design award nominations

Two design award nominations at Solutions 2019

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve been shortlisted twice for the Solutions Awards 2019. These design award nominations represent the fifth consecutive year we’ve been recognised by one of the print industry’s biggest annual award events. The two projects that have made the cut this year are an elegant brochure with superb print finishing for personal concierge service Thadeus London and our latest longform winners book for the Shine School Media charitable project.

People always say this sort of thing, but in a particularly demanding year it’s genuinely so gratifying to be recognised, particularly in the context of the illuminati of the print business. As we head towards the awards ceremony in November with fingers crossed, we’d like to particularly thank PurePrint, who were involved in both of these projects and also co-sponsor the Shine project with us.



Thadeus London promotional brochure

With a combination of a short run, digital printing and deluxe finishing, the Thadeus London brochure represented something of a sea-change in our approach to a print project. These three notions would normally be mutually exclusive, delivered at a price point that would make such a project impractical. However we found a way to combine these as part of a single brief and provide a finished project which exceeded client (and our) expectations.

The project is instantly eyecatching with its chocolate brown stitch binding which matches the inks used, alongside a hard, impactful brand emboss on the front cover. This challenging spec is combined with a smooth uncoated paper which holds the vibrant colours of the extensive imagery throughout. This successful outcome speaks volumes about the distance print technology has come in recent years. That it was all printed on a digital press (an HP Indigo machine) is all the more remarkable.


Our work on the Thadeus London brochure – one of our two recent design award nominations


Shine School Media winners book

The second Solutions nomination is another project with extensive print finishing: our work for the Shine School Media Awards. We’ve been involved with this program which recognises students who produce a school magazine, newspaper, website or podcast for several years now and see this piece of print which each participant receives as a key part of our annual ‘design calendar’.

This year’s design is the most ambitious to date, combining a gatefold cover, spot UV varnishes and two special pantone colours (in addition to the four colour print process) which we’ve used throughout the book.

This project was a joint effort between our studio, Denmaur Paper Media who provided the UPM stock and PurePrint who managed and printed the job. We’d like to thank Denmaur, UPM, PurePrint and print finishers Kensett for their continued involvement in this wonderful and uplifting project. We share our nomination and its recognition with them.


Our work on the Shine School Media winners book – one of our two recent design award nominations


Why not hire an agency with double design award nominations?

We’re always on the lookout for clients who are keen to commission striking, impactful pieces of print design such as these two projects. As outlined above, printing technology has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years and it could be that the sales brochure or customer literature you need is affordable – even at short runs. Please get in touch to discuss your project or simply call us on 020 7351 4083.

Read more about the Thadeus London brochure project

Read more about the Shine School Media Awards project