it’s tribal.

Inevitably we brand ourselves by the clothes we wear, the brands we follow, the products we buy, the causes we support, and the people we hang out with. But for a large number of people it goes deeper than this. It goes skin deep.

The West of England Design Forum is hosting an event that celebrates all things ancient and modern in the world of tattooing. It’s obsessiveness within the design community and – unlike the ephemerality of fashion trends – the inky permanence of branding yourself.

INKED – The Graphic Art of the Tattoo

Like this? You might also like the current MShed exhibition ‘British Tattoo Art Revealed’ then!

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Life Cycles & Landscapes

An ambitious three-year project from 2016-2019, Life Cycles & Landscapes was a partnership between Activate, producers of the Inside Out Dorset festival, artists And Now: and Landscapes for Life, the National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Lost & Found are working with this consortium to document this project and produce a beautifully crafted, hardback book, featuring essays, interviews and project imagery.

Look Again

Slow down, look, look again… Change your perspective, your vision and your story. See your life, your work and your world with fresh eyes.

This is the message of Look Again, a photography and mindfulness company based in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Look Again offer a plethora of packages for all, ranging from training for business and workshops for charity, to workshops for education and photography retreats.

Lost & Found have been working with Look Again to formalise their brand strategy and create communications to reflect their different product offerings. Look Again will be attending the national mindfulness conference later in the year, so we have been ensuring they have everything they need to get noticed and get their message across.

 

 

 

Verity Symcox Executive Coach

Verity Symcox is a business coach with bags of personality; she offers a fresh, feminine approach in what is predominately a masculine environment.

Newly qualified and ready to freshen up the market place, Verity approached Lost & Found to help brand her business and develop a set of communications including presentation templates, promotional literature and website.

Watch this space, this lady is going all the way to the top.

Dorset Moon 2019

It has travelled all over the world and wowed thousands, now Luke Jerram’s internationally acclaimed Museum of the Moon is making its way to Dorset for the first time as part of Dorset Moon; an exciting new arts event.

The centrepiece will be Luke Jerram’s, Museum of the Moon as well as a full programme of free lunar-inspired events to inspire and create a sense of wonder.

Lost & Found have had the pleasure of working with this creative consortium to brand the event and have been working with Dashing Bear Productions and papercut illustrator, Lee-Ann Donaldson to create unique, location-specific animated papercut illustrations. The film will aim to promote this fantastic event and whet the appetite, we aim to take you on a voyage of lunar discovery and explore the Dorset landscape.

We really can’t wait for this event. See website for more details: https://dorsetmoon.com

 

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WEDF Talk: Erik Spiekermann

Great to see Erik Spiekermann back in Bristol. We’ve been to lots of his talks over the years and he never disappoints!

Here’s what the WEDF have to say:

This talk will talk type, and WEDF are thrilled to welcome Erik Spiekermann, presenting his career in type, old and new technologies and how he utilises them both in the work he produces today. We’ll also hear from Jonathan Doney, the current Chair of the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) who will not only introduce Erik, a board member and former President of ISTD, but also talk about the society and how it has become recognised as the authoritative body for typography worldwide.

Warning: This lecture may contain four-letters words* and a German accent. Erik is presuming the audience will have an advanced knowledge of typographic terms and an interest in words and letters.

Erik will talk about the path from letterpress printer to graphic/type designer and back to letterpress printer. He will tell us stories about the studios he has started along the way notably MetaDesign and Edenspiekermann which are both operational in several countries, and how he invented the digital distribution of fonts with FontShop, designed lots of typefaces and today has ‘progressed’ to making digital typefaces into wood type. He now runs an experimental letterpress workshop in Berlin that designs, prints and publishes. Amongst other things, it uses over 500 cases of wood type from 8 to 60 Cicero, the German equivalent of a ‘line’, aka 1 pica, but about 7% larger. (You were warned about the advanced knowledge of typographic terms!)

Erik always follows the motto, “Don’t work for arseholes, don’t work with arseholes”.

*The Yanks say that Erik has a potty mouth!

Erik and Jonathan return to Bristol 11 years after their first trip here together on their ISTD ‘Kern Up the Volume’ tour when they really wanted a branded tour bus but had to settle for public transport!