Occasional journal.

Not exactly a blog, and definitely not a forum for our deepest musings on the Philosophy of Branding, this is where we’ll update you – from time to time, and when the mood takes us – on anything noteworthy that’s going on in Neon’s world...

‘Silver Speaks’ launches with ‘Idea to Object’ exhibition at the V&A.

The Contemporary British Silversmiths exhibition ‘Silver Speaks’ kicked off a year long season of event, exhibitions and talks with the exhibition ‘Idea to Objects’ with branding, website, catalogue and posters created by Neon. The event is directed by trade, craft and strategic consultant to Contemporary British Silversmiths, Karin Paynter, who is also expert silver adviser to London Craft Week. […]


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A big, beautiful lie by Neon…

Our entry/response to ‘26 Lies‘ from the writers’ group ’26’ has been posted. Neon were invited to participate by the writers’ group ’26’ and our good friend Andy Hayes (MD of the copywriting collective The Quietroom, who also chairs the writers’ group ’26’). The project 26 Lies‘ is all about the ways in which people lie to each other and sometimes […]


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Neon’s ‘Silver Speaks’ branding work features in Design Week ‘Inspiration’ section.

Neon’s branding work for the Contemporary British Silversmiths initiative ‘Silver Speaks’ has been kindly featured in Design Week’s ‘Inspiration’ section, the day before the opening of the first exhibition at the V&A, forming part of a year’s programme of events and exhibition showcasing some of the most current work within the UK Silversmithing community. ‘Silver Speaks’ is year […]


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Congratulations Hanan Al Hroub, Global Teacher Prize Winner 2016.

Congratulations to Hanan Al Hroub, Samiha Khalil Secondary School, Palestine – Global Teacher Prize winner 2016. Announced by Pope Francis Hanan Al Hroub from Palestine received her Global Teacher Prize award from Sunny Varkey of the Varkey Foundation. Hanan Al Hroub promotes the slogan “no to violence” and uses a specialist approach with children that she developed herself, and […]


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‘Silver Speaks’ website launches for ‘Press Preview Day’.

Off the back of creating the branding in late 2015, Neon have launched the new ‘Silver Speaks’ website, a programme of exhibitions and events throughout 2016 for the Contemporary British Silversmiths. ‘Silver Speaks’ is year long series of events to be held around the United Kingdom (including the V&A and The Goldsmiths’ Centre) to celebrate the exceptional level […]


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Neon make ‘Sign of the month’ twice with Nick Garrett.

Neon collaborate with all manner of amazing companies and individuals, one of them being the supremely talented traditional sign-writer Nick Garrett. He’s passionate, he’s quirky and he’s a true craftsman. We cheekily gave him the moniker Nick Garrett “No Ordinary Type” which perfectly describes the man and his hand lettering abilities. His work is a delight so do have […]


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Smiles all round – Neon’s work features in the new revised ‘A Smile in The Mind’.

We’re both delighted and humbled to discover that several pieces of our work now feature in the new 2016 revised edition of ‘A Smile in the Mind’. First published by Phaidon twenty years ago, A Smile in the Mind has come to be referred to within the creative industry as ‘the bible’. Featuring forty years of “witty thinking” from over 300 […]


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RIP John Geary – illustrator, artist and a very dear friend.

A note to mark the passing of John Geary.  John was an illustrator and artist of exceptional talent – and a very dear friend. John’s magic (as that is only how it can be described) has for over 25+ years been the quiet hand behind countless design and branding agencies, producing illustration, icons and marks for brands such as Johnnie […]


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Neon commissioned by Thames & Hudson.

Neon are delighted to have been asked to look a new project for Thames & Hudson – Neon previously created the 60th anniversary branding for Thames & Hudson. If you’d like to know more about this project, or if you have a project/pitch/roster review you’d like to discuss with us, we’d be absolutely delighted to hear from […]


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Neon commissioned to look at new ranges for Corney & Barrow.

