Hold solve problems through design

Hold is an award winning creative graphic design agency based in Brighton.

We’re passionate about creativity, innovation and collaboration and see every project as an opportunity to do something amazing.

Our aim is to provide a service that will exceed your expectations in terms of creative excellence, added value and speed of delivery – whilst maintaining a sense of humour.

Contact us to discover how we can help you.

Our clients include


Artrepublic
ELCEP
DFID
Design Museum
Fabrica 
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Lawrence Alkin Gallery
Newham Music Trust
Oxford University
PRSF
Sony Music

Hold that thought...

Milestones

As we near our 8th Birthday (1st August) we have just completed our 999th job. Its these milestones that make you realise that through all of the handwork and changes a small business goes through that you must be doing something right. 

 

 

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Half-Term

Many parents see half term as a bit of a bind, and that they have to do things that only kids would enjoy.

 

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Arts Education

Arts Education for Children and Young People

I know this is not a new story, but its on my radar now because my daughter starts school this September. Both my wife and I are in the creative industries and we really enjoy spending time with our daughter drawing and making things.

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Testimonials

Running a small business is a hard task. It has its benefits of course, but its not a walk in the park.

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Doing Some Good

There is always a sense of pride when one of our works get published either on or offline. We have done so for many years, it must mean we still love what we do. 

Read more

Hyl Random Works 1991 – 2015

Having consigned one too many hard-drives to the ground and experiencing the sinking feeling of knowing work on outmoded devices was unlikely to see the light of day again I made a decision to, finally, salvage my design story.

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Munkedals Paper Mill

Back in 2006 I was lucky enough to be invited to visit the Munkedals Paper mill in Sweden courtesy of Arctic Paper. 

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World Book Day

In the light of World Book Day on Thursday the 3rd of March. I thought I would re-visit a couple of my studio favourites. 

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Tough times

Believe me, our agency has been on the breadline a couple of times over the years. When the times are hard you find out what you are made of. 

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Day Tripping

The rigmarole of going to work, taking the same footsteps everyday before crossing the threshold can lead to stale and stagnant behaviour.

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Drop #7

Number 7 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

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Channel 4 rebrands

Channel 4 has launched a refresh of its branding, centred around a bold new take on its classic logo. Featuring idents from Jonathan Glazer and two new fonts from Neville Brody, the new look is dynamic, playful and at times a little bit mad.

Read more

Letterforms: F

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share. 

Read more

Letterforms: N

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

The craft of Tom Killion

For over 40 years, Tom Killion has delicately archived the environmental majesty of California within the traditional process of Japanese-Style woodblock printmaking, creating stunning, colourful works through a handmade, ancient operation. 

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Herman Miller's Picnic Posters

Steve Frykholm was the first in-house graphic designer hired by Herman Miller in 1970. His run of screen printed picnic posters spanned twenty years, and eventually their bright, pop art colours and magnified shapes found a home in art institutions around the world, including New York's Museum of Modern Art. 

Read more

Letterforms: L

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

The Typefaces

The Typefaces is a new book from Singapore based designer and illustrator Scott Lambert that aims to celebrate playful products for kids and kids-at-heart. 

Read more

Letterforms: X

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share. 
 

Read more

Letterforms: C

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

The People's Choice

On Thursday Creativepool celebrated the best creative work of the last year at the 2015 Annual Launch Party, which took place at Mother London’s cool offices in Shoreditch. 

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Letterforms: O

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

Drop #6

Number 6 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

Secret 7"

Secret 7" is an annual event that combines music and art for a good cause. This years charity is Nordoff Robbins, who work with people with a range of challenges such as autism, dementia, depression and physical and learning disabilities. 

Read more

Letterforms: D

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

Creativepool

Our work for the Design Museum is up for a People's Choice award on Creativepool. The more likes we get the better chance we have!  Like it here

Read more

Letterforms: T

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share. 

Read more

Cultural works #1

As part of our ongoing marketing drive we've produced a new poster illustrating some of the projects we've worked on in the cultural sector. Printed in fluro green, silver and black on uncoated stock. 

Read more

Letterforms: G

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share. 

Read more

Letterforms: P

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

Drop #5

Number 5 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

Letterforms: A

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

Drop #4

Number 4 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

Drop #3

Number 3 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

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Drop #2

Number 2 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

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Drop #1

Number 1 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

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tDR SYRO

The Designers Republic works on new Aphex Twin album Syro, which is released by Warp Records on 22 September. It will be Aphex Twin’s first studio album since Drukqs in 2001. Artwork for the album is being created by The Designers Republic

Read more

Child friendly art

Now that the summer holidays are in full swing, many parents will be planning a visit to such inspirational places as the local museum or a show at one of the many excellent art galleries that dot our towns and cities. 

