KENOSHA
GRAPHIC DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION & ART DIRECTION
KENOSHA IS A GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO.
I MAKE THOUGHTFUL AND RIGOROUSLY PRODUCED WORK,
FROM WHOLE CAMPAIGNS TO UNIQUE WORK FOR EXHIBITION.

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NEW ROCK ANTHEMS
In 2005 I was asked by Faber Music to set up their in-house design studio and mentor their graphic designer Lydia Merrills-Ashcroft. Faber’s popular music output was a new enterprise for the publisher. It was important that the design of the books reflect Faber’s reputation as a publisher of quality titles with innovative content. These are ambitious and innovative play-along books that put the reader ‘in the same room’ as the artists featured.
ART DIRECTION BY KENOSHA   ILLUSTRATIONS BY LYDIA MERRILLS-ASHCROFT
GREEN DAY / AUTHENTIC PLAYALONG
These are the first in a series of band-led play-along titles. We needed aspirational images of the band performing. Using performance photography can be challenging, though – the right shots can come from different shows by different photgraphers. In order to maintain a consistent look for the series we chose to stylise the photographs and produced arresting portraits of the band.
ART DIRECTION BY KENOSHA  ILLUSTRATIONS BY LYDIA MERRILLS-ASHCROFT
GUNS ’N’ ROSES / AUTHENTIC PLAYALONG
PINK FLOYD / AUTHENTIC PLAYALONG*
ROCK / ESSENTIAL PLAYLIST*
The Faber catalogue spans the breadth of popular music. The challenge in the studio was to package each title in the most appropriate and cost-effective way. The examples here: a lavish Guns ’n’ Roses collection for sale across the world, which couldn’t use existing album imagery or likenesses of the band; a Pink Floyd play-along (next in the series from Green Day) using a stylised portrait of the original line-up and simple type; and a survey of Faber Music’s subversive classics printed in two colours on uncoated stock.
*ART DIRECTION BY KENOSHA  ILLUSTRATIONS BY LYDIA MERRILLS-ASHCROFT
THE RIFFTIONARY
THE BEST FEST SONGBOOK
NEW ROCK GENERATION
Another facet of Faber’s schedule are themed collections. Here we invested in setting up simple templates which could be easily adapted for the next volume, whilst still retaining the look and feel of the series.
THE PLAY SERIES
The ‘Play…’ series is aimed at 11–14 year-olds. The brief was to produce a striking cover which would work in different colours for each instrument, and be easily adaptable as the series expanded.
THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION
A coffee-table book of the best of the genre’s songs from Faber’s comprehensive catalogue. The illustrations are designed to capture the flavour of the contents and convey the gravitas of the title.
KERBSIDE / ALBUM
WORKING CLASS RECORDS
The Kerbside project developed from a poetry/performance piece by Ian Wills at the Edinburgh Fringe. It’s a semi-autobiographical account of a man’s struggle with drug addition and mental illness. I devised a simple typographical order and colour palette across the various printed parts to balance with expressive illustrations.
KERBSIDE / SPREADS
WORKING CLASS RECORDS
We wanted the illustrations to be a window into the febrile mind of the protaganist and to suggest they are a part of a body of manic drawing. They reference the automatism of savants, cottage grafittos, fevered doodling, ‘niave’ art, home-made tattoos, hobo chalking. It also gave us a flexible and expressive language to describe the Kerbside world.
TWENTY FIRST CENTURY LOVE SONG / IT’S EASY
WORKING CLASS RECORDS
These are the first two singles from the album. The illustrations are meant as counterpoints to those in the CD booklet as they address two of the main themes of the story: the moral choices made by the protagonist and his failing relationships.
NOTHING TO LOSE
WORKING CLASS RECORDS
The book of Ian Wills’ poetry accompanied by biographical notes and interpretations from music journalist Alex Ogg. These poems form the basis of the Kerbside project (which don’t appear in the CD booklet). As such it was to reference the album style, but also to stand alone as a work of poetry, ‘serious’ criticism and as a luxury item for the serious fan. Photography by Matt Crossey.
