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Penguin Boy is 15!

This summer marks the 15th anniversary of Penguin Boy design. Unlike with penguins, time has flown by. Over 2,000 projects completed and counting. Enjoy a hastily drawn penguin with a birthday cake to commemorate the day!

If you’re interested in what we do, you can see some of our recent projects by looking at the portfolio and news sections of the website. You can also like our page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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Woodbrooke Conference Brochure

As part of our ongoing work with Woodbrooke we have redesigned their 2018 Events and Conferencing brochure. To fit in with the new branding, we created a clean and modern design with a heavy use of the bespoke photography taken of the beautiful Birmingham venue. We also took the opportunity to talk through with our clients the key messages which the brochure needed to communicate and where we saw the strengths of Woodbrooke. The result was a brochure structured to promote the many unique selling points of the venue as well as the text only cover which significantly moved away from the previous pre-rebrand version. The 16 page brochure also has a pocket at the back for additional inserts to be included so the brochure can be customised depending on the enquiry. You can see the full design here.

Want to talk about how we can help you reevaluate your key marketing messages or add a new take on your established brand? Do contact us.

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Christ Church What’s On

The latest edition of the What’s On guide for Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, has just been released, covering the Summer 2018. We’ve been regularly designing the programme as part of our work with the Cathedral for the past few years as part of helping develop the identity and profile of the Cathedral as well as better promoting the events and activities they do. We’ve also been creating other resources for the education team there including Prayer Trails and information booklets to schools.

You can see more about our work in our portfolio section.

You can find out more about the impressive Cathedral and what the do here http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/cathedral

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Books for SCM Press

We have been working on a series of book covers for the publishers SCM Press. The books, which are going to be released over the next few months, have been for a range of authors and we have been enjoying creatively interpreting the books subject matter into concepts for the covers. The first four of the books are Post-Christendom – Church and Mission in a Strange New World (a second edition of a book originally published in the US), Seeking the God Beyond, Buying God – Church, Consumerism and Theology and Theology for Changing Times. You can buy the books by going to the website of SCM Press.

See more of our book cover designs here.

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Launch of the Body Mind Spirit Partnership website

We have recently developed and built a new website for the Body Mind Spirit Partnership. The aim of the partnership is to link community groups focused on support for older people across Birmingham and the surrounding area. We created the website to promote the partner organisations and help their users access their services. The responsively designed website gives profiles to each partner organisation where they can log-in and update their own details, including an events and activities diary.

You can see the website by going to: https://bodymindspiritpartnership.org.uk

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Live Lent: Let Your Light Shine

We’ve been working with the Church of England on 2018’s campaign for Lent, Live Lent: Let Your Light Shine. Having designed the 116 page full colour book, course notes and social media graphics, the Church of England used the materials to create an app for the project. You can get the app on Apple Store and Google Play as well as finding more information on the website https://www.churchofengland.org/lent.

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Our projects featured on the new Church of England Website

The Church of England have just put live their new website (https://www.churchofengland.org) and we’re really pleased to have several of the projects we’ve been working with them on feature. As well as the Advent and Christmas campaign #Godwithus, there is another new projects we’ve been working on, the Pilgrim Way, along with the websites we developed for Christenings, Weddings and Funerals.

There’s some information on what the #GodWithUs project is about here, and a video about it too. Pilgrim Way is part of the Pilgrim project – we have designed a book for it which is about to be published.

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#GodWithUs – new Church of England campaign

We are very pleased to be involved in #GodWithUs, the Church of England’s major new digital and print campaign for Christmas, which has just been launched. As well as creating a 36 page full-colour booklet for the project we have been busy creating graphics for print and new media to help publicise the campaign. Follow the hashtag #GodWithUs to see more about the project, visit the Facebook page, the Church of England website or you can buy the booklet here: https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/books/9781781400661/god-with-us-single-copy

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The University of Warwick Chaplaincy – Welcome to Warwick

We were pleased to help design some promotional material for the University of Warwick Chaplaincy to hand out to new students across the university this past month. We designed a set of button badges which featured a series of well known sayings from different faiths mounted on a card which introduces the work of the Chaplaincy. We also designed some large format posters to promote the various events at the Chaplaincy welcoming people to Warwick University.

https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/chaplaincy

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A new identity for St Peters Church, Coventry

We have recently designed a new identity for St Peter’s Church in Coventry. The church was looking for a new identity that would show a community focused church with life and creativity at it’s heart. We created several versions of the identity so that it could be used flexibly across the many projects the church and church centre are involved in. We are looking forward to working with them more in the future.

Update: St Peter’s have recently created signage using the new identity. Very much like the results!

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New website for students

We have been working closely with the Student Christian Movement to create a set of resources for UK university students, including this new website for students. The latest project has just been launched, the Christian Student Guide, an information site full of articles in a lifestyle-blog style. Articles can be found via dynamic searches or by scrolling through the content, designed in a responsive tablet and mobile friendly format. The simple clean layout is matched with an easy to navigate structure. The Student Christian Movement are looking at a busy summer and start of the new academic year – we really enjoyed working on the project.

You can go see the site here https://thechristianstudentguide.com

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It’s heating up this summer – branding for PON Heating Solutions

We’ve just finished designing branding for a newly established company, PON Heating Solutions, who are based in Birmingham. The company was looking for a bold, punchy identity with a modern feel. We used a modern heavy set typeface alongside a simple but refined icon to give a logo with high impact and a clean clear footprint so it can be easily used – whether that be uniforms, vehicle wraps, business cards or publicity.

We are at the early stages of building the company’s brand and working on their on-line and off line publicity but are excited by coming alongside the company as it expands it’s work across the Midlands.

We love building brands for organisations – see more of our branding work here.

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