Category: Derby

Bright Bold Design for Derbyshire Soft Play Firm

18 May 2016, 15:11

Derby, Derbyshire, UK: 9 June 2016 – Derbyshire-based logo & branding creator and graphic designer, Kieran Harrod, is behind the new branding and logo for local new start-up Skyland Soft Play.

http://derby.graphics/bright-bold-design-for-derbyshire-soft-play-firm

 

The Beginnings of a Project

19 January 2016, 10:47

The spark of an idea for a larger project inspired by former Derby politician Samuel Plimsoll.

http://derby.graphics/the-beginnings-of-a-project

 
Derby Parks Logo

Derby Parks Logo

27 June 2014, 10:09

I spotted this rather handsome “Derby Parks” logo on a sign, but I can’t find any more info about it…

http://derby.graphics/derby-parks-logo

 

Friar Gate Studios - Spark Co-Working

19 May 2014, 10:22

I’ve taken on some co-working space at the Spark Connect Derby facility at Friar Gate Studios. I’m incredibly blessed to do something I love (design that is, not the paperwork, oh no, far from it) in close proximity to the people I love (the better half and 2 sproglets).

http://derby.graphics/friar-gate-studios-spark-co-working

 
Tree Kedleston

Tree is the Magic Number

8 May 2013, 14:39

Walking the other day in the Kedleston Hall with some of the family, we headed, not too far, to a tree atop a hill in a lamb filled field.

http://derby.graphics/tree-is-the-magic-number

 
Belper

Pictures of Belper, Derbyshire

29 March 2012, 23:10

So I made myself a weak excuse to get out of the studio this afternoon and walk around Belper taking a bunch of pictures. It’s a quite remarkable little town once you look above the shop signs, some excellent buildings.

The March sunshine made things exceptionally pleasant, barely a cloud in the sky and quite barmy temperatures…

http://derby.graphics/pictures-of-belper-derbyshire

 

Derbyshire Snow

5 February 2012, 21:18

I suppose Derbyshire Snow is much like most other snow and like most of the UK, we had some on Saturday afternoon and Evening which led to a rather wonderful sight Sunday Morning.

After a morning of fun in the snow and an afternoon of fixing gutter de-icing and yard clearing (I am Man), I managed to grab the NEX5 and dashed around the corner for some photos. The sun was struggling a touch but thanks to the beauty of the area and the width of the 16mm lens, I got some nice shots.

http://derby.graphics/derbyshire-snow

 

On the Wheel

17 October 2011, 16:57

So we made it onto the Wheel in Derby at the weekend. It was a overcast (till about 30 minutes after we got off, typical!) and we couldn’t see quite as far as I had imagined. I could see the Pride Park flyover for example, but not the stadium.

http://derby.graphics/on-the-wheel

 

Wheely Quiet

13 October 2011, 10:30

I’m shaking it off now I think, so here’s a gentle introduction back to things. Some pictures of the big wheel that currently hangs above Derby demanding money to see the sights.

I’ve a few issues with the thing. Firstly, the sights of Derby? Seriously, you’ve not been have you? There are no sights in Derby really. The UK’s smallest Cathedral (I think) and Westfield Derby, that’s about the lot.

http://derby.graphics/wheely-quiet

 

Ha Ha

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

http://derby.graphics/ha-ha

 

Council Logo Tour

5 August 2011, 12:08

After bemoaning the quality of the new Amber Valley Logo yesterday, I took a look at neighboring council logo’s, to see what they are offering.

So here is my tour of Derbyshire via the medium of council logo’s starting in the south…

http://derby.graphics/council-logo-tour

 

Brass Eye at the QUAD

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.

http://derby.graphics/brass-eye-at-the-quad

 

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  • 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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