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Field of Cloth of Gold Exhibition, Hampton Court Palace

Field of Cloth of Gold Exhibition, Hampton Court Palace
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We’ve just won a new project with Hara Clark to design a new exhibition opening in 2020 at Hampton Court Palace, Field of Cloth of Gold Exhibition. On 7 June 1520, Henry VIII and Francis I met in a field near Guînes in Northern France. A magnificent cloth of gold tent was pitched. 2020 sees the 500th anniversary of this extraordinary event. Our exhibition design responds to the historic space and fabric of the Wolsey Rooms and their 16th Century spaces.

Allied Irish Bank, Dublin, Ireland

Allied Irish Bank, Dublin, Ireland
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Real Studios have asked us to look at the graphics for a small exhibition for Allied Irish Bank for their private banking suite in Dublin.

Allied Irish Bank, Dublin, Ireland

Royal Institute Chartered Surveyors, London
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We’ve been given a lively illustration commission from lead designers Real Studios to celebrate 150 years of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors to mark an important Royal visit.

Food Glorious Food, Charles Dickens Museum

Food Glorious Food, Charles Dickens Museum, London
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We are working with the Charles Dickens Museum again on a lovely Christmas family friendly exhibition called Food Glorious Food. We are researching flabby pudding and watered down milk mmmmmmm…

Robots, The Science Museum

The Geological Society, London
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The start of a new project for the Geological Society looking at their wayfinding and signage. Founded 1807, it is the oldest geological society in the world and is located at Burlington House, Piccadilly, which was developed by the government in the nineteenth century as a meeting place for the arts and sciences.

Bill Viola Michelangelo Royal Academy of Arts

Bill Viola Michelangelo, Royal Academy of Arts, London
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We’ve been commissioned to work with the RA and architects Carmody Groake on the new exhibition Bill Viola / Michelangelo.

Testing, York museum

Testing, National Railway Museum, York
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A lovely new project won with Hara Clark for a new exhibition to show how experimentation, prototyping and testing have driven innovation in the rail industry.

Asterix

Astérix in Britain: The Life and Work of René Goscinny
The Jewish Museum, London
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Working with Tom Piper and RFK Architects again to design an immersive and playful exhibition that explores the unique imagination of René Goscinny and the co-creator Albert Uderzo, of the Astérix comics.

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Making Connections: English Heritage
Stonehenge Visitor Centre
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Leigh Cain Creative and I have won a very special temporary exhibition at Stonehenge visitor centre for English Heritage. Working with objects leant by the British Museum it will be demonstrating the shifting relationships between the British Isles and Continental Europe during the neolithic and bronze ages.

The Silver Caesars

The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery, Waddesdon Manor
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Working with lead designers Real Studios we’ve been asked to design the environmental graphics for the beautiful table ornaments that celebrate the Twelve Caesars, notorious rulers of ancient Rome.

Newhaven Fort

Newhaven Fort Project, Newhaven
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Form At Large as lead designers have asked us to look at the Newhaven Fort project masterplan. We’re looking at some exterior super graphics as well as scene setting interpretation in the various caponiers within the fort. Not to mention being inspired by the dazzle camouflage graphics on war ships.

Corbridge Museum

Corbridge Town Museum, English Heritage, Corbridge
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We’ve won such a great job! And its near my home town of Newcastle! Working with English Heritage and Leigh Cain Creative to re-design the museums permanent collection. We’ve got the Corbridge Hoard to display-it was one of the most significant finds in Roman history. The museum is also home to the Corbridge Collection, the largest of the Hadrian's Walls collections.

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains, Macro, Rome
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After the major success of the world premiere of the Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains exhibition at the V&A, studio HB have been asked by design consultants Real Studios to work as part of the creative team behind the major Pink Floyd retrospective and take the exhibition to its next venue at MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Rome.

