See it, hear it, love it: Letterpress

December 2014, by emma | 6 Comments – latest by emma

These past few days have seen the usual Christmas music replaced by a rhythmically soothing ‘clickety-clack…whoosh’ in the MOO studio. Check out the mechanical melodics yourself above.

Our Letterpress Business Cards are a true celebration of vintage-meets-modern. From the top quality Luxe paper to the 12 unique designs we’ve created especially for the range, it’s de boss, innit? No, seriously, debossing is the process we use to create the impression on each card.

The result is a card that shouts ‘please touch me!’ Once your customers have got their hands on one of these charming chaps they won’t want to put it down (probably).  That MC Hammer guy was wrong – …Continue reading this article…

Get your MOOstaches!

November 2014, by Karen | Add a comment

To kick-start MOOvember we asked our favourite diva Carrot the cat to sport an array of famous moustaches for a video. It was difficult to get a talent of her calibre to commit, but on the day Carrot worked Hulk Hogan’s handlebars like a seasoned pro. After we posted our video, there was a lot of ‘tache envy out there – requests from you folks to have the same tache-tastic fun on your own. We’ve listened and answered – the famous moustaches worn by Carrot are now available to print, cut out and wear too. So, whether you want to embrace the 80s with Magnum’s mo or rock a Keith Lemon, it’s easy. Plus, with …Continue reading this article…

Our Greeting Cards are here!

November 2014, by Karen | 4 Comments – latest by Jonny

Unless you’re one of those hyper organised types that has finished their shopping in August, the holiday season scramble can make even the most spiritually zen feel out of sorts. So to ease the pressure of finding the perfect Greeting Cards, our designers Hannah and Steve have created some seriously stylish designs that will suit every Santa and Ebenezer on your list.

A non-official staff poll found that half the office would prefer to holiday in the sun rather than invest in a light therapy lamp to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder this winter, and Steve’s Silhouettes cards are designed with these folks in mind. Inspired by spending a Christmas Down Under, …Continue reading this article…

And the winner is…

November 2014, by emma | 1 Comment – latest by Lisa Wise

Oh what we’d give to make like Will Smith and head on down to Miami right now. Party in the city where the heat is on, all night on the beach til the break of dawn…and maybe a cheeky bit of art appreciation for good cultural measure?

Enter SCOPE Miami Beach 2014 where we’ll be setting up shop in just a week’s time. The MOO Creativity Squared installation will feature the work of nine established artists and… one of you guys!

Back in September we invited you to submit your best Instagram art for a chance to join us in fabulous Florida and witness the fruits of your artistic efforts on display. …Continue reading this article…

The cat’s whiskers

November 2014, by emma | 6 Comments – latest by Anna Prushinski

 

Meet Carrot. Carrot is a cat on a mission – to find the purrfect MOOvember moustache.

Keen to capture it all on film, our new favourite facial hair fanatic was a natural in front of the camera. We were lucky enough to be invited along to the shoot, and once we’d got over the scale of Carrot’s entourage (a moggy model needs to look its best), we had great fun guessing the famous ‘tache wearer behind each MiniCard mo. Can you get them all?

We can happily assure you that no cats were harmed in the making of this video. In fact, Carrot had a jolly old time working those whiskers (and being primped, preened and generally made a fuss …Continue reading this article…

V for Victore

November 2014, by emma | 1 Comment – latest by Discover Beauty

 

“Your ego can’t dance,” claims designer James Victore. This statement and nine other witty, yet thought provoking, adages make up ‘Your Work is a Gift’, his new collection for our charitable design initiative, The Luxe Project.

James is a man of many talents. When he’s not hard at work on his unique and, let’s face it, quite racy designs, he writes, lectures, wins awards and formulates his plans for world domination.

We’re not sure how close he is to actually taking over the world, but he’s certainly shaking things up in the creative industry with his audacious graphics and popular video series Burning Questions. As you’ll soon learn, ‘conventional’ is not in …Continue reading this article…

The painting’s on the wall

October 2014, by emma | 7 Comments – latest by vdplastering

Here at MOO HQ we’ve recently welcomed a vibrant new addition to our lovely ground floor studio. Thanks to the über-talented Supermundane (aka artist Rob Lowe) we now have our very own colourtastic mural!

Don’t get us wrong, we appreciate the minimalist look as much as the next print and design business, but the big blank wall in our creative space was crying out for a injection of MOO’s playful personality. And graphic designer Rob, with his signature abstract style, was just the man for the job.

Now you know us, we’re not ones for keeping things to ourselves. And we didn’t want to tease you with talk about our bright and bold new piece of wall art without showing …Continue reading this article…

We’re celebrating Customer Service Week

October 2014, by Karen | 3 Comments – latest by Lauren

Bad customer service is only funny in the movies, and in reality, it can make the difference between you and your competitors. Here at MOO, we believe that when customer service is done well it can create life-long advocates for your business, help to drive loyalty and keep your customers coming back again and again. So that’s why we’re celebrating Customer Service Week, which is designed to recognise the important part customer service plays in successful businesses.

To mark the week, Our CS team will be celebrating and showcasing all things customer service – including open sessions for the rest of the MOO Crew to check out our front line support, themed dress-up days, special …Continue reading this article…

Double lives – the facts revealed

October 2014, by emma | 3 Comments – latest by Tom Groenfeldt

As you might have seen from our post on fictional characters and their alter egos last week, we’ve had double lives on the brain lately. And having thoroughly enjoyed creating a collection of Classic and Square Business Cards to reflect the dual existences of the likes of Walter White and Heisenberg, and Batman and Bruce Wayne, we started to think about double lives in the ‘real’ world. In fact, we were so curious about the growing number of people earning money from creative pursuits outside of their main job that we commissioned a piece of research to discover more about them. The results were fascinating.

Profitable hobbies

Most strikingly, it’s estimated that this …Continue reading this article…

It’s all about Instagram

October 2014, by emma | 3 Comments – latest by Sara

Over the past few weeks we’ve teamed up with some of our favourite Instagram artists to celebrate the launch of MOO’s brand new Square Business Cards. With the option to upload a different Instagram image to every one of these beauties, what better way to kick things off?

Here we round off our #ShareSquares guest series with a look at Tom, Ida and Mara’s tips for managing your Instagram, building a following, and the benefits of joining one of the world’s most popular social networks.

Instagram appeal

From its humble beginnings in 2010, Instagram’s growth has been phenomenal. As of March this year, its 200 million+ active users were uploading 600 million photos …Continue reading this article…

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