WILLS & THE WILLING / PORTRAITS
WORKING CLASS RECORDS
As the campaign progressed and the band began their tour, the management wanted to focus on the band members as they each embark on the rounds of marketing and press routines. The illustrations were designed to offer an introduction to each of the band as a calling card as they ‘came out of the shadows’, whilst maintaining the house style. The illustrations were also designed to be adaptable across merchandising, marketing material, press-packs and as new members joined ‘The Willing’. In this incarnation, they are (l-r): Jason Knight, Gerry Cunningham, Ian Wills, Jesse Wood, Brendon Taylor and Martin Wright.
WILLS & THE WILLING / PROMOTION
WORKING CLASS RECORDS
The type and illustrations were designed to be flexible enough to work accross a number of sizes and formats for the promotional campaign and robust enough accomodate changes as the campaign developed.
RATTLESNAKES IN PLASTERCASTS EP
This promotional four song EP is a window into the world of the band. So I built a Herriman-esque landscape as a taster of their forthcoming album.
RATTLESNAKES IN PLASTERCASTS EP
H.I.V. / SINGLE
WORKING CLASS RECORDS & ONE LITTLE INDIAN
This is the first single from the Hundred & 3 project. It’s a charity record to be released on World A.I.D.S. Day. The illustration is a stylised rendering of the H.I.V. virus
attacking a healthy cell.
H.I.V. / SINGLE
WORKING CLASS RECORDS & ONE LITTLE INDIAN
HUNDRED & 3 / LOGO
WORKING CLASS RECORDS & ONE LITTLE INDIAN
The two members of Hundred & 3 are Ian Wills (of Kerbside fame) and Trevor Morais (of The Peddlers and persussionist and programmer for Bjørk, Goldie, Underworld). I produced a logo and logo type to reflect the collaboration and to emphasise the distinct creative parts of the artists. Both wanted to retain some anonimity through the initial promotional phase, until the album release. The logo is also designed to be broken into three parts and used flexibly accross the campaign. This would be the common branding element throught the single releases, allowing the artwork to stand alone.
HUNDRED & 3 / LOGOS
WORKING CLASS RECORDS & ONE LITTLE INDIAN
DIGITAL HUMAN
BRANDING
Digital Human Inc are a Quebec based software start-up. They develop an innovative software which brings powerful human-modelling tools to desktop users. DHI asked for a logo based on the Native Canadian Inukshuk — a primal human form made from elemental building blocks. I devised a logo which used basic geometric shapes to mimic a human form and which also reads as ‘DHI’.
DHI were acquired by PLM software giant PTC in 2007.
PIE AND PAPIER MÂCHÉ
DANIEL COCKRILL
Daniel Cockrill is a performance poet, a founder of the wonderful Bang! Said The Gun and this is his first collection of work in print. Trinovantes asked me for a cover that conveyed the gnomic humour and subtle gravitas of his performance — all in two colours on traditional Faber board.
DANIEL COCKRILL
CHELMSFORD FLING FESTIVAL 2011
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF BANG! SAID THE GUN
DESTROYING THE LABORATORY FOR THE SAKE OF THE EXPERIMENT
Mark Power is a Magnum photographer. Daniel Cockrill is a poet. Between 2006 and 2010 they made speculative forays across England to divine the meaning of ‘Englishness’. My initial involvement was to produce a book which would accompany the exhibition of this work at the Atlas Gallery in London. This became a collaboration with the pair on making work integral to the show. After the exhibition there was a nagging sense that the project was unresolved. The work documented an England in transition: the financial crisis of 2008 became the austerity of the coalition government. As these policies divided the country, we saw in the work not just new resonances, but the premonition of deep fractures in the English phyche. In June 2015 we began production on the book of this project. Finally, on the eve on the EU Referendum ‘Destroying The Laboratory For The Sake Of The Experiment’ was published. You can buy the book here.

