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News | Fun with stop-motion

Stop motion is an animation technique that physically manipulates an object that appears to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence. Using an iPhone 6, some simply free stop-motion animation software and a rainy Sunday afternoon in London, we were able to create this fun little animation of the MYSTERY BOX logo!

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News | OFFF Barcelona

The organisers of renowned annual design conference OFFF Barcelona bestowed the honour of designing a 55-card deck of custom retro logos of each speaker, upon Mystery Box artists James White and Matteo Cuccato.

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News | The Third Man released on Blu-ray and DVD

We’re so excited to announce that the first ever 4k restoration of classic film The Third Man (1949, starring Orson Welles) has been released on Blu-ray in Europe. We were thrilled to design the artwork for the blu-ray presentation box, discs and worldwide theatrical poster. The contemporary line work infused with real imagery from the original title, provide an enticing portrayal of the mystery & intrigue of the film.

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Blog | Company Logos: Then And Now

A brands logo establishes a significant and differentiated presence in the market, seeking to attract and retain loyal customers. We thought we’d take a look into the past, to see how these popular companies have changed their logos over time. While some have remained fairly consistent, the vast majority have undergone major overhauls. These are a selection of our favourite popular company logos then and now.

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Blog | Why is responsive web design so important?

When you look around at the huge choice of devices available on the market today, it’s not surprising that research shows mobile internet usage is set to grow massively by 2020, with an increase of 86% from 2010. What is perhaps more interesting, is that this means the number of mobile internet users will overtake that of desktop users for the first time. Undoubtedly this change in the way people are consuming online information and viewing websites means we need to be considering how we engage with them to offer the best online experience for our brands and services. Responsive Web Design is a collection of techniques that allow a website to flex and adapt to the size of screen it’s being viewed on. Someone opening your site on a small smartphone will be shown the same site as the person opening it on their laptop but the site will have noticed the constraints and automatically reformatted to give the user an experience better suited to their device. No more loading a huge website and having to zoom in and out to find the content you’re looking for. Responsive web design takes into account interaction too and makes your site easier to use by acknowledging and integrating things like touch screens to aid navigation.

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News | Radim Malinic talks at Adobe Creative Cloud

Watch our Art Director and Creative Director Radim Malinic, talk about the lessons he’s learnt from years of commercial design work at the Adobe Creative Cloud meet-up in London.

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News | London Film Museum: 007

Radim Malinic’s work for The London Film Museum can be seen throughout London’s tube network and easyJet in-flight magazines this summr, ahead of their 007 exhibition in Covent Garden.

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News | Buck Rogers: top poster of 2014

Our Buck Rogers movie poster for Grey Matter Art received an honourable mention in igotbirds.com’s article titled “Top Movie Posters of 2014”.

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