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  1. Top creative design trends for 2018!

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    We love scoping out what’s hot and not for the coming year, and there are a few design trends that really have our creative juices zinging with excitement.

    Here’s our five favourite:

    1. Negative space. Positively astronomical.

    If we’re honest we’ve always had a soft spot for these clever optical illusions and the good news is we should be seeing more of them in 2018!

    In simplistic terms negative space is “empty” space in the design that forms a distinctive shape.

     

     

    2. Colour Transitions & Gradients

    Don’t panic flat colours are here to stay it’s just we have a new player on the colour block. Maybe due to the fact that flat colours don’t work in every situation, or perhaps just our continual need to try something new, gradient colours are big news. We’ve been seeing the use of gradients in hair design for a couple of years now and it seem that where fashion leads, graphic design follows… well in this case anyway – we’ve been known to lead the fashion brigade on occasion don’t cha know!

     

    3. Papercut Illustrations

    Papercut illustrations have begun to emerge as an effective and arresting design tool. Inspired by actual paper cutting art, this trend is quickly gaining speed. Papercut illustrations recreate compositions made of different layers of paper which means depth and specific textures are must-have elements.

     

       

     

    4. Typography as Real Life Elements

    We love playing with typography here and this design trend is really eye catching – we love the way the typography tightly interacts with the other elements of the composition.

         

     

    5. Let purple reign in 2018…

    It’s official! Pantone has announced the colour of the year 2018 and it’s called: Ultra Violet. This ultra modern colour will shower the world of graphic design, package design, fashion and home decor in 2018 with its blue based purple hue.

     

     

    Here’s our take on how Ultra Violet can be incorporated into 2018 colour palettes:

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    With thanks to the wonderful Graphic Mama for her insight

     

     

     

     

  2. Membership Marketing with Mulberry

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    Mulberry have a long history of helping membership organisations thrive and 2017 proves to be a big year for us. This year we became CAMRA‘s official agency and we’re also about to start working with RCP to give their membership a boost.

     

    Part of the secret to our success is the way in which we’ve partnered with an amazing data agency Trueology , it’s vital to have a good and trusted analytics agency when planning to increase your membership base – but what do you do once you have all the answer’s from your research? That’s where Mulberry is key, we get under the skin of the findings, tailor the comms to really hit the right note with people likely to be converted to members, whilst ensuring existing members are equally cultivated and retained.

    We will be working on a new Membership Marketing online platform soon, but in the mean time take a look at our current info on the subject:

    membershipmarketing.info

  3. All change at the top…

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    Mulberry has gone through a few little changes in recent times as some of you may now know! In April 2016 after 20+ years of service Steve Gardiner stepped down as Director of Mulberry and passed the baton of ownership to me (Emma), Claire and Kathy.

    I then promptly went on maternity leave (ha! you’d think as a musician my timing would be better!). I have to say a big thank you to Claire and Kathy for making my return to work as easy as possible and for offering me a fantastic flexible working arrangement, which has so far benefited both Me, Mulberry and clients alike (Phew!).

    An new berry joins the team...

    The three of us are working hard to make Mulberry better than ever and we’d love to hear your feedback on what you think of Mulberry – what you like about us, what you might want to see change and if there’s anything that you feel needs to be improved.

    So if you have any feedback, queries or concerns please don’t hesitate to drop me a line: emma@mulberryadvertising.co.uk

     

  4. Mulberry works with CAMRA to update their image…

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    We’ve really enjoyed working with CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale), to help bring their image bang up to date with a photoshoot that really represents their members. Here’s a few shots from behind the scenes…

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    And here are some of the fruits of our labour…

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  5. The epic fails of halloween photo shoots…

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    We have all probably been guilty of going on to Pinterest for inspiration and thinking it’s easy to execute the beautiful ideas we’ve seen whether cakes, interior decor, crafty solutions or that stunning photo…  like these

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    However the reality is often not so great…

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  6. A few little in jokes…

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    We know that it’s not just designers that get frustrated with bad design and impossible deadlines. When you work in marketing there’s always going to be someone with an opinion on your work – and let’s face it, we’ve all seen other people’s projects and wondered how they ended up the way they did…

    Here’s a few humorous takes on the life of a marketing expert..

     

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  7. New Inks set to revolutionise designs

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    We’ve worked with ink and paper companies so we’re always interested in any new developments – so we were fascinated by Gillian Garside-Wight’s article on a new technology…

    Take a look at the work we’ve done with Security Papers and Luminescence

    Gillian Garside-Wight of Sun Branding Solutions has an inkling of what the future holds… She discovered DJ QBert’s latest album Extraterrestria in January and sat up and took note. What grabbed her wasn’t the music but the interactive cover.

    It wasn’t your usual ‘scan-here-with-an-app’ job. Instead, technology start up Novalia had partnered with the artist to incorporate interactive ink across his vinyl covers.

    This means that, using the album’s app, fans can mix and loop the tracks by sliding their hands across the inked decks on the cover. It’s a revolutionary take on interactivity and engagement that can be used across the packaging arena.

    Take a look…

    Read Gillian’s full article>

  8. Adobe Photoshop celebrates its 25th Anniversary!

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    In honor of the 25th anniversary of Adobe Photoshop, CreativeLive asked 8 Photoshop experts to try their hand at Photoshop 1.0. Take a look at the results in this amusing video.

     

    Do you remember the first pack?

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    It’s quite different to the latest incarnation – I have to say I quite like the cleanness of the original, I also have to admit to a soft spot for the original font too… but there’s no denying it does look pretty dated!

     

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