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Friday, 25 February 2011

Favourite designs this week...

I've created a real diverse array of typographic designs this week for anniversary celebrations, to new baby keepsakes, a South African flag filled with memories and lots of birthday gifts!  Here are just a few of my favourites...

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Words to live by...

I don't often get the chance to upload my favourite weekly typographic designs these days but I just had to find a moment to share this piece.  


This gorgeous bespoke 30 x 20" vintage framed and mounted print (yes, we also offer prints in this fabulous frame!) was created for a new customer who spotted our advert in this month's Elle Decoration.  


The mum-to-be was so excited to find More Than Words as she'd been desperately searching for someone who could capture these words as the central feature for her new baby's nursery.


Isn't it just lovely?  Finished off with little initials in a pink love heart.



Available from www.morethanwords.uk.com £230.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

**NEW** Personalised Vintage Destination Bus Blind Print

Due to popular demand over the Valentine's period More Than Words is today launching the brand new unframed vintage style Personalised Destination Bus Blind Print.  


Our 40 x 50cm unframed print is carefully distressed to give an authentic vintage look.  Each design is printed onto professional 225gsm satin paper using UV archival inks and fine art giclée printing.

Simply provide us with the names of up to 12 of your special places or perhaps destinations that appeal, train stops, bus routes, places you've called home or even a honeymoon destination.

Prints will be carefully rolled in acid free tissue and posted to you in a sturdy tube.  Price £45.00

The print will fit into a standard 40 x 50cm frame but is also available to  purchase framed to our fine art standards in natural, dark or black ash wood.  Price £110.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

...and the WINNER is.....

Last week More Than Words launched a one of a kind giveaway on facebook, offering one lucky person the chance to win this sample 'I love just you' pink and purple screenprint .  


Over 40 of you left lovely comments (some of which made me well up!) and, as it's impossible to choose someone myself, I've used a randomiser tool to select the winner.




So, without further ado...the winner is....


**ABI THOMAS**


Congratulations Abi!!!  Please email me at sales@morethanwords.uk.com with your address details.


Thanks to those who entered.  Another amazing giveaway will be coming soon so keep your eyes on the More Than Words facebook page.


Our 40 x 50cm teal and metallic gold 'I love just you' screenprint is available to buy at www.morethanwords.uk.com for £40.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

More Than Words on Rock My Wedding

I'm so excited (and immensely proud) this afternoon to see More Than Words, in all its glory, featured on the Rock My Wedding blog!  I'm even more excited by the lovely Rebecca's admission that she's desperate to make a purchase :-)



Today I am busting to show you the stunning art produced by Lisa Long of More than Words! Lisa creates the most stunning typographic artwork on canvases and now screenprints which make brilliant presents for that couple (we all know them) who didn’t have a gift list, a wedding present for your beloved or something to out on your own gift list perhaps?
I say it often, but never before have I been quite so desperate to purchase something we’ve featured on the blog.


I actually started chatting with Rebecca way back in December and, one fantastic product shoot later, it's all come together!  Today Rock My Wedding share exclusive new images of More Than Words typographic designs.

I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to those involved in supporting the shoot.  You must check out their amazing products!




Saturday, 12 February 2011

'I love just you' : Limited Edition Screenprint Giveaway

We're feeling the love this Valentine's weekend so More Than Words would like to offer one lucky Facebook 'liker' the opportunity to win a one of a kind, strictly limited edition purple and pink 'I love just you' 40 x 50cm screenprint.  There's only one in the world!

This stunning design has been featured in blogs worldwide and has recently been recommended by the team behind the UK's leading interiors magazine Livingetc.
This print was the only one created as part of our first screenprinting project to help us decide which colours to use.  I really love the vibrancy of the above design but the decision (a very tough one!) was made to go for our beautiful teal and gold two-colour print which is available to buy here.
'I love just you' - £40 from www.morethanwords.uk.com
So, what do you have to do to be in with a chance of winning?

All you have to do is 'LIKE' More Than Words on Facebook and leave a comment under our facebook post telling us why you deserve to win (we love a romantic story!)

The winner will be chosen on Wednesday 16th February and announced on Facebook.

