Seriously

Playful

Grasses photograph by Hamish Duncan on a Leica M8

De—
Extinc
—tion

Balloon image by Hamish Duncan on a Leica M8

Lift

Off

PVH Amsterdam HQ by Hamish Duncan on a Leica M series

Future

Proof

Boat for NGO Plastic Whale by Hamish Duncan on a Leica M Series

Plastic

Surgery

Team at All Conditions Media by Hamish Duncan on Leica M Series

All

—conditions

Patagonia WornWear European Snow Tour

Repair

Re—use

Renew

Mt Yotei, Hokkaido, Japan by Hamish Duncan on Leica M Series

Arigatou

gozaimasu

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modern brand makers for the material world. 
We create and preserve value for businesses through strategic and impactful brand-led transformation.

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Penny Black is a transformation company.

Penny Black was established in 2009 to steer organisations toward environmental reform — to be better versed in the modern attitudes toward environmentalism and sustainability, and play a pivotal role in protecting and restoring the world's resources.

We take our name and inspiration from the Penny Black stamp of 1840, which was the first postage stamp with a uniform value. This stamp transformed the postal system and paved the way for reform on many levels. Some called it the stamp of change.

We believe that reform allows for organisations to be in constant shift, forever in “beta mode” — you are allowed to make mistakes to learn from them — to explore new avenues of thought, and ultimately move towards innovative ideas, products and user journeys.

Penny Black specialises in creating strategic frameworks, concept development and platform ecosystems, to make user experience matter. Above all, we use UX to help companies become purpose-led through brand-orientated design. Our focus lies in the idea that play is the engine that powers education.

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