The latest issue of the online magazine Chalk & Chat is now available and can be seen here.

Chalk & Chat is an fully responsive, browser-based magazine written by the people behind the popular Good Schools Guides. The magazine aims ‘to be informative, entertaining and conversational, drawing on the in-depth expertise that The Good Schools Guide is fortunate to have built up over many years’.

This design project has been a collaboration with David Preston Studio, who has been working on the design of the printed Good School Guide books since 2013. The magazine is created using the digital publishing tool Instant Magazine.

A set of 30 symbols and star signs for Lily Belle, used to personalise the Lily Belle bead bracelets. Customers first select the type of bead and colour of band they would like, then add a name and a symbol or star sign to be etched onto the surface of the bead. The set of symbols have been designed to visually fit with the typography used on the bracelets, so have a similar calligraphic feel. As they are only a few millimeters wide when etched onto the bead, it was also important that the designs were kept as simple and as uncluttered as possible. I also created the ‘build a bracelet’ website icons to illustrate each step of the process.

www.lilybelle.co.uk

 

Eye Magazine

The work of David Preston Studio is featured in an Eye Magazine profile of design historian Ruth Artmontsky and the books she has published. David has designed many books for Artmonsky Arts, including Showing Off, Shipboard Style and Designing Woman. The first Artmonsky Arts book I worked on with David was Tuppance Plain, Penny Coloured, which covers 50 years of furniture advertising and selling. We are currently working together on another title.

The full Eye article can be seen here.

Chalk & Chat is an fully responsive, browser-based magazine written by the people behind the popular Good Schools Guides. The magazine aims ‘to be informative, entertaining and conversational, drawing on the in-depth expertise that The Good Schools Guide is fortunate to have built up over many years’.

This design project has been a collaboration with David Preston Studio, who has been working on the design of the printed Good School Guide books since 2013. The magazine is created using the digital publishing tool Instant Magazine.

 

 

 

 

Some images from a recent shoot at the Henny Swan, Great Henny. The Henny Swan is a lovely pub in an amazing setting – right next to the River Stour and surrounded by some beautiful countryside. It’s got a warm, cosy bar with an open fire that looks perfect for some winter drinks. The restaurant is a light and open space with some unusual quirky touches – I really love the different styles of oil lamps on every table. Previous work I have done for the Henny Swan included their branding, promotions and menu designs which can be seen here.

www.thehennyswan.co.uk