Poster for The Dowsing Sound Collective valentine's day concert 2014.Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Typography2014
Horsham means a place of horses – a place where horses were bred and pastured. The name Horsham has not changed, in name or spelling, from at least AD 947 when it was first recorded in the Anglo Saxon land charter.
A report by English Heritage, in June 2013, stated: ‘Horsham District Council has identified economic and town centre management as a key pillar in their placemaking strategy and recognises that Horsham’s historic assets provide a unique selling point for the long-term attractiveness and prosperity of the town centre’.
West Street is Horsham’s primary arterial outdoor shopping street, connecting other key retail spaces in the retail area. We were invited by Horsham District Council to review an original chosen wave design in the paving, and with a brief that this placemaking project was strongly horse themed, worked closely with the development team to deliver designs for placemaking narrative, wayfinding and signage.
The key objectives to the overall scheme, which included new lighting and furniture were to:
• Improve economic viability
• Encourage an increase in footfall and dwell time
• Improve circulation and wayfinding in the town
• Help support businesses, job creation and skills development
• Provide memorable and a welcome experience for residents and visitors
• Encourage inward retail and business investment to the town
• Promote an improved retail environment
The schedule and timeline was extremely tight and with the fine work of the project team, contractors, fabricators and designers, the scheme was officially opened on Saturday 16 November 2013.
With all this in mind and with a clear direction to create contemporary scheme design, the following design elements were created:
• A paving wave design that was developed to represent the ‘backs and curves’ of horses – the idea to create a contemporary ‘chalk horse’ design into the paving that gives the wave some meaning and connection. The paving uses a contrasting tegula stone to define the walkway.
• A series of narrative pavings that highlight historical interest of place and people with specific location association and some that are generic to the town. The narratives were researched and written by ‘man of Horsham’ Jeremy Knight, curator of Horsham Museum & Art Gallery, who has a profound knowledge of Horsham history.
• Wayfinding elements in the paving that defined place location and direction fabricated as stainless steel and set into the particular paving material.
• The use of horseshoes that contribute to the Horsham West Street brand with elements of wayfinding – made from stainless steel set in to the paving. These work with the new lighting design, by David Gibbons from Urban Projects, where the horseshoes and lighting work together highlighting the curves of the paving ‘wave’ and which represent the movement of horses through the street. The total number of horseshoes is in the region of 90 which includes three sets of four brass horseshoes set into the paving to represent standing horses.
• Narrative lines of text laser-etched into the street furniture – the benches with lines of historical local interest and planters (planned for installation Spring 2014) which will contain a selection of horse-themed haiku-type poetry from local primary school children.
• The first of a wayfinding totem designed to be strongly Horsham branded with clear, useful information with high legibility values. It includes a newly designed map, with references to key landmarks, distance to places indicated by walking times and an index for specific locations. The totem was fabricated by Woodhouse and is a high quality, robust system which includes the use of vitreous enamel finishes.
With all these new elements, including the new street furniture and contemporary lighting, West Street has been transformed into an engaging, fun and informed public space.Creative Direction, Landscape Design, Street Art2013
The Greenway Platform was shortlisted as one of two solutions for the public art tender for Block J in Brighton, UK.
The design solution, a joint venture between Cara Courage, Nicholas Dexter,Yelo Architects and Wolfstrome took its inspiration from the heritage and visual elements of the station – a creative placemaking approach to creating a space in the city that those that live and work in the immediate vicinity will want to linger in, a social space for all ages, a play space for young families, and a welcome respite for commuters and waiting area for those coming to meet them from their journey.
It proposed the following:
The Greenway Platform was suggested as a name not only to extend the station and railway metaphor running through the site design and the performative relation to a social stage area, but also to create a new place for the people of Brighton & Hove, emotionally placing this place on its psychogeographic map.
Seats and steps, designed with riser heights that would act as both step and seat, settled in a freeform manner that encourages serendipitous social interaction. The dual-design and use would create walkways, pathways and social spaces within the space. The seat-steps are placed along the contour lines of the site, leading the eye and the user into and through the Greenway.
The two step-ways down from the road level into the site were placed to not only create a seating bank, but also anticipate the inevitable cut-through desire lines of place users entering and exiting the Greenway Platform to the car park area of the site.
