Visual identity, print and exhibition design for the High Altitude Bioprospecting team's Ingenious and Fearless Companions exhibition, 'a quest to find life at the edge of space.'
Ingenious and Fearless Companions explores the adventure of curiosity-driven research through a quest to find microscopic life in space. The title is taken from a letter from French poet Victor Hugo to chemist and aeronaut Gaston Tissandier (1869), on the future of ‘air navigation’ to our hybrid ways of working across science and art. It is also a reference to the bacteria that travel into space inside and on the bodies of astronauts.
The identity features a curve to represent the edge of space, and a constellation with six stars, to represent the six members of the High Altitude Bioprospecting team.
Exhibition vinyls - Gallery Guide - Digital Graphics
Birmingham Open Media.
1 April - 11 June 2016
I was commissioned by Birmingham City Council to create a brand identity for a new community centre at the Stirchley Baths, a former swimming pool which lay derelict for over two decades.
I wanted to create a brand identity which would have a long shelf life; and as the building has stood in Stirchley over 110 years, it came naturally to use the building itself as inspiration and lead on the design.
I took into consideration the existing features in the building itself; architectural detailing, colour palette and patterns. The font I chose based on several of the existing details in the building; changing room numbers were in a similar sans serif style.
As well as the brand identity design, I'm working with the Heritage Officer Kate Andrews, on interpretation panels, leaflets and other interior graphics.
Commissioned by Jo Gane, for Warwick Arts Centre. January 2016.
Birmingham Open Media
I'm designer in residence at Birmingham Open Media (gallery/collaboration workspace for arts/science/technology) creating their exhibition graphics, marketing materials and interior/exterior signage.
I adapted the BOM logo to create a brand look and feel, making a feature of the block lines in the logo, and the bold yellow brand colour.
Birmingham Beer Bash
The Birmingham Beer Bash is an independent craft beer festival.
I created the visual identity for BBB, based on the concept of Birmingham cubed. The logo was hand rendered from initial idea sketches.
I designed the logo in a way so that it can be used for multiple purposes, such as in a pattern, and as a hexagon, for use on beer mats for promotional purposes.
Open Draw: mac birmingham, Birmingham Weekender
I was commissioned by Jenny Duffin, Creative Producer, to create an identity and design work for Open Draw.
Open Draw was a series of mass-participation sketch events that took place across the Birmingham Weekender festival at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and at mac Birmingham's The Big Draw.
Several Birmingham-based illustrators were commissioned as part of the project prior to its official launch, including Louise Byng, Anya Jung and Bex Phillips. The illustrations on the promotional material were commissioned to be all black and white, to ensure the branding stood out, these were used across the marketing materials including give-away totes, postcards, pop-up banners, digital banners and the 12 page sketchbooks.
I illustrated Centenary Square too, as can be seen in the photos.
Glug Birmingham: MIDLAND MASTERS
I designed the Glug Birmingham two-colour risograph printed programme, promotional beermats, flyers, posters and other branded bits and pieces of print.
Writing West Midlands
West Midlands' Literary Map, illustration and design commissioned by Writing West Midlands for their brand refresh launch publication, April 2014.