8 March 2017, 14:00
This was a fun little project to fit around everything I’m juggling at the moment, some flyers for The Painting Parlour who already had various design elements in place, that needed bringing together in a fun, happy way to promote this paint a pot venue!
28 June 2016, 21:06
We trotted up the M1 again to visit the always excellent Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield.
If you’re within any proximity of this place, I really would pay a visit. It suitable for just about anybody including families with acres of space to explore and run around as well as cosy galleries and intimate exhibitions.
1 September 2011, 21:38
If you’ve not visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield, I highly recommend it. It’s set in 500 acres of the grounds of the 18th Century Bretton Hall, which is now part of the University of Leeds.
YSP was established in 1977 and now boasts a number of galleries and a large visitors centre. Amongst the fields, valley’s and trees you’ll discover permanent sculptures from artists such as Henry Moore and Barbera Hepworth.
31 August 2011, 20:58
The latest exhibition at QUAD Derby is Ha-Ha Road, an exploration apparently of the use of humor in contemporary art. It advertised itself to me quite nicely via a hefty dose of jokes via Twitter, good, bad and ugly
25 August 2011, 21:07
I popped along to the Hatch’d Out event at the Quad this evening.
Had a brief conversation with Triona Doyle, photographic artist. Her exceedingly striking photographs are influenced by much gothicness and victoriana, but she describes it a little better…
3 August 2011, 11:13
Continuing my tour of Northumberland, while it’s still fresh in my mind, is a second hand bookshop in Alnwick.
Barter Books is a mine of second hand books from run-of-the-mill to tatty to unique and one off. Set within the now closed Alnwick train station, it’s big and very Aladdin’s cave like with old shelves crammed full of all sorts of books.
2 August 2011, 11:25
Ok I’ll fess up, I’m a card carrying National Trust member. We’ve a number of decent places close to us that are always worth a trip to on a sunny day including Kedleston Hall Hardwick Hall and Calke Abbey.
20 July 2011, 10:21
I guess it must say something about my mood, wanting something sunny on these disappointingly dull summers days. So here’s a link to a bunch of American customised vans.
Taken since 1996, the project Vans and the Places they Live aims to capture the vans, their own aesthetic quality and the discussion created between the van and it’s surroundings. Modern tastes and environmental concerns have made the type of van in question increasingly rare. At the same time, the analogue 120mm film is also becoming less available and the artist aims to take a photo of he last van of it’s type with the last roll of film.
18 July 2011, 09:56
It seems to always be the case, five glorious days of sunshine, Monday to Friday, then a wet weekend. Mr British Weather gives us nothing but blue sky whilst we’re all at work, then just as we’re planning our BBQ’s and trips to the park… Rain.
So if the damp weekend has made you feel a little down, check out these excellent paintings by Leah Giberson. If the super bright images of caravans don’t make you feel more summer-y then all might just be lost.
11 July 2011, 10:54
A little bit of an oldie, but a goodie. The Glue Society is an independent collective of creatives from New York and Sydney who produce advertising, art and TV work.
A good while back they produced some ‘God’s Eye View’ images of Bible scenes, an interpretation of Bible events as seen by Google Earth.
23 June 2011, 15:17
I’m a sucker for writing applied directly to walls, painted or transferred or whatever, I’ll almost always take a snap of it, perhaps I’ll put a collection together at some point.
Now there’s almost always the opportunity to see some writing on walls in art galleries. The exhibition at the Quad didn’t disappoint with plenty of transferred writing applied to the green walls, and it looked pretty great to my eye, most, most satisfying.
22 June 2011, 17:43
I was in Derby this morning and to make things equal with my trip to Nottingham last week, I visited QUAD (Derby’s contemporary arts venue, cinema and bar). You know the one, it’s all pointy angles and curiously wonky pillars, by the Assembly Rooms.
15 June 2011, 22:12
Took a detour whilst in the city to visit Nottingham Contemporary this afternoon. I’m not the worlds biggest fan of contemporary art, but I like the gallery (the lace effect on the metal work outside is excellent, and reflects the lace making history of the area). Inside has a great atmosphere (excluding the invigilators. with achingly stylish haircuts and skinny jeans).
Museum Guidebook - Crich Tramway Village As a family favourite the call from Crich Tramway Museum was very welcome and exciting! They were looking for work on a new guidebook to sell to their visitors packed with information not available anywhere else in the Museum as well as providing a route to explore the site. Since 1959 the Crich Tramway Village and National Tramway Museum have created a unique visitor attraction out of the spoil of a disused Derbyshire quarry. Initially intended as a space to preserve and repair retired tramway cars it has since developed into a fully fledged attraction with working tram routes indoor exhibition spaces nature walks and more as well as facilities for visitors to eat drink and explore the site. Their existing Guidebook had served them well for 5 years but sales were declining and the content was getting dated especially as the recent years had brought a number of rapid changes and improvements. The refreshed Guidebook was to be packed with new content images and information. I worked alongside the team at Crich to design the Guidebook alongside their brand guidelines. The Crich team were keen to provide a clean clear look to the Guidebook this involved stripping back some of the more over-decorative elements of the brand and streamline fonts and photography frames some of which had given other marketing materials a seaside tram feel but didnt encompass the wider tram history the museum explored. The book is compact easy to handle whilst visiting and utilises well-sized text carefully set with a selection of great images of the Tramway Village in action as well as historical images of the site as it developed. An especially interesting spread includes a timeline of the sites history the arrivals of each tramcar and the progress of the site from hobby enthusiasts storage to a popular local day out. The final printed piece a 52-page perfect bound book feels excellent to hold the print provided made a great job of the production. You can buy the Guidebook from the Tramway Village when you visit or if its perhaps a little too far purchase it online from the Crich Tramway website. The project was great to work on the folks at the Tramway Village a pleasure to collaborate with and Im delighted with the result of the hard work of everyone involved. Crich Tramway Guidebook open on desk Crich Tramway Guidebook Cover Crich Tramway Guidebook Interior Pages Crich Tramway Guidebook Interior Pages Crich Tramway Guidebook timeline pages Crich Tramway Guidebook Back Cover
Crich Tramway Souvenir Guide This just dropped into my (actual) mailbox fresh off the press a new 52-page souvenir guide for the fabulous folks at Crich Tramway Village. Really chuffed with the outcome and Ill put a full portfolio article together soon!
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