Phrases and texts would have been incorporated into the platform seating-steps that took their inspiration from the lexicon of rail travel. They would have been playful and evocative of the station, of rail travel and the railways and bring an additional textural layer to the creative placemaking design.
The vision for the Greenway Platform was for it be become more than just a functional thoroughfare – but for many, a thoroughfare is just what it would have been. Therefore, essential wayfinding texts would be incorporated into the design, signposting the station, bike station and lift, and the sea, North Laine, New England Quarter and London Road, as well as the route to the lower Greenway. The wayfinding text would include a colour element so it will be easily seen by the busy or lost visitor.
Haphazard strip lights, the colours of water and molten metal, the elements of the station and the city’s formation, would flow down the pathway as well as light the seating-steps of the Greenway Platform. The lights would lead people through the space; give a warm glow to the space, creating intimacy in a place otherwise surrounded by monumental architecture.
The two main step-ways through the platform proper would be demarcated by lighting. Appreciating that the Greenway Platform would be used in the dark hours of the early morning and late night by commuters especially, the lighting element would also help create a safe, accessible space.
The design elements of the lift, appearing as effects on its glass, link to the design of the Greenway Platform, but carrying on the lighting and narrative elements, to create an integral design when seen as one whole, but that also as a successful standalone element when seen from the perspectives from New England.Architecture, Creative Direction, Landscape Design2014
The new social housing apartment block at 331 Kingsway, Hove was given the name The Vega Building to fit with the art deco styling of the proposal. The site was formerly a garage built in the 1930’s that was modelled in the art deco style – sadly demolished in 2001, it was much loved by the local neighbourhood.
The name Vega relates to the Lockheed Vega, the plane famously flown by Amelia Earhart across the Atlantic single-handed. The plane is from the art deco era and is often in the classic style of polished aluminium.
The brief for the building identity and brand was to hint at the clean line of the art deco style, in a contemporary way. We researched the lettering style from the period and developed the design strategy.
Building on the narrative, we developed a system that utilised the elegant form of the plane and chose a font that is modern, legible and contemporary, and which complemented the building and the developing story.
We wanted a ‘light touch’ to the design, avoiding ‘blocky’ signage panels, proposing a sensitive approach that used an accent colour for each floor and signage lettering that was mounted directly to building surfaces, respecting the architectural lines.
VEGA plane silhouette shapes have been used as navigational devices and the information and signage lettering laser cut from stainless steel and installed as individual letters raised from the wall surfaces giving a modern take on the industrial clean nature of the style and time.
The main VEGA sign lightbox letters are 480mm high each fabricated from white perspex mounted within a stainless steel casing that wraps around the front forming an elegant border. Creating a strong identity both in the day and at night when they are lit up.
The car park continues the theme where dotted lines indicate parking spaces with the VEGA plane motif labelling the space numbering system. Planes on the floor surface also direct users to bay areas and four disabled bay areas are clearly marked in blue.
Secondary signage throughout the building is signed using a matt black vinyl and statutory signage silk-screened onto stainless steel panels to maintain the aesthetic.
Photographs by Jim Stephenson photography.
The VEGA building is the first project designed and implemented by Yelo Wolf, a strategic partnership between Yelo Architects and Wolfstrome with the intention to brand buildings and place by creating sympathetic modern contemporary design for building identity, signage (incl. statutory) and wayfinding.Architecture, Interior Design, Typography2013
Series of posters for The Dowsing Sound Collective concert 2013. Themed HOME, the posters represent snapshots of a journey home. The last two images show the programme designed to fold down from an A3 sheet to A6 with eight panels per side.Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Typography2013
A placemaking, building identification and wayfinding project for Gallions Housing Association for their Thamesmead high rise tower block properties along Yarnton Way to retrofit and enhance the environment and space – working in collaboration with Urban Initiatives Studio.
This proposal showed how each of the initial six towers could be identified through the use and development of name style and colour. The design would allow for easy identification and wayfinding viewed from long distances (from Abbey Wood station and beyond for example), mid-range distance (from one end of Yarnton Way) and in moving down the road. The aim was to create clear, distinct building identification within the ‘family’ of the place and scheme to create a co-ordinated, ‘joined-up-thinking’ approach.
Each building would be designated a key colour which would become recognised as its ‘own’ – Radley House could be identified with the colour purple for example. A complementary palette of colours would be developed to support the buildings key ID colour. This palette of colours would be used on each building in an elegant way to make each tower distinct.
