A decade in design

Last week, because we were so busy, our 10th anniversary in business passed by with little outward recognition or song and dance. Mostly because that’s not our style here at …
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What we mean by ‘strategy’

Strategy is a much lauded work in consultancy, as such it means many things to many people. So here’s our take on what is strategy and the consultancy we offer …
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Summer Photobox campaign


We recently completed a successful TFL campaign for the lovely Photobox, getting their summer message – to treasure the photo’s you take on holiday – out across the London Underground. …
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Judging a book by its cover

Note: This blog article was written for our client Nucleus Financials “Illuminate” campaign. It is due to be published in the autumn of 2015. Picture the scene: you’ve got a …
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Seasonal mailings for PhotoBox

We’re delighted to announce that we will be designing and producing some seasonal direct mail pieces for the excellent London-based PhotoBox to celebrate their amazing products that bring your photos …
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Graphic Clinic x The Bath Magazine

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  We are thrilled to have designed the cover of the October edition of The Bath Magazine, which showcases the creative genius that exists within the historic walls of Bath …
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My Life through Colin and other stories


We’re delighted to reveal our second book jacket design for Kenneth Paul Stephen’s second book, My Life through Colin, part of his Forgotten Scotland Mini-reads. This book is part of, …
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Anna’s story for Nucleus

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Our wonderful client Nucleus tasked us with producing a series of animations to support the launch of their new pricing structure. Using our illustrated characters we created 3 unique and …
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Book covers


Doing a book cover design must be easy. Dead easy-peasy lemon squeazy. After all, if it was hard only professional designers would do it. As such isn’t it great that …
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Welcome Cristina!

Our team has been bolstered recently by the addition of our first business development manager in the shape of Cristina Riveiros. Welcome Cristina! Cristina comes to us from Music Glue …
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Searching for a business development director

Graphic Clinic is now nearly 9 and in that time we’ve produced some great work for some great clients. Now is the time to grow and as such we have …
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8 years in the making

We’ve been so busy of late we have zoomed right past out 8th birthday with barely a whiff of a cake, not even a cup cake. Tsk tsk! So without …
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New iPhone 5 iOS7 wallpapers

iPhone 5 iOS7 wallpaper in Pantone 803 to 328 blend

So we’ve all go shiny new iPhone software that makes our phones super groovy again. The only snag is that stupid “parallax” scrolling nonsense they’ve brought in. I hate it, …
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Desk to rent in our office

We sub-let desks in our office space to help make our office a more diverse working environment and stop it all being about typefaces and Pantone® colours. As such we …
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Heart of Midlothian iPhone & (Retina) iPad Wallpaper

Our Creative Director Brian is a massive football fan and an even bigger fan of one of Edinburgh’s sides – so much so that he couldn’t resist this. Below is …
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Just the remedi


  A few years back we were asked by the lovely Dee-Anna from Remedi for a new identity for their boutique clothing label. We went back with several options, but …
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Picking even sides is a hassle no longer

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It’s no secret that I love my football, but every week we have the same dilemma on a Monday night. Working out who is coming is a doddle thanks to …
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7 years in business

The end of November 2012 marked 7 full years of trading at Graphic Clinic. We started out as life as North & East in the winter of 2005, rebranded in …
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Intro talk at the Design Museum in London

Our Creative Director Brian continues his hard work with the design lecture series LongLunch and has arranged a talk at the Design Museum on the 12th from one of the …
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Graphic Clinic and Original Designers Workbook iPhone 5 wallpapers

Graphic Clinic iPhone 5 Pantone 485 wallpaper

For the last year or so I have stuck rigidly to a really nice iPhone 4 skin produced by the guys at Effektive in Glasgow. I liked the dark grey …
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Two new LongLunch talks in the pipeline

Our creative director Brian, in his work with design lecture series LongLunch, has confirmed two up-coming talks this autumn. Moving Brands will be talking in Glasgow on the 4th October …
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Lost Pet Alerts

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Local (to me) web developer Paul Leader has created a 21st century way to find your lost pet, using a web app to notify you of lost pets near you …
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Mapping Plymouth


The last week or so has been dominated by a large piece of work for our client Nucleus, however we still found time to create a map of Plymouth for …
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Plymouth Half Marathon designs


A new look for Englands “riveria” half marathon We were approached at the end of 2011 to work with on some interim designs for the Plymouth Half Marathon in anticipation …
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New identity: JAWZ iOS development


We recently met Bath based iOS developer Al Pearson AKA Jawz about helping him in setting up as a freelance iOS developer and the possibility of him working on our …
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Our Workbooks made it into Computer Arts

