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Great Birmingham 10K: Best-ever city-centre route revealed for 2020

Organisers of the annual Great Birmingham 10K have unveiled a best-ever route that showcases Birmingham city centre landmarks such as Grand Central, Mailbox and the historic Jewellery Quarter for the first time. From the Hippodrome theatre to St Paul’s Square and a roll-call of city centre attractions in between, the 10k, which takes place on […]

Stacey Barnfield named Businessman of the Year at Birmingham Awards

Edwin Ellis Creative Media Director Stacey Barnfield is celebrating being named Businessman of the Year at the Birmingham Awards 2019. Now in their fifth year, The Birmingham Awards celebrate the best of the city’s entrepreneurism and commitment to the regional business community. Broken into categories covering small business, leisure and hospitality, venues and arts and […]

Edwin Ellis commissioned for Birmingham Business Park magazine

Edwin Ellis Creative Media has been commissioned to produce a new magazine for Birmingham Business Park. The first edition of ‘Our Community’ will be distributed throughout the autumn and winter of 2019 to Business Park tenants, stakeholders and potential investors. Our Community features company profiles, latest news and updates from the management, landscaping and wellbeing […]

Colmore Life magazine; it’s a work of art!

That easel I bought with the intention of knocking out the odd acrylic painting during a bit of downtime? Hmmm. Still haven’t found the time. It has been put to good use, however, to display our latest work; in this instance the latest Colmore Life magazine. Never let it be said we don’t take pride […]

Magazine design: Our approach to Colmore Life

Proud faces all around at Edwin Ellis as the first edition of Colmore Life magazine designed and produced by yours truly is distributed across Colmore Business District, the commercial heart of Birmingham city centre. We won a competitive tender to redesign and restructure the magazine on behalf of Colmore BID, one of the UK’s most […]

Typography news: Apple’s New York is a must for IOS users

In addition to its headline-grabbing hardware releases tech behemoth Apple is doing some pretty exciting things in typography development. Among these is this IOS release of a type called New York; an homage to a serif Apple has used on and off since the early 1980s days of Macintosh. Apple techies say: “This all-new, Apple-designed […]

Magazine publishing: Edwin Ellis to produce Colmore Life magazine

Edwin Ellis Creative Media has been appointed by Colmore BID to write, design and produce Colmore Life magazine. Colmore BID represents the commercial heart of Birmingham with over 35,000 employees and five million square feet of office space. It spends an amount of its levy income on marketing and promotion of the Business District, in […]

Holder the front page… it’s a Lego Christmaaaasss with Slade star

We were thrilled to bricks with the media response to our press release and images announcing the life-sized Lego Noddy Holder, commissioned by Retail BID Birmingham. The 43,000-brick recreation of one of the Midlands’ most famous musicians, who is synonymous with Christmas, was featured by the BBC Birmingham online, the Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post and […]

Turning city centre red for Poppy Appeal and Royal British Legion

Retail BID Birmingham is giving city centre visitors the opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to all those involved in the war effort by displaying large poppies throughout the city centre retail area. Twenty-five trees on New Street, Temple Street and High Street will be lit red using the Retail BID’s new LED lighting system for […]

Innovative Birmingham photography exhibition up for national award

An innovative exhibition held at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in the summer of 2017 has been shortlisted for a national award, with a public vote taking place between October 17-25. Thresholds, a virtual reality art project by internationally-acclaimed artist Mat Collishaw took audiences back over 170 years to the dawn of the photographic era. […]