Each entrance (front and back) would also be a ‘marker’ to identify each building – using the key colour across the facia rendered in a textural material (ceramic tiles for example). The ground floor exterior walls will use lighter hues from the palette on designated walls only (other walls following tower colour scheme of white and grey) to create a light approach and drawing the eye to the darker entrance for pedestrian clarity.
The residential balconies would include a gradient of ID colour ranging from dark at the base to light at the top set into the insets which will have the effect of accentuating the rising tower. Viewed clearly in daylight, these would also be lit at night creating a linear gradient design with strong impact. Both in the day and night, these inset colours would be a feature that support the ID and wayfinding strategy of each tower and place.
The design follows-through for the community balconies on the front and back of the buildings where the balcony soffits would be painted in the same colours and hues as the residential balcony insets. These would also be gently and simply lit at night to create a similar effect. Further to these features the proposal suggests lighting the top of the building with a thin band of light in the key colour along with illuminating the lift housing to ‘finish’ and define the building roof.
Each building would be identified by its name and a ‘monogram’ design created from two letters of the name – Radley House = RD for example. The monogram would act as a symbol and reference for each building supported with the use of the key colour. The design proposes that the monogram be used in the following places:
• Top of building front and back – 3D fabricated construction in building key colour, lit at night
• Top left of entrances – to be complementary to entrance facia material, robust and designed to minimise potential vandalism
• Ground floor walls – painted in light palette colour on white wall
• Side of canopy on back entrance (possibly lit)
• Gateway and gateway columns
The names of each building would be spelt out and set elegantly at each entrance using a modern contemporary font for good legibility and with qualities of being ‘friendly’ and accessible.
The place ID and building(s) location would be supported with an elegant wayfinding/signage system set into ground paving. Using key colours of each building and monogram design, a system that has clarity and defines building location and direction could be developed. This approach began to link the towers and create a sense of the ‘greater’ scheme.
All of the branding and wayfinding components of the scheme was considered with thoughts of creating design that has a ‘light touch’ to complete an overall effect that had synergy, meaning and clarity.Architecture, Creative Direction, Landscape Design2014
For more information click 'Identity' link on the left.Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Icon Design2011
Design and development of identity and website for specialist SEO consultancy to reflect the nature and ethos of the team who help good honest companies to progress and grow.
www.ethical-seo.euCreative Direction, Graphic Design, Web Design2012
The Map Book 2012 has been designed as a showcase to demonstrate the varied work undertaken by The GeoInformation Group in the UK and across the world. It includes some of their favourite examples of products and projects in which they have been involved. It shows a range of work and projects that includes aerial photography, mapping and data visualisations.
All the maps and images in the book have been created by The GeoInformation Group as part of its investment programme into new and innovative geographic datasets. These data are in use within the UK’s geospatial industry or as part of a project, working on behalf of a client in one of the many industry sectors in which it operates.
The book is full of colourful, precise imagery which includes technical detail for interest and information.Creative Direction, Editorial Design, Graphic Design2012
Second in a series of books published by The GeoInformation Group, The Buildings Book 2013 has been designed as a showcase to demonstrate the varied mapping work undertaken to determine how many buildings there are across the nation. It includes some of their favourite examples of products and projects in which they have been involved and shows a range of work and projects that includes aerial photography, mapping and data visualisations.
Just knowing how many buildings there are across the nation and being able to measure their footprint tells us a lot about the way the built environment has evolved in Britain. Add information on the height of the building to the footprint and we begin to get a real understanding of the volume of building that is at the core of our economy.
The book is full of colourful, precise imagery which includes technical detail for interest and information.Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Print Design2013
Poster for Threshold Love Architecture 2013 festival.
Future city working
Love Architecture Festival
25 – 28 June 2013
myHotel basement car park
Jubilee Road, Brighton
A four-day exhibition and exploration of ‘future city working’ from architecture, built environment and arts collective Threshold, featuring film, visual art, installations, debate and workshops.
