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Connecting Rural Dorset with the Arts

We have recently won a competition with Artsreach to design a set of promotional Jute bags to help promote their services and offering across Dorset.

Artsreach is a registered charity that brings high quality performances of live theatre, music, dance and family shows to the heart of rural communities.

The objective of the project was to promote professional arts events in local venues and communities. Our fun copy concept was entitled “Bags of…” exploring audience feedback. For example “bags of entertainment”, “bags of creativity” and “bags of laughter”.

Ink-based typography was combined with simple character illustration to represent “The rural crowd”.

We can’t wait to see this popping up around the county.

St John’s Smith Square

Throughout 2015, Lost & Found Creative – in collaboration with Phillip Southgate, Emily Penny, Caroline Jones and Richard Owsley – rebranded the London church and music venue, St John’s Smith Square.

In January 2016, the website launched, and was the last piece of the initial branded suite. It is great to see this venue go from strength to strength. We believe the rebrand has breathed life into this wonderful venue. Whilst retaining its sense of heritage, it has helped broaden the musical and educational offering, attracting a younger audience and range of performers.

Supporting some strong new messages and colours is a flexible visual language utilizing motifs from the architecture to form patterns. It is subtle and refined, historical, yet modern and intended to complement imagery of the performers and the venue. Used across all communications, the application of this graphic pattern can be toned up or down to have more or less graphical impact as appropriate. Time will tell, but we really think this brand approach and application has everything to evolve and grow as St John’s Smith Square continue on the next phase of the journey.

Formula for perfect branding

Design Week asked: Is there a formula for perfect branding? We replied:

Head + Heart + Investment x Creativity = BRAND

In reality there isn’t a perfect formula, however what we wanted to get across is that it involves investment financially as well as mentally and emotionally, both on the part of the client and the designer. Thoughts?

Hannah Turner Ceramics

Lost & Found Creative have been working for Hannah Turner from the start (over 7 years) and we must say it has been an absolute pleasure. We’ve witnessed the company grow and go from strength to strength and this is credit to Hannah and her vision. It is now not uncommon to walk into a tableware or art store in the South West and London and be faced with her beautiful range of products. Having just received a fresh batch of product images back from the photographer, we have just taken 10 mins to reflect over a cuppa on how far things have come from the days of her products being made in a small studio/back room in Bristol and being sold in 2 retail outlets locally. With a new website on the horizon, products being sold and shipped internationally and new products and ranges in development, she shows no sign of slowing up. Full steam ahead!