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I find typography fascinating and I’m not alone. In our office, debates rage daily amongst the designers and writers about stems, serifs, kerning and tracking. The world (of fonts) is our oyster – from simple letterpress blocks or fanciful pen and ink calligraphy to using photographs of household items for letters and of course, there’s the ever-evolving digital font library we have to plunder.
Just last week, there was a feisty debate between Anna, our Head of Graphics and the team over whether the perfect slab serif was Rockwell or Clarendon.
This energy and excitement I’ve felt and witnessed on countless occasions around typography has led us to dedicate a week entirely to the opinion-dividing art of type. So, no matter …Continue reading this article…
Hello designers, typography nerds, and newbies! This is a fun challenge just about anyone can do. We want you to work that creative muscle and create some type-based artwork for a chance to win MOOlah and a classy Behance Dot Grid Journal.
We want to see what you can do with some type characters used in this somewhat unorthodox manner. Every designer starts with a simple brief, so here’s yours:
create something new using any font or combination of fonts, symbols or any part of type characters.
And in case you need some inspiration, why not check out artist Tiago Pinto’s work who inspired us to make our own little character:
You can create the …Continue reading this article…
We know you love Printfinity, but how do you use it to stay in your customers’ minds? With a personalized message? A company fact? Show us how you use Printfinity to be remembered by sharing a photo of your Business Cards, MiniCards or Letterheads (that use Printfinity!) and you’ll be entered to win £100/$150/€125 MOOlah!
Simply send a photo of your beautifully designed printed products to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following: the subject line ‘Printfinity Competition,’ your name, company and 3-4 sentences about how you went about designing your cards and any moment they truly helped you be remembered. Be sure to submit your entries by 11:59pm (BST) 24th April 2014 and we’ll announce the winner …Continue reading this article…
There’s no denying that figuring out how to present your business in the right light is a tricky task! There are so many decisions to make – the choices are practically endless. So when it came to creating our own brand new TV ad, you can imagine the hours we spent exploring a range of creative directions… even on the day of the shoot.
If you’ve not seen the ad, you can take a peek here.
Design Director, Anup describes the day of the shoot best: “We wanted the advert to have a low-fi feel to it with a muted colour palette and a dry, almost dull office tone that would contrast epically with the fun, irreverent, wonka-esque mood …Continue reading this article…
Have you heard the happy news? We’ve launched Letterheads! We wanted to let you in on some of the behind the scenes tidbits, so we sat down with our Director of Product Design, Paul Thorogood to find out how our new Original and Luxe Letterheads came to be.
First off, why Letterheads?
Paul Thorogood: We felt it was one of the most important pieces of stationery that you need for your business – after your business cards, of course – and was another way to really make an impression with customers and clients. Printfinity – our option of a different image on every card or page – really came into its own here too. As …Continue reading this article…
We had an overwhelming response to our blog yesterday announcing our latest delivery option – Pug Post. We had tons of dog owners putting their pets forward to join the Canine Courier programme – deciding it was about time their dogs brought in a little money of their own.
But you might have also noticed that the date was April 1st. So, as much we truly wish we were rolling out Pug Post (we’re suckers for puppy-dog eyes too), we have to confess – it was an April Fools.
April Fools has become something of a tradition over at MOO HQ. So, we’re sorry if we got your hopes up – we just couldn’t resist. Some …Continue reading this article…
What’s cute, cuddly and ready to deliver your MOO order? It’s Pug Post!
Yes – from tomorrow you’ll be able to select the option to have your MOO order delivered by one of our furry canine friends.
We’ve never been ones to let the tide of change leave us behind, so when Amazon announced they’d been testing delivery by drones, we decided to re-think our delivery options too.
Our event pick-up service and MOO Shop have helped make delivery a little more convenient and personal. But, we wanted to take it even further, and give our customers a real ‘Yay!’ feeling when they received their order from MOO.
We knew drones …Continue reading this article…
Here’s a little story about two MOO teams that were so close, yet so far away (over 3000 miles, in fact!). These teams look after businesses with 20+ employees at MOO; one team lives in the UK and the other lives in the US.
The teams were in regular contact over the phone and via video conferencing, but they felt something was missing. They harboured a secret dream … that one day they could meet up.
But there was a barrier to their dream – a little expanse of water known as the Atlantic Ocean (gasp!) With rubber dinghies not being an option, the teams almost gave up on the idea.
But wait a minute, …Continue reading this article…
Continuing our series on those one-of-a-kind lightbulb moments where businesses are born, this week we’re featuring Happy Days Publishing. Founded by Gillian Hesketh, the business produces creative resources for organisations that support people going through difficult times.
Gillian has always had a love of creative processes, and a yearning to become a writer. Her journey towards Happy Days Publishing began when she signed up for a degree and then a Masters degree in English language, literature and writing, alongside caring for her sons, her mother and volunteering too!
During her Masters degree, she studied how creative writing and drawing can help people that are going through traumatic times to access and understand their emotions. …Continue reading this article…
When we first created rounded MiniCards, we wanted to find the best way to show off their versatility and style – which is why we turned to fellow design enthusiasts, RockPaperInk! Together we made ‘Take the Edge Off’ – a challenge for designers to use rounded MiniCards’ as a tiny canvas to create something special. Some chose to showcase their portfolio, while others used it to represent how they ‘take the edge off’ and relax. Needless to say, the results blew us away! From Zen-style stones to business mantras, we loved how each designer put their own personality into their MiniCards. And because we like to share, here’s a handful of the brilliant outcomes below!:
59 National …Continue reading this article…
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