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Published on July 25, 2016

StockdaleMartin designers draw inspiration from national design show

StockdaleMartin designers draw inspiration from national design show

Earlier this month Andre, Claire, Callum, Gary and Ian visited the New Designers Show in London, where over 3,000 of the most promising graduate talents from Britain’s leading design courses exhibit their work. Attending this exciting event allowed our team to see a wide spectrum of creativity through graphic design and product design, as well […]

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Published on October 1, 2015

Designers trip out to the “Notes from Elsewhere” talk

Designers trip out to the “Notes from Elsewhere” talk

Last week our Design team headed to London to attend a Design & Advertisement lecture presented by Philippe Starck. The French designer is most commonly known since the start of his career in the 1980s where he designs objects which have a simple yet inventive structure. The lecture, “Notes from Elsewhere,” was an inspirational talk […]

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Published on February 14, 2014

The new NHS dentistry statistics- a summary

The new NHS dentistry statistics- a summary

On Thursday the 13th February the Health and Social Care Information released new statistics about dentistry in the UK. The figures revealed that in 2013, 29.9 million patients were seen by an NHS dentist. This equates to 55.9% of the UK population and is an increase on the figures from March 2006, which is when […]

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Published on November 25, 2011

On HDR

High Dynamic Range photography (HDR) seems to be the big new thing on the horizon, adopted on the iPhone 4 and becoming prolific on digital stills and camcorders. I thought I would take a look at this medium and try my hand at it for fun. Basically HDR is a technique where you take many […]

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Published on November 16, 2011

Find your inner typographer

A friend of Andre’s happened on this little game on the internet last week. The point of the game is to test your spatial awareness – particularly the space in between the letters of words. In typographic parlance this spacing is called kerning, and it’s particularly important in larger type like headings and logos. If […]

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Published on November 14, 2011

Helping out with Big Help Week

Over the past year, we have been delighted to work closely with London Luton Airport on a number of projects, from Marines abseiling down the airport’s control tower through to artwork for their boardrooms in Navigation House.  So we were only too pleased to receive a call from London Luton Airport asking for our help […]

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Published on August 19, 2011

Designer Wanted

We are currently looking for a graphic designer to work in the busy StockdaleMartin design studio for a 2-3 month contract, with a possibility of extending to a permanent position. Applicants need to be proficient in Illustrator, Indesign and Flash. If you know of anyone or you are a designer yourself, please do not hesitate […]

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Published on March 2, 2011

The Value of Shock

We were fascinated to learn yesterday of an innovative- and highly controversial- anti-drugs campaign launched by the County Sheriff’s Office of Multnomah, Oregon. From Drugs to Mugs, the follow-up to Multnomah’s equally shocking Faces of Meth campaign from 2004, aims to illustrate the deleterious effects of hard drugs and especially methamphetamine on users by visually […]

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Published on February 11, 2011

The Right Type?

As recent posts may have suggested, we’ve been thinking a lot about fonts lately here in the Stockdale Martin office. Having last month read and thoroughly enjoyed Simon Garfield’s Just My Type, we this week stumbled across a report published late last year that extolled the benefits of a more complicated typeface*. The study, conducted […]

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Published on January 27, 2011

New Fonts For All!

The design team are delighted to unveil their latest purchase: the Adobe Font Folio collection of fonts. Featuring over 2,300 fonts in the latest Open Type format, the collection will help them expand their creative repertoire beyond the standard norms available to most desktop publishers. It’s a huge collection containing some of the all-time classic […]

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