Illustration, Shop

They Massively Underestimated Us

9 June 2017, 2000 hours:

In an effort to cure a bad case of UK Election jitters, Thirteen's Danny Jenkins started drawing a portait of British politician Jeremy Corbyn as the election results trickled in. By the early hours of the following morning the portrait was ...

Jun 14, 2017

Design for print, Film & moving image, Shop, Thirteen Work

The End of the World is Nice

Our limited edition print is the first in a series celebrating the lowly sandwich board – a popular form of advertising born in the 19th century – which seems to be making a bit of a comeback ...

Nov 23, 2015

Events, Design inspiration, Film & moving image, Industry relevant, Illustration

Back to basics

Made You Look, a film about creativity in the digital age.
Special screening and panel discussion, 14th October 2015

If you care about the graphic arts, are interested in the tensions between the analogue and digital worlds – or are simply looking ...

Aug 14, 2015

Design for print, Design inspiration, Film & moving image

A Blank Czech

Czech film posters are a curious, beguiling piece of graphic design history. These posters for Alien and Oh! What a Lovely War are pretty cryptic and perhaps you're thinking that they don’t really represent the product they're selling? That’s because largely, ...

Mar 05, 2015

Design inspiration, Information design, Mapping

The NYC Weekender

We love the London Underground map. To many, visually, it is London and from a designer’s point of view it is the transit map that set a standard in legibility and clarity for so many others around the world. It is inevitable that comparisons between the London Unde ...

Jan 05, 2015

Design for print, Design inspiration, Innovation

Notes from the US

US dollar bills continue to confuse and confound many international visitors to the States. To the uninitiated, this family of banknotes can seem almost identical (especially in low light in the back of a taxi travelling under the Brooklyn Bridge at 3am). 

Over the years, many ...

Jan 05, 2015

Design for print, Design inspiration, Finishing techniques, Thirteen Work

We've folded (some paper)

Thirteen designer Ben Crosskey produced this rather lovely limited edition origami card for us Christmas 2014, coinciding with the relaunch of our website and brand refresh. 

Ben's typically rigorous research process led him to the semi-mythical Dec 15, 2014

Design for print, Design inspiration, Film & moving image, Music, Photography

This is my design

We all get a bit envious sometimes: Especially when a piece of creative comes along that we wish had been our design. 

This seductive piece of audio visual for Bristol's own Invada Records is by Marc Bessant: Creative Director at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios ...

Dec 15, 2014