Part 27 – 2000s Lifestyle Publishing Moves on

Publishing independence

We are fortunate to have known publisher Jacqui Small since her days at Mitchell Beazley back in the early 80s.

Often described as a ‘luminary’, Jacqui has been hugely influential in the style and content of illustrated lifestyle books, and we have followed her all the way.

As an independent publisher with her own imprint, her output set the standard in this area, and we are proud to count ourselves amongst her list of preferred designers.

Cover design and spreads from Kitchen Culture, published by Jacqui Small

Publishing moves on

A niche area in which we have gained considerable experience is in specialist history books, ranging from local history to family memoirs, where print runs are strictly limited, and our clients are often ‘self-publishers’.

This is a fascinating area, and hugely satisfying, as our clients are not only passionate about their subject, but also extremely grateful for the experience and advice that we can impart about the mysterious process of putting a book together – something that we feel well-qualified to do after more than forty years in the business.

Our design for an award-winning local history book, produced in association with our great friend, author and co-editor Lizzie Sanders
A great design commission from Huw Stevenson, telling the story of his illustrious family history

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

Part 28 – 2010s and Now…