Our new studio

Our new studio!

As you may know, after 8 years we have somewhat outgrown our studio space, and so are delighted to say we have moved!

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Nania Tait

Hockney at the Tate

A weekend in London

My degree in Art History does definitely not qualify me to write a review of the Hockney retrospective at the Tate, so I won't. However....

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Nania Tait

Tillmans at the Tate

Nania at Wolfgang Tillmans: South Tank

​The photography show at the Tate of Tillman's work is accompanied by this brilliant installation in the South Tank.

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The things we make

Special Design Studio Brochure

Time for a new collection of our work....

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Extra, extra!

Cherryhinton Echo

Thank you 'Newspaper Club' a great print job for a great project!

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Print lives!

Animate gif of print

Print is alive and kicking!

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Vive la France!

Train to Paris

The team travel to Paris!

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New year, new resolution? Or just new year, same old resolutions?

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1990 – Anmar Mirza

1990 - Anmar Mirza

It is not often that I am struck by the sense of, "I want that picture and I know that I will regret not buying it if I don't do it now!". However this is how I felt after 5 or 10 mins inside Norwich's Moosey Art.

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Nania Tait

Rice or Chips?

Panel discussion at Leiths 40th anniversary

We were tickled pink to be invited to Leiths 40th anniversary party at the fabulous Bush Hall in London last week. I shook Prue Leiths hand and thanked her for the Bible, which sort of came out wrong and chatted to Yotam Ottelenghi!

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Nania Tait

Know your onions? Tools of your new trade? Come on career changers!

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Nania and Ignite

Nania's Ignite talk

"Enlighten us, but make it quick", If you've not come across Ignite before then this is a recommendation!

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Nania Tait

If my steak is about 25mm (1 inch) thick, I now know that I would like it cooked for 2 minutes and 30 seconds on each side. Then rested for 5 minutes.

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Scott Poulson

We're delighted to be working with the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and the website is now live! Here Nania talks with Heritage Consultant and Special Design Studio collaborator Claire Adler about the project.

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Nania Tait

Work Experience

Picture of Cereal and Kinfolk magazines.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” As a naïve seven year old that question appeared both harmless and irrelevant to me. Now, at fifteen, I find it daunting and difficult to respond to. This meant the prospect of work experience made me both anxious and excited.

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Izzy

Lego 'Serious Play' promises a "radical, innovative, experiential process designed to enhance business performance." So it was with great excitement that Hot Source hosted Norwich's first Lego Serious Play session.

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Nania Tait

Civilised Norfolk

Hand Axe from Masterpieces show at SCVA found at Happisburgh and 700,000 years old

Curator of the fascinating SCVA Masterpieces show, Ian Collins shared his top ten with us at Hot Source in January. Top of the list was this amazing 700,000 year old hand axe, found in Happisburgh, Norfolk.

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Nania Tait

A flint axe head found on Happisburgh beach that dates back 700,000 years juxtaposed with a small sculpture by Henry Moore made out of a piece of Ironstone from the same beach.

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Scott Poulson

Hot Source this month is looking at inclusive or accessible design, in other words taking an approach to developing websites and other software where ALL users are catered for. This is not an issue about compromise but about best practice.

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Nania Tait

New Rail Alphabet

New Rail Alphabet typeface

We haven't got a logo really. Not in the conventional way that say BP has. We have a logo type. i.e. we use a typeface to spell out the name of our business. Although we carefully got the letter spacing to our liking.

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Scott Poulson