Dickens

Charles Dickens - Man of Science, Dickens Museum, London
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We are working with the Charles Dickens Museum again. This exhibition aims to reveal Dickens not only as a scientific enthusiast, but as the key communicator of science in the Victorian age. We are illustrating his writings alongside artefacts, instruments, and texts of the developing sciences.

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Haynes international Motor Museum, Yeovil
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Real Studios are working with the Haynes Motor Museum as lead designers. We’ll be working on the graphics-combining large wallpapered back drops combined with projections and lighting. We are bringing the 1915 Model T Ford, a 1942 Willys Army jeep, a 1968 Pontiac Bonneville (the Ghostbusters Ambulance!) and a 1981 De Lorian to life with the graphics and illustrations.

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Winnie The Pooh-Exploring a Classic, V&A
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We are working with theatre designer Tom Piper and RFK Architects on a new exhibition opening 2017 at the V&A about the creative collaboration of the real-life friendship shared by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard. It’s going to be new approach for the V&A who want to actively encourage a more family friendly audience to the museum.

Petrie Museum

Exporting Egypt, Petrie Museum, London
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We are working with our friends again at the Petrie museum. The Exporting Egypt exhibition explores the journeys taken by objects from archaeological sites to institutions around the world, the issues involved and their legacies today.

Charles Dickens

Restless Shadow: Dickens the Campaigner, Charles Dickens Museum, London
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We are keeping it local and working with Matt Blease based here at Trinity Buoy Wharf. Matt’s looking at a selection of the illustration briefs with us for the ‘Robots’ proctd at the Science museum. His illustration style perfect- communicating ideas in a playful and direct way.
http://www.mattblease.com

Sarner

Norweigan Nature Centre, Hardanger, Norway
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A new project in the studio-working with Sarner for the first time-a beautiful visitor centre for Norwegian nature, climate and environment. The whole exhibition works three floors the narrative travels through time from 2.9 billion years ago up until today.

Legoland

Legoland, Various locations
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We just got a few images through of some of the completed spaces for the work we’ve done with Merlin Entertainments of the Legoland theme parks. Istanbul is up and running!

RGoodwood Festival of Speed

The V&A ‘Britain Can Make It' Tea Room, Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Yes! We are working with Real Studios again! Creating an exhibition for the V&A and Unilever at the Goodwood Revival. Our brief: design a tea room based on the successful ‘Britain Can make It’ exhibition held at the V&A in 1946. Amazingly the original exhibition had OVER 1,432,546 visitors (compared to ‘David Bowie is’ had 312,000 visitors). We’ve loved seeing how this exhibition was designed and marketed back then and what elements still are relevant today.
http://www.realstudios.co.uk

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Gloucester Cathedral
Imagemakers
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A brand new collaboration with the wonderfully creative design studio Imagemakers. With over 26 years of experience they believe in the power of great storytelling, beautiful design and craftsmanship (SNAP!) to bring heritage alive for visitors. We are working on a beautiful graphic approach for Gloucester cathedral-researching and using imaginative letterpress and calligraphy has been thrilling.
http://www.imagemakers.uk.com

Bristol Aerospace Centre

‘You Say You Want A Revolution?’
Nissen Richards
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We’ve been asked to do a bit of creative graphic artwork to support Nissen Richards for a new exhibition at the V&A called ‘You Say You Want A Revolution?’. We’ve been working on the especially large environmental graphics using lots of facimilies, photocopies and newspaper print-blowing them up big in true studio HB style for a rich retro graphic feel. Opens September.
www.nissenrichardsstudio.com

Matt Blease, Robot illustration

Matt Blease – Robot illustration
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We are keeping it local and working with Matt Blease based here at Trinity Buoy Wharf. Matt’s looking at a selection of the illustration briefs with us for the ‘Robots’ proctd at the Science museum. His illustration style perfect- communicating ideas in a playful and direct way.
http://www.mattblease.com

Robots, The Science Museum

Robots, The Science Museum, London
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We are working with Drinkall Dean and set designer Tim Hatley on the next major temporary exhibition about the history of robots. The exhibition will explore the human tendency to anthropomorphise machines, and how robots have long been mirrors which reflect changes in our human self-definition. This story is an intriguing one, posing questions of ‘why?’ as much as ‘how’, and presenting a story told in extraordinary artifacts. Its going to a spectacle and showmanship, faith and magic.

