Media Content Lab, part of Birmingham City University, has released From the Midlands with Love, a postcard book featuring the artwork of graphic designers, illustrators, web designers and character designers based in the West Midlands.

The aim is to highlight design talent from outside London. “We felt that too many of the big publishing companies and advertising agencies were ignoring the Midlands”, said Media Content Lab’s Suzanne Neal. “We decided to put something together that would show them there is real talent here.”

The book has been sent to over 100 of the country's top PR, marketing and advertising agencies, as well as publishing companies and agents.

Louise Carrier, of Louise Carrier Graphic Design and Illustration, is one of the designers whose work is featured in the book. She said, “As a small creative business we are continually faced with the challenge of balancing new income generating activity with the actual fulfilment of briefs and production. We feel this project, in giving us a beautifully produced showcase in which our work will feature will help us as it will tell a respected proportion of our target market of what we do.”
Louise Carrier – Louise Carrier Graphic design and Illustration