Friday, 3 August 2012

Pedlars book: the design crew

Hurrah! Here is the beautiful book by Caroline and Charlie Gladstone of Pedlars, which I worked on with them.

Although not published until later this month, those in the know can get in early to buy their copy (link below).

Below is a little preview of some of the pages inside.

As you can see, it is beautifully designed (and – though I say so from a vastly biased perspective! – would make a lovely gift for anyone with children and a tent, walking fans – but also urbanites who just want to make friends with the countryside from the armchair).



Here is the link to buy an early copy from Pedlars.

And in celebration of the book's beautiful appearance, I wanted to share a little bit about the talent behind that side of the book.

The overall look of the book comes from the insanely creative design agency, Mercy, based in Liverpool and London. Here is some of their other work...

Above is the logo the designed for for the National Association of Literature Development, which I would happily frame and hang on my wall.



And these are some rather beautiful and thought-prompting postcards, which they sent out to a few lucky people (me included) last year.
And their current t-shirt range, which they sell in their online shop: Bearfaced T-shirt and Bleeding Lips T-shirt, £10 each.


They also produce a very nice looking regular e-zine too. Here (above) is the cover of the current edition.

As for the illustration side of things, that is down to the talent of Matt Blease, who – I have heard – is the fastest drawer in southern England.

You may have seen some of Matt's work in the Guardian, or... in the window at Liberty, in a tie-in with the V&A's 2011 Cult of Beauty exhibition (see his wondrous wallpaper design, above)...



...or you might have hankered after one of his beautiful prints, which Pedlars sell, including (see above and below) this Olympics-themed one, £245 (framed) and Run London, £270 (framed) and Walk the Dog, £100 (framed).




The stunning photography in the book comes via Tim Winter, who shoots all the gorgeous Pedlars catalogues.

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