Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Become a featured artist

Each month The New Fat, Nottingham design agency create a funky desktop wallpaper calendar for their clients and followers to download to their computers. Believe it or not this is a long running tradition at The New Fat - who have been designing these calendars for in-house use since 2007 - its only recently this has been available FREE for the public. All the design team took a turn in designing a calendar page, but more recently this has opened this up for featured artists around the world to submit their photos, illustrations or creations to be the focus. Each artist gets a credit on the final piece and also plus via twitter.

Recent submissions have come from:, and

To download your copy of the FREE October calendar click here

To be added to The New Fat mailing list which streams the latest calendar to your desktop email Suze by clicking here.

And to become a featured artist - we'd love to hear from you! Email your details and some samples of your work to Suze. p.s. we mostly theme each months design, so its a great little creative project for any portfolio.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Helping the Students at New College Nottingham

The New Fat are really pleased to be helping New College Nottingham FDA Students with their current project work "Survival Guide".

"It's such an honour to help the upcoming students and to keep Nottingham a fresh, vibrant and fantastic place for all creative industries" Suze Moore, Creative Director.

We offer work experience placements each year for students who shine - and are very happy to be giving lectures and workshops this November at the NCN Careers Conference - subjects include logo design and practical tips on getting work experience.

For all the students on the course - visit our student resources page for a copy of the notes from today

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Street Art Exhibition at Nottingham Castle

For our latest inspiration staff outing we popped in to see the "Street Art - Contemporary Prints from the V&A" exhibition at Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery

I have never actually been inside the Castle before and it was great to see such a wide range of art and history.

Its on for a few more days until the 25th September, so you need to visit quick!!

2 July - 25 September, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Drawn from the internationally renowned collection of prints from the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Street Art: Contemporary Prints from the V&A showcases established and emerging street artists, both British and international, including Banksy, D*Face, Eine, Miss Tic, Shepard Fairey and Swoon.
Nottingham Castle will host a series of events, talks, workshops and satellite exhibitions exploring contemporary Street Art printing themes and styles to support the main exhibition.  Local talent will also be showcased and supported during the exhibition.
For anyone who wants to take a piece of the exhibition home with them, the accompanying book, Street Art: Contemporary Prints (V&A Publishing, 2010) written by Riikka Kuittinen, will be available to purchase in the Castle shop.
This exhibition is organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
For Nottingham Castle opening times and admission prices please visit the Castle's homepage .

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Septembers Business and Dinner

25 Businesses attended the September Business and Dinner event last night at Petit Paris Restaurant. The event is run by Suze Moore of The New Fat and is attracting more and more visitors each month.
There are a number of unique concepts behind the Business and Dinner meetings:
• It is a non subscription event - so no joining fee
• You email to reserve a space and pay for your food and drink on the night
• Cost is around £15 per head
• This includes a donation of £1 to charity
• Meet at a different Nottingham restaurant each month
• Everyone gets chance to introduce themselves to the group

The style is casual, relaxed and enthusiastic. It really showcases both the vibrancy of both Nottingham business and the fantastic selection of great restaurants. The long term aim for the group is to fill a restaurant for each meeting, and enjoy tasty food :-)

For more information or to get on the mailing list for upcoming events please email Suze or give her a call on 0844 686 0022.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Bombardier billboard - Made in Britain

The New Fat are very proud to help Bombardier in the fight to highlight British manufacturing. This billboard design is displayed in and around Derby from 19th September. Our design brief was to make sure the billboard gave maximum impact and is in keeping with the corporate brand guidelines. Bold, modern and strong - we love it! To read and see more design work by this Nottingham Graphic Design Agency click here.