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

 

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

Arts

Firstsite Colchester

Designed by Simon Josebury (Secondary Modern) and produced by Calverts, Colchester visual arts organisation Firstsite commissioned this brochure and slipcase, with work and words from the artist Simon Periton. It includes images from Periton's light installation - three lanterns and a lamppost, inspired by the eighteenth century original design of the garden at Firstsite.

 

The brochure has a gatefolded 8pp cover, printed in one pantone colour on 300gsm Arcoprint Extra White, with all the type and white-out elements cylinder embossed. The texts and images are on a lighter weight Arcoprint and 150gsm Hello Silk, collated as long 8pp spreads and then hand gatefolded to close, with brass wire stitches in the spine. Altogether elegant, very original, and quite tricky to get right!