Not long after we printed our Original Designers Workbooks the lovely people at Computer Arts got in touch to say how much they loved them and could we send a …
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Time for another LongLunch: Lava Design at the Design Museum in London

It’s that time again when our Creative Director (that’s me) is off to run yet another LongLunch lecture. LongLunch brings together the design community regularly in London and Scotland to …
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TwentyTwelve: Happy New Year everyone

We’d like to wish all our clients and contacts the very best for the coming year. With the plans that you have in the pipeline we’re as excited as you …
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New employee’s sub-brand


Our ongoing work with Nucleus sees us developing a website for new employees at Nucleus. The site will give those starting work at Nucleus an insight into the company, their …
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A brand new website to celebrate 6 years in business

Well it was high time we got our finger out and practised what we preach to our clients. The result is an all new website that we can access any …
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An experiment in vehicle dashboard design


Following many years of driving and recent advances in screen quality, combined with a long night time drive from Scotland to Bath, I wanted to investigate what my ideal dashboard …
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6 years in business

The 3rd November 2011 marked the start of the 7th year of business and the end of the 6th. We’ve had a very busy year and so would like to …
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Office move: Studio 3, 8a Barlett Street, Bath

Yahoo, the BT engineer has just left and we’re all set up in the new office. We’re very grateful to our old “landlords” at the Dispensary, where we were based …
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Why you (as a small business) shouldn’t be scared of the word “Brand”

For the last two decades, at least, the big worldwide marketing and design groups – like Ogilvy, Interbrand and WPP – have been espousing the virtues and powers of the …
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Designers: Continual evolution of skills is essential

I’m a member of a few groups on Linkedin that I watch and often ignore, but one recent thread has compelled me into a rare opinion piece/blog. The question — …
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Original Designers Workbook App

There’s an App for everything, apparently. Well no there’s not, there’s not an Original Designers Workbook App — yet! So we thought we should rectify that and get designing and …
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English Heritage timeline concepts

I was recently invited by Glasgow based Digirati to submit designs for a timeline they’re producing for their client English Heritage. There was quite a lot of information required to …
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Another LongLunch

I don’t mention it often on this site, in fact, I’m struggling to think of ever mentioning it, that I am a founding member of LongLunch. LongLunch is me and …
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5 years in business

Wow, that flew by! 5 years? 1,825 days (well 1,827 at the time of writing) of Graphic Clinic – formerly North & East. It’s been an incredible journey with some …
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Naomi Campbell 40th birthday DVD


Can she really be 40? Well, it would appear so, and in true Supermodel style she threw a big party, filmed it, and then needed a nice cover that was …
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New ad campaign for Sugababes

We were asked in the summer to help Rachel at Rebel State pull together an ad campaign for the new Sugababes fragrance collection. We worked alongside the photographer, retoucher, client …
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We’ve set up home at the Dispensary

After a short search in our new Bath home we’ve found—and moved in to—the stunning offices at the Dispensary in Bath. From now on we’ll be working out of the …
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New office

I was worried when I considered moving out of London that clients wouldn’t want to keep working with me/us, fearing their preference to work with an agency inside the M25, …
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No sun for us. We’ve had a busy summer.

It’s been a while since we added some new work to our site, which is a shame, but we’re snowed under at the moment so the chances of getting anything …
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World Cup chart competition entry

Wallchart updated 30/06/10 to include all results to date and Quarter final ties Our friends at The Drum magazine are running a competition to design a World Cup wallchart to …
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Dear politicians: Serve.

After what seems to have been an eternity we are now voting for our next government. There have been lies, subterfuge and more spin than a launderettes on wash day, …
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Design is just “fluff”

Rather surprisingly some people still think design won’t add value to their company, that it’s therefore not worth investing in because it doesn’t matter. Not in real terms. Not in …
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Grafik Magazine reviews our Original Designers Workbooks

Last year, not long after we’d printed our 1,000 copies of the Original Designers Workbooks, we sent a few off to Grafik in the hope that they’d put them in …
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More V&A exhibitions images


The stencil produced for the ‘materials’ wall The ‘materials’ wall, otherwise known as the “How are seats made” section of the exhibition The “play” section of the exhibtion A Tripp …
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V&A Museum of Childhood images from the exhibition

If you can’t make the time to take a trip to Bethnal Green in London’s east end before September here are a whole load of images we took at the …
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Ignite – designing a sub-brand

We’ve just completed a logo design for one of our long-standing clients, Nucleus, for a new sub brand of theirs called Ignite. Taking into consideration all the factors in a …
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We don’t pitch, but why?

