— Branding & Identities

Typography
Symbol design
Illustration
Branding consultancy
— Over the years, The English Group has designed and implemented an impressively diverse portfolio of corporate identity design and branding solutions. The accompanying sequence of designs showcases many of our own favourites; starting with a selection of the most recent, followed by a meandering selection of our other designs over the years.
— Litho
— Letterpress
— Diestamping & Engraving
— Embossing & Foil-blocking

— Quite Frankly

Conceptual Development
Creative Direction
Design & Artwork
Copywriting
Photography
Publishing
Print & Production Management
— Initiated by three of The English Group's creative team, Quite Frankly is a Limited Edition luxury erotic magazine that sets out to redefine the genre. Produced 'by women, for women' each issue of the quarterly magazine is accompanied by a stand-alone fine art monograph of photography and a booklet of erotica.
— Page Size 325mm x 245mm
— Pages: 360pp, 64pp, 36pp & 68pp
— Print Run: 1000
— Thread-sewn bookbinding

— People & Places

Creative Direction
Design & Artwork
Illustration
Publishing
Print & Production Management
— Limited Edition book produced to commemorate the launch of a major luxury property development on London's South Bank. Magnum photographer Steve McCurry shoots artisans and craftsman living and working in the boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth, alongside landscape photography of local landmarks.
— Page size 380mm x 300mm
— Pages: 164pp
— Print Run: 500
— Solander box & casebound

— President Bill Clinton

Creative Direction
Design & Artwork
Photo Retouching
Publishing
Production Management
— As the latest in an increasing stunning portfolio of projects for this client, we feel honoured to have been asked to design a commemorative brochure to celebrate The Rumi Foundation's partnership with President Bill Clinton to detail the focus towards good causes projects wherin their combined influence and funding might make the difference.
— Page size 420mm x 320mm
— Pages: 56pp
— Print Run: 20
— Spine singer-sewn

— Oliver Burns

Creative Direction
Design & Artwork
Illustration
Publishing
Print & Production Management
— A high-specification portfolio and profile and produced for one of the UK's most highly regarded interior designers. The book is produced using a mix of textured and smooth uncoated papers, with additional tipped-in feature inserts. The book's fashion inspired lifestyle illustrations were also created in-house.
— Page size 240mm x 195mm
— Pages: 196pp
— Print Run: 200
— Embossed linen casebinding

— The Langham

Creative Direction
Design & Artwork
Photo Retouching
Photography
Publishing
Production Management
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— The latest in a long line of promotional literature for London's top hotels, this sumptuous brochure has been produced to assist London's The Langham hotel to market its collection of luxury suites and, alongside, also details the hotel's rich heritage with a glimpse of its archive of imagery. The brochure boasts a beautiful embossed and foil-blocked cover.
— Page size 297mm x 225mm
— Pages: 128pp
— Print Run: 1500
— Embossed & foil-blocked 8pp cover

— Vee Laroche

Creative Direction
Design & Artwork
Publishing
Production Management
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— The first in a series of fine art monographs showcasing the work of up-and-coming photographers. This edition features imagery created during two separate sessions by LA-based photographer Darren Ankenman of model Vee Laroche. This monograph was the first of the agency's publications to be printed digitally.
— Page size 305mm x 230mm
— Pages: 48pp
— Print Run: 500
— Digitally printed

— Lady Lori Brochure

Brand Identity
Design & Artwork
Copywriting
Photo Retouching
Production Management
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— This Kenya-based luxury air charter client required a Limited Edition book to both detail its services and to offer its clients a beautiful portfolio of photography of the landscapes, flora and fauna that they could be given access to. The book's binding is coarse cloth, itself reflecting an appropriate sense of place.
— Page Size 220mm x 175mm
— Pages: 96pp
— Print Run: 1500
— Case-bound

— Jonathan Yeo Monograph

Design & Artwork
Image Retouching
Production Management
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— A fabulous monograph produced to accompany celebrated UK portraitist Jonathan Yeo's latest exhibition. This book has a padded casebound cover and a soft-touch lamination, making the publication feel eerily akin to skin; but strangely appropriate considering the exhibition is entirely focused towards cosmetic surgery.
— Page Size 230mm x 170mm
— Pages: 72pp
— Print Run: 1000
— Case-bound