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PHOTOGRAPHS © MARK POWER / MAGNUM PHOTOS   POEMS © DANIEL COCKRILL
DESTROYING THE LABORATORY FOR THE SAKE OF THE EXPERIMENT
The book is 240x152mm, 248 pages, casebound with a faux leather cover on a semisoft board, with a 50gsm Thincoat dust-jacket. The text is printed on 150gsm Perigord Matt by Longo Media, Bolzano, Italy. We have used Margaret Calvert and Henrik Kubel’s revival of Jock Kenneir and Calvert’s Transport typface “New Transport” throughout for the body text.

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PHOTOGRAPHS © MARK POWER / MAGNUM PHOTOS  POEMS © DANIEL COCKRILL
DESTROYING THE LABORATORY FOR THE SAKE OF THE EXPERIMENT
PHOTOGRAPHS © MARK POWER / MAGNUM PHOTOS  POEMS © DANIEL COCKRILL
DESTROYING THE LABORATORY FOR THE SAKE OF THE EXPERIMENT
PHOTOGRAPHS © MARK POWER / MAGNUM PHOTOS  POEMS © DANIEL COCKRILL
DESTROYING THE LABORATORY FOR THE SAKE OF THE EXPERIMENT
PHOTOGRAPHS © MARK POWER / MAGNUM PHOTOS  POEMS © DANIEL COCKRILL
DESTROYING THE LABORATORY FOR THE SAKE OF THE EXPERIMENT
PHOTOGRAPHS © MARK POWER / MAGNUM PHOTOS  POEMS © DANIEL COCKRILL
DESTROYING THE LABORATORY FOR THE SAKE OF THE EXPERIMENT
PHOTOGRAPHS © MARK POWER / MAGNUM PHOTOS  POEMS © DANIEL COCKRILL
DESTROYING THE LABORATORY FOR THE SAKE OF THE EXPERIMENT
PHOTOGRAPHS © MARK POWER / MAGNUM PHOTOS  POEMS © DANIEL COCKRILL
DTLFTSOTE LOGO
A logo for Mark and Dan’s subversive road trip. A reworking of the roadsign P622.8 “Vehicles Carrying Explosives Prohibited” from Kinneir & Calvert’s sublime road and motorway signage system.
MADE IN SPODE
Katya de Grunwald is a photographer. This book is a lament for the lost craftsmen and women of our industrial past. Made to accompany Katya’s exhibition at the British Ceramics Biennial 2015. A portrait of the mould store at the Spode Works in Stoke-on-Trent accompanied by a written piece by Daniel Cockrill: ‘What Is Emptiness?’ Printed by Park on a crisp white coated matt paper, a debossed rawboard cover and with an exposed binding. See more of Katya’s beautiful pictures here.

