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...

Making Nabarro’s people the stars of our latest production.

Neon has scripted, directed and produced four new short films for Nabarro LLP’s graduate recruitment campaign. As a curtain-raiser for our forth coming and fourth graduate recruitment campaign for long-time client Nabarro in 2016, the new short films we’re pleased to say have everyone at the firm delighted with the end-product, including senior partner Graham Stedman, who said, […]


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The new Nabarro Season’s Greetings wall by Neon.

1200 pieces of festive origami, 8 rolls of double sided carpet tape, 4 paper cuts, 2 days of furious sticking and the Nabarro Season’s Greetings wall by Neon is complete – and a real labour of love for us. The new Nabarro Season’s Greetings wall is part of an on-going body of work for Nabarro. […]


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Neon commissioned for 2016 Nabarro graduate recruitment campaign.

Long term client and law firm Nabarro, have commissioned Neon to produce the 2016 Nabarro graduate recruitment campaign. We are absolutely delighted to be asked back for what will be our fourth recruitment campaign for Nabarro – with the two most recent award winning campaigns being ‘Your future as a lawyer. Leave nothing to chance.’ […]


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The Nabarro Season’s Greetings wall – so much fun hidden within two brown plain paper boxes…

Neon has kicked off the installation of the new Nabarro ‘Season’s Greetings’ wall. To get us going the very first piece was placed by Alex Jury of Nabarro, swiftly followed by Mel Brooking, Dannielle Glyn and Ross Hockley – who we have been working with on the new Nabarro graduate recruitment video shorts (all to […]


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UK Sport commission Neon for report on Elite and Super Elite athlete development.

Neon have been asked to help UK Sport bring to life a comprehensive and in-depth study of ‘Great British Medallists’. The 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 ambitious, multi-disciplinary project […]


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All hands on deck at Neon – to deck the halls at Nabarro.

We are all fingers and thumbs (and the odd paper cut) at Neon, folding hundreds of festive paper shapes in preparation for the install of Nabarro’s new festive wall, which is set to replace the recent Broadlaw Group city cameos wall. All to be revealed next week… If you’d like to know more about this […]


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Hand stamp for renown street photographer Matt Stuart.

A super tiny job by Neon, but one completed with much love for good friend and renown street photographer Matt Stuart, who was conducting a limited edition print sale of some of his more famous images – and asked us to help him brand his prints as authentic originals. We obliged by designing a simple […]


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‘Silver Speaks’ international exhibition and symposium of contemporary silver, from the Contemporary British Silversmiths, branded by Neon.

Neon has created the branding for the forthcoming 2016 international silver exhibitions and talks, ‘Silver Speaks’, created by the industry body Contemporary British Silversmiths. Silver Speaks comprises a year long series of events and exhibitions focusing on contemporary silver. The main focus of these will be held at the V&A and The Goldsmiths’ Centre with […]


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Christmas comes early – Corney & Barrow’s House Range by Neon.

Christmas has come early for Neon… Corney & Barrow’s House Range of wines, spirits and sparkling wines with labels designed by Neon, have been launched – and feature proudly in Corney & Barrow’s new Christmas print and digital campaign, in which this oh so Christmassy image features. Following on from Neon’s branding project with Corney, […]


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Nabarro LLP. 125 London Wall, canteen wall, Broadlaw Group alliance cities.

Long-term law firm client Nabarro recently moved to prestigious new premises at 125 London Wall, and since that move we have been regularly creating changing displays for their 25 foot wall in the canteen and break-out area. Our starter-for-ten was a stunning typographic treatment, welcoming the firm’s people to their new home with a blizzard […]


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Happy Hour – Action for Children’s National Children’s Hour campaign by Neon.

With a campaign mark, tagline ‘When the big hand reaches for the little hand’ and all manner of fun materials created by Neon, Action for Children are kicking off this years National Children’s Hour, using the extra hour now that the clocks have gone back, where families can unplug and play – to build dens, […]


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Neon invited to comment in Design Week – how to kickstart a new design project?

Design Week asked 5 designers what’s the first thing that they do when they’re faced with a new project. Obviously this was an opportunity to sound overly worthy and all buttoned down, but we thought being candid would give a better insight (as it has served us well). Here’s our snippet in the pic above […]


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Nabarro graduate recruitment video shorts.

We’ve just completed all the filming for a set of video shorts to replace those featuring Nabarro’s old offices currently found on Nabarro LLP’s graduate recruitment website (website created by Neon) which supports the current graduate recruitment campaign also by Neon. There is to be a flagship ‘an introduction to Nabarro’ 4 minute video, supported […]


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Neon invited to comment in Design Week – what makes a brand successful?

According to a report from Interbrand released last week, Apple, Google and Coca-Cola are the “best global brands” of 2015 – but what really makes a brand successful? Design Week asked designers what brands they think are doing things right. Here’s our snippet in the pic above and text below… “We live in a world […]


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Nabarro ‘pops up’ in Manchester.

Only the tiniest of tiny projects, but one to really love. Nabarro LLP asked Neon to come up with a unique idea for an invite, to be sent to their clients as well as the great and the good in Manchester to invite them to err… ‘pop along’ and help celebrate the opening of Nabarro’s […]


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Gold rush – insights into Lizzy Yarnold’s success by UK Sport.

Over the past few years Lizzy Yarnold has been Great Britain’s golden girl in the Skeleton at the Olympics, the Skeleton World Cup and Skeleton World Championships. Neon’s long term client UK Sport asked us to help them put together a printed record and digital presentation to be distributed within UK Sport, to dynamically showcase the […]


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Neon invited to comment in Design Week – lightbulb moments.

Design Week asked 6 designers about their favourite designers about the lightbulb moments which they are most proud of. Here’s our snippet in the pic above and text below… “Hmm, it’s easy to sound self-satisfied here – and let’s face it, everything could be better. It depends on perspective. One favourite was a complex M&A […]


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Welcome news from Graphis with a ‘Merit’ for Neon’s ‘Welcome Wall’ for Nabarro.

We’re delighted to discover that our work for Nabarro LLP’s 125 London Wall office ‘The Welcome Wall’, entered into the 2015 Graphis International Journal of Visual Communication awards, has been awarded a ‘Merit’ and will be included into the Graphis Design Annual 2016. When Nabarro, our long-term law firm client, recently moved to prestigious new […]


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Neon invited to comment in Design Week – projects that never made it to reality.

Last week (17th July 2015) the Japanese government decided to scrap its design for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic stadium and start over. Design Week asked 6 designers about their favourite and most painstaking projects that never made it to reality. Thankfully we’ve had very few projects that have ‘got away’ but here’s our […]


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The creative brief.

The importance of the creative brief, for both the client and the creative, is vital in any collaboration to help achieve the desired goal. Of equal importance is the understanding that any creative brief should not be viewed as a box ticking exercise, but rather as a springboard for the creative leap, to access the […]


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