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City of Culture 2021

City of Culture 2021

Stoke-on-Trent is one of a few city’s in the country bidding to become the UK City of Culture in 2021. We devised the brand identity and digital presence for all communications associated to the bid, which revolved around a city-wide campaign.

  • Brand Identity
  • Website Design
  • Website Development

CFCCA

CFCCA

2016 saw the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Arts turn 30, and to commemorate the momentous achievement, we were asked to piece together the publication design that acts as a monograph and educational piece around Chinese Art.

  • Publication Design
  • Layout & Composition
  • Editorial Design

Jasmine Simpson

Jasmine Simpson

As one of the most exciting local ceramic and art talents to emerge in recent years, Jasmine Simpson required a small identity and website exercise which showcased her work in a creative way.

  • Brand Identity
  • Website Design
  • Website Development

Keele University

Keele University

We created a large scale hand painted typographic mural to help Keele demonstrate their dedication to food sustainability, responsible sourcing and overall proper food practices across a 16m wide wall in their main eating area.

  • Sign Painting
  • Communications
  • Campaign

Advantage Creative

Advantage Creative

As a key player in business mentoring, support, strategy and development for the creative industries, Advantage Creative required an updated identity design and digital presence to further enforce their services to a wide range of clientele.

  • Brand Identity
  • Website Design
  • Website Development

Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson

Sarah is a theatre-maker based in Staffordshire and Cheshire, working on independent projects as well as at the New Vic Theatre, the city's only NPO rated organisation. We created a simple identity and website for her, which captured her playful side in a standalone 'S' mark.

  • Brand Identity
  • Website Design
  • Website Development

And We Run

And We Run

The worldwide movement of running invites tribes of individuals focused on pushing themselves to achieve great things – whether running alone or as a united force. We designed the identity for And We Run who intend to push that message out to tribes the world over.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Brand Consultancy

Le Coq Sportif

Le Coq Sportif

We've worked extensively with sportswear giant Le Coq Sportif, creating editorial designs, ad hoc assets for social media and online takeovers and art working services across a range of print and campaign promotions.

  • Art Direction
  • Design for Print
  • Editorial Design

Factory

Factory

An identity re-fresh for council-led service Factory, who provide business support for the creative industries. Keeping the 'F' they were renowned for was imperative, along with adding flashes of colour and energy inspired by the very factory we work inside.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

Print Isn't Dead

Print Isn't Dead

After working with People of Print's director Marcroy for a long time – along with co-authoring and designing the first hardback publication – we worked on the design of PoP's first Print Isn't Dead magazine and set the art direction for the others that followed, too.

  • Art Direction
  • Publication Design
  • Layout & Composition

Dust

Dust

We co-curated a series of exhibitions that toured Stoke-on-Trent alongside local artist Joyce Iwaszko. They're purpose were to inform and inspire local people about the city's City of Culture bid, by utilising artists that have either lived, worked or studied in the area.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

The Clay Foundation

The Clay Foundation

The Clay Foundation is a ceramic studio set up by the British Ceramics Biennial based in the heart of the historic Spode Works factory in Stoke on Trent. A space for workshops, courses and open studios, they required an identity refresh and update.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

(tsp.)

(tsp.)

As one of the new breed of independent businesses opening in Stoke-on-Trent’s Cultural Quarter, (tsp.) was received with open arms as a city-wide beacon of coffee, cake and all things indulgent.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Website Design

Platform

Platform

Platform is Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire’s Moving Image Cluster. The primary goal is to drive growth and innovation in the Film, Television, Games and Animation sectors with an innovative support and advocacy structure that will advance the whole of the Moving Image economy.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

Smile C'est Du Sport

Smile C'est Du Sport

Le Coq Sportif made waves in 2014 with a campaign, created by Peoplewelike, which translates simply to ‘Smile, it’s Sport.’ We were tasked by the brand’s marketing team to assist on the delivery of the campaign as it rolled out across France, Spain, Italy and the UK.

  • Artworking
  • Layout & Composition
  • Campaign

The Winton Children

The Winton Children

Nicholas Winton’s so called ‘Winton Children’ is about a story of compassion surrounding a group of children who came to Stoke-on-Trent seeking asylum from Czechoslovakia in the wake of WII.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Publication Design

Art City

Art City

A five-year arts programme in Stoke-on-Trent that aims to make the city a more interesting place to live and work. The programme is achieved by a consortium of local arts organisations banding together to hold events in spaces that are otherwise left un-occupied and unloved.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Typographic Design

51-53

51-53

A streetwear, skate and art supply store in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent, selling premium branded menswear from companies such as Carhartt, HUF, The Hundreds, Vans, Polar and Rebel8.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Website Design

The Temporary

The Temporary

The Temporary is transcultural exchange platform examining temporary and ephemeral experience in art, design, music, sound and performance between China, Australia and the UK through exhibitions, events and printed media.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Website Design

Electric Fridays

Electric Fridays

As one of the longest standing indie and alternative nights in Staffordshire, Electric Friday’s at The Sugarmill is a mainstay in the local nightlife scene at a venue with national and international acclaim.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

Projekt

Projekt

Working in the property sector, Projekt implement strategy aligned to business objectives through a multidisciplinary and multi-service level approach whilst striving to understand key issues and creating innovative solutions to minimise risk and add value for the customer.

