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Penguin Boy has moved!

Penguin Boy has moved!

A quick post to say that Penguin Boy Ltd has moved to the amazing and historic city of St. Albans. Find our new contact details at the bottom of this page or on our contact page. Look forward to hearing from you soon!!

Everyday Witness published

Everyday Witness published

We recently worked on creating two books for the Everyday Witness project for the Church of England, including a series of illustrations which were used on the cover and through the book. We were delighted with how the two books came out.

“Everyday Witness is a wonderful resource and I urge you to pick it up and engage with it.” Archbishop Justin Welby

Find out more about our book design work here.

New website for St Mary Le Strand, London

New website for St Mary Le Strand, London

We were commissioned to develop a new website for St Mary Le Strand, a historically significant church in the heart of London as part of a Heritage Fund project. We wanted to create a site which was attractive to both the community of St Mary’s and a wide audience of those who visit the church, attend events there alongside those who support the work of the Church.

You can visit the site at https://stmarylestrand.com/

See more of our website designs here.

Live Lent: Embracing Justice

Live Lent: Embracing Justice

We were proud to continue working on the Church of England’s flagship Lent resource, Love Life Live Lent, for 2022 with Live Lent: Embracing Justice. Including both an Adult and Children’s version the books were themed around reflecting on God’s justice through a series of reflections and actions. Again the adult version features longer reflections whilst the children’s version uses illustrations to depict a series of actions per week. We are delighted to be involved in this ongoing work, developing a new look with each edition to represent the new theme which was launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury last month. The books have also been converted into an on-line social media campaign which will run through Lent.

You can see more at: https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/livelent-2022-church-resources-embracing-justice and follow the campaign on social media #livelent

Find out more about our book design work here.

Women of Holy Week book by Paula Gooder

Women of Holy Week book by Paula Gooder

We have recently designed a new book Women of Holy Week: An Easter journey in nine stories written by Paula Gooder. Based around a series of specially commissioned illustrations for Holy Week by the artist Ally Barrett, the book leads the reader through stories of nine women in the Bible.

You can buy the book here:- https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/features/women-of-holy-week

And find out more about Paula Gooder on her website https://www.gooder.me.uk (which we also designed!)

Find out more about our book design work here.

A new website for Deafblind UK

A new website for Deafblind UK

We were pleased to continue our relationship with leading UK charity DeafBlind UK with the design and build of their new website. The work included an in-depth look at their old site and it’s analytics before working with the charity to create a new accessible and user friendly website. You can see the new site at https://deafblind.org.uk We were very pleased with the results and the numerous accessibility features we integrated into the site for users, utilising the latest improvements in responsive design and user group feedback.

See more of our website designs here.

New identity for Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

New identity for Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

We were delighted to work with Christ Church Cathedral on their new branding and publicity material. Aiming to give a modern and fresh facelift to the Cathedral whilst keeping a connection to their history and heritage, we developed a new logo alongside marketing material (including a refreshed events guide and leaflets), social media adverts and signage.

Still Working! Penguinboy and the Coronavirus pandemic

Still Working! Penguinboy and the Coronavirus pandemic

We’ve had a busy 6 months + working with clients on a whole bunch of projects, many of which were influenced by the current pandemic and helping organisations adapt their marketing messages, restructure their websites and produce new material to inform their customers of the changes they’ve had to go through. There’s been a lot of creative discussions which has frequently helped distract us from the very serious, real and often heartbreaking news throughout the year. So just to say that we’re still here and eager to start new projects in 2021 which we really hope is going to be a better year for all.

Books by Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

Books by Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

We have been involved in working on three books for the new Church of England Archbishop Stephen Cottrell. We designed new covers for the reprint of two popular books, ‘Let it Slow: An Advent Calendar with a Difference’ and ‘Do Nothing to Change Your Life’. We also designed and illustrated a third book, ‘Prayer: Where to Start & How to keep going’ which includes a series of watercolours to illustrate the book.

You can see more about them and buy them here (or at other popular book sellers!):

See more about Prayer: Where to Start & How to keep going in our portfolio.

Ghost Ship by A.D.A France-Williams

Ghost Ship by A.D.A France-Williams

We were pleased to be commissioned for the design of an important new book by A.D.A France-Williams called Ghost Ship for SCM Press. Focusing on the timely issue of institutional racism in the Church of England it’s already received some very positive reviews. You can read more about the book and author here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/04/as-a-black-priest-in-the-church-of-england-i-felt-like-i-was-invisible

You can also buy it here:- https://scmpress.hymnsam.co.uk/books/9780334059356/ghost-ship