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Letterpress adventures

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Probably my favourite thing I’ve done, ever. Richard & Sam wanted a wedding invitation suite in my vintage typographic design for their marriage at the very beautiful Cowley Manor in Gloucestershire. I suggested we print it on a letterpress to get a really lovely, authentic texture and finish. My letterpress printer, Martin, (who by the way is one of the nicest people you could ever meet) works with mechanical printing presses, some dating back to the 1800s. […]

Becky & Andy’s save-the-dates

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Lovely couple Becky and Andy wanted a save-the-date magnet for their 2016 wedding, which will have a colour theme of navy blue. After chatting about their ideas, likes and dislikes we came up with this glittering lights design to tie in with the cascading lights at their venue, and looks really beautiful against the deep blue colour. I used a fancy hand-lettered font for the main text and simple, modern one for the details. The design is […]

From sketch to finished product: a hand-lettered invitation

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I’ve just finished work on a new wedding save-the-date design featuring a hand-lettered element, and thought I’d share a bit about how I got from idea to end result. What I really love about drawing my own lettering is that I have complete control over the whole thing and I can add little style elements and flourishes as they take my fancy. The aim for the lettering was a retro style script. I wanted my final […]

A new logo for Black Pear Walking Tours

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New company Black Pear Walking Tours asked me to design a logo to represent their brand. The brief was to create something friendly and accessible, with clear reference to the county of Worcestershire where the company organise their walking holidays. The black pear is a local fruit with a long history in the county, as well as forming the business name, so a fruity shape was the starting point. I then added a silhouette of the Malvern […]

A new brand for Love Life Ladies’ Bootcamp

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This project was to create a new logo for the Love Life Ladies’ Bootcamp run by the amazing Vicky Martin in Stroud, Gloucestershire. This is not your average weekly aerobics class down the gym, what Vicky offers is a program that challenges you physically and looks after you emotionally, supporting clients to lose weight and get fit in a positive, upbeat and inspiring way. So it was important that the new branding reflected this, with a vibrant pink […]

An experiment with neon for a music venue

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This was a draft of a poster for a live music night at a venue in Battersea, London. In the end the project didn’t happen so I never finished the design, but it was fun to put together. I based the concept on the venue itself, a space called Testbed1, an arts ‘space with no agenda’. I recreated the texture of the raw brick wall with peeling paint as the background, then added bright coloured strips […]

A wedding invitation

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My older sister, Sarah, got married in June, and asked me to design the invitations. For this summer wedding we chose a vintagey garden fête look and some jaunty old fonts combined with a modern sans-serif one. The coral red and grass green colours seemed perfect for summertime and the whole thing made it clear some fun was about to be had (and indeed it was). We printed the invitations at home on clean white […]