Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Jobs from the past - Number 85

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 2003.

CGA Newsletter
The Clerkenwell Green Association was founded in the early 1990's as a registered charity. Situated in two landmark buildings in Clerkenwell, the CGA was established to help creative businesses flourish, provide spaces, workshops and exhibition spaces. Now renamed Craft Central it remains a destination for those involved in craft who want to get somewhere, make something happen and see things differently.

This quarterly newsletter was produced in the early 2000's and is a superb piece of design as it is so much more than a leaflet.
The finished size is 210x100mm folding out to 420xx600mm. Printed in just two colours - black and a special colour. The format and design grid stayed consistent with just the special colour changing each issue. Everything else was printed in black, with all the images being produced as monotone (greyscale) making it a two colour job, which also was economical.
The newsletter is printed on our Redeem 100% Recycled 80gsm, which is a neutral white recycled paper with craft feel that really worked well for this project with it's images of hand crafted makers and textiles. A beautifully simple piece of literature which just used all the elements correctly and is perfectly suited to the audience who appreciated the design and production values.
Click on images to enlarge
A particularly characteristic feature was the timeline giving the information about events and exhibitions ...see detail below
Design was by Johnson Turnbull, a graphic design studio based in the CGA's Pennybank Chambers building. Designers on the project were Chris Turnbull and Steve Johnson. Sadly, I have no record of the printer.

Chris Turnbull still has his design studio and letterpress workshop in Pennybank Chambers and the studio is now called Turnbull Grey.
Posted by Justin Hobson 02.11.2016

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