— Magnum: Marilyn & Eve

Design & Artwork
Copywriting
Production Management
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— A fine art monograph produced for the Magnum Photos agency to accompany an exhibition of the legendary photographer Eve Arnold's previously unpublished portraits of Marilyn Monroe at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts private member's club in Piccadilly, London.
— Page Size 325mm x 245mm
— Pages: 68pp
— Print Run: 1000
— Perfect-bound brochure

— Jawhar

Creative Direction
Design & Artwork
Copywriting
Photo Retouching
Publishing
Production Management
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— A commemorative book, presented to the King of Morocco upon commencement of work on the Jawhar Estate, Marrakech, which will encompass a luxury hotel, residences, spa, gallery and museum. The oversized 440mm x 330mm book was limited to just ten copies.
— Page size 440mm x 330mm
— Pages: 152pp
— Print Run: 25
— Clamshell box & casebound

— The Rumi Foundation

Site Design & Build
Site Maintenance & Hosting
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— A website to profile the founder and Trustees of this charity foundation which is focussed towards supporting various humanitarian projects in India, Africa and South America. The emphasis was on clean elegant design and an uncluttered delivery of information.
— www.rumifoundation.com

— SS Great Britain

Creative Direction
Design & Artwork
Photo Retouching
Illustration
Production Management
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— Two of three brochures for the former European Museum Of the Year Award winning SS Great Britain, produced to market weddings and Christmas events at the most unique of venues. For The English Group, the project was a joy and involved beautiful illustrations (produced inhouse) and bespoke print finishing techniques.
— Page size 265mm x 215mm
— Pages: 52pp & 20pp
— Print Run: 2000 (x2)
— Singer-sewn & deckle-edged pages

— OLF Projects

Creative Direction
Design & Artwork
Copywriting
Photo Retouching
Publishing
Production Management
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— An appropriately upscale - and elegantly understated - portfolio brochure showcasing this luxury property refurbishment and restoration business's projects in the West End of London. The cloth covered casebound brochure details both beautiful photography of the completed projects alongside before and after images of the work.
— Page size 345mm x 245mm
— Pages: 96pp
— Print Run: 1000
— Cloth covered casebinding

— Karen Ruimy: 'Voice Of the Angel'

Design & Artwork
Illustration
Custom Typeface Design
Photography
Image Retouching
Production Management
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— Design and artworking of layouts for Karen Ruimy's latest book of spiritual sayings. The project involved elegant typography, the design of bespoke illustrative typefaces and analogue double exposure photography, all working together to especially pleasing effect. The casebound book was published by Quartet in the UK.
— Page Size 215mm x 140mm
— Pages: 144pp
— Print Run: 2000
— Casebound

— The Berkeley: Social Occasions

Design & Artwork
Image Research
Creative Direction
Photo Retouching
Production Management
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— Just one example of the considerable portfolio of literature that The English Group has produced for Claridge's, The Connaught and The Berkeley - the Maybourne Hotel Group's three landmark London hotels. This brochure promoting The Berkeley hotel's events space features photography styled by Conde Nast.
— Page Size 265mm x 210mm
— Pages: 36pp
— Print Run: 5000
— Perfect-bound brochure

— Rumi Verjee: CBE Book

Design & Artwork
Photo retouching
Production Management
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— A project to produce a limited number of exceptionally high quality copies of an album of photographs capturing Mr Verjee's CBE ceremony and the party afterwards hosted by the Aga Khan. The 96pp perfect-bound book is housed within a wrap-around soft leather cover.
— Page Size 330mm x 245mm
— Pages: 100pp
— Print Run: 100
— Leather Binding

— Annie Lennox: The SING Campaign

Creative Direction
Branding
Design & Artwork
Copywriting
Production Management
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— Branding and a brochure to support the launch of Annie Lennox's SING Campaign, raising the profile of women and children with AIDS in South Africa. The SING Campaign brochure is presented in a wallet folder, and includes a CD recording of Annie&'39;s promotional single 'SING'.
— Page Size 350mm x 245mm
— Pages: 28pp
— Print Run: 1000
— Stitched, plus wallet

— OLF Projects

Branding
Site Design & Build
Site Maintenance & Hosting
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— A website to showcase this building and refurbishment company's portfolio of projects along with a comprehensive detailing of their platform of services. OLF primarily specialise in the construction and maintenance of exclusive London homes.
— www.olfprojects.com.

