Design Projects / Update

Star by star at the HoBB,
we love discussing a wide variety of
glowing ideas with bright people
in front of a log fire over Winter.

In our view for this year, we have:

Revision of a new long distance UK walk to include more photographs.
An interior design for a smaller than usual cottage.
Preparation of school education sheets for an Eco Fair.
Design and development of new water filtration systems (UV and filter)
Research into a Salmon and Trout Cage Farm closed in 2004 due to pollution.
Energy input to a new UK Music Festival.
Design of a garden office.

This Summer, we are looking  for new authors to host and will be once again, offering another LPB  Publishing Internship.  Applications for this position will open in March.

In review, we have done:

Theme Park visuals for C4 (000327/01); Interior Design for Wine Bar (000327/02); Logo and Branding for Tids Slippers (000327/03); HQ Reception design (000327/04); Modular Furniture design for Take Away (000327/05);  Street Frontage for Chinese Herbal Therapist (000327/06); Photoshop imaging for artist’s range of Tees and cards (000327/07)



The A to P of Illustrated Lettering

Connect with the power of #Lettering  #Design handcrafted by Grant for your next project.

Gallery of examples includes:
Illuminated lettering
Type design
Illustrated lettering
Titles for articles, posters, point-of-sale and book covers
Picture book typesetting
Lettering in logoforms
and …



To launch a unique project, the best way of avoiding copyright issues of existing fonts is to get your lettering designed and not have the full A to Z of costs.

“I remember getting a call from the architects of Cadbury World long before it had been designed. They needed a picture for their press release – an ‘artist’s impression’ of the themed visitor centre along with title lettering. That was my first journey into chocolate lettering design. Delicious!”






Book covers benefit from a strong lettering design. Make sure the lettering on your book cover works when displayed as a thumbnail image online as well as in shop point-of-sale displays.




Freehand illustrated lettering (above) works best on posters promoting hand crafted work, organically grown produce or private parties. Alongside these more friendly looking promotions, the typical look produced by computer graphic layout software  looks cold and uninviting.


Grant enjoys lettering.  Come and share his enjoyment and bring along your own lettering, especially if you have just baked a cake with iced lettering on it.

“The first Halloween cake I made had five sponge layers with strawberry and greengage jam. The victoria icing was coloured as black as I could and very thin white icing was piped all over it and onto its baseboard looking like a forgotten mass of cobwebs. The lettering read, ‘To Wayne and Peter’ – our special spooky guests.”





Illustrated lettering works for:




And here is a special .pdf publication I have put together for Evelyn, who has recently designed some delightfully curly letterforms. Remember, every line, every twirl, every squiggle and every curl can be cultured with practice to create a ‘pearl’.