Think TAnk - Best of 2014

Posted by Kelly on Jan 19 - 2015

Normally Think TAnk showcases things we have found interesting in the world of design from the past month. However, this months Think TAnk blog is going to be about our favourite things we tweeted about in 2014.


Back in January, we remembered Letraset's dry transfer:

Rub-down revolution – – Do you remember Letraset’s dry transfer lettering? Some of the team do!

Letraset’s dry transfer lettering made desktop typography possible! Do you remember this era before home computers?

Letraset Blog


Brand Positioning: 10 sceptical questions answered by our own James Clarke

 In the article, James puts across a case to the sceptic as to why a bit of work on your Brand is time well spent.


In March we stumbled across this great article via @CreativeBloq about the...

10 things no graphic designer should be without -


Do you agree? Any to add to the list?

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Tony Marathon


We couldn't miss mentioning our very own Tony who took part in the Brighton Marathon in aid of Macmillan Cancer.

Well done Tony (@catdesignguru) on taking part in the #brightonmarathon2014 on Sunday in aid of @macmillancancer


In May we were showing off our latest catalogue design for one of our fashion clients. A great example of why great photography is SO important in your catalogue.

Our latest #fashion #catalogue #design is up on our website. Check it out:


Amano Portfolio
RNLI Photoshoot KP


At the start of the Summer, we were getting excited about our location photoshoot.

Just seen the photos from our location photoshoot and they are FANTASTIC! #TotallyAmazing

If you want to see some shots from the finished result and to know how to organise a successful photoshoot, check out our fantastic blog post here.


More excitement followed as July marked the BIG launch of our brand spanking new website!!!

Here is a sneaky peek at our new #website before the big launch tomorrow!

Check out our website here to find all the reasons why we are the catalogue experts!

Sneak peek
Jurassic Poster


August marked out most retweeted/favourited tweet! The tweet in question was all about the unused movie poster designs for Jurassic Park!

Revisit 'Jurassic Park' With These Unused Poster Designs For Steven Spielberg's Film  … via @theplaylist



We couldn't stop watching the new IKEA catalogue parody advert in September. It still makes us laugh now!

Great ad for the new #IKEA #catalogue or should we say #bookbook

Ikea Bookbook
Paul Rand


We came across this article which selects the passages of Rand's seminal Thoughts on Design that are most relevant to designers today. A great read!

#Design really does make the world a better place: Rand's 4 Most Enduring Bits Of Design Wisdom via @MichaelBierut


It was award season in November and we were thrilled to win the 2014 Supplier of the Year for Best Creative & Design Service again (for the fourth time!). Thanks so much to everyone who voted for us. 

DCA Chairman John Norton presenting @TADesignLtd Director Tony Adams with our 2014 supplier of the year award!

Award winners
iPad winner


Towards the end of 2014, we held a competition to win a mini iPad to anyone who signed up to our amazing e-newsletter.

Our Director, Tony Adams, presenting the mini iPad to our lucky winner, Laura Cloke of Macmillan Cancer Support\

Though the competition is over, you can still sign up here to receive our quarterly newsletter full of invaluable insights and information.

So, there you have it - our 2014 collection! Please follow us if you want to keep up to date on all things in the TA Design studio!

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