[column width="48%" padding="3%"]Alan Franks Book
perfect bound, on embossed colorplan grey
Matt black foiled
[/column] [column width="48%" padding="0%"]This is the second book we have design for Alan Franks, writer for The Times. Unmade Roads is a collection of his poems. We wanted to create a cover that contrasted from the naive drawings of the famous war time artist James Boswell. The cover is Stark, minimal but in some sense folky.
[column width="48%" padding="3%"]Arcan Mellor Posters
Exhibition Identity for Artists ‘LittleWhitehead’
[/column] [column width="48%" padding="0%"]The show was called Gilt Hole Complex (Tracing the Trajectory of a shot Bullet) a reference to one of LittleWhiteheads previous works where they acquired a handgun illegally and planned to have it smoking in the exhibition. We based the imagery around a historic and famous trajectory of a bullet, Kennedy’s assassination. The tessellating posters were Riso printed 3 colour by our friends at Ditto Press.
[column width="48%" padding="3%"]MFA Goldsmiths, Show Catalogue
cloth bound spine
[/column] [column width="48%" padding="0%"]Quite simply, we needed to create a catalogue that showed off the artist’s work in the best possible light. For the catalogue essay, the artists decided to send, via email, a question out to various art critics and tutors to which they would respond and form the basis of the text. We decided to have this running throughout the book via short pages, as to not interrupt the work, set in the format of a running email. We commissioned Guy Archard to photograph their studios, a disused swimming pool in Deptford, for the centre page spread.
[column width="48%" padding="3%"]F Stokes Album Cover
Codirected with Sam Bebbington
Photography by Guy Archard
Sculptures by William Chase.
[/column] [column width="48%" padding="0%"]Album cover for New York musician F Stokes. The title of the album ‘The death of Handsome Bride’ led to the idea of creating the lead balloons. Made from plaster and graphite, the front of the sleeve shows the balloons seemingly floating in mid air whilst the reverse shows them smashed on the floor.
[column width="48%" padding="3%"]Rankin Website
We have just completed a website for the photographer Rankin Website. The website documents his work from the early 90s with Dazed & Confused, through to today. While designing a functional user friendly platform, we incorporated intuitive controls, downloadable PDF functions and custom CMS. In two weeks its the official launch with a second site (rankinfilm) for his directing work.
[/column] [column width="48%" padding="0%"]“We wanted to make a site that would display Rankins photographs in a unique way – so THIS IS Studio developed this carousel format – which flips through the photographs. What makes it different from the previous site is that it gives each image room to breathe and you also have the ability to see the images Full screen – which is importrant in really seeing the fine detail in the images.
We also wanted a chance to expand the site into film – which is becoming a major part of Rankins work. So a platform to the Behind the scenes and creative films as well as showreels of Rankins commercial work.
The site feels more alive – it has features which are being constantly updated – New Work, Me – a collection of self portraits taken on set most days, Exhibitions – giving Annroy much more of a presence and Blog – which is an insight into the day to day runnings of the studio – and Rankins workflow.”
— Rankin Studio
[column width="48%" padding="3%"]Korean Cultural Centre/British Council: Supervisions Show Catalogue
Materials/Extent: 32 pp short pages on Popset mint green printed single colour and 20 pp on Fedrigoni X-Per printed 4 colour.
Finishing: Saddle stiched
Size: Finished 275 x 205 mm
Custom Trade Gothic (Cover), Universe (cover), Adobe Caslon Pro (body copy)
[/column] [column width="48%" padding="0%"]Supervisions at the Korean Cultural Centre showcased the best of Korean artists working within the UK. We produced the show identity, catalogue and signage. The catalogue needed to include a lot of copy for each artist, so we decided to intersperse each page of imagery with a smaller, separate page with artist bios and contact details.
Design THIS IS Studio
Ladies and gents, It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the work of THIS IS Studio a multi–disciplinary design practice based in London established in 2006 by Barney Beech, Richard Barnett and Dougal Burgess. They create work that sits across a wide range of platforms from moving image to print, engaging with each project without a preconceived style. In the process they collaborate with the most exciting photographers, animators, illustrators and copywriters, to make sure that whatever they do, they do the best job possible.
In the last 4 years they have “made all sorts of nice things for a great range of design conscious clients, from Victoria and Albert Museum, British Council, Harrods, Rankin to MUSE.”
Big thank you once again to Barney for sending the high-res images and project info.
Hope you enjoyed this feature and I wish you all a great weekend! ;)
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