Monday, 20 June 2016

A1 (Issue 7)

I have recently completed work on the 7th issue of A1 magazine for the global wealth clients of DG Private Office. A1 is an A4 monthly publication designed by myself, this latest issue was 44 pages.

Publisher Derek Grgeory of DG Private Office discusses the current issue here: “Last month I was invited to Iceland by my friends at JS Watch Co. I had been planning to go for two years, so I figured it was an overdue trip and I had heard so many great things about the country, so I finally flew over.

“I am so glad I did, as not only is Iceland, and her people so wonderful, but I also got to stay right in the heart of the capital, Reykjavik, which is such an easy City to get around. It was -12 and snowing, but I still managed to walk around and see most of the sights this fantastic City has to offer. I will definitely return to tour more of the country, (but maybe in warmer weather).

“I was soon walking up the main high street towards JS Watch Co. and finally meeting the guys, who together make such amazing watches, from their tiny atelier in the heart of Reykjavik. More on Iceland, the hotel I stayed at, and of course JS Watch Co. on several pages you will find within this issue.

“Last month I took delivery of a very new Bentley Flying Spur W12. Only for a week, but what a great week, with my sincere thanks to Bentley Press Office for the opportunity. I managed to drive and photograph it on the only day of the week I had it, which wasn’t pouring with rain and high winds, and so thank you also to Lady luck for helping! I drove to Castle Combe Circuit, which is only a quick spurt from the office, and where I took a few photos of the Bentley before setting the sat-nav for Broadway.

“Visiting Lucy Cartwright and Daniel Bremner at DL Dressage at their amazing training livery just outside Broadway, I managed to capture the front cover photograph for this issue. Both loved the Bentley, but when asked if they would swap for one of their horses, Lucy was a definite, ‘no way’, but I reckon Daniel might have been tempted…just for a moment. So the theme of the cover shoot was to introduce horsepower to horsepower, so look out for the accompanying editorial and photos within this issue.

“I do hope you enjoy this issue as much as I have enjoyed putting it all together.”

Friday, 17 June 2016

Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden: Summer Issue 2016

I have recently completed the Summer 2016 issue of the Friends' Newsletter for the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. This is an A5, 32 page, quarterly publication regularly designed by myself.

In this issue there is a feature on the very successful Garden Sculpture Festival at Easter and a look forward to many events – theatre, concerts with singing and jazz, exhibitions, talks and boat trips.

As chair Pat Davie explains, “There are a number of new events – and old ones – details of which are shown in this newsletter with updated information on the Garden website. We do hope that the weather will be kind to us for the Midsummer Night’s Dream and the concerts with the Gasworks Singers and the Blue Notes jazz band.

“Those of you who have not yet been to the Ballast Seed Garden should try and join one of the boat trips where you will learn not only about the plants which invaded our shores but also about Bristol’s history. There are a series of exciting lectures by eminent speakers as well as additional tours and activities yet to be finalised. Booking is through the Arnolfini and more detail is given on pages 12 and 13 and on both their and the Garden’s website. I am sure you will enjoy your visit.”

The Blue Notes Jazz Band with Hannah Wedlock will be playing at the garden on Saturday 23 July at 7pm. There is a tour of the Botanic Garden at 4.30pm with the bar open from 6pm. You can bring a picnic with rug or low seating and enjoy 
a lovely summer evening in the Botanic Garden. Listen to the music of this popular Bristol band. 
The show goes on whatever the weather. Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the night. Children free.

For more information about the Botanic Garden view their website here:

Below is the cover from the latest issue.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Quality Improvement Handbook (WEAHSN)

Back in April I completed work on an A5 handbook for the WEAHSN.

The West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) helps to deliver positive healthcare outcomes in the region and nationally by driving the development and adoption of new innovations and enabling patients to play an increasing role in their own care and of others.

A guide to Quality Improvement (QI) explains what QI science is all about and how it can be used to deliver safer and better patient care. It provides a summary of the WEASHN five-phase Improvement Journey, their methodology for making change happen, and a useful introduction to some basic QI tools. It is designed to encourage healthcare staff across the West of England to learn more about QI using the resources on the Academy web pages, and to get involved with local improvement projects.

The design was kept very clean and spacious throughout with coloured sections for each phase of the Improvement Journey for easy identification.

The QI handbook is available to view here:

Alternatively view below for some spreads from the Handbook

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Manna: Spring 2016 Issue

Continuing with my daily blog updates, today's entry is on the Spring issue of Manna magazine for the Diocese of Bath & Wells that was completed back in April. Manna is an A4 quarterly, 24 page publication designed by Graphic Bubble.

Here are the thoughts of the new Editor Sam Ford about the latest issue; “Working on this issue has hardly been a breeze but it has been a privilege. Although compiling it might have been difficult at times, I don’t think this will be a morbid read. My hope is that the good work of contributors and subjects will really inspire readers to think and feel in new ways which set free from fear and sorrow.

“Preparing this issue was in strange keeping with Lent. At random, in a series of three days, I encountered Callixtus (patron saint of gravediggers), was taken to an exhibition on death, and then had a long-borrowed book returned to me: Death, Ritual and Belief. Not sure if that’s ‘ha-ha funny’ or not.

“Now at the time of print the great feast of Easter has marked a year’s passage with strident affirmation. Avoiding thought or talk of death (and we hope this issue helps with that) is maybe a bit like keeping dry but running around in the rain can be very enlivening.”

To view a digital version of the magazine click here or on the animation below.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

A1 (Issue 6 - Special Edition)

With April and May being so busy, a long overdue update of my blog is most definitely required. I will therefore post some of the work I have produced over this period each day for the next week. The first being the special Halcyon Gallery edition of A1 magazine. In this edition, the front cover features an image from an ongoing exhibition of works by the artist Santiago Montoya, available to view at Halcyon Gallery, London (pages 16 & 17).

As one of the new businesses to A1, publisher Derek Gregory explains all about this specialist gallery "Founded in 1982, Halcyon Gallery specialises in fine art and contemporary art working closely with emerging and established international artists. From its inception, Halcyon Gallery has championed painters and sculptors who display exceptional talent, technical skill and intrinsic creativity and with whom they have worked to produce world-class art exhibitions that translate to a global audience.

"Halcyon Gallery represents a selection of renowned artists from all over the world, including the UK, America, Colombia, Spain, Italy and Russia. With three art galleries in London and one art gallery in Shanghai, Halcyon Gallery is committed to nurturing the careers of all their artists by offering professional support and providing the invaluable opportunity for artistic innovation.

"Through a competitive, annual modern art programme they aim to deliver confident, informative contemporary art exhibitions which are accessible to everyone. Halcyon Gallery continues to host a variety of important museum-scale exhibitions, including inaugural art exhibitions of works within the UK and worldwide. Halcyon Gallery aims to be at the centre of the fine art world, playing a key role in London’s creative and cultural landscape.

"With over thirty years of experience in the art market, Halcyon Gallery is committed to building distinguished art collections for their clients. A dedicated team specialising in rare masterpieces and editioned prints works closely with private clients to establish art collecting of the highest quality. By cultivating strong relationships with museums, institutions and auction houses worldwide, they guarantee value and longevity of the artworks based on provenance, placement and acquisition.

"I am delighted to welcome Halcyon Gallery in London as one of our most recent businesses in which we feel we can confidently refer to our private clients for their investment consideration."

To view the latest issue please click here