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PHOTOGRAPHS © KATYA DE GRUNWALD
MADE IN SPODE
PHOTOGRAPHS © KATYA DE GRUNWALD
MADE IN SPODE
PHOTOGRAPHS © KATYA DE GRUNWALD
MADE IN SPODE
PHOTOGRAPHS © KATYA DE GRUNWALD
MADE IN SPODE
PHOTOGRAPHS © KATYA DE GRUNWALD
DU MAGAZIN
CUSTOM PAGE SPREADS
Work from the DTLFTSOTE project customised for Swiss culture magazine Du. This edition features the collaborations between Steinbeck & Capa, Adelman & Carver, De Keyzer & Van Reybrouck,
Pellegrin & Anderson, Depardon & Virillo, Chang & Dowling, and of course, Power & Cockrill.
PHOTOGRAPHS © MARK POWER / MAGNUM PHOTOS  POEMS © DANIEL COCKRILL
DU MAGAZIN
WHEN MY WORLD WAS TURNED UPSIDE-DOWN
PHOTOGRAPHS © MARK POWER / MAGNUM PHOTOS  POEMS © DANIEL COCKRILL
DU MAGAZIN
SONNOT
PHOTOGRAPHS © MARK POWER / MAGNUM PHOTOS  POEMS © DANIEL COCKRILL
DU MAGAZIN
BLUE TOWN
PHOTOGRAPHS © MARK POWER / MAGNUM PHOTOS  POEMS © DANIEL COCKRILL
DU MAGAZIN
SPARROWS AND PIRATES
PHOTOGRAPHS © MARK POWER / MAGNUM PHOTOS  POEMS © DANIEL COCKRILL
DU MAGAZIN
CLOBBERED DRUNKS
PHOTOGRAPHS © MARK POWER / MAGNUM PHOTOS  POEMS © DANIEL COCKRILL
DU MAGAZIN
IT IS WRITTEN
PHOTOGRAPHS © MARK POWER / MAGNUM PHOTOS  POEMS © DANIEL COCKRILL
LESLIE BRICUSSE
PURE IMAGINATION – A SORTA-BIOGRAPHY
You might not know who Leslie Bricusse is, but you certainly have heard and probably even sung one of the songs he has written. ‘Feeling Good’, ‘Goldfinger’, ‘The Candyman’, ‘You Only Live Twice’, ‘Oompa Loompa’, ‘My Old Man's A Dustman’ and of course, ‘Pure Imagination’, sung by Gene Wilder in the film ‘Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’. Leslie has two Oscars, eight Ivor Novellos, a Grammy and is one of only four britons in the American Songwriters’ Hall Of Fame (Noel Coward, Paul McCartney and John Lennon are the other three). And yet he largely prefers to stay out of the spotlight. So, rather than a conventional, black and white 3/4 length portrait and a spot UV, we made a simple cover reminicent of a Victorian playbill to let the songs titles tell his story (with the help of a gold foil and deboss).

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LESLIE BRICUSSE
PURE IMAGINATION – A SORTA-BIOGRAPHY
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PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK
The BA(Hons) Photography degree at the University of Brighton is one of the foremost photography courses in the country. In 2013 it celebrated its twenty-first anniversary with a two volume publication. The first includes work from the students from the 2013 graduating cohort. The second is a collection of their most influential alumni; including Lisa Barnard, Stuart Griffiths, Ewen Spencer, Katya de Grunwald, McDonaldStrand, Kim Thue and Laura Pannack. The two volumes are beautifully printed with Colourplan covers, on ColourSet text and encased in a foil-embossed raw-board slipcase by the wonderful Generation Press.
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The work of Tom Calvert.
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The work of Evita Goze.
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The work of Amy Hunter.
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The work of Murray Ballard.
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The work of Lisa Barnard.
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BANG SAID THE GUN
POETRY BOOK
Bang! Said The Gun is one of the country’s most popular spoken word events. Founded in 1998 by Daniel Cockrill, Rob Auton, Sarah Redington, Martin Galton and Peter Hayhoe in a London pub, it now has outposts in Manchester and New York. This anthology features most of the leading figures from the british spoken word scene and has been compared to the seminal issue 10 of the Penguin Modern Poets series ‘The Mersey Sound’. It includes: Kate Tempest, Holly McNish, Salena Godden, Jo Bell, Inua Ellams, John Hegley, Murray Lachlan-Young, Elvis McGonogall, Polarbear and Tim Clare. Published by Burning Eye Books with an Introduction by Ian McMillan.

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BANG SAID THE GUN
POETRY BOOK
BANG SAID THE GUN
POETRY BOOK
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POETRY BOOK
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POETRY BOOK
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POETRY BOOK
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CLIVE BIRNIE
TIME TRAVEL HOTEL
“It’s like Douglas Adams meets Stuart Home!” I said to Clive when I finished reading this. A delerious tale of time travel, silly names, bad sex and radical politics set in the ruin of Battersea power station. So, I made a whirling, fractured illustration you can read every which way.

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