Selected 2015 Logo

This is the logo that I designed for Selected 2015, Dovecot's selling exhibition of craft and design. Now in its third year, Selected 2015 brings together makers selected by an industry panel. Jewellery, silversmithing, ceramics, glass, textiles and furniture are all represented by talented craftspeople with Scottish connections. The logo was used on a leaflet – which also doubled as an invitation – as well as banners and posters, which I also designed. The logo appeared in the gallery, reversed out of metallic bronze paint, which was hand-brushed on to the wall for a tactile craft feel.

Alongside Selected 2015, + Dovecot Selects showcases the work of three established studios: Timorous Beasties, Dashing Tweeds and Method Studio, who will present signature pieces from their collections.

Selected 2015 runs at Dovecot Gallery from 21 November until 23 December 2015.

Click here for a short film of the exhibition.

Selected 2015 Leaflet | Invitation | Wrapping Paper

This is the leaflet and logo that I designed for Dovecot Gallery's Selected 2015, an exhibition that brings together makers chosen by an industry panel, in a selling exhibition of high quality craft and design. Jewellery, silversmithing, ceramics, glass, textiles and furniture are all represented by the most talented craftspeople with Scottish connections.

The brief was to create something sophisticated and refined to reflect the standards of the work on display. I was shown a mood board that included various metals – whilst there wasn't a budget to use metallic ink on this leaflet, I was able to produce exhibition graphics that were stenciled to the gallery walls in bronze metallic paint. The leaflet had to serve several purposes: as an invitation to the private view; as a guide to the exhibition; and as wrapping paper! I created a repeat design for the reverse of the leaflet based on photographs from the Dovecot weaving floor that invited visitors to 'Please re-use as wrapping paper for your Selected gift!'

Leaflet | 297 x 420 mm folded to 210 x 148 mm
Designed by James Brook
Printed by Allander, Edinburgh

Kmossed Card

Kmossed Card

Designed by James Brook for Kmossed, 2015

Folded card | 148 x 210 mm

Dovecot Festival Banners

These are the two banners that I designed for Dovecot Gallery's 2015 Edinburgh Art Festival exhibitions: A Life in Colour, a celebration of the life and work of Scottish Borders based textile designer Bernat Klein; and Aggregations by Korean artist Kwang Young Chun. The exhibition ran from 31 August until 26 September; as you can see from the photographs, Edinburgh did not have a very sunny summer! There were two sets of banners, one outside Dovecot on Infirmary Street and another larger set with slightly different proportions on Chambers Street, near the National Museum of Scotland. Each exhibition title had its own typographic treatment while still fitting in with the general Dovecot identity that I have been developing. The typographic treatment on the banners was continued on posters, cards and invitations, which I also designed. More images to follow.




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