In October 2010, Sideshow will take place for the second time round supporting the prestigious British Art Show 7, “In The Days Of The Comet” curated by Lisa le Feuvre & Tom Morton, for its nationwide launch at Nottingham Contemporary, The New Art Exchange and the Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery.
Sideshow complements Nottingham’s growing artist-led scene and do-it-yourself attitude towards contemporary art. Sideshow is a unique city-wide event in Nottingham presenting a range of contemporary art exhibitions, ambitious new commissions, site specific public projects, artists talks, performances, screenings and music events in the artist-led spaces, studios and empty buildings of the city.
Joff and Ollie are responsible for producing all design and campaign material throughout the event.
Hinterland, Nottingham – Projects on the River Trent
A series of books documenting site-specific art projects realised along the River Trent in Nottingham as part of the Hinterland art project. We designed the books in the style of paperback novels giving the project a unique look on a tight budget.
The images below show the book we designed for artist John Newling. The book is a collection of his writings spanning a ten year period. We designed the book to have the feeling of journal or note book with work split over two volumes bound by one cover.
The Wellcome Collection commissioned us to design a book for the John Newling show at the Wellcome Collection on Euston Road. The book titled ‘Make a Piano in Spain’ – ‘What do you do to make yourself feel better?’ is a survey, analysis and poetic response to what people do to make themselves feel better.
Abacus asked us to design a book to commemorated their first 50 Years in business. We worked alongside Geoff Hall the managing Director to bring together 50 years worth of stories and images in this hardback monograph book.
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) commissioned us to design identity and an entirely new internal layout for a series of publications for architects. We developed a new look and feel that closely reflected the organisation’s high design values. Fonts were chosen and applied carefully and interior pages were completely re-designed to create an easy to read and easy to use system of information.
Brand guidelines were then developed to be applied to future publications by thier in house design team.
The book titled ‘An Essential Disorientation’ by John Newling was commissioned by the Polish Museum of Modern Art to accompany a major lecture in Warsaw. The book is a controversial text that challenges the limits of the catholic faith.
Fish, horses and other animals
Professional and business development in the creative ecology
In collaboration with illustrator Jon Burgerman we designed ‘Fish, Horses and Other Animals.’ Written by academic Jim Shorthose, the book explores how individuals and companies work in the creative ecology.