Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Bristol Music Education Partnership Logo Design

I've recently finished work on the following logo design for the Bristol Music Education Partnership. The brief was to design a strong brand identity for the BMEP that could be used across all media, to include logo, font styles and general design rationale.

The BMEP is a network of music educators from Bristol and the wider region who meet regularly throughout the year to discuss relevant issues and develop joint projects. Their educational reach goes beyond schools and encompasses all ages and backgrounds. They want to help music deliverers across the sector to be better informed, more connected to each other and encouraged to work collaboratively where that makes sense. The overarching goal is to improve the quality and breadth of music provision in the region.

They are a very dynamic and diverse group and part of the brief's challenge was to make the identity relevant to the very broad cross section of learners and organisations they serve. There was a keenness to avoid clicheed musical images and to emphasise the themes of unity and pulling together. The logo also needed to avoid any musical bias - i.e. not too classical or too pop.

See below for the final design.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Charity Poster Design

I have recently completed this poster design for a fund raising event in aid of Telethon and The Perth Hindu Temple based in Australia. Promoting Dandiya Raas - A traditional Indian dance, the poster is bright, vibrant and projects the energetic and diverse nature of the event. I've used warm colours throughout alongside fonts and patterns that are well-suited to the subject matter.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Festival of Song 2012 launches this week!

I just wanted to mention my friends over at Gathering Voices who launch their third annual Bristol Festival of Song this Friday 12th October at Cascade Steps at 6pm.

Here's what's going on:
Once again we're setting out to prove that Bristol is the UK’s premier ‘City of Gong’, bringing together more than 2,500 performers for a 10-day celebration of singing in all its myriad forms. Some 50 venues in and around the city are hosting events, which range from free concerts right through to high-profile events at the Colston Hall and St George’s. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and helped to make the FoS into an annual fixture in the city and beyond!

We've so many events programmed for this year and you can find the full listing on our brand new website at

But we'd like to pick out a few highlights that we hope you'll join us for:

Saturday 13 (1.30-5.30) - Male Barbershop Close Harmony Workshop - take your vocal skills to another level with the fantastic award winning Great Western Chorus. Attend the workshop and then sing with the full chorus in concert. Workshop & Concert £5 for both!

Saturday 13 (doors 7pm) - If you like the sound of Great Western Chorus but would rather just to hear their beautiful close harmony sound, come along to the evening concert of full chorus. Concert £5.

Sunday 14 (2.00-4.30) - Sing Like a Bloke with a Spooky Man that needs no introduction Chris Samuel. Explore the nature of manly vocalising and many things are possible and indeed probable. Workshop £5 (strictly men only).

Sunday 14 (10.30-3.30) - British Voice Association Roadshow (FREE) - An accessible, fascinating and multi-disciplinary look at the voice, with a range of speakers including: Tom Harris MA FRCS - The Surgeon and the Singer, Sara Harris - Speech and Language Therapist, Jenevora Williams PhD - The young voice, especially boys, Liz MacNaughton - The Older Singer and Frith Trezevant ARCM - Singing, Speech & Drama. FREE

Friday 19th (doors 7pm) - The best of Bristol's young singer songwriting talent in association with Jelli Records at the Southbank. Event £5.

Saturday 20th (doors 7pm) - All the way from Totnes, Glorious Chorus bring their ground breaking show One World to the Festival of Song 2012. Pulling on themes highlighted in the prophesies of ancient cultures around the world, One World highlights the crossroads at which the human race presently stands. Concert £5.

Sunday 21st (all day) - The Festival Finale Sounding the City at St George's - please come and support the singers of Bristol and Bath (yes we've the Bath Community Gospel Choir this year!) and a very special guest appearance during the evening section, still too top secret for me to mention but you may have caught them on television with Britain's most famous choir leader recently - that's all I'm saying for now - shhhhh.... Tickets £5 per session or day tickets £10!

Make this month SINGTOBER!

Please see flyer below.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Talking Type: 'Types for a new century'

For all of you Typography nerds (I include myself in that!) this exhibition and lecture definitely looks worth checking out.

'Types for a new century' exhibition of typography currently showing at the F Block Gallery, UWE Bower Ashton Campus until Friday 12th October 2012. Plus on Thursday 11th October at the Southbank Centre, Southville, an evening of typographic lectures in support of Types for the New Century:

TOM FOLEY—Dalton Maag

TOM LANE—Ginger Monkey


WILL HILL—Anglia Ruskin University

Admission: £4.00
For more info see the flyer below or the Type Now Here website