Here at Graphic Clinic we rarely pitch for work, in fact we’ve only done it once. More often than not we get recommended to our clients, we meet, we chat, …
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Foiled invites for V&A

We’ve received copies of the invites produced for the V&A Museum of Childhood to the opening preview for the exhibition we’re working on at the V&A at the moment. The …
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Twenty 10

It’s like 20:20 vision but not for another ten years. Happy New Year!

V&A proofs arrive

Here’s a sneaky sneakers peek at a very small section of the massive roll of Llambda prints that arrived in the office today to be checked over.

In the midst of darkness another Nucleus Christmas card persists

This year, after discussions with the client, we decided to resurrect an idea used three years ago – whereby we made their Xmas card a year long calendar too. So, …
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1,460 days of Graphic Clinic

We’ve just completed our 4th year in business and would like to thank all our clients for not just last year, but the preceeding years too — we have a …
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Concrete Hermit to stock our Workbooks!

Chris at Concrete Hermit in London’s trendy Shoreditch, one of the coolest design shop/galleries in London has agreed to stock our Original Designers Workbooks! Yay! So there’s now two locations …
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Computer Arts magazine feature our Original Designers Workbooks

As featured on page 21 of issue 164 of Computer Arts magazine.

Our Workbooks are popular!

http://hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/squared Jon Hicks, a designer in England, really wanted to test out our Workbooks but alas the Design Museum was sold out of them when he tried to get one. …
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Beautifully handled memorial

I just took a diversion back to the office after a photoshoot to take in the 7/7 Monument in Hyde Park that was recently opened. It’s a beautiful tribute to …
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Barclays Wealth Protected Investments site goes live

It’s been a year in design and development, so we’re only just a little bit proud that we’ve finally launched the new website for Barclays Wealth Protected Investments. The site …
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Every one is blogging these days

http://fsmarketingedge.com/blog/ One of our friends in the London design world has started blogging. His views and opinions on financial marketing are always worth hearing, so take a peek and see …
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An award winning agency

It has occurred to us that the new Graphic Clinic site doesn’t have any pictures of those awards we picked up…so there they are. Creative confirmation that when we’re given …
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Graphic Clinic and WellsMackereth combine to win V&A exhibition

Working in close partnership with RIBA Architects WellsMackereth, Graphic Clinic have just won a pitch to produce an exhibition at the V&A’s Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. We’ll be …
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D&AD does V&A au naturale

Following a fire alarm last Friday at the talk I was attending at the V&A by 3 former D&AD presidents, the event was concluded outside on the street, in a …
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Coodham gets an update

Coodham Estate We’ve recently finished an update to the award commended website for property development Coodham Estate, in leafy Ayrshire. The development of luxury properties south west of Glasgow from …
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Assemblyroom joins the blogging world

Our client Assemblyroom have just launched their blog online. Peter and Cathy asked us if we could help them create a blog, much like ours, where they can post all …
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North & East becomes Graphic Clinic

So the time had come, where living in the South and East (and West London) of the UK no longer suited having a name like North & East, so we …
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Original Designers Workbook in the Design Museum

The Design Museum in London are now stocking our Original Designers Workbook. With our own online store now running and the RIBA Bookshops also considering stocking them there are now …
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Original Designers Workbooks delivered!

http://www.originaldesignersworkbook.com/ We now have them in our grubby little paws, yes the ODW has finally made it to N&E Towers (well, the office)! They will be available from Friday via …
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Online advertising campaign launched for Barclays Wealth Protected Investments

We’ve recently finished the creative for an online ad campaign on www.ifaonline.co.uk for our client at Barclays. The main subject is their new Target Growth Plan, with a secondary protected …
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Traffic levels up 100%

Our work in the last year for Barclays Wealth Protected Investments has resulted in an over increase in traffic to their website of over 100% by using a combination of …
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Original Designers Workbook first proof

We’ve just taken receipt of the first complete Original Designers Workbook which we have been planning for years and finally got around to producing. We expect delivery early next week …
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Business development wanted

We’re looking for a Business Development individual to help Graphic Clinic grow, if you’re interested in working for an award winning studio please contact Brian with your CV and a …
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Our Original Designers Workbook is half done

Our first “product” the Original Designers Workbook is bring produced, and we’ve just had the first sheets delivered from the printers. They still need to go to the finishers for …
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Vegas baby!

We’ve just done some work with the nice people at Fury in Atlanta for their Microsoft exhibition stand at this years CES event in Las Vegas. We were approached to …
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We’re babysitting bubbles!

We have a new dog in the office today and tomorrow, Rufus is visiting while his family are in Nice. He’s charming everyone in the building.

Xmas is coming…

Only one more day in the North & East office before we close the doors for Xmas. We’ll be out of the office from the end of the 23rd until …
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We’re running a blog now

Well it’s been high time we joined this revolution