design.coop is the creative website of Calverts, the communications co-operative.

We design and produce integrated print and web based media. Our studio teams deliver effective and striking visual identities, outdoor visuals and exhibitions, marketing campaigns, websites and high quality, sustainable, cost effective print.

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info@calverts.coop

9-10 The Oval
Bethnal Green
London E2 9DT

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Design for the real world

Calverts is a communication design co-operative. We create and deliver visual identities, complete publications, individual pages and integrated campaigns using the right combination of media to reach any audience.

 

The Calverts design team is ideas-driven, attentive, expert and professional. Our clients are not buying a Calverts house style; they're tapping a flexible resource of fresh thinking, experience, creativity and project management know-how to deliver their print, digital or display communications on brand, on time and on budget.

 

We believe designing for today’s world means coming up with solutions that are not just beautiful and engaging, but also careful about people and mindful of resources. We work with our clients to deliver print and digital communications that are financially, socially and environmentally sustainable. No wasted words, resources or effort; in other words, design following the principle that 'less can be more'.

“Communicative, willing to work in a collaborative way to get the best possible result. They really understand the environmental and social impact of the processes they use” – Nat Hunter, RSA

 

"The team are true professionals" - Michelle Carville, Carville Creative

 

“Everyone exhibits a quiet confidence” – Humphrey Gervais, Business Mentor

 

“I cannot recommend highly enough to any organisation – public, private or not-for-profit” - Dee Burn, School of Advanced Study

 

“Consistently high quality; keen to offer ideas and improvements to a project” – Felix Lozano, Wave Design

 

“I particularly like their collaborative approach, attention to detail and ability to work closely, and creatively, to a brief” – Andy Stern, Analytica Media

 

“The best design and print agency in London” – Russell Vaught, Digital Strategy

 

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Worst feedback from clients, transformed into a collection of posters.

Campaign design

King’s Scholars

img_1891We worked with King's College London's Widening Participation team to produce a visual identity for their campaign 'King's Scholars'.

 

Founded in July 2015, the King’s Scholars programme works with year 7-9 pupils from local schools in Lambeth, Southwark and Westminster. The programme aims to encourage pupils from traditionally under represented backgrounds to apply to, and succeed at, top universities. Accordingly, much of the scheme is focused on raising the attainment of these pupils through the use of ‘King’s Scholar Skills’ (a set of metacognitive techniques developed in conjunction with King’s academics). In addition, the initiative aims to provide information, guidance, and reassurance on how to progress to university, and engages parents in pupils’ education.

 

The visual language draws on doodles in exercise books, while representing some interesting and lesser known attractions at King's, such as the observatory and Kinba, the robot receptionist at Strand Campus.