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 photography shoot at The Henny Swan, Suffolk. 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.
A new logo design for Acton Badminton Club, using their existing brand colours of blue and yellow. Acton apparently means ‘Oak tree’, hence the oak leaf design with a shuttlecock. Shown here are variations along the same design, looking at different uses of outlines, block colours and the date format.
I’ve been working on a redesign of the Thalatta website for the East Coast Sail Trust. The new version of the website is fully responsive (so will resize for mobiles and tablets) and is built in WordPress, which allows the client to easily update content themselves. The design is a bespoke one, rather than an ‘off-the-shelf’ WordPress theme.
Thalatta is a remarkable Thames Sailing Barge, built over 100 years ago but recently completely refurbished thanks to Lottery funding. She is based in Ipswich, and she can be booked by schools, youth organisations, charities or any group looking for an adventurous and very unique sailing experience!
Other design and photography work for the East Coast Sail Trust can be seen here.
Brand identity and brand applications design for a new carpet cleaning company, 2DCC operating in Devon. The full project can be seen here and includes logo design, business cards, promotional A6 postcards and a simple, easily updated website.
To stand out from the DIY carpet cleaning options on the market place, the brand has been designed to feel slick, professional and scientific. The logo references the squares and lettering layout of the periodic table, as a subtle nod to the chemistry involved in professional carpet cleaning. The colours were chosen for the bright, fresh feel and to help appeal to the largely female customer base.
A corporate hospitality brochure for The Bell Hotel Clare. The brochure was a large square format, designed to highlight the unique meeting spaces available, as well as the food and accommodation The Bell also provides.
A food shoot for The Bell Hotel Clare.