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26 Atlantic Crossings


Sam’s Song: Oltramarino Writing by Aimee Chalmers Painting by Sam Sakr     Magnus Opus: orchestrated extravaganza. Tremolo, vibrato… angular syncopation! Hemisemidemiquavers. Leitmotiv strikes false note.   Lake Spirit listens to the lie of the land, Knows the score. Bides its time… Sings: blues to shimmering Lapis Lazuli. Lingers in a lilt of landscape. Pastorale: […]

26 Characters book wins a YCN award


We received some great news last week from Design by St, the designers behind 26 Characters. Our book, that accompanies the 26 Characters exhibition at The Story Museum, won in the graphic design for print category at this year’s YCN awards. There were three stages of judging and some amazing work on display, so a […]

26 Atlantic Crossings


Oh! What a night! 26 Canadian artists from Prince Edward County Studio Tour and their supporters, about 100 people, gathered in Picton, Ontario, to celebrate the opening of 26 Atlantic Crossings.   There was an expression in the 1960’s – a happening. It described an art event, usually performance art. 26 Atlantic Crossings launch party […]

26 Characters at the Story Museum


Our latest project with the Story Museum is underway. The exhibition we’ve contributed to will run until April. Definitely worth a visit. And Sara Sheridan, a writer involved with the project, has just written a piece for the Huffington Post. In an ode to children’s books, Sara discusses the magical qualities of the stories we […]

26 Characters

Image by Jacob Stead

Our latest project, 26 Characters, is now underway. Laura Hunter tells us how the power of stories helped to drive it from start to finish, and everywhere in between.   In the heart of Oxford lies a magical place that enriches lives through story and storytelling. It’s called the Story Museum and it’s the inspiration […]

H is for hearse


Our 26 Words launch last month was buzzing. Free Word Centre was packed with artists and writers who came together to share their artwork and stories. We have a beautifully designed 26 Words book, which pairs colour photographs of each artwork with the stories of how they were made. Buy it here for just £12. The exhibition […]

The perfect pitch?


We think so. In September, on the lead up to our 10th anniversary, we were on the look out for a writer to produce a short history of 26. Justina Hart told us why she was the writer for the job. We couldn’t agree more.    I’d like to write the short history of 26: […]

26 Words, starting with acidulate


The first of the creation stories to document a unique collaboration between 26 writers and lettering artists.     Cherrell Avery, FSSI, FCLAS Lettering Artist & Calligrapher Will Awdry, Advertising copywriter Strangers to each other, Cherrell Avery and I approached the dictionary in the sticky basement of the Betsey Trotwood. In an echo of a […]