All in the basement car park of myhotel, Brighton – just walk down the slope. Each day will address a different theme:
@ThresholdHubCreative Direction, Graphic Design, Typography2013
Poster for The Dowsing Christmas Cocktail concert 2013 for The Dowsing Sound Collective – a dynamic 120-voice choir and band. Images two and three show the concert programme designed to fold down from an A3 sheet to A6 with eight panels per side.Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Typography2013
Poster for an experimental project and exhibition which considers digital scanning as an alternative to photography. Featuring works by Gem Barton + others. www.gembarton.com/scanitCreative Direction, Graphic Design, Typography2012
Website design for Yelo Architects – contemporary functional Wordpress site – www.yeloarchitects.com. Built by Pragamatic.Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Web Design2013
'Clean', accessible website design for The Democratic Society – an independent membership organisation. They promote democracy and new forms of governance through citizen participation, debate and building bridges between those who ‘know’ and those who ‘do’. www.demsoc.orgCreative Direction, Graphic Design, Web Design2013
Website design for business consultancy specialising in mindful, conscious business development. www.consciousbusinesspeople.comCreative Direction, Graphic Design, Web Design2013
Poster for RSA and University of Brighton symposium Making better places. How do we create places of excellence – beyond the mediocre? And how do we take collaborative responsibility and ownership of our spaces? How do we get sustainability right? A series of thought provoking presentations followed by a live debate discussing how we can make our places better.Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Typography2012
London is probably the most mapped place on earth and today it boasts some of the world’s most advanced mapping databases, created to support the processes of maintenance and regeneration.
London is a city of great diversity. It has a long and illustrious history reflected in its buildings and monuments. But it is also a city of today, evolving and developing to meet the challenges of the twenty first century. It is in a constant state of renewal and managing that process is one of its greatest challenges.
One way to understand the London of today is to look at the huge range of modern mapping that is produced; to appreciate London’s history, you only need to delve into its cartographic legacy.
This book, a testament to the variety of the cartographic art, is published as part of the London Mapping Festival. It's an A4 landscape hardback containing 200 pages of full colour, highly detailed maps, charts and cartograms, as well as aerial and satellite images and artist impressions ranging from the modern day back to the 17th century.
To order a copy go to: www.londonmappingfestival.org/2011/11/map-bookGraphic Design, Publishing, Typography2012
Ecopark was part of the section 106 affordable housing element of the third phase of the Gallions Reach Urban Village in the heart of Thamesmead. The village comprises of over 1500 homes, shops and a school and is arranged around a central ‘ecological corridor’. Ecopark was designed to show how the latest ideas in sustainable, low-energy living could be put into practice.
To support the development an interactive exhibition was designed where visitors, including many school parties, played interactive games to discover what the impact of un-sustainable human actions has on our environment. A ‘naked house’ was left unfinished in places to show visitors many of the special eco features. All the information and rationale behind the project was designed into the Ecopark book.Creative Direction, Editorial Design, Graphic Design2011
Bringing meaning to place with the made-up stories from local communities was the idea behind Lightwriting. We worked with four different County Durham communities and constructed a narrative form that was presented at Lumiere Durham 2011. Over each of the four evenings the narratives changed – each night being dedicated to the community that came up with their own stories.
Projecting coloured light to form words through a matrix of holes, the Lightwriting cube tells a story 4 faces at a time, changing every 20 seconds. Run around and follow the story before all 4 sides change to the next "page". Richard Wolfströme invented and designed this new form and Ira Lightman guided local groups to write in it. Lightwriting showed County Durham people's great gifts with story telling, Ira's skill with catching the actual language people use, in all its simplicity and fun, and Richard's typographical mastery with setting the words in their perfect sequence of colours and spacing. Every screen was a delight of language caught in all its quirkiness, and all the screens taken together told heartwarming and hilarious stories as they came naturally.
The ambition is to now take the Lightwriting cube to other locations and communities to hear and display their true and imaginary stories. Please get in touch if you want to know more.
To see a video of Lightwriting in action:
Concept & design: Richard Wolfströme (www.wolfi.co.uk)
Words & workshops with County Durham communities: Ira Lightman
Fabrication & technical: Martin Warden, Hi-lights (www.hi-lights.tv)
Commissioned by Lumiere Durham 2011 (www.lumieredurham.co.uk)
Produced by Artichoke (www.artichoke.uk.com)
Video edit: Joe MurrayInstallation Design, Storytelling, Typography2011
Taking place over one week in June 2012, Threshold, a pop-up architecture and built environment centre located in the basement car park of myhotel, Brighton, Richard Wolfströme designed the brand and signage system to raise awareness of the Love Architecture Festival 2012 and encourage visitors down the ramp. The design set a series of chevrons at incremental distances, weights and heights to create a flow both up and down along the ramp meander. The yellow set flowing downwards and the black fine lines directing up the ramp.
