Moving on to bigger things
Designing a book is hugely rewarding, because with so many pages, it presents a big canvas. I also enjoy briefing illustrators and photographers and generally orchestrating the whole thing.
In the early 70s, a commission to design a book called The Real Cowboy for Marlboro cemented my love of publishing, book design and production.
British Empire Part-works
By the mid-70s, I was familiar with magazine design and layout, and enjoyed the work.
I learnt some invaluable lessons, especially through my work for Time-Life, who took the design and editorial process very seriously, and whose standards of content, design and production were the best that could be achieved.
Designing a series of part-works published by Time-Life on the history of the British Empire provided a great opportunity to learn on the job.
My journey as a graphic designer, an introduction
Part 01 – 1960s In the Beginning: Undergraduate work
Part 02 – 1970s The Royal College of Art & The Advent of Colour
Part 03 – 1970s Starting Out in the Real World
Part 04 – 1970s My First Major Client
Part 05 – 1970s More Than One Man
Part 06 – 1970s Striking It Lucky
Part 07 – 1970s Embracing Ground-breaking Techniques
Part 08 – 1980s Changing Roles for Designers
Part 09 – 1980s Our First Technology Client
Part 10 – 1980s Growing Through Recommendation
Part 11 – 1980s The Dream Client
Part 12 – 1980s Moving into Corporate Design
Part 13 – 1990s Ramping Up the Workload
Part 14 – 1990s Graphic Design goes Global
Part 15 – 1990s A Steep Learning Curve
Part 16 – 1990s Working for The Nation’s Favourite
Part 17 – 1990s The Challenge of the Future
Part 18 – 1990s Picking up the Crumbs
Part 19 – 1990s Vested Interest
Part 20 – 1990s Setting the Standard
Part 21 – 1990s Still Growing after All These Years
Part 22 – 1990s New Business from Old
Part 23 – 1990s Keeping up with Demand
Part 24 – 1990s A Full-Service Consultancy
Part 25 – 1990s Into the Unknown
Part 26 – 2000s Learning New Tricks
Part 27 – 2000s Lifestyle Publishing Moves on