Calverts is a communications design, print and production house in Bethnal Green, east London.

We specialise in branding, content, web, publications and sustainable print.

Calverts service is 100% professional. Our approach and ethos are 100% co-operative.

Get in touch:
+44 (0)20 7739 1474
info@calverts.coop

9-10 The Oval
Bethnal Green
London E2 9DT

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History

Calverts North Star Press

Calverts has worked in three different London locations over 40 years - Clerkenwell from 1977 to 85, Shoreditch until 2001, and now Bethnal Green.

We specialise in branding, content, web, publications and sustainable print for corporate,  government and arts organisations such as the British Museum, Tate, Arup, 3i and the Royal College of Art. We are also London's leading art printers, working with students, gallerists, artists and the wider design community.

Calverts is a workers' co-operative. The co-op was founded in 1977 by ex-employees of IRAT Services (Institute for Research in Arts and Technology).

The firm's assets are owned in common. Members paid equally and participate in our management. Our trading surplus are reinvested in the co-operative or used for community aims.

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Clients say

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"We have never found a supplier so communicative and willing to work in a collaborative way to get the best possible result.
They really understand the environmental and social impact of all the processes they use, and are good at helping us find the most economical and sustainable way to produce work.”
Nat Hunter, Airside

"Calverts are the creative team I'd pick anytime, out of all the agencies I worked with. They have the skill of actually listening to a client and offering practical, high-quality solutions which somehow always fit in with deadlines.”
Suzanne Kendler, CFDG

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Co-operation or Barbarism

2012 International Year of Co-operatives poster
We commissioned award winning illustrator and comic artist Tom Humberstone to create this poster image - part of a toolkit of materials we've designed to help celebrate the 2012 UN International Year of Co-operatives. You can order a free toolkit - which includes posters, stickers, leaflets and a talking points Z-card.

Tom's picture is a reinterpretation of the classic image below, from the National Co-operative Archive. It's the front cover of the November 1943 issue of Wheatsheaf, Co-operative Wholesale Society's magazine. Published at a time when co-operation and working together kept Britain alive, it has became classic image of the movement from its C20th heyday. In the present era of financial, social and ecological crisis and conflict, co-operatives are enjoying a renaissance, because they play a key role in building a better world by giving people an equal say and share in the wealth they create.

 

Wheatsheaf image

 

The new poster is 340mm x 480mm and litho printed on 150gsm Revive 100 Uncoated paper, made by Tullis Russell Papermakers for Robert Horne, with Bio vegetable oil based inks. Production and printing were carried out under Calverts ISO14001 environmental management system.