A series of banners complementing the signage were also designed and placed at the entrance and within the interior. All fabrication was made and installed by Push Studios and although designed to be temporary, whispers of permanancy have been heard. Threshold, part of the Love Architecture Festival 2012, was organised RIBA Sussex, along with architects a:b:i:r architects, Chalk Architecture, architectural photographer Jim Stephenson and arts consultant Cara Courage.Creative Direction, Exhibition Design, Landscape Design2012
How will you be living in twenty-years time? What type of house will you live in and whom might you be living with – your parents, your grandchildren, friends? These are some of the questions that the Threshold team asked architects and the public as part of a pop-up pavilion at TEDxBrighton on 26 October 2012 at Brighton Dome and Corn Exchange.
The pavilion, designed as a one-storey house, looked at issues surrounding housing and the way we live in response to the TEDxBrighton theme of The Generation Gap. Situated in the Dome’s Founders Room the pavilion featured films of people’s responses to these questions and more and invited TEDx audience members and the public to get involved in the city housing debate by filming their own responses or posting a written response through the pavilion’s letterboxes.
A interactive display map of Brighton & Hove also featured, showing what types of housing are where in the city and the walls depict various styles of living, from traditional to concept homes.
The pavilion was designed and built through the magnificent effort of Leith McKenzie of Un[Lab] – a time-lapse video of the pavilions’ construction can be seen here: vimeo.com/52374505
Content created on the day will go into an online and exhibited library of talking heads that will grow over time, discussing a variety of topics in relation to the built environment.
Olli Blair, co-founder of Threshold and director of a:b:i:r, comments: ‘Housing is a pressing issue for Brighton and Hove and for the western world as we experience an ageing population. Threshold is using the opportunity of TEDxBrighton to get the people of our city to think about how they live now and how they want to in the future and to feed into the debate and solution-finding with architects’.
Threshold is a pop-up architecture and built environment centre demonstrating how architects and associated creative professionals can adapt, reuse, transform and re-invent the spaces around us, presenting an exhibition and programme of public events on the theme of inhabiting un[der]-used space(s).
The founding Threshold team are:
Jim Stephenson photography
Threshold partners include:
Photography Jim Stephenson photography
Follow @ThresholdHubArchitecture, Exhibition Design, Graphic Design2012
Website design for the UK's leading specialists in the design, installation and maintenance of solar thermal and solar electrical systems. The design reflects the modular solar panel systems, creating a functional and adaptable architectural design that can be developed and changed in response to latest information and campaigns.
www.southernsolar.co.ukCreative Direction, Graphic Design, Web Design2012
Poster for Dowsing for Sound – sixty voices and a fearless band performing in Cambridge, UK, June 2012.Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Performing Arts2012
The story of medicine from ancient history to its practice today, where it is deeply entrenched in science, with ground breaking research into DNA, major breakthroughs for the treatment of illness and injury, and rigorous training of the practitioners who care for patients, is one of complex weaving narratives that have become entwined in the story of modern practice.
Highly illustrated with rarely seen paintings, drawings, prints, and extracts from manuscripts and manuals, in The Art of Medicine you will discover the fascinating tales our knowledge of the human body, how we pictured it across the world throughout the ages, and how, combined with our beliefs, it guided medical practice: from medieval European theories and Persian discoveries, through Aztec and Chinese understanding to the growth of medical practice as we may recognize it today, starting with the anatomical research of Andreas Vesalius in Italy through to contemporary art derived from microscopic fragments of the human body and reflections on the latest research.
Brought together by the Wellcome Collection, The Art of Medicine is a unique and remarkable visual insight into what it is to be human in sickness and health.Graphic Design, Publishing, Typography2012
Topographic Tweets partnered Richard Wolfstrome with Chalk Architects to create an installation on the Chalk studio window for The Welcome Trail, curated by Gem Barton, as part of the Love Architecture Festival 2012 in Brighton, UK and Threshold. A ‘pop-up’ installation taking just ten days from idea to finished artwork, it engages and creates a community narrative with the face of architecture.
