The exclusive Aviator Hotel on the edge of Farnborough International Airport kept me busy in the kitchen capturing a culinary master at work. I was privileged to be invited to photograph two of the latest creations by Head Chef Mateusz Maksymilian Mitka. We cleared an area in the hotel brasserie and set up shop. After whizzing around the kitchen for a few moments to grab some action shots of a man in his element, we settled into photographing the food itself. Well, it’s only courtesy to taste the goods!
Asian food manufacturer ‘Katayama’ came to Tidbury Media looking for a comprehensive branding package including, logo, brochure, stationery, web banners, posters and product packaging labels for a new range of cooking sauces. The logo is Asian inspired and features a stylish typeface set alongside an orchid marque. Labels for the range of cooking sauces and ingredients, representing a wide variety of countries and cultures, featured simple ingredients set against a sleek background. A stunning full colour glossy brochure sets out the company objectives and ethos.
Mark Newman at ‘Stave Traders’ in Newquay, Cornwall, came to us for a graphic design services. Commissioned to create a typographic marque and record sleeve artwork to represent his music on iTunes. It was a fairly strict brief but Mark was chuffed with the final results. Keep your eyes out for it!
Tony Beasley really did run away from home to go to sea. This book recalls some of the adventures he had during his time in the Royal Navy. A remarkable story that includes his retelling of the part he played in a mission that took place during the Cold War. One that took place on a vessel he had vowed he would never serve on, yet a mission that, with typical stoicism and courage, he faced up to and dealt with in such a way that, ultimately, he emerged from it being regarded as a hero. A hero who wasn’t allowed to tell anyone where he had been or what he had done. Memories of a life spent at sea told with a refreshing mix of dark humour and brutal honesty. Tony doesn’t hold back, he tells things as he sees it. Even if it gives someone a bloody nose in the process.
Commissioned as part of ‘Everyone Has A Story To Tell’, working alongside Author Edward Couzens-Lake, we created this engaging book jacket design and typeset the book. Tony, from Emsworth in Hampshire, was overwhelmed with the graphic design.
Commissioned to create a logo design for new construction business, the design brief was very straight forward and we hit the nail on the head on the first draft which resulted in a 5 star review. Based in Emsworth, Hampshire we supply graphic design services across the south, including Portsmouth, Southampton, Chichester and beyond.
“Great service and very prompt, no messing about , exactly what I was looking for!”
Titchfield Festival Theatre, based in Titchfield near Fareham in Hampshire, commissioned Tidbury Media to design and print their first annual theatre brochure of events and production marketing materials. Asked to create something engaging in a small A6 format, for easy pocketing, we set to work influenced by the theatres current logo marque. 25,000 copies of the 36 page booklet will be circulated across Hampshire and the South Coast.
Gosforth Aesthetics based in Newcastle commissioned us to develop a new logo design for their professional cosmetic health service. Briefed with keywords; Clinical; Professional; Simple; Luxury; and to avoid ‘beauty’. Working with a colour palette of Gold and Silver to work well on black and on white and to function across social media. This meant the device had to be compact enough to work as a profile image, for example.
“I am really pleased with your work and the quick turnaround. I love the logo, you’ve captured what I was hoping for and more.”
Birch Knowledge Academy commissioned us to create a brand new logo marque for their online tuition business. The brief was fairly sparse with a simple request to feature a birch leaf or tree icon. The only other stipulation was the colour palette. We started with the leaf designs which developed further with a greater focus on the tree. The final design featured the typographic element combined nicely with an outline of the bare birch tree. The below logos demonstrate the various initial options.
Issue 13 of Town & City Magazine marks it’s 3rd Birthday, and Issue 45 of Mayhem! Magazine marks it’s 6th Birthday. We’re enormously proud of both titles which continue to develop and grow. Here at Tidbury Media we produce both titles from scratch including the graphic design, editorial and advertising sales. 10,000 copies of each are circulated throughout Hampshire on and quarterly and bimonthly basis (respectively).
As well as creating and producing our own titles we’re privileged to work with a selection of other independent publishers in their own magazines. Call for a quote on your design and print project.
We’ve been privileged to work with a vast collection of organisations, large and small and here are selection of logo devices we’ve created.
Partnered with author Edward Couzens-Lake we were commissioned to design and produce Our Joyful Life, the biographical life story of Gary Hatt and Vera Thornhill. Based in Norwich the mother/son duo wanted to have their life story written for posterity. A cathartic process for many – having the time to revisit moments in life for future generations to learn from and enjoy.
