Apomorphine.info is a WordPress website, designed and developed with David Preston Studio. The aim of apomorphine.info is to make the case for the revival of an effective, yet forgotten, treatment for alcoholism. The site is a source of information for anyone seeking to find out more about the drug apomorphine, and contains a large amount research and information that needed to be organised and presented in a easily navigable structure. The three main sections of the website look at the history of apomorphine, what it is and the case for a trial to revive it as a treatment. An interactive timeline and map help tell the story of the history of apomorphine. WordPress training was provided to enable the client to edit the content themselves.
This latest design project for Artmonsky Arts is a book about the work of Austin Cooper. It was designed in collaboration with David Preston Studio. Austin Cooper became, in the inter-war years, one of the most highly-respected poster artists in the United Kingdom – one of L.N.E.R’s ‘elite’ five, his name comparable to that of McKnight Kauffer for work for London Transport, and a contributor to Post Office posters for some ten years. The book can be purchased here.
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.
A recent food and exterior photography for The Henny Swan. The food images were taken within the restaurant, using a simple table top lighting setup.
A mix of colour and black and white exterior shots of the building and it’s idyllic rural location.
Other branding and photography work for The Henny Swan can be seen here.
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.