— Deloitte CBI Conference

Design & Artwork
Copywriting
Production Management
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— A commemorative Limited Edition case-bound book featuring photographer Harry Borden's portraits of 'Heads Of Business'of the UK's leading companies. The volume, produced in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery and sponsors Deloitte, has a padded velvet cover and is housed in a foil-blocked clamshell box.
— Page Size 205mm x 170mm
— Pages: 114pp (French-folded)
— Print Run: 1000
— Casebound & Presentation Box

— Printed Matter

Design & Artwork
Copywriting
Digital Illustration
Production Management
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— The English Group's own vanity project produced to showcase the agency's more academic approach to graphic design, and what might be achieved when compromises to do with budget, timescale, and client's commercial requirements are removed from the mix. This publication went on to win many creative industry awards.
— Page Size 350mm x 345mm
— Pages: 12pp
— Print Run: 1500
— Hoop Stitched

— Darling

Design & Artwork
Creative Direction
Copywriting
Photo Retouching
Production Management
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— The third of a series of lookbook brochures for UK fashion label Darling. The design intent has been to reflect the uniquely English feel that the brand aspires to reflect, and to achieve an increasingly recognisable narrative through the use of visually consistent photography.
— Page Size 315mm x 245mm
— Pages: 48pp
— Print Run: 8000
— Perfect-bound brochure

— Soil Association: A Case For Support

Design & Artwork
Copywriting
Photo retouching
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— A fund-raising appeal brochure for the charity's new Headquarters building in Bristol. Endorsed by HRH Prince Charles; this publication was designed, artwork and print produced in under a week. The main brochure was assembled by hand, and was accompanied by a hand-sewn portfolio of Don McCullin's landscape photography.
— Page Size 360fmm x 250mm
— Pages: 30pp
— Print Run: 1000
— Screw-post bound

— English Oak Buildings

Brand Identity
Design & Artwork
Copywriting
Photo Retouching
Production Management
Website Design
Content Management System
Electronic Marketing
Blog Design & Implementation
Blog Editor
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— A comprehensive project to create new branding, content managed website and corporate brochure for this highly regarded business specialising in the design and build of luxury green oak timber framed houses. In addition, The English Group has also implemented a highly successful visual blog within the new website.
— Page Size 260mm x 220mm
— Pages: 32pp
— Print Run: 3000
— Perfect-bound brochure

— Bryan Adams: Modern Muses

Design & Artwork
Copywriting
Production Management
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— Case-bound and soft-cover perfect-bound editions of a large format publication produced to accompany two exhibitions of Bryan Adams' photographic essay profiling portraits of some of the most inspiring women in Britain. BlackBerry were the sponsors and the images were exhibited at the UK's National Portrait Gallery.
— Page Size 420mm x 320mm
— Pages: 60pp
— Print Run: 2000
— Casebound and Perfect-bound

— Tiggy Twilight

Design & Artwork
Copywriting
Production Management
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— Beautifully detailed design (along with other launch and brand promotional items) for this new retail business based in London's Royal Exchange. Print of this project is altogether indulgent with offline machine varnish on all pages, glascine interleaves, and the brochure itself housed within a bespoke brown paper bag.
— Page Size 245mm x 160mm
— Pages: 16pp
— Print Run: 3000
— Stiched, and Packaged.

— Grace Hotels

Design & Artwork
Photo Retouching
Cardboard Engineering
Production Management
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— A bespoke box produced to deliver membership details to Grace Hotels most privileged customers; accompanied by an elegant brochure produced to showcase the GRACE Hotels Group's collection of boutique hotels on Santorini, Mykonos and Kea in the Greek Islands, Argentina, Panama, in the US, and Beijing.
— Page Size 270mm x 220mm
— Pages: 28pp
— Print Run: 8000
— Stitched brochure

— Press Book

Design & Artwork
Copywriting
Digital Illustration
Production Management
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— A second edition of The English Group's own vanity publishing project which is again produced to showcase the agency's more academic approach to graphic design and - as with its predecessor, 'Printed Matter' - this publication went on to win a number of creative industry awards.
— Page Size 350mm x 245mm
— Pages: 16pp
— Print Run: 1500
— Hoop Stitched

— Daum

Design & Artwork
Digital Illustration
Production Management
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— An exquisite casebound catalogue/book produced for a private client and with a Foreword by Christies, to showcase the sale of a significant collection of antique glass. The book is litho printed and case-bound with padded case-boards, has round-cornered pages, a mix of paper stocks, and is housed within a clamshell box.
— Page Size 340mm x 240mm
— Pages: 152pp
— Print Run: 25
— Case-bound & Clamshell Box

