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Posted in Brochures and leaflets • 12 May 2011
The next instalment of the annual newsletter for St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Work for this issue included balancing colour in images, as usual, as well as generating pie charts, setting long lists of lots of people in not much space, and a booking form for the College's annual dinner.
Posted in Miscellaneous • 2 May 2011
'Ooh', I hear you cry, 'a form. How thrilling.'
Well, yes. All too often, designers don't think about how a form's to be used, and just knock the fields out. I prefer to think about what the form's actually going to be used for, and will often print it out and try to fill it in based on old data.
For example, on this form, the address box aligns with the window in a DL windowed envelope; the main body is then below the fold; the item fields are separated by horizontal dividers to make it really obvious which quantities relate to which items, and I've moved the dates to be prominently placed (under the logo).
Little things, but they do make a difference...
Posted in Magazines, reports and books • 20 April 2011
"Mr Hodge, having won the toss by a system of his own founded upon the differential calculus and the Copernican theory, sent in his opening pair to bat." Thus begins one of the most famous literary cricket matches, from the brilliant England, Their England, written in 1911 by A. G. Macdonell. I was lent a copy by my housemaster, Nigel Wheeler, while I was at Eastbourne; he thought the cricket match might appeal to me, as I was the scorer for the 1st XI. It was, quite simply, a perfect caricature of village cricket.
Nearly 20 years later, I'm delighted to have designed the reissue of England, Their England by the Oleander Press. It'll be released on 9 May.
Posted in Miscellaneous • 10 April 2011
Over the last couple of years, I've been working with The Manor, a Foundation School in Cambridge, producing print materials for them.
This year, they commissioned the fabulous Cambridge children's photographer Helen Bartlett, who spent two days at The Manor taking pictures of the students during lessons, break and games time.
The Manor has been steadily improving in results, and I refreshed their logo and visual identity as part of their ongoing efforts to promote themselves more widely. The image below is the sign, 8ft wide, which is featured at the front of their school. Watch this space for their prospectus, coming soon.
Posted in Magazines, reports and books • 28 March 2011
The 2011 edition of the Queens' College annual magazine. As usual, all the text was provided as Word documents, along with around 100 pictures (both electronically and for scanning).
The finished article is 88pp long, bound with a spine for the first time (as opposed to being stapled). As well as design, I handled print and mailing for Queens'.