September saw the launch of our new ABC Bookends at Home, Olympia, and it was great to see how other designers are using typography in their work.
The release of our bookends was timed to coincide with the announcement of the Man Booker Prize shortlist and we must admit that we have been as delighted by the jacket designs, and their interplay with our bookends, as with the fiction within!
Ella Doran always puts on an amazing show and this year was no exception. We loved the use of found objects in this striking display and were blown away by Ella's incredible wallpaper design. We are used to seeing the humble bicycle wheel elevated to homeware genius in Ella's products and hope to see more witty typography from her in the future. The mismatched fonts and colour are delightful. More please!
The use of neon at Marileme really caught our eye at this year's show. This Parisian brand is going from strength to strength with their on-trend industrial cool, so we were very excited to see their excellent colour choices matching those of Block neon! We can't wait to see how our own lighting range looks under the iconic arches in 2016. More on that to come...
Elsewhere in London that sunny weekend, the Man Booker Prize shortlist was announced. There are some beautiful cover designs this year; we particularly love the contrast of sticky materiality of crude oil with the ethereal buffer symbol designed by Suzanne Dean for Tom McCarthy's intriguing Satin Island.
Keep an eye on Block on instagram for more neon, typography and a touch of Booker styling.