A History of Nottingham's Council Housing

Design & Author


Design, research and writing commissioned by Nottingham City Homes, with editorial support and research by Dan Lucas.


In Nottingham, council housing is popular; it is widely recognised as something that has improved the lives of countless people. This is a story that connects people through shared experience and sheer geographic scale. As we search for solutions to our current housing crisis, council housing offers hope for the future.


  • "Of local histories, this is undoubtedly the pick of the crop"
    The Guardian, 25/4/18
  • Format: 112pp, 120 illustrations, 120mm x 120mm, perfect bound, choice of covers, print by Russell Press, Nottingham
  • More information: www.homesandplaces.co.uk
  • Available to buy, £9.99

Curious Camden Town

Book Design


Design for visual book about some of the hidden details of Camden Town, London. For Five Leaves Publishing.


  • Format: Front & Back Cover, Inside Spreads, 106pp
  • Print: Litho
  • Available to buy, £9.99

Ian Nairn: Words in Place

Book Design


Book Design for Five Leaves Publishing, Ian Nairn: Words in Place, by Gillian Darley & David McKie. Here's a plug by Rowan Moore in The Guardian. The historian David Kynaston called it his book of the year. Building Design magazine gave it 5/5 stars.


  • Royal Size
  • Cover Design & Inside spreads with images
  • Available to buy, £10.99

Walking & Cycling Guides

Book Design & Historical Research


Design and authored guidebooks about the history of North Nottingham. Work included research, writing, photography, map and layout design. Commissioned by Travel Right, a subsidiary organisation of Nottingham City Council promoting sustainable travel.


  • A6 booklets, map fold to A3
  • Series of 5, Litho Print & Digita
  • 1000 copies printed each


Available online