We were recently commissioned by Nottingham Trent University to create an iconic cover and keepsake centerfold timeline highlighting design innovation from Nottingham. The lace piece on the cover contains various elements from Nottingham’s creative heritage such as Pugin’s St Barnabus Cathedral and the Raleigh Chopper (among others). The centre spread focuses on the negative space from within the lace designs and acts as a timeline highlighting design innovation from Nottingham. This publication has been distributed worldwide.
The illustrations for the centerfold where cut from green paper by laser and lifted away from the cutter, the negative space which remained was then photographed while un-composed and turned black and then worked into contemporary timeline. The result is an illustrated, organic tapestry of Nottingham’s design history in a style which fittingly blends tradition with contemporary design. Chronologically the illustrations flow from bottom to the top, highlighting design ranging from 14th Century alabaster through to the new Nottingham Contemporary building.