The King of Puddings

A small book about the history and ingredients of the Christmas Pudding, with recipes
A small book about the history and ingredients of the Christmas Pudding, with recipes

Having sold out of the first run of the King of Puddings, we’ve printed a second edition of 100 copies this year.

It’s hand finished with glitter on the cover,and is popular as a small Christmas gift or stocking filler for anyone who likes cooking, history, botany, or puddings.

It’s designed in black printed onto a red cover and with ivory paper inside.

The second edition is printed at StroudPrint who specialise in short runs of small publications.

Greener Upon Thames – Eco Friendly Business Cards Designed for Minimum Waste

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Greener Upon Thames are a London based environmental campaign group seeking to end single use plastic bags in the UK capital – and beyond.

They are well connected with good support from people such as local MP Zac Goldsmith and rower Roz Savage. GUT have worked hard to pressure the Olympics to commit to a plastic bags ban. It looks as though the sponsors will not be participating in the move but the campaign is continuing with moves to get political decisions that at least introduce the levy on bags that is so widespread around the world now. There is also an EDM (Early day motion) underway to get a UK-wide levy in place.

I was asked to produce some publicity materials, including contact cards for the team who are now recruiting new volunteers for the project.

Often, printing is done in large quantities and after a few months or a year or so, the cards are out of date, the people involved have moved on, and a lot of cards just go in the bin.

But GUT have to keep up higher standards, so these cards have generic details on the backs with a blank space for individuals to write in their contact details, so there would be minimal waste of out of date cards. It also gives a nice opportunity to connect in a more personal way with your new contact through jotting down your name and personal contact details on the back. The generic card can be given out in larger numbers too, as mini-flyers with the website and social media links.

Greener Upon Thames CardQR codes from gave people a chance to check out the links straight away, and printing at Moo allowed us to get a mix of different images on the fronts, and to print on recycled board thus upholding the eco credentials of the group.

The feedback was pretty positive:

[the Moo cards] Have arrived… And look fantastic!! Brilliant – All the pictures work and the mix of feel of card with look of plastic is really clever! Genius! A massive thank you.

You can follow the campaign at and

Exporting Made Easy: A Practical Guide

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Spider Books has just published ‘Exporting Made Easy – A Practical Guide: Selling Services and Products Overseas Through Agents and Distributors (including the Legal Bits!)‘, a short business book that introduces the process for exporting goods and services.

Aimed at UK SMEs, but useful in other countries too, the book is designed for businesses wanting to get started in exporting.

The authors Simon Bedford and Giles Dixon are both experts in the field with many years experience supporting businesses to expand into new territories.

It’s easy to read and will tie in very well with the current efforts to boost the economy by encouraging exports from the UK.

You may find it surprising that you can export your services as well and this book makes clear how that can work and what to consider.


Published by Spider Books, and printed by Short Run Press, Exporting Made Easy is priced at £10.99.
>>It is available to buy on and >>direct from Spider Books.
Paperback: 110 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0956108425
Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.8 x 0.7 cm

More at the Exporting Made Easy website


Happy New Year 2012

2012 Year Planner to download from Spider Creative
Click to download your 2012 Year Planner PDF from Spider Creative

Spider would like to wish everyone a very happy 2012.(Let’s hope the supposed Mayan calendar predictions are all wrong!)

By way of optimism, here is an up-to-date calendar for you to download, if you are ready to take a look at the year ahead and start planning.

It is an A4 format PDF for you to print.

Enjoy 2012!

Headlane Mobile Phone Parts

We created an identity for Headlane mobile phone parts wholesalers. Headlane also needed stationery and an easy-to-update website with twitter feed and built-in contact form to launch their new business. WordPress was the platform of choice and the stationery set includes business card, letterhead and complement slip design.

Headlane website in WordPress







Poster Design for Ionesco Plays

Poster Design for Ionesco Plays at the Camden Fringe Festival
Poster Design for Ionesco Plays at the Camden Fringe Festival

Recently commissioned by Atelier Community Theatre to design imagery to promote two plays by Ionesco, I had a lot of fun designing this.

The image is not related directly to the content of the plays but seeks to capture the atmosphere and spirit of surrealism that the playwright enjoyed.

The plays will show at the Camden Fringe Festival in August. To find out more and book tickets, go to  Http://