Good luck! x

Friday, 11 February 2011

Capturing the good old days....

A quick post to share this week's favourite design. 


This beautiful ornate vintage framed canvas was created as a special 70th birthday gift from the whole family.  It's packed full of Annie's wonderful memories.




Vintage framed canvas prices start at £90 for an 8 x 10" bespoke design.  Full details at www.morethanwords.uk.com

Sunday, 6 February 2011

UK.COM Awards Finalist

Last week I received a very exciting email from the Director of the UK.COM awards.  More Than Words has been selected, from a list of thousands of nominated websites (ending with a uk.com domain name), as a finalist in the national UK.COM awards!  


www.morethanwords.uk.com has been shortlisted under the category: Best Creative Idea and are now officially in the running to win the £5000 grand prize.  


I can't believe we're sitting alongside the likes of Microsoft, Avon, Sketch and Pineapple Dance Studios!  A one in twenty-four chance of winning, keep everything crossed for us. 


Here are some details from Thursday's Press Release:



3 February 2011. London, UK. Global leaders in their fields including Microsoft, Avon, and Radiohead are among the finalists in the 2011 awards for websites using domain names with the ending .UK.COM, together with such well-known British companies as Pineapple Dance Studios, the Michelin starred restaurant Sketch and live music venue, Koko.


The twenty-four finalists in four categories represent the cream of British inventiveness in business and creative endeavours. The overall winner will be revealed at the end of the month, receiving a £5000 prize for either the business or the business’s charity of choice.
Ben Crawford, CEO of UK.COM parent company, London-based global domain name registry CentralNic, said: “We are delighted that such esteemed organizations have selected UK.COM domain names as the web addresses for their smartest ideas and most creative executions. Judging from the quality of the applicants, it does seem more likely than ever that the facebooks and twitters of the future may be germinating right here in the UK.”


The finalists are:


Best business idea using a UK.COM domain

  • Avon for www.avon.uk.com
  • Barking Mad for www.barkingmad.uk.com
  • DS Smith Plc for www.dssmith.uk.com
  • Made for www.made.uk.com
  • Sandbag for www.sandbag.uk.com
  • Tea Party for www.teaparty.uk.com


Best creative idea using a UK.COM domain

  • Art 2 Art UK for www.art2art.uk.com
  • Chris Weston Wildlife Photography for www.chrisweston.uk.com
  • Live and Unsigned for www.liveandunsigned.uk.com
  • Microsoft for www.lifeacademy.uk.com
  • More Than Words for www.morethanwords.uk.com
  • Pineapple Dance Studios for www.pineapple.uk.com


Best design, content, functionality of a business website using a UK.COM domain

  • &Co The Cultural Marketing House for www.andco.uk.com
  • Kick Fitness and Lifestyle for www.kick.uk.com
  • Resource Media for www.resource.uk.com
  • Sketch for www.sketch.uk.com
  • Suck UK for www.suck.uk.com
  • Uniform for www.uniform.uk.com


Best design, content, functionality of a creative website using a UK.COM Domain

  • Koko for www.koko.uk.com
  • Orchestral Manouevres In The Dark for www.omd.uk.com
  • Radiohead for its official merchandise site www.waste.uk.com
  • Spooky for www.spooky.uk.com
  • Troika Art Studio for www.troika.uk.com
  • We Love Design for www.welovedesign.uk.com



Judging commences this coming week, and the list of judges is pretty impressive:



