• stationery

    A Christmas Gift Guide For Stationery Lovers

    It’s almost Christmas so I thought I would do a gift guide where I share some of the best stationery items to give as presents. I may have stretched the definition of ‘stationery’ for a few of these items. But I wanted to mention related items which could make good gifts for someone who likes stationery.  If you’re wanting to avoid online shopping this year I would highly recommend you take a look in Paperchase and Cass Art. Local farm shops also seem to be good for stocking interesting stationery items which you don’t normally find on the high street.  The items I’ve mentioned in this post are just what…

  • art & design

    Beauty and the Beast | MinaLima Classic

    So remember back in August I wrote about the MinaLima editions of Peter Pan and Jungle Book, at the time I said I would literally buy every book MinaLima released. Well two days ago I found out MinaLima had released a new edition of The Beauty and the Beast (I presume to go along with the movie), any way I found out about it and immediately bought it. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST The thing I’ve been learning a lot about in class just now is how to use design to make something feel expensive. Good design can turn something normal into a premium product. This is a good example of it because…

  • books

    MinaLima Book Design | Illustrated Classics

    I’ve got a really short post today. I just wanted to tell you about the illustrated MinaLima classics. If you haven’t already worked it out I am a little obsessed with MinaLima. That is Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima who did the graphic design work on Harry Potter. They also worked on a bunch of other movies. Such as The Fault In Our Stars, The Imitation Game, Sweeney Todd and The Golden Compass. ILLUSTRATED MINALIMA CLASSICS As you can see their latest creation are these illustrated editions of classic children’s story books. And I’m more than a tiny bit in love with them. I’ve mentioned this before but I am a total…

  • art & design

    Visiting The House of MinaLima In London

    I may not have mentioned this before but I am a tad obsessed with the graphic design work from the Harry Potter movies. An exhibition of the graphic design work from the Potter movies recently opened in London and it is possibly my new favourite place. It’s called the House of MinaLima. Named after Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima who were the graphic designers that worked on the Harry Potter movies. THE HOUSE OF MINALIMA The House of MinaLima is free to get into and right behind the Palace Theatre. So if you’re down in London seeing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child you have no reason not to visit. The exhibition…