— Royal Mail: RHS Stamps

Design & Artwork
Image Research
Imagemaking
Production Management
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— Design and digital illustration for all associated marketing materials - including postmarks, First Day Covers and Presentation Packs - for the Royal Mail stamps produced to celebrate the Royal Horticultural Society's Bicentenary.
— Page Size 370mm x 210mm
— Pages: 6pp
— Print Run: 250,000
— Folded & Sleeved

— Wild Europe: Carpathia

Brand Identity
Design & Artwork
Copywriting
Photo Retouching
Production Management
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— A fund-raising appeal publication designed to detail issues of deforestation, or logging, of Europe's last remaining old growth forests in the Carpathian mountains of Romania. The brochure also offers a wonderful portfolio of photography of the region and was part sponsored by The European Nature Trust.
— Page Size 310mm x 240mm
— Pages: 72pp
— Print Run: 2000
— Case-bound

— Herman Miller

Design & Artwork
Copywriting
Illustration
Production Management
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— An unusual brochure in that it shows none of this client's products, but sets out to explain the extent to which well designed office space can increase staff performance and improve the atmosphere within which employees work. All of the illustrations within this brochure were produced in-house at The English Group.
— Page Size 280mm x 280mm
— Pages: 20pp
— Print Run: 5000
— Stitched

— Aeriance

Brand Identity
Design & Artwork
Copywriting
Production Management
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— A brochure designed to launch a new hedge fund or alternative investment business for one of The English Group's existing private equity sector clients. The funds detailed are focused towards real estate investment opportunities and the design is complemented by Stuart Redler's architectural photography.— Page Size 310mm x 245mm
— Pages: 20pp
— Print Run: 1500
— Hoop Stitched
— Page Size 310mm x 245mm
— Pages: 20pp
— Print Run: 1500
— Hoop Stitched

— Lady Lori Website

Brand Identity
Website Design
Copywriting
Content Management System
Electronic Marketing
Blog Design
Blog Editor
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— To accompany The English Group's corporate identity and Limited Edition book design for this Kenya based client, the agency has now also designed a fully content-managed website and a especially visual blog within the site. The English Group also assumes the role of Editor for the blog.
— www.flyladylori.com

— Shooting Stars

Design & Artwork
Research & Copywriting
Image Retouching
Production Management
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— A two volume Limited Edition book published to accompany the lifetime retrospective of movie photographer Cornel Lucas's movie star portraits at the UK's National Portrait Gallery. The cloth-covered casebound editions are housed in a foil-blocked slipcase.
— Page Size 310mm x 245 mm
— Pages: 200pp & 96pp
— Print Run: 2000
— Casebound & Slipcased

— Jawhar II

Creative Direction
Design & Artwork
Copywriting
Photo Retouching
Publishing
Production Management
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— This is a second edition of an exceptional Limited Edition book - you can see the first edition here too - showcasing a portfolio of fine art photography detailing a 'mind's eye' impression of Marrakech. This version of the book was produced to accompany a celebratory dinner for international dignitaries to announce the next stage of the project.
— Page size 440mm x 330mm
— Pages: 152pp
— Print Run: 200
— Silk slipcase and casebound

— The GREAT Initiative

Brand Identity
Website Design
Copywriting
Content Management System
Electronic Marketing
— Design and implemetation of a new website for a charity focussed towards issues of gender inequality, that The English Group's founder, Marc Carter, is a Trustee of — along with broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, human rights lawyer Jason McCue, and philanthropist Karen Ruimy.
— www.thegreatinitiative.com

— Royal Shakespeare Company

Design & Artwork
Digital Image Making
Production Management
Sponsorship Consultancy
— Working with Lady Sainsbury, The English Group was proud to be asked to produce this atypical brochure to accompany the Royal Shakespeare's campaign to raise £128m for both the renovation and restoration of the Company's two theatres in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and other Shakespeare related features across the city.
— Page Size 385mm x 280mm
— Pages: 36pp
— Print Run: 2000
— Perfect Bound, 8pp Cover

— National Portrait Gallery

Design & Artwork
Production Management
Project Management
— A high-spec perfect-bound commemorative publication produced to support the NPG's annual fund-raising campaign. The English Group's Marc Carter was proud to be asked to join the Gallery's Executive Committee, and the agency looked after the production of Invitations, Menus, and tickets, in addition to this brochure.
— Page Size 320mm x 240mm
— Pages: 72pp
— Print Run: 1000
— Perfect-bound