It is always amazing how much money one can spend on destroying one’s own property and even worse paying other people to do it well. This is one of our sites which is currently live and where we just started to create the new roof with an open ceiling all the way to the ridge, … Read more
It’s a Grain tradition to design a calendar every year. This time around, each month has its own A4 page and when you put all the sheets together they make a big 2012. Click on the image to download the PDF, and enjoy! Email us photos of the calendar in your office or home and … Read more
Have you just realised that it’s getting late for sending out your Christmas cards? Do you like your iPhone, iPad or Android phone more than your pens? Well – you can now download the free app from Butlins which Grain has designed and developed: Christmas Postcards! You can send the festive greetings by email or … Read more
A Christmas without mince pies is not Christmas at all! Our favourites are the ones from Riverford – they are absolutely gorgeous. Like everything else Riverford offer (think vegboxes and incredible brownies), they are organic and delivered to your door. We even saw Riverford’s name near ours on the Figaro Digital Marketing Conference attendee list … Read more
Enjoy this interview with our newly-appointed elf!
When websites changed in the late 90s from rigid lists of words and images to jumping balls, morphing globes and spinning logos, animated GIFs were a hot property which with very little memory demands allowed all sorts of moving things. Not always to the better as not everything was meant to be moving. Nowadays Flash … Read more
I went to the Figaro Digital Marketing Conference last Wednesday November 23rd and soaked up a full day’s worth of information and inspiration. Videos of the talks are available here (look for the event in the right column). The biggest finding? Not a huge surprise but: the future is mobile!
It is your best friend when it comes to improving public toilets, walls, shoes, clothes or even your body (although that’s not the healthiest thing to do) by adding a quick comment, doodle or whatever you want. It is the gaffer tape of pens – the Edding marker. But because the world is getting more … Read more
At first glance this photo looks green – in the sense of environmentally-friendly, that is – but upon closer inspection it is anything but. It’s the perfect representation of why we are so proud and happy (yes, like new parents) to have created the name, brand promise and visual identity for Floreon, a compostable and … Read more
This caffeine curve and a sign by the waste bin brought a smile to my face the other morning at our local coffee shop on Portobello Road, the Coffee Plant. Home of 9/11 conspiracy theories and some great java. And a GSOH.
We’re happy to announce the launch of the freshly redesigned website westlondon.com for premier networking organisation West London Business. Our main objectives were to promote the benefits of joining West London Business to non-members; to create a members-only area; and to improve the site’s organisation of content, making the navigation more straightforward. We toured the … Read more
If you are a type geek, you may have noticed that we’re using Frutiger as our company font, with the similar Carto Gothic appearing on the website. Not only do we love Frutiger, but its actual reason for existing ties in neatly with our own areas of design interest and experience. Frutiger was designed by … Read more
The Christmas holidays are approaching quickly. The Redcoats at Butlins along with Santa’s elves are already preparing their sleighs and igloos for the season. To share fun times from Butlins – or in fact from anywhere in the world – with all the loved ones at home, you can use the free Butlins Postcards! app … Read more
So many important things in life have been proven by experiments. Unlike most of them, rats just wouldn’t do in this case, so some other small creatures were used. The result couldn’t be more clear. You can see for yourself… Watch the video
The magazine Figaro Digital introduced the Butlins Postcards! app to their readers in this year’s October issue. We are happy that they like our work and recommend the app – woohoo!!
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