SARAH BEENY - Property Guru, TV Presenter (Property Ladder, Britain's Best Home, Pay off Your Mortgage) and Author, whose latest website Tepilo.com was shortlisted for website of the year and is now a finalist in this year's BIMA awards.
NICK BRITTON - Managing Editor of Vitesse Media plc, Publisher of SmallBusiness.co.uk, Growth Company Investor, Information Age, GrowthBusiness.co.uk,What Investment, Business XL, M&ADeals.co.uk. and Tax Guide UK.
BEN CRAWFORD - CEO of CentralNic, the company that owns and manages the domain extension .UK.COM. Twenty years management experience in the global media, entertainment and technology sectors and founder of leading websites artinfo.comMutualArt.com and iGamingBusiness.com.
ILANA FOX - Social Media Guru, Published Author, and creator of the UK's first venture-backed community-lifestyle website, Liv4now.com.
JONATHAN GABAY - Leading independent brand consultant of guru status. Has worked the gamut of top ad agencies and high-profile brands, and features regularly on the BBC, CNN and Sky.
REBECCA HOLMAN - Editor of leading fashion and lifestyle website, Handbag.com, and former Editor of the ASOS and Cath Kidston magazines.
MARK PEARSON - Founder of leading discount voucher site, MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, and Growing Business Awards' 2010 Young Entrepreneur of the Year
KATE RUSSELL - BBC Click's Website and Technology Expert, regularly featured on Daybreak, This Morning, BBC News, Radio 4 and CNBC.

The winners in each category, of which there are four, will be announced later this month and the overall winner will win £5000.


I'm immensely proud of this achievement!  I'm not quite sure how we were nominated for such a fabulous award but a huge thank you to our mystery supporter!

Friday, 4 February 2011

SheerLuxe Valentine's Gift Guide

Oooh, our vintage framed canvas is featured in the SheerLuxe Valentine's Gift Guide! 


"More Than Words will create your personal memories on canvas"...

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

More Than Words : Going Global

Today I was contacted by a journalist from Singapore's leading interior design magazine, Home & Decor, requesting to feature More Than Words, after coming across my work and "loving the concept".  I have been lucky enough to feature in many online blogs around the world but this is very exciting as it will be my first international printed feature...all the way over in Singapore!  


This got me thinking about how many customers across the world now own one of my designs.  To my surprise, in less than a year since the business was launched, More Than Words typographic artwork now decorates homes in over 20 countries across 5 continents of the globe!  Last week alone artwork was sent out to Florida, Spain, UK, Australia and Germany.


I am very proud of this and how my little business idea has grown so organically.  I look forward to sharing the Home & Decor feature (if I can get my hands on a copy) and hope that it brings in even more lovely international customers!  


Friday, 25 February 2011

Favourite designs this week...

I've created a real diverse array of typographic designs this week for anniversary celebrations, to new baby keepsakes, a South African flag filled with memories and lots of birthday gifts!  Here are just a few of my favourites...

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Words to live by...

I don't often get the chance to upload my favourite weekly typographic designs these days but I just had to find a moment to share this piece.  


This gorgeous bespoke 30 x 20" vintage framed and mounted print (yes, we also offer prints in this fabulous frame!) was created for a new customer who spotted our advert in this month's Elle Decoration.  


The mum-to-be was so excited to find More Than Words as she'd been desperately searching for someone who could capture these words as the central feature for her new baby's nursery.


Isn't it just lovely?  Finished off with little initials in a pink love heart.



Available from www.morethanwords.uk.com £230.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

**NEW** Personalised Vintage Destination Bus Blind Print

Due to popular demand over the Valentine's period More Than Words is today launching the brand new unframed vintage style Personalised Destination Bus Blind Print.  


Our 40 x 50cm unframed print is carefully distressed to give an authentic vintage look.  Each design is printed onto professional 225gsm satin paper using UV archival inks and fine art giclée printing.

Simply provide us with the names of up to 12 of your special places or perhaps destinations that appeal, train stops, bus routes, places you've called home or even a honeymoon destination.

Prints will be carefully rolled in acid free tissue and posted to you in a sturdy tube.  Price £45.00

The print will fit into a standard 40 x 50cm frame but is also available to  purchase framed to our fine art standards in natural, dark or black ash wood.  Price £110.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

...and the WINNER is.....

Last week More Than Words launched a one of a kind giveaway on facebook, offering one lucky person the chance to win this sample 'I love just you' pink and purple screenprint .  


Over 40 of you left lovely comments (some of which made me well up!) and, as it's impossible to choose someone myself, I've used a randomiser tool to select the winner.




So, without further ado...the winner is....


**ABI THOMAS**


Congratulations Abi!!!  Please email me at sales@morethanwords.uk.com with your address details.


