Let there be (dark and) light
The new Portland Bill Lighthouse visitor centre has opened to the public! The lighthouse, on the Dorset coast located at the end of Chesil Beach, is a prominent landmark and the new 'Dark and Light' exhibition focuses on the lighthouse and the work of Trinity House.
See more pictures and details here.
We're delighted to announce that we have another award winner!
As part of the Yorkshire Country House Partnership's (YCHP) 'Duty Calls: The Country House in Time of War' series of exhibitions and events at nine historic houses across Yorkshire throughout 2013 and 2014, Brodsworth Hall and Gardens have won the prestigious Hudson's Heritage Award for the ‘Best World War 1 Event’ category. Better still – Bivouac designed it!
Congratulations to the team at Brodsworth who worked so hard.
Foghorns and lenses
We've just produced a range of printed marketing materials for Trinity House, including a Christmas gifts catalogue, a quality brochure to advertise their Patricia Voyages and a range of advertisements.
We are currently working on the graphic design of the Portland Bill Lighthouse visitor centre in Dorset and we're designing an exhibition for the Lizard Lighthouse in Cornwall. We do love a good lighthouse we do!
Turn on to Fusion
Lighting and AV specialists, Fusion came to Bivouac for some funky new branding. The brand has been applied to stationery, website, t-shirts and vehicle livery.
Well done Stott!
We're delighted to announce that Stott Park Bobbin Mill is the winner of the Small Visitor Attraction category of the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2014! It's well deserved. We all love the place – it's a special little corner of the Lake District with a very special team who live and breath bobbins!
For the love of...
Bivouac has been very busy over the last few months, designing new exhibition graphics for one of English Heritage's flagship properties, Bolsover Castle, in Derbyshire. Led by Leach Colour, the project included a new exhibition in the Riding House Range, beautiful bespoke interpretive furniture (expertly crafted by Leach joiners) and external panels.
We worked with illustrator Martin Hargreaves, to design the large banners and theatre set, and jewellery designer Sarah Chilia, who made a gorgeous reproduction earring based on an original love token from William Cavendish. The stories told revolve around William, the 17th century playboy who modelled Bolsover to reflect his love of wine, women, art, architecture and horsemanship (amongst other things!).
The exhibition accompanies major works to the Wall Walk and garden and is now open to the public. Image © English Heritage
Royal Academy of Engineering soiree comes to York
Bivouac has designed a prestigious new exhibition for the University of York to accompany the Royal Academy of Engineering Summer Soiree 2013. Held in the Ron Cooke Hub at the University, the soiree was attended by HRH The Princess Royal. For further details and photos of the event click here.
The exhibition forms part of the Festival of Ideas.
We worked with Leach Colour to design a beautiful plywood structure with slot-in graphic panels, creating a flexible system that the University can use again and again.
Click here to see more pictures and find out more about the exhibition.
Image © Ian Martindale
50 years of excellence
Our new book for the University of York has arrived back from print!
We designed the eye-catching 'Reflections' branding for the University's 50th anniversary celebrations, which we have applied to programmes, banners and now a prestigious book celebrating the many changes and achievements of 50 years of education and innovation.
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new exhibition at Stott Park Bobbin Mill on the edge of Lake Windermere. Bivouac has designed a lively graphic interpretive scheme for the exhibition that has transformed the Coppice Barn, with external interactive panels throughout the site.
Much of the scheme is printed direct to natural ash and leather to reflect the natural beauty of the working mill and its place in the landscape. The new exhibition and external panels have been very well received by visitors and by those working at the Mill.
war, sculpture and sound waves...
We've designed high quality brochures for three University of York departments: Language and Linguistics, Politics and History of Art.
The brochure concepts explore ideas around key modules areas, such as power, conflict, sound, and opinion. Papers and print techniques were selected to enhance their appeal and relevance to the subject matter.
New website for Yorkshire Philosophical Society
We've designed a lively new website for YPS, to encourage new audiences to join and take part in their exciting events.
Built by Castlegate IT, using the latest in responsive web technology, it brings their events to the forefront, and encourages interaction and exploration.
Bivouac has recently re-designed HeaTED's newsletter. Working within their existing branding, we re-styled the newsletter to give it a fresh new look, aimed more clearly at their target audiences. We printed it on heavy recycled paper to give it a modern and tactile quality.
Branding Heslington Studios
Bivouac was commissioned by the University of York to come up with a name, and to design a brand for Heslington Studios, the commercial arm of its new Theatre, Film and Television facilities.
We made use of existing colours, used by the University to advertise the TFTV Department, but gave it a fresh new look - one that was relevant to a commercial market looking to hire the facilities or work with the students.
Lucy's had an accident
We recently worked with the lovely people at Hull York Medical School, to design a graphic interface for their 'widening participation' project, called Lucy. The HYMS team carry out regular learning programmes for school groups, where the kids diagnose Lucy. Lucy has had a car crash and is very ill. The kids have one hour to save her life, with the help of eLearning materials and student doctors.
We worked with local illustrator, Chris Jevons, to create a fun, informative and instructional interface.
The application was launched on the 12th July, and proved to be a great success with the participants and team leaders, helping to guide them through the activities and record their results.
For more info and pics visit our Projects section.
Bramhall Blenkharn's swanky new website www.brable.com is now live!
Designed by Bivouac as part of an extensive branding exercise, it's full of examples of gorgeous 'happy' architecture by lovely people. From stunning contemporary houses to restoration work, these guys deliver award-winning work for domestic and commercial properties.
Thanks to Simon at Squeegee for coding the site so beautifully, and to Tom Wexler and Mike Ward for their previous input to the web development.
The charity, supported by Alan Titchmarsh, provides a friendly and supportive work environment for adults with learning disabilities.
The nurseries and gardens are opposite RHS Harlow Carr and sell really great quality plants at reasonable prices – well worth a visit. You can visit Harlow Carr and pop across to Betty's afterwards!
National Army Museum
We are currently working closely with the National Army Museum's marketing and education departments to design literature aimed at schools, adult and army group visitors.
The award-winning museum, based in Chelsea, has a wonderful collection and innovative displays, and is keen to extend its audiences and educational work.
Member of the Chartered Society of Designers
This is a great accolade for Bivouac, and is further reassurance that our clients receive the highest standards of design and professional conduct.
Visit the CSD website to find out more about the Society and what it means to you.
Identity and stationery for retail designer
Hertfordshire-based retail, interior and exhibit designer Tom Higgins recently commissioned Bivouac to design a new brand identity for her business. The design reflects the contemporary nature of her designs, with sophisticated, yet simple design elements.
Tamsin Higgins says, "Bivouac brought inspired creativity to the project and understood precisely the look and feel we wanted to achieve for our identity."