Charlie's new website

posted on 26th February 2014 under Art, Charlotte Backhouse, Collaboration, Design, Exhibition, Illustration, Sketchbook, The Arts, Web

Charlie the designer, illustrator & typographer here at Noncon now has her own website published, have a peep here  its full of cool drawings & there’s a shop too! The site was designed by Charlie & built by the wonderful Harry Nesbitt.



Print exhibition at Marburae Gallery

posted on 7th November 2013 under Art, Cheshire, Collaboration, Design, Exhibition, Marburae gallery, Print, Shackleford Pianos, The Arts

Recently described as one of the most cutting edge galleries in Cheshire, Marburae Art Gallery is proud to present to you the best in contemporary print makers for our next exciting exhibition. Marburae Gallery will host 15 of the most innovative and established print makers as once again, our space is transformed into an artist’s paradise.

Print, is an exhibition focused solely on the art of print making. It brings work from local and national artists working in both traditional and contemporary print methods, with each artist exhibiting their own unique spin on the medium. Come to see up close the intricate details, layers and decorative designs produced using the art of print.

The big opening for the exhibition will take place at Marburae Art Gallery at 7.30pm – 9.00pm on 21st Nov 2013, The exhibition will run from 22nd. Visit  follow the gallery on Twitter @artinmacc.


I’m thrilled to be involved in this exhibition. I’ve based my work on the classical ballet ‘Giselle’. Here are a few pics I took whilst I was printing.





Time for a change

posted on 6th November 2013 under Charlotte Backhouse, Design

Noncon studio is currently undergoing a massive facelift! The towers of paper & once cluttered shelves containing books, samples & proofs are now organised. The walls are transforming into a pristine canvas all ready for a new Noncon collage. Hello soon to be bright & shiny office. 










Penguin book covers

posted on 26th July 2013 under Collaboration, Design, Illustration, Print, The Arts, Typography

We LOVE this very special collection of Penguin book covers designed by Jessica Hische. A collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, whose series design encompasses a rainbow-hued spectrum across all twenty-six books. You can find out more here. Just exquisite. 

Penguin-book- cover


Ormside, Cumbria

posted on 16th July 2013 under Countryside, Hill Walks

A few snaps from the very beautiful Ormside in Cumbria. 






PfH Live 2013

posted on 10th July 2013 under Collaboration, Design, Exhibition, Print, Procurement, Typography

Here are some snaps from the PfH Live 2013 conference. You can find out more about PfH here. You can see more pics here.


pfh live-2013







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