Friday, 25 September 2015

London Graphic Centre

All of the lovely creative bloggers <3
I can't believe it has been a week already since my last post. But what a busy week it has been!! 
I moved back to Leeds for my second year of university, and travelled to London with Amy - The Creative Outlook for the London Graphic Centre blogger event (which was my first ever event!). 
It was so great to meet lots of like minded creatives and they were all so lovely and down to earth. 

Also, I was secretly being a bit of a fangirl over Hello Harriet whos work (that is iconically known for the temporary cat tattoos) I love. I think it might have something to do with the products being very cat related... *You are a crazy cat lady Jodie* - who said that?!?

Anyway, creative bloggers were invited along to take a first glimpse at the new design for their tote bag. Across it states 'This is not a pencil' and Graphic Designer Alex Widdowson talked us through the brief, explaining that he wanted it to portray an Art school vibe and was inspired by Rene Magritte, a surrealist articulate that was famous for the quote 'Ceci nest pas use pipe'/This is not a pipe. And ironically placing it next to an image that is very clearly a pipe, so basically making you think well it clearly is, and getting you to use it. 
He wanted to go back to 20th Century Graphics but also make his own personality and style (as his business card has a pencil on it and his blog is named 'Led for Brains', which is a small play on words that is humble yet still references drawing.) come through. 
The bag design
So us bloggers were lucky enough to get our hands on one of these bags first, that featured lots of goodies that are GREAT for creative students (like myself!). My first proper day back at university is on Monday so I can't wait to use them.

You can get your hands on one of these bags and the wonderful goodies inside AND 15% discount @LGC if you go a long to the Student Day on the 6th October  at London Graphic Centre in Covent Garden. 

Some of the finest supplies from LGC's top suppliers! 
As well as the tote bag we got the opportunity to try out a few workshops such as Screen Printing, Letter Stamps & colouring in with new Windsor & Newton pens (that are not even out yet so shh...!) and generally mingle with the rest of the bloggers. It was such a great night and super fun. 
Also, everyone that works at London Graphic Centre is in the creative industry and educated in the Arts themselves so this made them really interesting to talk to! 

Screen Printing workshop

Letter stamps (that you can customise with the individual letters by placing them in the yellow holders, great for business cards and letters.)

I got to TOUCH a pantone colour guide.. Oh so pretty. Oh so expensive. :'(

Stationery Love.

Washi tape heaven!!


Overall it was such a fun evening, especially for my first blogger event! 

P.s. Don't forget, all of you fellow students out there should visit on the 6th of October to get yourselves one of these tote bags, discount and high quality goodies, as well as a chance to look at how heavenly this shop is. If you like stationery, this is the place to go. It is literally like an Aladdin's cave. Amazing. 

Also here is a list of all of the fabulous creative bloggers blogs that you can have a peak at! :

June Chanpoomidole - June Sees

Liz Mosley -

Natasha Nuttall - Graphique Fantastique

Ella Masters - Illustrated Ella

Laura Redburn - Cardboard Cities

Amy Hodkin - The Creative Outlook

Annie Dornan-Smith - Annie Pancake

Harriet Gray - Hello Harriet

Laura Blair - Hearts of Sand

Jack Spicer Adams -

Sherida - Sherida Daily

Sophie (What Sophie Said) - Dreams and Colour Schemes


  1. Ahhh you got so many pics of all the cute things!! I wish we could visit this place now. : ( I think I'm going to do a bit of online shopping on there today ;)

    1. I really want the cute toys they are ADORABLE. I think this might be the start of a new obsession. So do I.. I think I might have to check out the online shop when my loan comes in ;) D:

  2. It was so lovely to meet you on Tuesday! Dreaming of those Pantone colour guides...

    Sophie |

  3. It was so so lovely to meet you, hope to see you again very sooooon!