Thursday, 28 November 2013

Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Winter Issue 2013

I have recently completed the Winter issue of the Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. This is an A5, 32 page, quarterly publication regularly produced by Graphic Bubble. This issue features an article on the Native American food crops being grown outdoors this summer at the Garden. The project has been developed by the Garden’s botanical horticulturalist, Tom Nielsen, who was inspired by his year-long stay at the Bona Fide Farm Project in Nicaragua. Also featured is a piece on the visit to Rwanda in Central Africa by pupils from Writhlington School near Bath, where they had been working to set up orchid projects in Rwandan Schools.

See below for some of the pages from the latest issue.

For more information about the Botanic Garden view their website here: www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden.






Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Designs for Figo Home

I’ve recently completed the design of an A6 double sided postcard and swingtag for Siobhan McGinnis of Figo Home. Siobhan creates bespoke handcrafted shades with traditionally turned bases. All of the shades are upcycled in a vintage style and look fantastic!!

If you’re looking for an imaginative Christmas gift this year I would thoroughly recommend popping along to one of the Chirstmas markets that Siobhan will be attending this winter.

Saturday 30th November - Clifton College Christmas Fair, Clifton, BS8 3JH
Monday 2nd - Sunday 29th December - Coexist Christmas Pop-Up Shop, Hamilton House, Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
Sunday 8th December & Sunday 15th December - Tobacco Factory Market, Southville BS3 1TF

For more details please visit www.figohome.co.uk, follow @FigoHome on twitter or check out the Figo Home Facebook page www.facebook.com/figohomebristol





Thursday, 7 November 2013

Canada Trip: Public Artwork

I’ve recently spent a week in British Columbia, Canada and wanted to share some of the interesting public artwork I encountered on the trip. I spent 3 days in Vancouver and saw some amazing totem pole designs. There are some great examples in Stanley Park and Capilano Suspension Bridge. Apparently some of the poles in the park were first carved back in the 1880’s! Although I believe these are now mainly replicas as the originals are kept in museums for preservation. They are lovely designs and very impressive, you can really appreciate the craftsmanship and attention to detail that’s gone into them!

After our walk around Stanley Park we found a public art piece called ‘A-maze-ing Laughter’ in English Bay. It consists of 14 enormous bronze statues in different poses of a shirtless guy laughing hysterically. The sculpture is by Chinese artist Yue Minjun and apparently the faces are modelled after the artist himself. I couldn’t resist a couple of cheeky poses next to them! What a nice set of sculptures that will always bring a smile to your face.

I’ve uploaded a few photo’s below, there’s also one of a street sign for Robson Street. These were everywhere in Vancouver and I thought they were really well designed. Street signs can be so dull, so it’s a nice way of making them more attractive. Lots of different colours were used depending on the district.





















Thursday, 17 October 2013

Manna: Autumn 2013 Issue

The Autumn 2013 issue of Manna is now available to view online. This is a quarterly, 28 page publication designed by Graphic Bubble for The Diocese of Bath & Wells. The theme for this issue is ‘Let us Play’ and explores how to make time and space for play whilst embracing a more playful approach as part of the ministry and collective church life. The issue also includes a 4 page 2012 Annual Review. To view a digital version of the magazine click here or on the animation below.


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Bristol Festival of Song Brochure

I've recently completed work on this year's Bristol Festival of Song brochure for Gathering Voices. This is an A5, 16 page brochure for the event that's now in its 4th year. Taking place between 11th - 20th October, the festival has expanded to include choirs and ensembles from Bath & N.E Somerset, N. Somerset, S. Glos. and Wilts.

As Festival Director Hannah Klewin explains "Total performers have increased by one third to over 3,500, ranging from first time singers to full time professionals. Over 100 choirs, groups, ensembles and solo artists will perform in over 70 venues.

"The festival welcomes old friends and hopes to entice new audiences with an eclectic mix of styles, including improv, jazz, world, classical, shanties, vocal percussion and barbershop.

"Our Sounding Boards & Workshop strand sees the return of the popular British Voice Association Road Show on vocal health, plus sessions on song arranging, close harmony for men, Britten for beginners and Bhajans. There are also networking/mentoring opportunities for choir administrators, vocal artists and performers.

"We have increased the free lunchtime concerts & recitals in city centre churches, early evening performances in Colston Hall Foyer and ‘Song Trail’ Open Rehearsals. The Harbourside ‘Song Raids’ have expanded to include a link with the final ‘Keep Sundays Special’ at Bristol Temple Meads.

"The festival finale is a glorious 12 hour marathon of song at St George’s on Sunday 20th featuring over 25 choirs and ensembles.

"We hope you will find both songs and singers that engage, delight and inspire you throughout this year’s Festival of Song."

This event is thoroughly worth checking out and comes highly recommended!!

