We’re Arthur, a multi-tasking, straight-talking, hard-grafting, award winning creative agency.
Busting to help our clients go further, our ideas help them communicate powerful brand messages. This could be anything from a poster to a micro-site, a mobile app or even a dancing gorilla (maybe not a real one). Using different platforms to push brands forward is what we’re good at. We always go above and beyond because our clients‘ brands mean as much to us as they do to them.
Our team is small(ish) which not only makes us feel like we’re a family, but also affords us the luxury of being able to build lasting partnerships with a large network of other creative types. We think staying small(ish) is paramount, as it lets us get closer to our clients, ensuring we understand their brands inside out.
If you’d like us to have a gander at a project you're on with, or just fancy a nosey - give us a shout.
2nd Floor Munro House
Tel: +44 (0)113 245 8455
After much deliberation we’ve finally decided on a concept for the ‘work’ section to our site… we’ve just got to find time to fit it in-and-around client work now, so stick with us just a little while longer!
New cards landed and they look pretty sweet, if we don’t mind saying so ourselves!
We’ve taken on a couple of independent British fashion labels in recent months, firstly Native Youth. They wanted us to help produce their S/S_13 look book, we came up with a concept, then worked with Manchester based photographer Tom Cockram to produce the above. Printed by Pressision - Leeds on Antalis Olin Rough.
We sent our Hayley down to the big smoke last week to check out TYPO London. (Whilst the rest of us were grafting as usual.)
Heres what she had to say…
Typo London got under way this weekend for a second year running, with the theme “social”. Being able to mingle with some of the best designers in the industry, emphasised that this was a conference like no other, just one big social gathering. It was a surreal experience to see legends such as Erik Spiekermann, Ken Garland and Erik Kessels, walking about the venue mixing with the crowd. Having the excitement of a child on Christmas morning, I couldn’t pluck up the courage to talk to some of the greats. However, I did get to see one of my top five designers and a huge influence on my work, Paula Scher. Her talk was fantastic and one of the best of the weekend (although I am incredibly biased). It was great to hear her talk about some of the pieces of work that have inspired my own and how they evolved from the beginning. She talked about things that you wouldn’t find in a book or a website, more personal things like what she deemed to be her failures and anecdotes about why she designs the way she does. It was a truly great experience seeing Paula Scher.
There was many more inspirational talks throughout the weekend. A new favourite designer of mine, Sara De Bondt, gave a great talk on sustainable design and how she used a statistical approach to create branding for Artissima 18. Also, Rick Banks – founder of Face 37 and creator of the beautiful typeface Bella – gave a very inspiring talk on how he created his social network and how he got from university to going freelance and setting up his own company all by the age of twenty six.
Here are some other useful links to some very interesting designers that talked throughout the weekend. You can also read more about the talks at http://typotalks.com/london/blog/
Should be ok for a few all nighters in the studio if needs be! Oh, look… who put that award there!
Arthur’s first Fresh awards doo last night and we managed to scoop a silver in low budget for the OS Wedding invite, hopefully first of many! Apologies, but this is only going to be a short blog post as we’re all pretty vague today, reckon we’ll be a bit chipper again by Monday!
we’re jumping on the bandwagon… here’s the ad by Saatchi & Saatchi
Good Arthur team ‘research’ trip to Ibiza, to be fair we’re all getting on a bit now and it’s taken us since last Wednesday to recover properly! If we weren’t sat at Sa Trinxa eating, we were in DC10, if we weren’t in DC10 we were driving about in our Samurai and if we weren’t driving about we were sat outside the Rock bar.
Maybe we’ll do Berlin next year and take it easy.
Gone are the days of rolling in on a Sunday when everyone else is getting up, then sitting at the dinner table wearing sunglasses and not being able to manage any roast dinner, apart from a bit of gravy and half a Yorkshire pudding.
This didn’t make our mum’s proud… but we reckon winning a Fresh award will do!
P.S. We’re just pleased that the doo is on a Thursday so we don’t have to see our mum’s on the Friday!
It’s been a while, but little Arthur has just called in to see us… always a pleasure, never a chore, like a little whirlwind… get moved back up here lad!
Jonny “So you been doing any flash work recently then, you know since uni?!”
Arthur “Yeah, just generally being flash man”
Friday is now a bit brighter and we’re all a bit more inspired for the day, cheers Arthur.
We’re chuffed to announce the arrival of Hayley Jenkins to the team… We’ve been in need of an extra pair of hands for the past few months now and Hayley has joined us to help on all things design. Hayley has recently completed her degree in graphic design at Leeds Met and grabbed a 2-1, she’s from Barnsley but sounds like she’s from Cambridge and she hates Oasis.
In a short space of time we’ve also found out that she’s not that good with pets, especially hamsters and we sussed out that she loves pizza, but not when it’s been on the office floor. Hayley isn’t right keen on spicy food and doesn’t like to get too addled on a weekend, which is good cause it means one of us is able to make brew’s on a Monday morning now!
This is where she sits and if you want to follow her on Twitter it’s @HayleyJenkins1
Big thanks to @swallbank for leaving us this nice screen print, hope the op goes alright bud! We’ve bunged it in a frame already, give us a shout when you’re back up this end!
If you’re from round these parts, you should head down to the next Quarry Hill Social. It’s tomorrow mind! http://quarryhillsocial.com/