Category: Illustration

Taking stock

There is a lot of misunderstanding of what “stock photography” actually means and the phrase is often used to imply negative associations; in fact, whether we’re looking at digital or print design, we believe both custom images and stock photography have roles to play.   We’ve recently come across a few clients who say they’ve …

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Doing the August

Despite occasional brief heat waves, the UK summer is nothing like the intense heat of a Spanish summer. Often the languages don’t correspond very closely either, but here we’ve put a British spin on a Spanish idiom.   The Spanish have an expression “hacer el agosto” – “to do the August” – which doesn’t quite …

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The ugly duckling, a branding parable

The ugly duckling, a branding parable

We all know the story of the ugly duckling who grew up into a swan – one of the most impressive and beautiful of all birds. One of our clients recently said she thought we’d been taking lessons from the story, which set us thinking. If you look on Google images, you’ll find that a …

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Enhance, enhance, enhance!

As this first blog post of 2014 is being published rather later than intended, instead of talking about New Year’s Resolutions, let’s take a look at image resolution. It used to be that writers only needed to concern themselves with words, but now that practically everyone owns a scanner or a phone with a camera, …

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Season’s greetings

At this time of year lots of people celebrate, but we don’t all observe the same festivities, and we certainly don’t all celebrate in the same way. Wherever you are, and whatever you are doing, we wish you all the best from Tantamount. (The poem is from Around the Corner from Hope Street, by Gwyneth …

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Putting it all together

Readers who have been following the Tantamount blog for a while will already have heard of Waverley – the small cat with the big miaow. We’ve been working over the last few months with author, David Aston, illustrator, Martin Jones, and narrator Alex Owen-Hill to get together all the various pieces of this delightful children’s …

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The cat’s miaow

One of the pleasures of working in publishing is that you get to work with great writers and artists. One of our current projects is a children’s book, The Cat’s Miaow, by David Aston, and with sketches like this arriving on a regular basis from illustrator Martin Jones, it’s a pleasure to check our inbox …

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