A hand-drawn illustration of girl with long red hair sitting on the floor smiling while reading a book she holds.

Visiting Hello Hubmarine at the Derby Book Festival

On Saturday evening, we went to see Hello Hubmarine’s Derby Book Festival event at the Silk Mill (we seem to be there all the time of late). Writing and design goes hand-in-hand and most of our work involves copy writing rather than fiction but we were keen to see what our local (and not so local) writers are up to.

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The cover of Derby University's 2015 degree show catalogue.

Derby Uni Degree Show 2015

Last weekend we decided to take a trip over to Derby University to have a look at the graphic design, illustration and animation degree show. There was an interesting range of styles on show so we decided to collect together a few of our favourite pieces which you can see here.

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A young man wearing a Derby Museums lanyard stands talking to a small group of people in a workshop

Derby Silk Mill, Museum of Making

Yesterday evening we were given a tour of Derby Silk Mill by Daniel Martin, Curator of Making. We’ve been to the Silk Mill many times before but being shown the building and its contents by someone like Daniel really opened my eyes to what we have here.

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Bee talk sketch notes

Dave Goulson: Bees, pesticides and politics

Last Friday night we went to the last talk in a series of science talks at the University of Derby. Closing the programme was Dave Goulson, a British biologist, conservationist, and Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex. Here’s what we learned…

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