This is an incredibly difficult time for so many. We care about the next generation of super creatives. We can’t imagine what it must be like now, entering the professional world of work in such a crisis. We want to help, we are “happy to help” and thus we have signed up to this fantastic new initiative.
Many are inspired by the art and architecture of this special place and much of their community engagement programme centres on sharing arts based activities that promote wellbeing, build skills and inspire learning.
We’ve had the pleasure of working with Gloucester Cathedral to create a branding framework, look and feel and initial workbook, along with a wider range of resources designed to provide accessible, guided, creative activities for a varied range of interests and abilities, downloaded for free, from the Cathedral’s website.
All content for this initial Guide to Drawing was created by talented Artists Adam Davis. Adam is passionate about the positive impact of art on physical and mental health and has previously collaborated with Gloucester Cathedral to curate and display Ever-Present, an exhibition of artwork by talented Gloucester based graduates, and accompanying workshops in 2019.
During 2021 we hope to develop this branding framework for further initiatives and projects. Watch this space.
So, it would appear that everyone seems to have a lockdown project at the moment and for our Creative Director, Andy Hussey, it is no different. For many months, if not years, he’s had the idea for a range of Children’s books and this winter the idea, and off the back of “One Walk Wildlife” his vision became a reality.
Due to be published in February 2021, ‘No Deer Around Here’ is a book about nature (in particular Deer) coming closer to our homes. Children engaging with nature, exploring and spotting signs. The book has kindly been endorsed by The British Deer Society with a supporting testimonial:
“At a time when we all need to appreciate nature and the outdoors more than ever, No Deer Around Here is not only a delightful story but will inspire children everywhere to look harder at the world around them.“ Charles Smith-Jones Technical Adviser, The British Deer Society
But the story doesn’t stop there. Andy already has another story in the making (a riverside adventure) and has been approached by various organisations for potential future books, this led to Muddy Little Boots Publishing. This will be the parent company and publishing house, founded by Andy. A beacon for this initiative and a network of organisations, authors and illustrators. The publishing house will fill a void in the market for nature exploration and inclusivity and all members of the organisation will adhere to these values.
This is so exciting and we take our hat off to Andy for making his dream a reality. Where does he find the time?? Clearly we are not working him hard enough.
This one has been 8 months in the making but it is worth the wait. The Elms School website is now live! We’ve worked to modern their website, offering a hub of imagery and film and lots of graphic content for both prospective pupil and parent. Initial feedback has been brilliant.
Lost & Found Creative have proudly contributed to many charitable causes both locally and nationally over the last year. We feel it’s important to take time out of the hustle and bustle of the design world and contribute where we can. This may be financially, through sharing our knowledge and experience or sometimes it is as simple as offering time. There is no methodology in deciding who we support and when we contribute, however causes are often selected due to some form of personal connection to one of the L&F team or supporting team.
During 2018-19 we have supported and contributed to the following charities:
The England Walking Football Team – Player Sponsor for the European Nations Cup. https://thewfa.co.uk
Westonbirt School – Careers event and mentoring (event will be held in September)
Birdlip & Brimpsfield Cricket Club – Banner sponsorship and financial support. Help with marketing.
Eastington Easter Egg – Location sponsorship and design of literature (Leaflet / Easter Egg Hunt map).
Massa Red Tribe – RedTribe aims to bring lasting change and a sustainable future through culturally relevant, biblical and holistic integral development. Over the next 12 months we hope to offer a rebrand at a reduced rate to support this cause.
Fat Boys Do DW – Sponsorship and design of charity boat race from Devizes to Westminster.
We appreciate the challenge that charities have to raise funds and be heard. If you need support or guidance, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org