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On The Very Spot, Battle Abbey, Hastings
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The Battle of Hastings, fought on 14 October 1066, is one of the best-known events in England’s history, when William of Normandy defeated the army of King Harold of England. We are lucky to be working with Leigh Cain Creative on a temporary exhibition featuring the prelude the battle and how this bloody fight unfolds.

Bristol Aerospace Centre

Bristol Aerospace Centre
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We are working with Event Communications on the new Bristol Aerospace Centre. A major aviation heritage museum and learning centre that will tell the stories of design, engineering innovation and achievement and will include the social history of the people who worked in the industry and the communities which have grown up around it. The collection contains over 8,000 artifacts specifically Bristol-built aircraft including Concorde 216, Bristol Scout, Bristol Fighter and a Blenheim. Big planes and big graphics. All good stuff. www.bristolaero.org

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Akhenaten: Heretic, Visionary and Icon, at the Petrie Museum, UCL, London
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A display highlighting the magnificent objects in the Petrie Museum’s collection from Amarna that also explores the ambiguous and contentious figure of Akhenaten. Considered by some as ‘deviant’, by others as a hero. We just love working with this small museum.

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Eugène Delacroix at the National Gallery, London
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Working with our good friends at Drinkall Dean we are designing the graphics for the Eugène Delacroix exhibition at the National Gallery in London. We hadn’t realised just how influential this artist had been.

Ben Ainslie Visitor Centre, Portsmouth

Ben Ainslie Visitor Centre, Portsmouth
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Event asked us to work on this visitor centre showcasing the sport, innovation, technology and sustainability of the Americas cup. Visitors will experience the construction and on-going operation of the team’s America’s Cup boats first-hand. The graphics are high impact with action packed photographic references that are keeping us on our toes.

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Characters and Collections at the Petrie Museum, UCL, London
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The Petrie Museum houses an estimated 80,000 objects, making it one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world. We‘ve recently completed an exhibition at the Petrie Museum where personal stories are displayed with pertinent, and often surprising, objects to bring the formation of this museum to life. We’d never been to it and it's in central London. Go! It's AMAZING.

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Miniature Railway, National Railway Museum, York
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We’re working on a 90m hoarding for the Museum to act as a backdrop for their new miniature railway ride. The museums archive of railway signs, adverts and posters fed our typographic appetite and so we asked James Brown the excellent printmaker and illustrator, who’s contemporary design and obvious retro influence would add another layer to the ‘faded glory’ theme of the graphics. www.jamesprints.tumblr.com

Fighting Extremes

War Story: Fighting Extremes-From Ebola to ISIS, The Imperial War Museum, London
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For the second year running we won, with Drinkall Dean, the War Story project at the Imperial War Museum. The new exhibition looks at the complex nature of global security from combating disease to Islamic extremism and the variety of roles that the military performs. A design in a strong two colour palette printed onto steel and mirror finishes. It opens at the end of October 2015.

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Wandle Valley Signage
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A bit of wayfinding always makes us happy and this is no exception. A lovely project working with Barker Langham and project architects Gort Scott. A wayfinding system for the Wandle Valley. Located along the river Wandle and crossing over 2 major London boroughs the signs are in-keeping with their green environments and hardwearing for the inner city locations. Project completion November 2015. www.barkerlangham.co.uk www.gortscott.com

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Our new studio
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We’ve got a brand new studio, we needed more space…it's a very colourful container at Trinity Buoy Wharf arts quarter. With a view of the River Lea, City Airport and The O2 Arena we are feeling EXTRA specially creative. www.trinitybuoywharf.com

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The Alice Look, V&A Museum of Childhood
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We are working with the V&A Museum of Childhood again, on a new temporary exhibition called ‘The Alice Look’ to celebrate the anniversary of Lewis Carrolls Alice in Wonderland. The exhibition showcases her influence on fashion and dress. Curious and curiouser…

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Small Stories, V&A Museum of Childhood
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Great to be working with the marketing department at the V&A’s Museum of Childhood. We’ve created all the promotional material and exterior signage for the new exhibition ‘A Home in a Dolls House: Small Stories’. Exhibition design by Public Works Office.