Their life’s ‘journey’ has been dominated by world travel and we wanted to represent that visually with optimism. The book is printed as a short run in both softback and hardback.
Have you considered writing your life story? Visit lifestorybook.wordpress.com for more information on the services we provide.
Health+ are a new life insurance provider in association with Vitality. We’ve been involved from the conception – developing the business name and early stages of the visual identity. We’re excited to be working closely with the team at Health+ in their continued growth and brand development.
Play The Ball Magazine Design and Print.
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Rugby League annual sporting summary. 1000 copies of this high quality magazine are circulated throughout the Royal Navy and Royal Marines estates and ships as well as being displayed among other sporting titles throughout Royal Navy and Royal Marine Sports complexes. Copies are also mailed direct to Royal Navy Careers Offices nationwide. This attractive professionally designed digest-sized magazine (B5 – 240×168) is printed on high quality silk paper stock with a glossy laminated front cover. Play the Ball Magazine provides members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines sporting community with an annual summary of events and achievements within the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Rugby League including forewords from the President and the Chairman along with stories from throughout the year.
Portsmouth College commissioned Tidbury Media for the third consecutive year to create inspiring imagery to be used in their marketing material and prospectus for the forthcoming academic year. It’s always an exciting three days on site surrounded by energetic students. This years results were received with praise and we can’t wait to work with Portsmouth College in the future.
The first in our new series of personal biographies under the project heading ‘Everyone Has A Story To Tell’, in collaboration with Ghostwriter and published Author Edward Couzens-Lake.
Tender Joy is the life story of Joyce, a 90 year-old Emsworth Resident. She commissioned the writing her life story for sake of posterity and we were thrilled to accept. An incredible social history and insight to the life of a girl growing up throughout the Second World War and following her passion for nursing. 20 Printed copies of the final book were presented to Joyce in a private book launch ceremony.
Our very own publication, Town & City marks it’s second birthday with Issue 08. 10,000 copies circulate Hampshire and West Sussex every quarter. This fantastic issue is packed full of interesting articles and reader offers.
You can read the magazine online here.
Brand new apparel company, Warrior State Apparel, came to Tidbury Media with a simple brief – to create a logo marque that would ‘kick ass’. A sounding board of words… ‘strong, cool, urban, warrior, industrial’ is what we had to go on and the results achieved a massive thumbs-up. We can’t wait to see it in use.
CPG provide a high-quality, customer-centred service to parish councils. With over 25 year’s local government experience, CPG’s mission is to maximise the quality of life and wellbeing of people and communities.
As a startup CPG tasked us with creating a logo marque and to developing their visual identity. Following this process we were able to begin production of a wide variety corporate literature and business stationery, providing the company with all required assets to start operating.
Womanhood Global Magazine was launched in January 2016 to inspire and inform women across the globe. We were commissioned to create and produce the 36 page printed publication, deciding on B5 as the ideal size for women’s handbags and easy transportation. The brief was extremely sparse in detail – we were simply asked to create something professional. We’re very happy with the result and the client was blown away.
Portsmouth’s Groundling’s Theatre commissioned us to create their bi-annual theatre programe. The A5 document was filled with fantastic images of the various forthcoming productions and we used a simple elliptical device to achieve a family friendly feel, with a sense of movement and theatre.
Ashby’s Gastro Pub and Boutique Hotel are hidden in the depths of Southsea in Portsmouth, but their service and food is fabulous. After a beautiful meal we got chatting with the owners who were struggling to get people in. With extremely limited budget we decided to help with some fantastic photography of their signature dishes, a simple postcard to be handed out among local residents and updated menu. Stunning photography and a blank canvas to work with we took the typographical elements within the ‘A’ of their logo to create a dynamic attractive visual.
Community Fusion are a youth volunteering charity based in Portsmouth, providing a place for displaced youngsters from across the city to help and give support to a wide variety of community projects. We were enlisted to create a brand visual and apply this to a variety of marketing materials.
Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard is home to Laser Quest at Action Stations. These vibrant leaflet designs were created for general marketing and customer information. We were asked to give the facility an updated visual identity with vibrant colour and attractive exciting images. The team at Laser Quest provided a handful of shots they took on site. The final leaflets were really well received.