Thanks to those who entered.  Another amazing giveaway will be coming soon so keep your eyes on the More Than Words facebook page.


Our 40 x 50cm teal and metallic gold 'I love just you' screenprint is available to buy at www.morethanwords.uk.com for £40.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

More Than Words on Rock My Wedding

I'm so excited (and immensely proud) this afternoon to see More Than Words, in all its glory, featured on the Rock My Wedding blog!  I'm even more excited by the lovely Rebecca's admission that she's desperate to make a purchase :-)



Today I am busting to show you the stunning art produced by Lisa Long of More than Words! Lisa creates the most stunning typographic artwork on canvases and now screenprints which make brilliant presents for that couple (we all know them) who didn’t have a gift list, a wedding present for your beloved or something to out on your own gift list perhaps?
I say it often, but never before have I been quite so desperate to purchase something we’ve featured on the blog.


I actually started chatting with Rebecca way back in December and, one fantastic product shoot later, it's all come together!  Today Rock My Wedding share exclusive new images of More Than Words typographic designs.

I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to those involved in supporting the shoot.  You must check out their amazing products!




Saturday, 12 February 2011

'I love just you' : Limited Edition Screenprint Giveaway

We're feeling the love this Valentine's weekend so More Than Words would like to offer one lucky Facebook 'liker' the opportunity to win a one of a kind, strictly limited edition purple and pink 'I love just you' 40 x 50cm screenprint.  There's only one in the world!

This stunning design has been featured in blogs worldwide and has recently been recommended by the team behind the UK's leading interiors magazine Livingetc.
This print was the only one created as part of our first screenprinting project to help us decide which colours to use.  I really love the vibrancy of the above design but the decision (a very tough one!) was made to go for our beautiful teal and gold two-colour print which is available to buy here.
'I love just you' - £40 from www.morethanwords.uk.com
So, what do you have to do to be in with a chance of winning?

All you have to do is 'LIKE' More Than Words on Facebook and leave a comment under our facebook post telling us why you deserve to win (we love a romantic story!)

The winner will be chosen on Wednesday 16th February and announced on Facebook.

Good luck! x

Friday, 11 February 2011

Capturing the good old days....

A quick post to share this week's favourite design. 


This beautiful ornate vintage framed canvas was created as a special 70th birthday gift from the whole family.  It's packed full of Annie's wonderful memories.




Vintage framed canvas prices start at £90 for an 8 x 10" bespoke design.  Full details at www.morethanwords.uk.com

Sunday, 6 February 2011

UK.COM Awards Finalist

Last week I received a very exciting email from the Director of the UK.COM awards.  More Than Words has been selected, from a list of thousands of nominated websites (ending with a uk.com domain name), as a finalist in the national UK.COM awards!  


www.morethanwords.uk.com has been shortlisted under the category: Best Creative Idea and are now officially in the running to win the £5000 grand prize.  


I can't believe we're sitting alongside the likes of Microsoft, Avon, Sketch and Pineapple Dance Studios!  A one in twenty-four chance of winning, keep everything crossed for us. 


Here are some details from Thursday's Press Release:



3 February 2011. London, UK. Global leaders in their fields including Microsoft, Avon, and Radiohead are among the finalists in the 2011 awards for websites using domain names with the ending .UK.COM, together with such well-known British companies as Pineapple Dance Studios, the Michelin starred restaurant Sketch and live music venue, Koko.


The twenty-four finalists in four categories represent the cream of British inventiveness in business and creative endeavours. The overall winner will be revealed at the end of the month, receiving a £5000 prize for either the business or the business’s charity of choice.
Ben Crawford, CEO of UK.COM parent company, London-based global domain name registry CentralNic, said: “We are delighted that such esteemed organizations have selected UK.COM domain names as the web addresses for their smartest ideas and most creative executions. Judging from the quality of the applicants, it does seem more likely than ever that the facebooks and twitters of the future may be germinating right here in the UK.”