Real Studios
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As part of a large interiors commission at Canary Wharf, Real Studios asked us to design a 20 meters long rug. With varying pile depths and a rich palette, we helped translate Real’s unique vision into a graphically beautiful rug.


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Love the Words, Dylan Thomas Centre
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This is the second temporary exhibition at The Dylan Thomas Centre we’ve designed. It showcases the material from University at Buffalo’s Poetry Collection and includes manuscripts that give an insight into Dylan’s writing process, his love of words, and his prompts.


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Dylan Thomas traveling exhibition
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We’ve just finished designing a traveling exhibition for the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea. The HLF funding included an education and outreach programme to inspire people of all ages across the city. The simple fold out ply shed shapes simply lock together to create a double sided concertiner structure.


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War Story, Imperial War Museum
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We are working on the environmental graphics with first rate exhibition designers Drinkall Dean for the new War Story exhibition at The Imperial War Museum. War Story is IWM's Ministry of Defence-supported initiative to collect material relating to the war in Afghanistan. Through the little-known personal stories of those on the ground in Afghanistan, War Story: Afghanistan 2014 provides a snapshot of this pivotal point in the country’s history.


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National Railway Museum, York
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Ah, an unused concept for ‘Trainspotting’ an exhibition exploring the adventure, mischief and drama of trainspotting at the National Railway Museum, York. Our flask is filled…


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Boathouse 7, signage
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Real Studio's asked us to design some large scale signwritten texts for Boathouse 7 in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard with. 24 meters of fascinating facts and figures relating the docks.


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Lego Land Factory Tour, Osaka
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We’re breaking out the bricks and studs again, after completing the redesign of the Lego Factory Tour in Boston USA, we are applying it to the Osaka site. Loving working with the Japanese text.


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Love the Words, Dylan Thomas Centre
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We commissioned the very talented Emily Forgot emilyforgot.co.uk to produce some eccentric illustrations for the Dylan Thomas Centre, Love the Words in Swansea. Emily has worked her curious magic to visualise some of Dylans exquisite texts. See more examples of the completed job in our exhibition section.


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The Red Prose Notebooks, Dylan Thomas Centre
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We are the lead graphics designers for this small but unique exhibition showcasing the four poetry Notebooks and the Red Prose Notebook written between 1930 and 1934 by Dylan Thomas; they return to Swansea for the first time since their sale in the 1940s. 


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RIBA
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An unused concept for RIBA. Graphic approach for a temporary exhibition about Rennie Macintosh and his architectural drawings.  


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Dylan Thomas Centenary Exhibition, Swansea
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Studio HB is working with Real Studios on the Dylan Thomas Centenary Exhibition. It’s a typographical dream job.  


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Digital 25 Exhibition
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Heading back to my roots I’ve been asked to take part in the Digital 25 exhibition of past alumni from Newcastle College where I did my Arts Foundation Course. Its exploring the use of digital design and the influence that modern technological advances continues to have on the creative process.


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Atturaif Development Project, Saudi Arabia
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studio HB was commissioned by Cultural Innovations to work on the concept environmental graphics for the visitor reception area.


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Prehistoric Garden- Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry
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studio HB and ace design practice Public Works Office submitted a competition entry for an early years summer installation. It’s a ‘prehistoric garden’ with a landscape of shadows, shapes and colours. I wish I was 3 again.




Radio 4 Listening Pod
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Collaborating again with the super cool Public Works Office, we submitted a competition entry for a pop-up recording booth for the BBC Radio 4 Listening Project.