Friday, 6 June 2014

Colour in Context

Last night was the fourth evening of G.F Smith's 'Colour in Context' event. It took place in the industrial environment of Manchester Museum of Science and Industry.

We started off by watching a film about the making of Colourplan.

Whilst at the event we bumped into the lovely ladies from Paper Salad, seen above with our Art Director Emily and paper passionist Debbie! 

The iconic Colourplan promo pieces looked striking.
We saw samples of an exciting new range of papers, card, folded cards and envelopes from G.F Smiths 'The Papersmith Collection' which will launch soon. An exciting chance to mix and match the Colourplan shades.
There were some amazing goodie bags, including a roll of Colourplan paper and a book about G.F Smith and the story of how it began.The book featured many stories and tales of the creation of the company including the launch of Colourplan in 1972.G.F Smith have introduced 'Make Book'. A unique way of creating one-off books.
There were three guest speakers each giving their own thoughts and ideas on colour and how they use it within their practices. (From left to right) Kit NealeGemma Tickle and Luke Stephenson.
Kit Neale is a fashion designer who is known for his use of vibrant prints and abstract references. He launched his career at London Fashion Week in 2012.
Gemma Tickle is a set designer creating bold and often unusual oversized pieces for clients such as Elle, John Lewis and The Hunger magazine.


Luke Stephenson is a British photographer who interprets coloured backgrounds into his work. Stephenson creates affectionate portraits of his subjects and documents worlds often hidden from the mainstream.

A bright and bold evening, celebrating the importance of colour in our lives.

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