Topographic Tweets invited tweeters to express an opinion, a view, an idea, contentious or otherwise, about architecture, which were designed into a typographic urban landscape. Strips of texts rising up the window in different shades of white, grey and frost give the impression of a skyline where the lettering, absent their counters (spaces in letters), ‘light’ up the architectural form. Fabrication and installation by Nik the Brush.Creative Direction, Street Art, Typography2012
A deluxe photographic reference system containing six books and a DVD packaged in a metal case. The spreads shown here are from Book 1 The Art of Digital Photography. Other books in the system reference everything from equipment, shooting tips, workflow to editing and special effects.Editorial Design, Graphic Design, Photojournalism2011
41 Places was a city-wide artwork of 41 true stories, installed in the place where they happened – stories of people who live, work and play in Brighton.
With new printing techniques arriving by the day, you can now put words almost anywhere. 41 Places is a bold experiment at putting stories into the built environment – you could call it site-specific publishing. With 41 Places, a piece of writing became a crafted artefact, part of the landscape and architecture of the town. Changing the context of where you read something can dramatically affect how you read it. These stories were published in their own context.
The result was that in 41 Places, narrative non-fiction miniatures become something between a giant work of art, scattered through the city, and a treasure hunt of stories.
To request a copy of the 41 Places book in PDF format, please get in touch.Installation Design, Typography2011
Creative Partnerships’ two-year pilot programme ran from April 2002 to March 2004, with a budget of £40 million, it covered schools in 16 areas chosen from a list of England’s most economically and socially challenged neighbourhoods. Creative Partnerships was the government’s flagship creative learning programme, designed to develop the skills of young people across England.
The award-winning book Footnotes to an Idea – celebrated a number of the projects with narratives from the participating artists, students and project leaders along with inspiring quotes from well-known visionaries. The book expressed their stories in overlapping threads using a variety of creative printing techniques on multiple layers.Editorial Design, Graphic Design, Typography2011
Exhibition installation for the International Society of Typographic Designers taking place May–July 2011 at the Design Museum during the Wim Crouwel retrospective. As a ‘nod’ to Crouwel (Mr. Gridnik – the ‘godfather’ of the graphic design grid) the exhibition was designed using and displaying a strict grid device.
The exhibition described the annual ISTD student assessment and features a number of pieces from the highest marked students. A projector presentation showed more work including the students workings and typographic mark-ups.
Commissioned by International Society of Typographic Designers.Creative Direction, Exhibition Design, Graphic Design2012
Art direction and design for sixth form prospectus for ‘Blatch 6’, Blatchington Mill School, Brighton & Hove. Aimed at prospective students and parents, it communicates the vibrant and engaging lifestyle of the school as well as delivering details on courses and qualification attainment. Photography Matthew Andrews.Art Direction, Editorial Design, Graphic Design2011
BrightType 2 is the fourth in a series of design talks and the second on typography, organised by the Brighton branch of the South Coast Design Forum.
SCDF are very pleased to announce our speakers for this event: Simon Garfield author of best-selling book Just my Type and Freda Sack, president of the International Society of Typographic Designers and type designer.Art Direction, Graphic Design, Typography2011
Brochure describing Deloitte's business intelligence services using x-ray imagery as a metaphor for their in-depth investigation consultancy, set in a contemporary design.Art Direction, Creative Direction, Graphic Design2012
BrightColour is a talk by two experts in the field of design and colour, organised by the Brighton branch of the South East Design Forum. Working with Frances Tobin, colour specialist, the design includes the colour palettes from four Brighton landmarks – Brighton beach, Brighton graffiti, Brighton Pavilion and Brighton Pier.Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Typography2012
Poster for contemporary concert – a forty strong choir, a rock band, and an adventurer, all for one night in the heart of Cambridge.Graphic Design, Music, Typography2011
CD package for singer songwriter Nick Robertson. A six page digipac holds CD and eight page booklet for information and lyrics. Using stunning photography by André Lichtenberg (www.photoandre.com), the design and typography reflects the beauty and sensitivity of the music. Hear Nick’s music at www.myspace.com/nickrobertsonmusic.Creative Direction, Packaging, Typography2011
Technique is the foundation on which a photograph is built. The most profound visual message will be lost if the image is blurry or three stops overexposed. Precise technique at the beginning is the only way to create a beautiful print in the end. This book teaches and demonstrates techniques for this photographic digital age.Editorial Design, Graphic Design, Publishing2011
My own site demonstrating one of my specialisms (and passions) in the art of place-making, where I explore and work with communities to engage and bring meaning to place through wayfinding, embedded artworks and typographic narratives – installed in the landscape itself and supported by the use of augmented reality and digital applications. The work supports developers and stakeholders, in the UK, with Section 106 and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) with unique, elegant solutions. www.wolfstrome.comCreative Direction, Graphic Design, Web Design2012
Designed for DrugScope, the UK’s leading independent centre of expertise on drugs, D-Mag is the definitive journal describing drug related issues and risks aimed at young people and parents.Creative Direction, Editorial Design, Graphic Design2011
A poster to commemorate and part of 'goodies bag' for prestigious Arts & Business South East Awards 2010 at CASS Sculpture Foundation. The poster is a typographic representation and map of sculpture locations set in the beautiful CASS grounds.