Read more

Milestones

As we near our 8th Birthday (1st August) we have just completed our 999th job. Its these milestones that make you realise that through all of the handwork and changes a small business goes through that you must be doing something right. 

 

 

Read more

Half-Term

Many parents see half term as a bit of a bind, and that they have to do things that only kids would enjoy.

 

Read more

Arts Education

Arts Education for Children and Young People

I know this is not a new story, but its on my radar now because my daughter starts school this September. Both my wife and I are in the creative industries and we really enjoy spending time with our daughter drawing and making things.

Read more

Testimonials

Running a small business is a hard task. It has its benefits of course, but its not a walk in the park.

Read more

Doing Some Good

There is always a sense of pride when one of our works get published either on or offline. We have done so for many years, it must mean we still love what we do. 

Read more

Hyl Random Works 1991 – 2015

Having consigned one too many hard-drives to the ground and experiencing the sinking feeling of knowing work on outmoded devices was unlikely to see the light of day again I made a decision to, finally, salvage my design story.

Read more

Munkedals Paper Mill

Back in 2006 I was lucky enough to be invited to visit the Munkedals Paper mill in Sweden courtesy of Arctic Paper. 

Read more

World Book Day

In the light of World Book Day on Thursday the 3rd of March. I thought I would re-visit a couple of my studio favourites. 

Read more

Tough times

Believe me, our agency has been on the breadline a couple of times over the years. When the times are hard you find out what you are made of. 

Read more

Day Tripping

The rigmarole of going to work, taking the same footsteps everyday before crossing the threshold can lead to stale and stagnant behaviour.

Read more

Drop #7

Number 7 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

Channel 4 rebrands

Channel 4 has launched a refresh of its branding, centred around a bold new take on its classic logo. Featuring idents from Jonathan Glazer and two new fonts from Neville Brody, the new look is dynamic, playful and at times a little bit mad.

Read more

Letterforms: F

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share. 

Read more

Letterforms: N

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

The craft of Tom Killion

For over 40 years, Tom Killion has delicately archived the environmental majesty of California within the traditional process of Japanese-Style woodblock printmaking, creating stunning, colourful works through a handmade, ancient operation. 

Read more

Herman Miller's Picnic Posters

Steve Frykholm was the first in-house graphic designer hired by Herman Miller in 1970. His run of screen printed picnic posters spanned twenty years, and eventually their bright, pop art colours and magnified shapes found a home in art institutions around the world, including New York's Museum of Modern Art. 

Read more

Letterforms: L

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

The Typefaces

The Typefaces is a new book from Singapore based designer and illustrator Scott Lambert that aims to celebrate playful products for kids and kids-at-heart. 

Read more

Letterforms: X

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share. 
 

Read more

Letterforms: C

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

The People's Choice

On Thursday Creativepool celebrated the best creative work of the last year at the 2015 Annual Launch Party, which took place at Mother London’s cool offices in Shoreditch. 

Read more

Letterforms: O

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

Drop #6

Number 6 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

Secret 7"

Secret 7" is an annual event that combines music and art for a good cause. This years charity is Nordoff Robbins, who work with people with a range of challenges such as autism, dementia, depression and physical and learning disabilities. 

Read more

Letterforms: D

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

Creativepool

Our work for the Design Museum is up for a People's Choice award on Creativepool. The more likes we get the better chance we have!  Like it here

Read more

Letterforms: T

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share. 

Read more

Cultural works #1

As part of our ongoing marketing drive we've produced a new poster illustrating some of the projects we've worked on in the cultural sector. Printed in fluro green, silver and black on uncoated stock. 

Read more

Letterforms: G

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share. 

Read more

Letterforms: P

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

Drop #5

Number 5 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

Letterforms: A

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

Drop #4

Number 4 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

Drop #3

Number 3 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

Drop #2

Number 2 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

Drop #1

Number 1 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

tDR SYRO

The Designers Republic works on new Aphex Twin album Syro, which is released by Warp Records on 22 September. It will be Aphex Twin’s first studio album since Drukqs in 2001. Artwork for the album is being created by The Designers Republic

Read more

Child friendly art

Now that the summer holidays are in full swing, many parents will be planning a visit to such inspirational places as the local museum or a show at one of the many excellent art galleries that dot our towns and cities. 

Read more

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