Silk Pearce has designed the 66th Aldeburgh Festival brochure for Aldeburgh Music, which this year celebrates the centenary of its founder’s birth, Benjamin Britten.
Silk Pearce has designed Aldeburgh Music's Festival brochures since 2000
Metallic bronze has been used on the cover and within the brochure to add a special sense of quality to the design, hinting at the sculptures that are dotted around the site at Aldeburgh Music.
The bronze is also used to highlight the headlining event, Grimes in Aldeburgh, Britten’s most famous opera, which will be performed on Aldeburgh beach.
The A6 brochure has a fold-out cover, to reveal a duotone photo of Britten sitting on Aldeburgh’s shingle beach, and a purple inside front cover.
Different illustrative styles, all printed in bronze metallic, are used throughout the brochure
In celebration of this year’s special event, the Festival brochure is interspersed with facts relating to Aldeburgh Music and Britten. In total 100 facts will be spread across the four brochures that Silk Pearce designs for Aldeburgh Music each year, which also includes the Spring, Autumn/Winter programme and Snape Proms.
Take a look at the online brochure
Silk Pearce designer, Ian Coote, has discovered an old picture card of Benjamin Britten. After moving house Ian stumbled upon the unusual find in an old chest of drawers, left behind by the previous owner.
“It was a real coincidence because I had just completed the Friday Afternoons website which is in celebration of Britten’s centenary and encourages young people to enjoy music,” explains Ian.
The Friday Afternoons project is being run by Aldeburgh Music in partnership with the Britten-Pears Foundation.
The picture card was issued with Brooke Bond Tea and was no 46 in a series of 50. The Benjamin Britten illustration is by Angus McBridge and text by Virginia Shankland.
Benjamin Britten co-founded the world renowned Aldeburgh Festival in 1948.
Find out about Friday Afternoons
Silk Pearce has worked alongside Favini, the specialist Italian paper manufacturer, to develop and launch a unique new range of creative papers. The innovative and enviro-friendly paper range was introduced at Luxe Pack Monaco, where it was awarded the 2012 Luxe Pack in Green award.
“Silk Pearce has been instrumental in helping Favini develop our Crush papers and we are delighted the range has been so strongly endorsed with the Luxe Pack award,” said Chris Brown, marketing and export sales director at Favini.
The Crush range is aimed at corporate literature, perfumery packaging and other high-value applications and incorporates co-products from food manufacturing processes such as citrus fruits, corn, olives, coffee, kiwi fruits, hazelnuts and almonds. Elements of each different material are visible on the surface of the papers giving a distinctive texture and appearance.
Photo credit: Bruce Head Photographer
Silk Pearce advised Favini on paper colours and surface finishes, as well as naming the range and designing the graphics, swatch and other promotional materials.
Photo credit: Bruce Head Photographer
The Crush brochure features beautiful photographs of fruits and nuts being crushed and includes a detailed graphic, illustrated by Peter Grundy, explaining Favini’s patented manufacturing process and its links with process co-products.
Illustration credit: Peter Grundy
The Crush range has created a great deal of media attention and has appeared in Packaging Europe, Print Week, The Drum and the East Anglian Daily Times.
View the full press release here
Silk Pearce has designed a new brand identity for London fertility clinic, the Bridge Centre. The new design depicts the centre’s warm and friendly approach and the London location next to The Shard.
The new brand identity is based on a series of illustrations and a handwritten typographic logo by illustrator and author Allan Drummond, and includes new stationery, literature, signage, exhibition panels and a re-designed website.
The re-designed website highlights specific diagnostic, treatment and support services offered by the centre www.thebridgecentre.co.uk and is visually friendly and approachable.
Some of the new stationery and literature is shown above.
The rebrand follows the clinic’s recent acquisition by JD Healthcare – the same Group that owns The London Women’s Clinic, a current client of Silk Pearce.
Read the full press release here.
The 2012 Aldeburgh Poetry Festival programme has just arrived in the studio. It’s the 9th year
running that The Poetry Trust has asked Silk Pearce to design the print for this annual international
event and we think it’s the best yet (even if we do say so ourselves).
This year’s Festival has moved from it’s spiritual surroundings of Aldeburgh to the superb
performance spaces at Snape Maltings in Suffolk (home of Aldeburgh Music) and this grand move
inspired our design of Word boxes and box graphics.
The Aldeburgh Poetry Festival is the annual celebration of international contemporary poetry and features 25 poets from as far afield as Korea and South Africa. It takes place from 2–4 November 2012 and you can book tickets here from Friday 21 August.
PS. Look out for The Poetry Paper in November.
As part of the ’9weeks’ campaign for 9lives recycled papers we’ve designed this rather lovely poster. Guaranteed to brighten up your wall…