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...
Congratulations to Matt Stuart on Magnum nomination.
Just a quick post to say a huge congratulations to our very good friend street photographer Matt Stuart, who has been made a Magnum Photos Nominee – which to help put it into context, in photography world is akin to achieving a Michelin star. Magnum Photos is the worlds most premier photographic association and has had […]
Nabarro LLP’s ‘a-mazing’ new wall.
Neon’s new wall of maze puzzles for Nabarro LLP have proven to be a hit – and a bit of mind bender too! The mazes were designed as a bit of fun based on Nabarro LLP’s brand positioning ‘Clarity Matters’. The six square and circular mazes were lovingly hand rendered on to the now internally dubbed Nabarro ‘wonder-wall’ – a 25 […]
New visual language by Neon hits the target with Acumin’s clients.
Neon have created a new brand visual language for Cyber Security recruitment leaders Acumin. Acumin were keen to move away from traditional ‘office shots and hand shakes’ and came to Neon through recommendation and our work in the recruitment space with our project for the law firm Nabarro LLP’s graduate recruitment campaigns – the most recent two being ‘Don’t just warm […]
“Hello, Glastonbury! Are you ready to GIVE?”
Action for Children’s ‘I’m an Activist for Action for Children’ campaign launches on the big screens at Glastonbury today, with campaign idea and promotional film by Neon with a little help from our good animator friends Scriberia. It is a little project that we hope does a lot of good for Action for Children and the disadvantaged […]
Great insight into renowned designer Robert Brownjohn.
Just a little something to share sent to us by friend, trusted mentor and legend within the design industry Ray Gregory, a great link to a website about the life and work of Robert Brownjohn produced by Robert’s daughter Eliza. https://robertbrownjohn.com/ Robert Brownjohn was an American graphic designer known for blending formal graphic design concepts with wit and […]
Neon commissioned by Action for Children for Glastonbury Festival big screen fundraising spot.
Neon have been commissioned to produce Action for Children’s 2016 fundraising and awareness campaign to be launched at Glastonbury Festival – which includes campaign idea, literature, stand graphics and the creation of a short film 3.5minute film, that will be shown and repeated between music acts on multiple stages (including the now famous Pyramid stage) throughout the festival weekend. The […]
Nabarro LLP’s ‘wonderwall’ continues.
Neon have been commissioned to produce four further creative executions for their now internally dubbed Nabarro ‘wonder-wall’ – a 25 foot wall within the canteen and staff break-out area of Nabarro’s 125 London Wall offices. The original wall welcomed the firm’s people to their new home with a blizzard of fascinating facts about the building and its fit-out, lovingly […]
Acumin commission Neon.
Acumin one of the leading specialist cyber security recruitment agencies in the UK have commissioned Neon to review and refresh their literature and marketing materials. Established in 1998, Acumin is the leading specialist for cyber security and information risk management recruitment, operating across EMEA and the USA. We look forward to working with Acumin and understanding […]
‘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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
‘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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]