Printed using white and bronze inks and with black foil block on a black stock.Graphic Design, Typography2011
Design for coffee table book Fine Art Photography – Creating Beautiful Images for Sale and Display. The book shows the portfolios from a number of photographers and demonstrates ideas behind the process.Creative Direction, Editorial Design, Graphic Design2011
Promotional brochure for Soho based post-production company The Bureau. Targeted at creatives in the advertising, film and television industry, this contemporary design was made up of a folder with inserts, which joined together to create a poster – see last visual.
This brochure was designed and artworked pre-Mac - all artwork by hand (old-school drawing board!) and typeset by Kent & Shaw using a Berthold system. Certainly not one of my latest pieces, but I still have some fondness for the project which is why it's appearing here.Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Typography2011
An interesting and informative book that describes techniques and ways to make highly creative HDR (High Dynamic Range) digital images – a sequence of exposures combined into a single image. This book demonstrates powerful techniques that can be used to produce images that are simply not possible through any other means.Digital Photography, Editorial Design, Graphic Design2011
This coffee-table book examines every kind of propaganda, and how either positive or pernicious messages have been conveyed in the pages of comic books over the last 100 years. A fascinating global, visual history of some of the most contentious, outrageous, unbelievably unusual, and politically charged comics ever published.Editorial Design, Graphic Design, Print Design2011
Commissioned by Brighton Festival, 41 Places was a city-wide artwork of 41 true stories, installed in the place where they happened – stories of people who live, work and play in Brighton. 41 Places: 41 Books was a limited edition of 41 copies, each with unique cover and featured photographs of the artworks and narratives of all 41 stories. For a free PDF copy please get in touch.
"41 Places is a unique literary experiment..." Front Row, BBC Radio 4Editorial Design, Installation Design, Typography2011
A wrap-around and concertina folded leaflet describing training and post-production facilities for the film and media industry in Brighton, UK.Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Typography2011
Classical concerts music poster for Brighton FestivalCreative Direction, Graphic Design, Typography2011
Created for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Britain in Brief was a highly engaging exploratory CD-Rom describing a variety of subjects about life in the UK, aimed at school children within the Commonwealth.Creative Direction, Interaction Design, UI/UX2011
Designing for the Information Age, an innovative CD-Rom demonstrated how we could communicate in the electronic information age. As well as providing an insight into ‘new-media’, it showed how graphic and digital design skills enabled organisations to realise the commercial potential of emerging technologies, including the internet.Creative Direction, Interaction Design, UI/UX2011
A guitar tutorial CD-Rom – an engaging and easily navigable resource for aspiring guitarists at all levels. Drawing on a wealth of media, from video, animation, voice-over, graphics and text, the program was structured into manageable sized modules of learning.Creative Direction, Interaction Design, UI/UX2011
D-Rom is a multimedia interactive drug encyclopaedia CD-Rom aimed at young people aged 11 and upwards (from KS3). D-Rom was created to avoid firewall issues in schools and allow students access to information that they might have otherwise had difficulty in obtaining.Creative Direction, Graphic Design, UI/UX2011
Creative Barcode™ is an application and online service that protects creative and business concepts. It provides ‘proof of ownership’ protection at the pre-commercialisation stage when making pitches, sharing ideas and know-how, or submitting designs, proposals and tenders. An information led site and application building a creative community to protect ideas.
www.creativebarcode.comCreative Direction, UI/UX, Web Design2011
pam is a software service that enables personal and organisational development, business management and engagement of ecosystem partners – a new website that is contemporary and describes the full range of services and options. Photos by André Lichtenberg (www.photoandre.com). www.achievemorewithpam.comCreative Direction, Graphic Design, Web Design2011
Over 1 billion people worldwide never see a health care worker during the course of their lifetime, costing millions of lives. HEAT will change this.
