Friday Fave



This week’s Friday Fave is the new music film ‘Reflektor Tapes’ based on Arcade Fire’s 2013 album ‘Reflektor’.

The Reflektor Tapes was released last week and is a riot of carnival spirit, noise, confetti bombs and disco balls. It captures the making of 2013’s Reflektor and the creative influences and reasonings behind it, from singer Regine’s Haitian roots and love of samba rhythms to lead singer Winn Butler’s fascination with Elvis. Obviously one for fans of the the band, but the film also offers so much from an art perspective – we particularly loved the use of infrared camera to shoot footage of the Haiti carnivals, it really is a visual feast!

Definitely one to catch if it’s on at an indie cinema near you!

// Watch the trailer here //

Be Part of Creating Our Adult Colouring Book

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As part of this year’s Employee Development Programme and the Million Makers challenge, the team plans to combine the creative skills of Hallmark with a current and growing trend, to create an adult colouring book.

To create a point of difference to other books on the market, the EDP’s colouring book will be themed around happy, funny, and quirky quotes that you’d love to colour, share, and feel good about. From ‘you look beautiful’ to a simple ‘say cheese’ we would like to feature quotes that put a smile on your face and brighten your day.


Whether you work in the Hallmark or Tigerprint creative departments, or are just a dab hand at drawing, we’d love you to contribute to the content of our book by submitting as many designs as you like.

There are just a few simple guidelines:

  • 6 inch wide x 8 inch high
  • 3 inch border if required
  • Your stroke point must be no larger than 3pt
  • Typography or text taking the lead

This needs to be submitted as a vector (illustrator) file to

The deadline for entries is 25th September

Not only will you be assisting in raising money for The Princes Trust, you will also have the opportunity to have your designs published in the book and on social media.