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16 April 2018

We recently designed a Letters to a Beekeeper with Alys Fowler, The Guardian gardening writer as she learned how to keep bees; and Steve Benbow, the urban beekeeper who learned how to plant a bee-friendly garden.

Part beautifully designed coffee-table book, part manifesto, this collection of engaging letters, emails, texts, recipes, notes and glorious photos creates a record of the trials, tribulations, rewards and joys of working with, rather than against, nature. And along the way, you will pick up a wealth of advice, tips and ideas for growing food and keeping pollinators well fed. 

More images from the book here.

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03 April 2018

Holmes Wood went along to the House of MinaLima in Soho for an evening with Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, the graphic designers behind the Harry Potter films. A reunion for our own Lucy Holmes who went to school with Miraphora, here we are in the Old Bedalian newsletter, which we designed for them a few years ago. 

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22 March 2018

New photography from our continuing work with Battersea Power Station – showing two residential developments and the design for the car park – including all wayfinding elements and extending to floor graphics and bay markings. More about the project here.

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12 March 2018

Our new scheme for London Business School's new Sammy Ofer Centre – our ambition was to deliver an ‘intelligent’ system – representing the type of education and subjects studied alongside the journeys taken by the students.

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12 February 2018

This is a small preview of our work for the Helios at The Television Centre in a clip from the BBC, marking its opening today! 

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26 January 2018

Delighted to have had film composer Alexandra Harwood come and talk to us about Exploring the Synergies Between Music and Architecture and the concept of space in music and architecture. An amazing talk, thank you!

14 January 2018

We designed a new map and welcome leaflet for the wonderful Bletchley Park. The texture and typography was inspired by the codebreaker's archive material from this historically important site.

20 December 2017

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from Holmes Wood! Spot the cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at our 70's themed Christmas party...

27 November 2017

Beautiful work at the Wellcome's 'Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?' exhibition. It is on until February next year and is full of wonderful design stories. 

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16 November 2017

Take a look at our design for the Tapestry Building in King’s Cross, a fifteen story residential building designed by Niall McLoughlin Architects. Paying homage to the history of makers and craft, our design looks to preserve the old and weave it into the new for todays generation of residents. More photos here ...

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08 November 2017

We are delighted to have been featured in the SEGD 17 edition, with our work for the Plimsoll Building at King's Cross. Thank you SEGD! 

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23 October 2017

Installation is starting at New Museum Site in Cambridge, with abseilers going in to put up these lovely letters!

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12 October 2017

Archi-Quest with WilkinsonEyre

We joined WilkinsonEyre for an amazing afternoon solving architectural clues to raise money for youth homelessness.

Here is our team, 'You are Here', solving their 2nd clue, 'Swan lake over to Covent Garden and you might nutcracker the code to the clue, be sure to look up before the other team do'...

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11 October 2017

The Buzzcocks 'Orgasm Addict' at Design Manchester

We were invited to contribute to an exhibition celebrating the original design of 'Orgasm Addict' by Malcolm Garrett. 

Along with other designers we submitted a graphic interpretation of the sleeve for the Buzzcocks' 1977 single, 'Orgasm Addict'.  

This is our own 'reframed' version. Take a look at the exhibition, what beautiful work! 

11 October 2017

Our very own Alexandra Wood joined the YCN 'You are Here' event for a panel discussion on Wayfinding Design. 

They discussed wayfinding as a blend of art and science; that the science of understanding behaviours allows the art of effective wayfinding strategy and design. 

Thank you to YCN for hosting! 

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24 September 2017

A couple of us visited the New North Press type workshop at London Design festival this week.

It was great workshop and here is a peak of some our creations...

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16 September 2017

Lucy Holmes chaired a lively design discussion at the V&A with the wonderful Miraphora Mina & Eduardo Lima known as Minalima – graphic designers for the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. 

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20 August 2017

Bletchley Park

Our first site visit to Bletchley today... 

A dream come true to be working with this amazing place and what a piece of history. 

One off our bucket list!

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