  • Website Design
  • Website Development
  • Brand Identity

Stoke Art Map

Stoke Art Map

The Stoke Art Map is an annual day of arts activity within the town of Stoke. The initial event in September 2016 involved eleven different arts-based establishments opening their doors or coming out onto the streets. The day was centred around the Spode Rose Garden opening.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Layout & Composition

Rarekind/China

Rarekind/China

We co-curated RareKind/China with The Temporary and created an exhibition at the CFCCA in Manchester which brought together UK and Chinese based graffiti artists. A collaboration of polar opposite cultures was brought together over Chinese New Year in 2016.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel

As part of Ace Hotel’s Shoreditch opening, David Samuel at RareKind curated a set of creatives to design a wall piece to exist in every room of the hotel against a running theme.

  • Art Direction
  • Layout & Composition
  • Hotels & Hospitality

Beers & Ideas

Beers & Ideas

A creative networking event with an open mic concept that encourages collaboration and the open sharing of ideas, devised and managed by ourselves, now into it’s fifth iteration.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

Cultural Quarter

Cultural Quarter

The Cultural Quarter of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent’s city centre, is an area full of cultural beacons, independent outlets and the stage for an upswing in the city’s fortunes and aspirations in recent times.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

Wavemaker

Wavemaker

A classroom of the future dedicated to all things making and learning — Wavemaker is North Staffordshire’s premier maker space. Funded by Comic Relief and Nominet for the first three years, Wavemaker is fast becoming a key part of the region’s creative machine.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

Klay Pizzeria & Bar

Klay Pizzeria & Bar

Stoke-on-Trent’s only wood fired pizza place, truly independent and in the heart of the Cultural Quarter. It’s a restaurant that offers fresh and authentic pizza with an experience for the customer.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Website Design

Staffordshire University x YMCA

Staffordshire University x YMCA

Inspiring the next generation to invest in a further education at university can be a challenge. Staffordshire University work extensively with the local YMCA, and most recently joined forces with their ‘Education Zone’ at the North Staffordshire branch.

  • Art Direction
  • Sign Painting
  • Communications

People of Print

People of Print

Traditionally, People of Print’s reach to the creative communities had been through their blog, gaining huge traction and a directory of practitioners. The first foray into printed media, through Thames & Hudson, was put together to a rapturous response.

  • Publication Design
  • Layout & Composition
  • Editorial Design

Eclipse Access Solutions

Eclipse Access Solutions

Manufactured in the UK, Eclipse Access stand out as one of the country’s foremost suppliers of access ramps through their custom designed modular system.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Website Design

BottleCraft

BottleCraft

As the craft beer culture explodes, BottleCraft have positioned themselves as the premier establishment for all things beer in Stoke-on-Trent, providing a wide range of beers from local sources as well as everybody’s world favourites.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Photography

RareKind

RareKind

RareKind is a multi-faceted creative agency, ranging from working alongside illustrators and graffiti artists, to directly with advertising giants and clients. Unique in their approach, they offer truly original creative solutions rooted in graffiti and street art.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Website Design

Present Workshops

Present Workshops

An independent, creative screen printing workshop that hosts practitioner-led workshops, is open for memberships and prints for commercial clients.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

Gary Does Copy

Gary Does Copy

Gary Lewis is a copywriter, with real life experience. He works with words every day, but has worked in a multitude of different roles throughout his life.

  • Brand Identity
  • Website Design
  • Website Development

Clay Fire & Gold

Clay Fire & Gold

Throughout the recent cultural upswing in Stoke-on-Trent, ex-poet laureate Tom Wyre was commissioned to write a whole set of new poetry about the area, to be emblazoned in the public realm and in this publication entitled Clay, Fire & Gold.

  • Layout & Composition
  • Editorial Design
  • Design for Print

Upstairs Gallery

Upstairs Gallery

A city centre gallery in Stoke-on-Tent— the perfect place to exhibit work from artists from all over the world, as well as a space to hold events, screenings, talks, lectures and workshops.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications