Thursday, 2 May 2013

Jobs from the past - Number 43

Regular followers of this blog will know that my first post of every month is a "job from the past" so that I can show some of the really good work from years gone by and here's one from 1999.

Communicators in Business

The magazine, Communicators in Business, was published by the British Association of Communicators in Business which has subsequently become the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC).

The magazine was designed by the then, newly formed design company, Browns. The original founders, Graham Taylor, Jonathan Ellery and Mike Turner set up Browns in 1998 after leaving Addison and this was one of their first pieces of editorial design work.

Cover image by David Stewart
Now you may be thinking, "that bloke on the cover looks very familiar" and you'd be right! This was one of my first professional engagements as a professional model (unpaid, of course!) I happened to be in the Browns studio one day and their muse struck! - the next week I was in David Stewart's Clerkenwell studio with my interesting attire. As it turned out my trousers weren't short or odd enough, so I'm actually wearing Jonathan Ellery's trousers!
Image by Paul Lowe
Image by David Stewart

Illustration by Andrzej Klimowski
The publication is 340x245mm and is a 32pp self cover, printed on our Millennium Real Silk 150gsm. It was printed by Principal Colour in Paddock Wood, Kent.

It must be said that this was a really interesting piece of literature which championed the use of good writing and great design and photography - it was definitely a groundbreaking job - and in 2000, it was a finalist in the DesignWeek awards for Editorial Design/Magazines.

So where are they all now? Jonathan Ellery remains at Browns. Mike Turner left Browns and set up his own practice called Em-Project. Graham Taylor crossed the atlantic to establish a Browns studio in New York in 2003 and he is now Creative Director at The Protean Corporation in the US. The photographer David Stewart is now represented internationally!
Posted by Justin Hobson 02.05.2013

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