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.

+44 (0)20 7739 1474
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

 

we like this

Make the logo bigger

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

Education

Democracy at work

Worker Co-operative code

We've just designed and delivered this short manual for making workers' co-operatives really work.

Written by the members of the UK Worker Co-operative Council and published by Co-operatives UK, the Code extrapolates the seven co-operative principles into a checklist for effective and sustainable worker co-operation, with the aim of strengthening our ability to deliver on the basic goal of workers' co-ops - creating and sustaining decent jobs through meaningful employment, a culture of respect and equality at work, education and personal development, the opportunity to collectively self-manage our working lives and positive engagement with the communities in which we trade and operate.

Our design drew inspiration from classic co-operative logos from around the world, including a great mark created by Belgian industrial designer Raymond Loewy to commemorate the 75th anniversary if the International Co-operative Alliance (can you guess which one it is?)

The Code is available as a PDF download from Co-operatives UK's website, and you can order printed copies from John Atherton at Co-ops UK.

Printed by Calverts on Paperback Co-op's Cyclus Offset 100% post-consumer recycled paper 150sm and 250gsm, in 3 pantone colours, using Biodegradable vegetable oil based inks

 

17cm x 12cm portrait, 16pp and 4pp cover, 2-wire saddlestitched

Print run 3,000


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