An ostentation of peacocks, a hum of bees, a stand of flamingoes… there’s something almost mischievous about collective nouns. They are irresistible to anyone with a love of words – but to discover that Woop Studios have produced more than 100 limited edition prints bringing them to life was almost too much geeky goodness to bear.
And then when I got to their gorgeous studio and realised it was almost exactly the studio I had daydreamed about working in when I imagined doing something creative for a living… well, I nearly popped with excitement!
I know you won’t believe me, but this shot wasn’t posed. And I’m not sure I believe him, but Eduardo assured me they hadn’t tidied up or ‘styled’ the space for my visit!
Miraphora Mina, Eduardo Lima, Harriet Logan, and Mark Faulkner founded WOOP in 2010 over a shared love of the relationship between words and images that graphic design allows them to explore (and of collective nouns of course!).
That they love what they do is palpable in the care and attention, and the amount of personality, they’ve put into their surroundings. Even the name Woop was chosen for its sheer expression of joy.
In these digital days, it was also a delight to see so much ‘stuff’… the paraphernalia of making things.
Oh go on then, one last collective noun…
Further reading for the especially geeky: