Jane Austen's House Museum Events Brochure

I was very happy to be commissioned to create an Events Brochure for the beautiful Jane Austen's House Museum this year. 2017 is a particularly significant year for fans of Jane Austen as it is the 200th anniversary of her death. Additional lottery funding and a team of fantastic motivated people have ensured a huge programme of events surrounding all of the significant locations that Jane lived and wrote in during her life and her house in Chawton, Hampshire has been particularly busy.

The project was a printed brochure to reflect the style and quality of the brand, make use of recently discovered patterns and textiles from the house itself and obviously to portray a wealth of information succinctly and effectively. The huge success of the museum and the vast numbers of visitors it welcomed over the summer suggests the project, amongst all the others ongoing during the anniversary year, was a success and was something I was very proud to have been a part of.

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Seasonal Yoga...

I was recently commissioned to create a brand for Seasons Yoga, a new Yoga Club establishing itself in Hampshire. The logo was a simple variation of the geometric form made by the Yoga movements around a simple silhouetted figure and lends itself well to printing in both black and white and colour. The colour variations work particularly well as they can be updated according to the season, meaning the colours become a strong part of the brand identity. 

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Good luck to Seasons Yoga with your launch this week!  :-)

 

 

Changing the view (at the Tate)

Just recently I had the chance to visit the new wing at the Tate Modern on the South Bank, London. Now the Tate has been one of my favourite places to pop into whenever I am in London, particularly with my children, as its such an utterly brilliant space to be. The light is special. The noises are special. Everything about it feels huge and exciting and....special. The art, whether you enjoy it or not, is ever changing and always interesting. Knowing that an enormous pyramid of newness to explore had been added to such a cool building, it has to be said, was like a gift. 

Interestingly though - if you google the most recent addition to the site, The Switch House - what you currently tend you come up with are the ongoing community issues the venue has caused rather than news on the art it contains. (The neighbours at the very expensive apartment buildings around are not happy with the tourists on the rooftop viewing platforms peering into their windows) and it was this thought, after a wonderful lunchtime spent pondering on London's skyline (as well, I must admit, to admiring the corner sofa on the flat opposite) that made me consider how the views could be altered. At least in my snaps...

Some iPad doodling followed, and a quick little play on photoshop offered an alternative view for my favourite new indoor space by joining it to some of my favourite outdoor spaces...  A nice little project to finish off a nice day out.

 

 

WelcomeFest Graphics

I've been very happy to be asked for the last few years to create the invite and info graphics for Alton College's excellent annual 'Welcomefest' event, held each summer to welcome new students into the college community and give them a sample of what life will hold for them when they arrive for their new term.

This year was no different, with the excitement starting early, and email and print invites being produced prior to the big day, followed by an 8 page, 4 colour brochure packed full with information and exciting news for the day itself. It is always a pleasure to work with the college and I'm looking forward to many more projects with them in the future.

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