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...

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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Corney & Barrow’s House Range.

Just a little teaser of Corney & Barrow’s soon to be launched House Range of wines, spirits and sparkling wines with labels designed by Neon, taken at a recent wine trade press preview. Whilst only digital mock-ups at this event (the full production of the actual labels with all their fantastic foiling and beautiful varnished […]


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An insight to the on-going work for Nabarro LLP.

Just a little insight into our on-going work for Nabarro LLP – and the beautiful paper models we love creating for them, for their image library / brand visual language. The idea of the paper models was developed as part of Nabarro’s brand visual style refresh and are in constant development to keep their image […]


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Remembering to look up.

Sometimes, in our busy world, we need to remind ourselves to look up to see some of the amazing and inspirational things around us. On our return from some great meetings with our client Nabarro, a piece of typography jumped out in the sunshine at Blackfriars – we must have passed countless times over the years. So […]


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Business Leadership Awards: Nabarro Graduate recruitment campaign makes the 2015 shortlist.

We’re delighted to discover our work for Nabarro shortlisted in The Lawyer Business Leadership awards 2015 in the “Best trainee recruitment campaign” category. Good luck Nabarro. 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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Amazing card board models.

An ‘everyday is awesome’ moment… A visit to an ex-secret space race rocket testing bunker on Isle of Wight above the Needles revealed a little craft gem. Within the bunker all the old equipment had long been removed and destroyed, but someone had recreated the units, chairs and even coats hanging on the pegs in card board based on old […]


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Ray Gregory pt. 2.

A little observation from Ray Gregory’s brief visit, so much for turning off for an hour or so…


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Ray Gregory.

A brief moment of respite from client projects to catch up with Ray Gregory, my old 3rd year degree tutor from Norwich Art School, who was in town picking up his work from the RCA exhibition. Friend, trusted mentor and absolute legend within the industry – a quick post to say, as ever, thanks for everything […]


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New paper models for Nabarro LLP.

A lovely little new commission for three more buildings for Nabarro LLP for a forth coming event – to add to the wonderful library of images already created by Neon for Nabarro’s recent brand visual style refresh… We’ll show the final models in all their glory very soon. If you’d like to know more about this project, […]


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