The finalists are:


Best business idea using a UK.COM domain

  • Avon for www.avon.uk.com
  • Barking Mad for www.barkingmad.uk.com
  • DS Smith Plc for www.dssmith.uk.com
  • Made for www.made.uk.com
  • Sandbag for www.sandbag.uk.com
  • Tea Party for www.teaparty.uk.com


Best creative idea using a UK.COM domain

  • Art 2 Art UK for www.art2art.uk.com
  • Chris Weston Wildlife Photography for www.chrisweston.uk.com
  • Live and Unsigned for www.liveandunsigned.uk.com
  • Microsoft for www.lifeacademy.uk.com
  • More Than Words for www.morethanwords.uk.com
  • Pineapple Dance Studios for www.pineapple.uk.com


Best design, content, functionality of a business website using a UK.COM domain

  • &Co The Cultural Marketing House for www.andco.uk.com
  • Kick Fitness and Lifestyle for www.kick.uk.com
  • Resource Media for www.resource.uk.com
  • Sketch for www.sketch.uk.com
  • Suck UK for www.suck.uk.com
  • Uniform for www.uniform.uk.com


Best design, content, functionality of a creative website using a UK.COM Domain

  • Koko for www.koko.uk.com
  • Orchestral Manouevres In The Dark for www.omd.uk.com
  • Radiohead for its official merchandise site www.waste.uk.com
  • Spooky for www.spooky.uk.com
  • Troika Art Studio for www.troika.uk.com
  • We Love Design for www.welovedesign.uk.com



Judging commences this coming week, and the list of judges is pretty impressive:



SARAH BEENY - Property Guru, TV Presenter (Property Ladder, Britain's Best Home, Pay off Your Mortgage) and Author, whose latest website Tepilo.com was shortlisted for website of the year and is now a finalist in this year's BIMA awards.
NICK BRITTON - Managing Editor of Vitesse Media plc, Publisher of SmallBusiness.co.uk, Growth Company Investor, Information Age, GrowthBusiness.co.uk,What Investment, Business XL, M&ADeals.co.uk. and Tax Guide UK.
BEN CRAWFORD - CEO of CentralNic, the company that owns and manages the domain extension .UK.COM. Twenty years management experience in the global media, entertainment and technology sectors and founder of leading websites artinfo.comMutualArt.com and iGamingBusiness.com.
ILANA FOX - Social Media Guru, Published Author, and creator of the UK's first venture-backed community-lifestyle website, Liv4now.com.
JONATHAN GABAY - Leading independent brand consultant of guru status. Has worked the gamut of top ad agencies and high-profile brands, and features regularly on the BBC, CNN and Sky.
REBECCA HOLMAN - Editor of leading fashion and lifestyle website, Handbag.com, and former Editor of the ASOS and Cath Kidston magazines.
MARK PEARSON - Founder of leading discount voucher site, MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, and Growing Business Awards' 2010 Young Entrepreneur of the Year
KATE RUSSELL - BBC Click's Website and Technology Expert, regularly featured on Daybreak, This Morning, BBC News, Radio 4 and CNBC.

The winners in each category, of which there are four, will be announced later this month and the overall winner will win £5000.


I'm immensely proud of this achievement!  I'm not quite sure how we were nominated for such a fabulous award but a huge thank you to our mystery supporter!

Friday, 4 February 2011

SheerLuxe Valentine's Gift Guide

Oooh, our vintage framed canvas is featured in the SheerLuxe Valentine's Gift Guide! 


"More Than Words will create your personal memories on canvas"...

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

More Than Words : Going Global

Today I was contacted by a journalist from Singapore's leading interior design magazine, Home & Decor, requesting to feature More Than Words, after coming across my work and "loving the concept".  I have been lucky enough to feature in many online blogs around the world but this is very exciting as it will be my first international printed feature...all the way over in Singapore!  


This got me thinking about how many customers across the world now own one of my designs.  To my surprise, in less than a year since the business was launched, More Than Words typographic artwork now decorates homes in over 20 countries across 5 continents of the globe!  Last week alone artwork was sent out to Florida, Spain, UK, Australia and Germany.


I am very proud of this and how my little business idea has grown so organically.  I look forward to sharing the Home & Decor feature (if I can get my hands on a copy) and hope that it brings in even more lovely international customers!