Neon have been invited by Corney & Barrow to review and create branding for a selection of C&Bs producer partners ranges of wines. This commission follows on from the launch Corney & Barrow’s House Range of wines and spirits designed by Neon – built on the firm foundations laid down by Neon’s recent rebranding of Corney & Barrow. If […]


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Neon commissioned by Clarion Wealth Management.

Neon have been commissioned to rebrand Clarion Wealth Management – and we very much look forward to working with them in the coming months. If you’d like to know more about this project, or if you have a project/pitch/roster review you’d like to discuss with us, we’d be absolutely delighted to hear from you. Please call Dana Robertson on […]


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Neon commissioned by UK Sport.

Neon have been commissioned to develop UK Sport‘s Performance Pathway Team visual branding. This exciting commission follows on from the success of the work for UK Sport with Lizzy Yarnold, plus the recent UK Sport study of ‘Great British Medallists’ and the comprehensive (but confidential so we can’t show it unfortunately) elite Strength & Conditioning resource website also produced by Neon. If […]


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Congratulations to Matt Stuart on successful book and Plague Press launch.

A quick but big congratulations to Matt Stuart on the launch of his new book ‘All That Life Can Afford’. Matt is one of the leading street photographers of this generation – and this will be the first of many books from Matt for sure. The new book was published by Matt’s new imprint/publishing venture ‘Plague […]


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‘Silver Speaks’ invites.

A quick sneak preview of ‘Silver Speaks’ private view invites by the ever brilliant Generation Press. ‘Silver Speaks’ is year long series of events to be held around the United Kingdom (including the V&A and The Goldsmiths’ Centre) to celebrate the exceptional level of creativity and skill in British silversmithing today. The spotlight will shine on […]


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Neon to be an official Branding & Media partner of ‘Silver Speaks’.

Off the back of creating the branding in late 2015, Neon are delighted to have been invited to be an official Branding & Media’ partner for the Contemporary British Silversmiths initiative ‘Silver Speaks’, a programme of exhibitions and events throughout 2016. ‘Silver Speaks’ is year long series of events to be held around the United Kingdom (including […]


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Neon invited to comment in Design Week – From buses to border control, strange places designers have been inspired.

The design of the classic Land Rover car was first conceptualised with a drawing in the sand of a Welsh beach in 1947. Design Week asked designers about the most bizarre places that they have formulated ideas. Here’s our snippet in the pic above and text below… “Ideas can and do happen anywhere. But, in terms of […]


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UK Sport study of ‘Great British Medallists’ designed by Neon.

The UK Sport report and study of ‘Great British Medallists’ was launched this week. Designed by Neon, this comprehensive and in-depth study is set to provide a unique insight into the developmental biographies of Elite and Super Elite GB athletes, to be distributed the wider UK Sport and elite sports community. This exciting commission followed on from the success […]


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Neon commissioned to extend Corney & Barrow House Range.

Just when we’re trying detox and not look at alcohol in early 2016… Following the redesign by Neon, launch and commercial success of Corney & Barrow’s House Range of wines and spirits – built on the firm foundations laid down by Neon’s recent rebranding of Corney & Barrow – Corney & Barrow have commissioned Neon to extend their House Range, with additional […]


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The new Nabarro law terms ‘Word Search’ wall by Neon.

To help get brains in to gear at law firm Nabarro LLP, the first new wall for their magnificent 125 London Wall office in 2016 is a giant ‘Word Search’ for Nabarro’s staff to find and circle with chalk 45 hidden law terms. The typographic tour de force of 312 letterforms was lovingly hand rendered by […]


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Neon’s work for Nabarro features in Design Week.

Our work for Nabarro’s Season’s Greetings wall has featured in Design Weeks ‘Inspiration’ section. A lovely way to round off the year – so many thanks to the Design Week team for selecting and posting our work. To view the full feature on-line click here, but you will need to register with Design Week.


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