Opening of ‘Curious Objects’

December 13, 2016

On Thursday, 3 November, the weird and wonderful new ‘Curious Objects’ exhibition opened at the Cambridge University Library. Vermillion Design were privileged to have consulted on the planning and arrangement of the exhibition, and designed and implemented the full exhibition layout.

In 2016 Cambridge Library celebrated its 600th anniversary. During these six centuries, it has become the repository of an impressive number of curiosities – some rare, some valuable, and some downright odd. Together, these items tell the untold history of the Library. In planning the look and layout of the exhibition, Vermillion tried to create something unique and unexpected to match the quirkiness of the objects on display. Click here for a teaser of what to expect.

‘Curious Objects’ is open between now and 21 March 2017 – be sure to visit it if you get a chance.

Irish Print Award nomination

December 10, 2016

We are excited to announce that one of our Vermillion-designed books, Jones Engineering: A Journey Across Three Centuries (Dr Clara Cullen), is a finalist in the 2016 Irish Print Awards! The book was submitted by our collaborators at Watermans Printers and was short-listed under the category ‘Sheetfed Colour Offset Printing’. A full list of the categories and nominees can be found here.

Wicked Wit Exhibition

May 17, 2016

Delighted to announce the opening of Wicked Wit exhibition, we’ve worked hard all summer on this project. Pop down to the Chester Beatty Library to see an exhibition of 18th-century hand-coloured etchings by unique husband and wife duo Mary and Matthew Darly.

Drawing on the Chester Beatty Library’s own collections, this exhibition features over 100 hand-coloured, 18th-century etchings by pair. From the time of their marriage, they worked in tandem designing, engraving and publishing prints using the signatures of MD or MDarly.