Many marvellous manifestos

It’s no secret that I love me a manifesto – after all I have written and designed quite a few of them over at The Smile Collective in the last 18 months or so. The thing I love most about them is that they combine my two creative loves – writing and design.

Well in the last few weeks I have had the pleasure of working with some lovely bloggers on manifestos for their respective readers. Being bloggers they all took on the writing side of things themselves but left the design side of things to me. And I have to admit, it was kind of nice not to have to agonise over words and cadence and just focus instead on making things look pretty!

So without further ado, here they all are – if you like any of them just click to visit the individual blogger’s website and download the pdf. And when you get to the bottom, you will find a little bit of news about The Smile Collective  :)


The Styling You Manifesto – a gift from Nikki to her readers



A Manifesto for Travel from Caz and Craig and yTravel


‘Love yourself NOW’ from Tamsin at Kiki and Tea


A beautiful reminder from Lisa at Soul o Mamma to Hang in There … especially relevant to this time of year I think!

And finally, this is an oldie as I wrote it earlier this year … but everyone seems so angsty at the moment and there is lots of nastiness running around in the online sphere at the moment … and it’s CHRISTMASTIME!! So people … please be kind :)


A Manifesto for Kindness

And now for the news about The Smile Collective … I have decided that in the New Year I will be putting things on hold over there for a little while. It has been a real passion project for me over the last 18 months but unfortunately I am finding it really hard to give it the love and attention it needs to grow and flourish. So I will be closing the online shop after a big sale in January and deciding whether to offer the manifestos via a print on demand service, or even as straight digital downloads.

In the mean time, if you’ve been waiting to get your hands on one of the manifestos in the shop don’t buy one just yet – wait till the big sale in January!!


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  1. says

    I have such a love/hate relationship with manifestos. When I’m in a good mood I think they’re awesome, and when I’m in a bad mood I think the manifesto is too snobby and shouldn’t get to tell me what to think :)

    Love your work though!