For more information please visit the Festival of Song website www.festivalofsong.org.uk or to view an online version of the brochure click here



Wednesday, 11 September 2013

The Local Marketing Business

The Local Marketing Business is an independent company run by Paul Kurnyta who I have worked with over the past three year's. I regularly produce graphic design work for Paul - ranging from promotional literature, flyers, brochures, websites, banners and much more.

Last week Paul relaunched his company website with a new and improved design. He offers a range of services that are tailored to your requirements, from short-term project or ongoing retainer support all of his work comes with a unique guarantee. As Paul says 'I help clients drive more enquiries through their business without the need for expensive marketing strategies. My unique set of expertise can help you reduce your marketing cost and improve response.'

His new website is available here www.thelocalmarketingbusiness.co.uk and I would thoroughly recommend using Paul for your marketing campaigns.



Thursday, 5 September 2013

Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Autumn Issue 2013

I have recently completed the Autumn issue of the Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. This is an A5, 32 page, quarterly publication produced regularly by Graphic Bubble. This issue features an article on the Bee and Pollination Festival taking place this Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September between 10am - 5pm. As the Curator Nick Wray says in the issue "This event will highlight the important role that bees have in pollinating plants and the numerous ways in which we can help them to carry out this vital role." I would definitely recommend visiting the garden for this fantastic event!
See below for some of the pages from the latest issue.

For more information about the Botanic Garden view their website here: www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden.







Friday, 12 July 2013

Manna: Summer 2013 Issue

The Summer 2013 issue of Manna is now available to view online. This is a quarterly, 24 page publication designed by Graphic Bubble for The Diocese of Bath & Wells. The theme for the summer issue is ‘Eat With Care’ which explores issues around food and farming and how Christians can exercise their discipleship and stewardship when they put food on the table to feed their family. To view a digital version of the magazine click here or on the below animation.


Thursday, 20 June 2013

WAHosting Logo Design

Graphic Bubble have recently completed work on a new logo design for WAHosting, a hosting company based in Perth - Western Australia. Wanting to emphasise that they use locally based servers and locally based staff WAHosting will be providing windows and linux based hosting, email hosting, domain registration, website development, virtual servers and offsite backup. The client required an innovative logo that was distinctively different to it's competitors. With a swan featuring on the flag, and being both the state and bird emblem of Western Australia the design process quickly moved towards this. The final design features the shape of a swan with its beak being an RJ45 cable.

The font used on this logo is Lovelo Black, this is a free for commercial use font that can be found in the following location: fontfabric.com/lovelo-font

See below for the final logo design.



Thursday, 13 June 2013

Eastcott Vets A5 Flyers

I just wanted to mention a couple of events that a client of mine is promoting. Eastcott Vets in Swindon are sponsoring the Old Town Festival Dog Show this Saturday 15th June and they also have an open day on Sunday 23rd June. Both flyers for these events have been designed by Graphic Bubble.

For more information on these two events please see the flyers below or visit: www.oldtownfestival.co.uk and www.eastcottvets.co.uk.





Friday, 7 June 2013

Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Summer Issue 2013

I have recently completed the Summer issue of the Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. This is an A5, 32 page, quarterly publication produced regularly by Graphic Bubble. There are lots of events taking place throughout the summer with the Festival of Nature one of the highlights (http://www.bnhc.org.uk/home/festival.html). Also The Jazz in the Garden event on Saturday 20th July at the garden is definitely worth checking out! This year's poster was also created by Graphic Bubble.

See below for some of the pages from the latest issue.

For more information about the Botanic Garden view their website here: www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden.









Friday, 17 May 2013

Bristol Cycling Campaign Logo Design

I've recently completed work on a new logo design for the Bristol Cycling Campaign. The logo was required to reflect the following values: Independent, Challenging, Mainstream, Visionary and Sustainable and fit with the strap line: 'The voice of Bristol's cyclists'. It also needed to incorporate elements from the mission statement: 'We work for Bristol and the surrounding area to be: Alive with people on bikes; Where cycling is so easy, everyone does it; Happier, healthier, greener and more civilised.'

The logo includes a couple cycling and reflects more of a human rather than mechanical feel throughout, appealing to women as much as it does to men as well as to younger adults. The bikes used have a very generic feel for both male and female use, they also avoid being distinctively racing or mountain bikes. The colours used complement the existing material used by the Campaign and the style guidelines further enhance the overall image of the Campaign, providing a more consistent approach across all material.

To find out more about the Bristol Cycling Campaign please visit their website: www.bristolcyclingcampaign.org.uk or follow them on Twitter: @BristolCycling

Please see below for the final logo.



