Monday, 7 July 2014

GCR - Commercial Vehicle Day & Layland Society Meet

Poster Designed for the Great Central Railway Commercial Vehicle Day & Layland Society Annual Meet the poster features two Layland buses drawn by myself in thier well known colours. The number plates of the vehicles contain a Easter egg, LM1907 being the date Layland Motors was founded and GCR1894 the date the railway was founded, the destination boards are also set to Quorn & Woodhouse (the events location).
The poster also borrows the style of the chrome Art Deco(esq) decorations often seen on the layland buses.
The main typeface (onyx) is one that mirrors that seen in the Layland logo, whilst Maven Pro is used for the smaller supplementary info for ease of reading.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

GCR Model Event - Greenacres Family Zone

Poster design for The Family Zone at the Great Central Railways Model Event, this was designed to work on its own as a design but also have visual ties (colours etc) to the main Model Event poster taking place at the other stations along the line.
The balloon animal family reference the fact its a family event and also literally the fact that there was balloon modelling at the event.     

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Sculpture In The Garden 2014 - The Visionary Landscape


I visited The Visionary Landscape of Professor Sir Robert Burgess, Sculpture in the garden exhibition which takes place at the University of Leicester Botanic gardens in Oadby, Leicester from 15th June to 26th October 2014.
My short film features selected works on display at the 2014 exhibition with a theme of The Visionary Landscape.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

GCR Wartime Weekend 2014

I visited the Wartime Weekend at the Great Central Railways Quorn and Woodhouse station where a large selection of vintage vehicles,demonstrations and characters from the era where amongst the attractions on offer. 
The GCR Wartime weekend features a number of events along the railway and visitors have the opportunity to meet actors playing characters from the era including Sir Winston Churchill, his cabinet and many displays accurately re-creating Wartime Britain. 
The event also includes a remembrance service and a poppy drop. (make sure to keep watching after the credits for a special extra).

Monday, 16 June 2014

Leicester Riverside Festival 2014

In this video I visit The Leicester Riverside Festival which takes place annually in Leicester in Bede Park along the Mile straight, Western Boulevard and in Castle Gardens.
The event is one of Leicester`s biggest free festivals and features activity's both on the water and on land including samba bands (Sambando) and street performances from performers such as Octopus Ocean.
Along the River Soar (Mile Straight) various decorated narrow boats are moored and food served (Barge Burger),
Riverside attractions include Jazz music from Jazz On The River a floating band who travel up and down the river as they play and a chance to try various water sports such as canoeing and coracle boating.