Transforming frontline health careHEAT is a radical Health Education and Training Programme created by The Open University to transform the education, training and retention of -- and access to -- frontline healthcare workers across the world.
A bold ambitionBeginning with sub-Saharan Africa, and working in close collaboration with Governments, NGOs, academia and funding institutions from around the world, HEAT's ambition is to reach 250,000 frontline healthcare workers by 2016.
Helping HEAT reach its potentialThis DVD, introduced by Joan Armatrading (three times Grammy nominated singer songwriter), outlines how HEAT works, why we've launched the programme and what help we need to reach HEAT's full potential.
HEAT makes health possible.Creative Direction, Editing, Typography2011
This place-making/wayfinding scheme is being developed around the unique heritage of the site, creating an experience that is surprising, educational and inspiring – connecting visitors and communities to the place. The wayfinding will encompass iconic embedded public art including routeway design, signage, sculpture and furniture. The installations will include three roundels, 7m in diameter, set in concrete with sand-blasted texts. Around twelve 400mm brass-rubbings showing a range of RAF planes designed to create a trail for families. Texts gathered from the community will flow through entire development on floor surfaces, walls and seating. Project ongoing.Creative Direction, Installation Design, Typography2011
Originally these designs were created as ideas for a new housing development in the region of High Wycombe to encourage meeting places and places of discovery for the residential community. Aimed to encourage the use of the green spaces, the thinking was to create designs that were practical, tactile, surprising and engaging with many artistic elements harvested through community engagements that would give a sense of ownership. High Wycombe has a heritage in the manufacture of Windsor chairs and lace. These ideas are designed to be replicable and modular for future development.
The designs suggest the use of giant wooden cubes, as furniture, with community poems, narrative expressions and artworks carved, and enamelled into them, along with wayfinding elements to draw the community along trails throughout the grounds. The rich nature and habitat of the region suggested ecology trails – one of local indigenous species footprints and one showing tree identification and supplementary information. Tall wooden meeting totems and bollards would complement the scheme using community artworks, wayfinding and sustainable messaging, which could be carried through to other street furniture.Creative Direction, Installation Design, Typography2011
Proposed designs and ideas for a series of trails around the Graylingwell development in Chichester. The first based on wellbeing focuses on fitness and diet. These designs show how an integrated solution can inform and direct. Materials suggested include Nike Grind, ‘rubber’ material made from recycled trainers. Other parts included brass-rubbing or sand-blasted concrete roundels and fingerposts with a totem where artworks could be changed on a regular basis.Creative Direction, Installation Design, Typography2011
Recognising the value of community-based engagement to support a planning application for a local development, property developer Hyde Martlet commissioned a place-making study to explore opportunities in Hove Park. Our concept and development revolves around the idea of installing games around the park. Most of the games have been designed so that no equipment is required and that there is an element of familiarity to each. Using historical influences and working with pupils from Hove Park School, to develop and test out our first thoughts, we arrived at the conclusion that a games trail with an element of riddle-solving would engage and connect the community and visitors to the park. The students learned about the importance of landmarks in helping people define, engage with and understand a place.
Each game incorporates an historical influence and a series of excellent riddles written by one of the Hove Park School pupils will direct a visitor to each location. Initial thoughts for games include sheep hopscotch, using a Sussex shepherds counting rhyme which works well with the rhythm of the game. (Gold)stone paper scissors is the traditional rock, paper, scissors game, but played with the feet – symbols showing the player where to place themselves in the game. A football target game where the players can make up their own rules and with narratives and facts that remember the Albion Goldstone ground (which was sited directly opposite). Wayfinding elements embedded in the ground would direct the trail-user to the games and thoughts for directing to public transport locations have also been considered.
Project currently in planning.Architecture, Creative Direction, Landscape Design2012