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Photobooks – the Next Generation Photo Album?

Posted by: Letterworks on: 14th March 2011

Remember life before digital cameras? When we used to actually take our film in, have it developed and then organise them into photo albums? These days, ‘photo albums’ are generally a link from your Facebook page, or an account on Flickr and drawers full of photos waiting to be put into an albums are a [...]

WSA – A must-go show for women in print!

Posted by: Letterworks on: 7th August 2010

I recently had an email from Pantone Inc, the renowned colour system experts for printers, inviting me to visit their stand at the WSA August show in Las Vegas. Without much encouragement, I hurriedly explored the possibility of attending, what I assumed was a colour imaging or print related show. I love to keep abreast [...]

It’s all about attitude

Posted by: Letterworks on: 30th July 2010

I enjoy watching those fly on the wall business reality shows and last nights ‘Undercover Boss’ was something of a reminder for me as a business owner! If you’re not familiar with the Channel 4 programme, the chief exec of a major company secretly poses as a trainee and goes back to the shop floor [...]

Freesheet Evening Standard loses £28.3m

Posted by: Letterworks on: 12th July 2010

Evening Press, the trading name for the iconic Evening Standard has reported a £28.3m loss in it’s first year of trading. The paper was bought in December 08 by Alexander Lebedev, a Russian media magnate for £6.7m. Lebedev turned the paper into a freesheet on acquisition and indeed has blamed the loss partly on the [...]

Digital Economy Bill – no more iphone in the works loo!

Posted by: Letterworks on: 14th June 2010

June 12th saw the entry of the Digital Economy Bill to our statute books and despite huge protests from some journalists and public rights campaigners, it’s slipped into our lawbooks without much notice. The bill was presented under the labour government in April and without any fanfare has got assent on June 12th. The Liberal [...]

Has the worm finally turned for print?

Posted by: Letterworks on: 5th June 2010

After visiting IPEX at the NEC earlier this month, we seemed to get lots of positives coming out of this bruised and battered industry called print. Show visitors and reported sales orders were encouraging. There was a buzz that has been absent for many a month. The stands and halls, although reduced in size, seemed [...]

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Doing business the Greek way

Posted by: Letterworks on: 28th May 2010

Every now and then you have to take a step back and look at what’s really important to you and your business. I know how easy it is to get caught up in the importance of now. Deadlines getting reduced, pressures mounting, stress levels rising, bank manager moaning. A small gesture therefore can mean so [...]

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 [...]

Tarot and Tattoos in Kuala Lumpur

Posted by: Letterworks on: 1st April 2010

The new month of April arrives and with it comes my housekeeping review of our web visitor statistics for March. Visitor numbers are slightly down overall (better jump on that); Page views per visitor are up (that’s good); Bounce rate down (fine). All roughly to expectation so far. Then we move to the more interesting [...]