The grid is like the lines on a football field. You can play a great game in the...– Wim Crouwel
'Brighter Ideas' from Grade
We’ve just completed the new Grade brochure and recently mailed it out to clients and potential new contacts. It takes an unusual format in that the insert for the inner pages is A6 in size and thread-sewn into an A5 outer cover, trimmed flush at the bottom edge. The cover was printed 2 colours with a double-hit black on the outer face. The insert section presenting our work prints in four...
When Grade met Delia
We are currently working on an exciting new title for Bloomsbury entitled Everybody Everyday written by award-winning cook, teacher and food writer Alex Mackay. This highly innovative cookery book is an accumulation of Alex’s many years experience in cooking and also managing the prestigious cookery schools of Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons and Delia Smith’s cookery...
Type well used is invisible as type, just as the perfect talking voice is the...– Beatrice Warde
Grade wins international typography award
The ISTD (International Society of Typographic Designers) Awards are unique, as the only international design awards that specifically recognise typographic excellence across a broad range of design disciplines. I’m very pleased to announce that myself and Grade have been awarded a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ in this year’s competition for the design of The Ivington Diaries by Monty Don...
ISTD Condensed 05
For the last 6 years (until November 2010) I’ve been an active member on the ISTD Board (International Society of Typographic Designers) and was Chair from 2010–2011. ISTD is a not-for-profit charitable organisation who ‘establishes, maintains and promotes typographic standards through the forum of debate and design practice’. One of my roles was to edit and design the members...
Fashion at Royal Ascot
In time for this year’s traditional June races at the Queen’s Royal Ascot meeting, Grade were commissioned by publisher Thames & Hudson to produce a 224-page illustrated book celebrating the rich history and innovation of Fashion at Royal Ascot. Written by author and broadcaster James Sherwood, the book contains 300 hundred years of thoroughbred style with fashion and millinery...