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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 […]

Vélo Birmingham & Midlands 2019: 42-mile closed-road option announced

Organisers of the sold-out 100-mile closed-road event Vélo Birmingham & Midlands have added a brand new 42-mile route, providing 3,000 cyclists of all abilities with the unique opportunity to ride from Birmingham to Coventry on closed roads on May 12, 2019. The new, shorter route forms part of Vélo Birmingham & Midlands’ ongoing efforts to […]

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. […]

Edwin Ellis produces hardback book for arts exhibition

Edwin Ellis Creative Media has produced a hard-back coffee table-style book for a nationwide arts and education organisation. The 290-page glossy book, called ‘experience COLOUR’, looks at how light and colour has influenced scientific and artistic thinking over the centuries. The book was produced for the Ruskin Mill Land Trust, the sister organisation to the […]

Back to Broad Street for the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run

The thousands of participants who sign up for this year’s Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run will be heading back to Broad Street after organisers unveiled a new and improved route for the annual 13.1-mile event. In a reverse of previous routes which finished along Broad Street, the event will now start on the city’s Golden Mile […]