Letterworks Blog

From the BBC to QVC

Posted by: Letterworks on: 20th May 2010

It’s been a long time since Letterworks produced anything for the small screen, but like buses it all comes at once!

We recently got asked by the BBC in White City to research typography for a drama reconstruction that is due to go out in the summer. We were delighted to recreate authentic period stationery for a drama about the life of Seebohm Rowntree (of the confectionery family). Mr Rowntree was a Quaker social reformer and our task was to choose an appropriate typeface reminiscent of the arts and crafts period and the characteristics of his personality. After consulting our trusted type manuals the font we felt suited both the simplicity of the period and of the man was Copperplate Gothic 31 B-C. The BBC was very pleased with the choice and happily advised that it filmed very well. I look forward to seeing the finished article, skyplus is set already!

Then, channelhopping to QVC, a client of ours has asked us to produce a large run of 15000 sets of nail wraps to show and sell on the famous shopping channel. This particular client has some rather high profile A listers visiting their London salon and I shall be looking very closely at the fingernails of the supermodel covergirls on Vogue to see if they may be wearing our products!

At least it makes a change from business cards…

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