Wayfinding & Visual Identity Update
This gallery is a contemporary arts venue positioned within a complex university building. This makes it hard to identify and locate, despite its significant history. The existing visual identity was appropriate but required modification to make the gallery more noticeable and appealing. As such the typeface and logo were retained but the faint grey colours and outlines were re-prioritised in favour of strong block colours and a refined box icon. A near luminous yellow was favoured as the primary hue within the new colour system because this contrasted with the university's bright pink visuals and the strong red brick of the Bonington building.
This project required updated brand guidelines, posters, flyers, signage, letterheads, reports, intranet banners and logos.
Bonington Gallery Design Guide (TBC)
Graphic Design and Photography
The Soundcarriers required a visual communication system that provided the consistency and flexibility necessary to produce a variety of formats with different lead times.
This was a project where the client had strong visual ideas based on a thorough understanding of their own creative field. Therefore it was necessary to respond to these ideas, provide choice and complete the final design with typographic rigour.
Nottingham City Museums & Galleries
Exhibition Identity & Publicity Material
Graphic design for various temporary exhibitions curated by Nottingham City Museums and Galleries Service. Work has included designing for various formats and media, such as labels, panels, posters, flyers, signage, brochures and activity sheets.
Generally this has been about working within the established brand guidelines to produce a coherent identity that is both engaging and accessible. Picture a Life photographs by John Hartley and courtesy Nottingham City Museums
- Client: Nottingham City Museums & Galleries
- Date: 2019 – 2023
- Locations: Nottingham Castle, Wollaton Hall, Newstead Abbey
Model Villages of the Nottinghamshire Coalfield
Book & Guidebooks
Only traces of the Nottinghamshire coal-mining industry remain but what have survived are the colliery villages. Together they reflect the evolution of mining in the region and the ambition of the colliery companies who built them. The colliery villages were crucial to this enterprise; their plan and form were designed to secure profits through paternalist means.
The geographic scope has been set by the Miner2Major Landscape Partnership Scheme, which is managed by Nottinghamshire County Council and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Book: Model Villages / Guide 1: Annesley / Guide 2: Bestwood / Guide 3: Newstead / Guide 4: Warsop Vale / Guide 5: Rainworth / Guide 6: Bilsthorpe / Guide 7: Clipstone / Guide 8: Edwinstowe / Guide 9: Ollerton
Modern Buildings in Britain
Modernism is now a century old, and its consequences are all around us, built into our everyday lived environments. Its place in Britain's history is fiercely contested, and its role in our future is the subject of ongoing controversy - but modernist buildings have undoubtedly changed our cities, politics and identity forever.
With more than six hundred pages of trenchantly opinionated, often witty analysis, and with three hundred photographs in duotone and colour, Modern Buildings in Britain is a landmark contribution to the history of British architecture.
Reviews & Press
Pamela Buxton, RIBAJ / Hugh Pearman, RIBAJ / Darran Anderson, Elephant / Oliver Wainwright, The Guardian / Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times / Wallpaper* / Helen Barrett, Spectator / Rowan Moore, Observer / Jonathan Meades, Literary Review / Apollo Magazine
100 Years of Council Housing
Book, Guide Booklet & Exhibition
"Council housing: the key to a more equitable and dynamic society"
Inside Housing, July 2019
This revised book, guide booklet and exhibition shows how the streets of Nottingham provide an excellent example of this council housing story, from slums that originated in the eighteenth century, to the pioneering estates of the 1920s and the Decent Homes Standard of the present era.
Created on the occasion of the centenary of the 1919 Addison Act, a Nottingham City Homes project. Written and designed by Chris Matthews.