Monday, 13 May 2013

One Thing I Know

New website OneThingIKnow.co.uk has launched a new book to celebrate it's inception. It's being offered for free with just the postage to pay. I received my copy at the weekend and it is well worth getting hold of one if you can. If you're newly self-employed or thinking of starting you're own creative business there are some really interesting articles that are incredibly insightful. It's published by Creative England as both a free book and website, and compiles articles from leading creative entrepreneurs aimed at passing down their experience of starting, running and growing a creative company. The articles cover all areas and come from some very established creatives – including Dave Sproxton (Aardman) Charles Wace (twofour) Spencer Buck (Taxi Studio) and Jim Douglas (Future Publishing).

The book has been designed by Fiasco Design and also contains original artwork from over 30 commissioned UK artists. The free book can be ordered from www.OneThingIKnow.co.uk, where all the articles are also available in digital format. They only have a limited print run so if you're after a hard copy you need to be quick!

They can also be found on Twitter at @onethingIknow

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Ride + Design // A tandem celebration of bicycles and design

Looks like an interesting event that's being organised by the West of England Design Forum on the 15th June this year. Taking place at the Arnolfini, Ride + Design is a day of exploring the close relationship between bikes and design, covering everything from branding and fashion to modern cycle culture.

Talks will be taking place throughout the day and include James Fairbank (Rapha), Will Butler-Adams (Brompton), Nick Larsen (Charge Bikes), Dom Thomas (Genesis), Ben Spurrier (Condor Cycles), James Greig (Vulpine), Anna Glowinski (AnaNichoola), as well as films and activities. Sounds like a great day out for any bike or design enthusiast. Imagine it will be very popular so see booking details below for tickets.

The event is also part of Bristol’s BIG Green Week Festival (15-23 June). The UK's annual festival of environmental ideas, art and culture - www.biggreenweek.com

Saturday 15 June 2013, 9–5pm (with afterparty)

Arnolfini, Bristol
£25 / £22 concs.

Tickets for the event can be booked by calling the box office on 0117 917 2300.


Friday, 12 April 2013

Manna: Spring 2013 Issue

The Spring 2013 issue of Manna is now available to view online. This is a quarterly, 24 page publication designed by Graphic Bubble for The Diocese of Bath & Wells. This edition is focused on calling, where people from different walks of life, both lay and ordained, talk about what it means to have a Christian calling. To view a digital version of the magazine click here or on the below animation.


Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Calma Balance Website Design

I have recently completed work on a new website design for Cecilia Bruzzone at Calma Balance. Cecilia offers professional Aromatherapy Massage, Crystal Therapy and Reiki treatments in the Bristol area. She will also soon be selling products such as crystal mobiles, custom made creams & blends and aura sprays.

Using themes of relaxation and wellbeing, the site has been designed with subtle colour transparencies and textured images throughout. Rounded corners have also been used to convey a less rigid and more relaxed design.

To view the site please click here or see below for screenshots from some of the pages.

If you would like to contact Cecilia for any of her treatments please email her on cecilia@calmabalance.com









Monday, 4 March 2013

Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Spring Issue 2013

I have recently completed work on the Spring issue of the Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. This is an A5, 32 page, quarterly publication produced regularly by Graphic Bubble. This issue has a great feature about the Easter Sculpture Exhibition taking place over Easter weekend, is definitely worth a visit!

See below for some of the pages from the latest issue.

For more information about the Botanic Garden view their website here: www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden.





Friday, 1 March 2013

Cheltenham Design Festival 2013

Cheltenham Design Festival dates have been confirmed as 11-14th April 2013. The festival is now in it's second year and if you thought last year's line up was good, check this out - Neville Brody, David Hillman, Sir John Sorrell, Sir John Hegarty and Bruce Duckworth are all confirmed for the event.

Taking place at the Parabola Arts Centre, under the banner 'Who Cares About the Future of Design?', this year's programme will explore the role design plays in everyday life, and how that role should evolve in the future. It will also cover areas such as education, the environment, an ageing population, urban design, technology and business.

To find out more about the Cheltenham Design Festival click here (Tickets are on sale next week) or check out the blog entry on the Creative Review website here.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Ian Towers: Promotional Flyer and Banner

I have recently completed work on an A5 promotional flyer and pull-up show banner for Ian Towers. Ian is a pianist, singer and entertainer based in Bristol and specialises in performing at wedding ceremonies and receptions. The designs reflect the elegance, beauty and class of Ian's performances whilst appealing to the target audience.

To hear Ian play please visit his website: www.iantowerspianist.co.uk or if you would like to contact him for a quote please do so here - email: ian@iantowerspianist.co.uk telephone: 07811 366865.

Please see below for the final designs.




Monday, 7 January 2013

Manna: Winter 2013 Issue

The Winter 2013 issue of Manna is now available to view online, this is a quarterly, 24 page publication designed by Graphic Bubble for The Diocese of Bath & Wells. To view a digital version of the magazine click here or on the below animation.