We were interviewed by the magazine Labels & Labeling for their September 2011 issue. The article is all about trends and development in modern packaging design, especially concerning printing techniques and sustainability. We were happy to share our knowledge on the subject.
Babybel is a long standing love affair for some of the staff at Grain – since their early childhood as a matter of fact. But this now is almost too much of an honor. Approaching swiftly the first anniversary of the new Grain our friends at Babybel have responded with a fantastic limited edition in … Read more
You may have heard of light tubes or tubular skylights which bring in natural daylight. I don’t know the starting price for light tubes including installation, but I’m guessing that it’s more than 1 or 2 pounds. Have a look at this story from the Philippines – an amazing use of appropriate technology.
Did you know that Grain is a member of 1% for the Planet? Through this scheme, co-founded by Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia (the brand not the place), we donate 1% of our turnover – note turnover, not profit – to environmental organisations. We have chosen to donate to The Woodland Trust and the Centre for … Read more
The latest news from the Westbourne Studios is that we’re designing and developing iPhone, iPad, Android and Facebook apps for Butlins. Watch this space!
… or how the oh-so-advanced automotive design of today requires to have a bumper (of questionable appearance) which protects the bumper from bumps. Is that right? What was that bumper for?
blur Marketing is featuring Grain’s green focus this week in a little interview called Friday5. Hope you enjoy it!
Licensing is the name of the game particularly in fragrance and eyewear. Watches and lingerie are also categories where manufacturing know-how is key and therefore many well-known brands become licensors to specialised companies. So a brand, or celebrity, licenses their name in order to add value and brand appeal to a product…but if the licensor … Read more
This is the first in a series of Grain Creative book reviews. Over the Christmas holidays, I had the time and head space to pick up a few books. The first one I read is Help!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done by Oliver Burkeman, author of This Column Will … Read more
Womenswear designer Joanne Jong — whose clients span Armani, DAKS, Missoni, and The White Company — asked us to design and develop the website for her consultancy, Yulan Creative. The look is as sharp and sleek as the high-end labels she caters for.
As you can imagine, many of our thoughts are filled with our current projects, and in these pages we’d like to share them with you. Kiln is a brand-new company which fires up corporate innovation with two inter-related products: IdeaKeg, a subscription service, and Crucible, Kiln’s consultancy service. Kiln initially invited us to a creativity … Read more
We wish you a happy 2011! You can print out our calendar, stick it up on your wall and scribble all over it. To download, click on the image below: the calendar is a PDF and features one month per page.
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