Did You Know

Design is everywhere and the majority of the time goes completely unnoticed. Some say that this is the sign of effective execution to the extent that it is taken for granted. American graphic designer and teacher Joe Soprano sums up this phenomenon perfectly, “Good design is obvious, great design is transparent”.

The following articles delve into the stories behind brands and campaigns that may have escaped your attention, but once seen can not be unseen.

Did you know…that Chelmsford is a microbusiness megastar?

By David Kightley | 11th August 2023 |

Chelmsford has long been acclaimed as the birthplace of radio thanks to the legacy of Marconi. It now looks as though the City has been recognised as a microbusiness megastar. In this post our guest author, David Kightley, examines the data behind this mind-blowing revelation! While Chelmsford has been long been recognised for its thriving…

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Did you know… The story of the DSD logo?

By Dan Summers | 12th July 2019 |

The DSD logo has evolved incrementally in the last ten years. In this article we look back on the history of that evolution – a never ending journey! 2007 – DSR Two years prior to the launch of DSD a similarly styled brand existed in the form of DSR. Dan Summers Racing (DSR) represented our…

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Did you know… The Royal Family rebranded in 1917?

By Dan Summers | 31st March 2019 |

British monarch King George V (1910-1936) was cousin to the German emperor Wilhelm II and since the marriage of his grandmother Queen Victoria – the last member of the House of Hanover – to German Prince Albert, Britain’s royal family had rejoiced with some reservation in the dynastic family name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha! Just over a…

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Chelmsford: Birthplace of radio? Home of great design!

By Dan Summers | 24th March 2019 |

Welcome to Chelmsford Visitors arriving by road in Chelmsford, the county town of Essex and granted city status in 2012, are currently welcomed by ten brown road signs proudly proclaiming that Chelmsford is the birthplace of radio. Continue into the city centre and a stone’s throw from the Civic Centre is Marconi Plaza with its…

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