Platform: 2017 Leaflet

Platform: 2017

Published by Edinburgh Art Festival, 2017

Designed by James Brook

Leaflet | 210 x 148 mm – flat size 210 x 592 mm | 8 pages
Printed by Allander, Edinburgh, on Cocoon Offset 100% Recycled Paper

This is the leaflet and logo I designed for Platform: 2017, the third year of an Edinburgh Art Festival initiative offering ‘a dedicated opportunity for artists at the outset of their career to make and present new work in the festival programme’. The artists – Uist Corrigan, Rebecca Howard, Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte and Adam Quinn – were selected from an open call, accessible to artists working across Scotland, by artists Jacqueline Donachie and Graham Fagen.

This is the third year that I have designed the leaflet, using the logo and identity that I developed in 2015. This iteration has a different, centred arrangement of the cover elements and introduces a new cover colour for 2018, Pantone 2052 UP.

Platform: 2017 ran from 27 July – 27 August at The Fire Station, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh.

The Making of the Future: Now Book

The Making of the Future: Now

Published by Edinburgh Art Festival, 2017

Edited by Sorcha Carey and Jane Connarty

Designed by James Brook

ISBN 978 0 9929909 3 0

Softback | 165 x 210 mm | 56 pages
Printed by Allander, Edinburgh, on Cocoon Offset 100% recycled paper 160 gsm with an
8-page section of Cocoon 100% Silk 170gsm

This is the fourth book that I have designed for the Edinburgh Art Festival, it accompanied The Making of the Future: Now, the Festival’s 2017 commissions programme.

The Making of the Future: Now ‘invites artists to reflect on two important anniversaries for our city – the foundation of the first Edinburgh Festival in 1947, and the publication in 1917 of Patrick Geddes’ The Making of the Future: A Manifesto and a Project. Separated by a generation, both were born directly out of the experience of global conflict, and a strong belief that artists could play a critical role in helping societies to imagine new and better ways of living. Presenting new projects by Scottish and international artists at sites in around Edinburgh’s Old Town, The Making of the Future: Now pays homage to the physical and intellectual legacy of Geddes and the festival in our city, and makes a claim for the continued relevance of their ideas today.’

Artists include: Bobby Niven, ZoĆ« Walker and Neil Bromwich, Toby Paterson, and Shannon Te Ao with ‘Garden Residencies’ from Neil Bickerton, Alison Scott, Daisy Lafarge, and Deirdre Nelson. The book includes Patrick Geddes' essay, The Making of the Future: A Manifesto and a Project as an eight page section at the back of the book, printed on a different paper stock from the main body of the book.

Daughters of Penelope Posters

Daughters of Penelope Posters

Designed by James Brook for Dovecot Gallery, 2017

Posters | Five designs | 290 x 205 mm

A set of posters that I designed for Daughters of Penelope, Dovecot Gallery's Edinburgh Art Festival 2017 exhibition. Daughters of Penelope 'interweaves the work of artists who are investigating women’s stories and textile histories with the unique story of women’s work at Dovecot, providing a new structure within which both can be held, re-examined and strengthened.'

Poster images (top to bottom) by Caroline Dear, Linder, Fiona Mathison, Erin M. Riley, and Claire Barclay




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