Bivouac has been commissioned by the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) to design a new exhibition for the Lakeside Aquarium, on the shores of Lake Windermere. The exhibition focuses on the endangered Freshwater Pearl Mussel and its precarius lifecycle that relies on the salmon.
It's a fascinating subject and we're looking forward to helping to raise awareness of this remarkable little creature.
The Bar Convent reveals its secrets
Bivouac has designed the graphics for a new exhibition at The Bar Convent in York – the UK's oldest living convent. Hidden from view for centuries, it now wishes to announce its presence as one of York's most precious and surprising tourist destinations.
The exhibition is part of a wider programme of refurbishment and modernisation, and tells stories of religious intolerance, secrecy and spies, courage and resilience, and the education of women, centering around the remarkable Mary Ward. It continues to tell the story of the Sisters' continuing work, all around the world.
The exhibition was opened by Alex Polizzi, the 'Hotel Inspector', in October this year.
Click here to see more images.
Image © Alex Polizzi
Branding an Angel
We've given Carolyn Lloyd Brown wings! Carolyn is a heritage consultant, based in York. We work with her regularly, so we were delighted to be asked to give her a fresh new look. As well as the brand, we've also designed a smart new website to showcase her extensive portfolio.
WW1 brochure for HLF
Bivouac was commissioned by The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to design and manage the print for their new brochure. The brochure is aimed at organisations wishing to prepare exhibitions, and was produced in English and Welsh and was delivered to multiple sites across the UK.
We are currently producing an accessible pdf version of the brochure.
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! Click here to see our work.
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 have recently completed the graphic design of the Longstone Lighthouse visitor centre on the Farne Islands, and we're currently working on a wedding brochure for Nash Point Lighthouse and a range of tourism leaflets to promote Trinity House's visitor centres around the country. We're also designing the Lizard Lighthouse's 'A to Z of Trinity House' temporary exhibition for the Lizard Lighthouse in Cornwall. Watch this space!
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!
Click here to see our graphic design work at Stott Park Bobbin Mill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.