LOOKING BACK ...
A day is never dull. Whether publishing a new magazine or book or printing next month's issue of a periodical (while creating a limited edition, fine art book for an artist) one week while we moved offices, it ain't dull.
June 2014. New Premises. Our move was a comfortable switch from the city centre to our country location at Tyttenhanger Park.
As Lynsey, our receptionist once said, "you guys don't keep stil for one minute."
True. So true.
Riding the Sixties.
Being asked to design a fine art book for a unique set of archives called The Riding Collection was an exciting moment in music history.
The book would showcase (for the first time ever) a number of UNPUBLISHED pictures from the Sixties taken by the then renowned professional photographer for EMI, Richard Riding.
These pictures were so unique in that they had never seen the light of day - until now.
From Jimi Hendrix to Bee Gees. Cher to Aretha Franklin (and over 100 others). For the front cover design we used a unique, negative-to-positive 'Rolleiflex' effect on Julie Driscoll (who wrote the Absolutely Fabulous theme tune; Wheels of FIre back in 1966) and for the inside, silver pages, the book was set to become a bit of a collector's item.
A Toronto-based cafe
(the proprietor of whom we met over a coffee - no kidding) asked us to design her new brand to go on all her cups and staff T-Shirts.
Of course, we obliged because we woke up to the idea.
Mozart CD Collection. Admittedly a little 'back-in-the-day' but we still love this series and the way it was put together The picture was a rare image of the master himself and the text was actually written in by hand, in the style of Mozart's own handwriting.
Painstakingly written out word by word in his style shows the lengths our creative people are prepared to go to in order to please clients like Sony Music.
M10 Fire Safety Group. M10 Fire Safety is a fire prevention & safety organsiation that specialises in the development of fire safety systems. We were approached by the client to offer a solution to what seemed like a complex group with a strong brand image that reflected a heritage of horse-drawn fire engines.
Transas Group develops one of the fastest growing apps for marine navigation. We were asked to come up with a unique and creative solution they could take to the Southampton Boat Show and give out to potential clients. We proposed a simple and cost effective, fold-out solution that was made to look like an iPad Mini. We also created a Photoshop 'in-situ' shot as well as redesigning the header banner pages for their web site.
Holyfields Restaurant. It isn't every day you are asked to design a corporate identity for a new chain of restaurants headed by the iconic
ex-heavyweight world boxing champion Evander Holyfield. You could say that his reaction to the work was a knock out.
In any case, the first round was on us!