Business as usual

New logo we've recently designed for Monmouth Chamber of Commerce.

Our brief was for a contemporary easily identifiable logo to help place the organization as a modern group with its roots in heritage especially as it celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2022

#graphicdesign #logodesign #chamberofcommerce #shoplocal #monmouth #monmouthshire #monmouthbusiness #creative #logo #design

50 Years not out

On Saturday we celebrated our 50th Anniversary in customary eccentric style with the theme of a village fete.

As you might imagine, over 50 years we've worked with a huge number of people - clients, suppliers, staff etc. 
and we were blessed to have many of them turn out to help us commemorate this huge milestone, especially for David. Here's a pictorial flavour of the day.

Thank you to everyone who was there, along with Mary Mahabir from The White Swan Tea Room at Monmouth for the stupendous cake; Lottie at The Bloom Room Monmouth for the flowers; Haberdashers' Monmouth Schoolsfor a fantastic venue; Monmouth Band; John Harvey from http://www.punchandjudy4u.co.uk/ and Simon from Traditional Games for the entertainment.

An additional highlight was the good weather and Wales' win over England (even though we missed it).

Monmouth School Pavilion

Monmouth School Pavilion

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Q & A

David was featured in his recent Alumi Newsletter in recognition of 50 Years in business.

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Tales from the Plan Chest #2

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Good start to 2019

We don't normally blow our own trumpet, our second award of the year...

#graphicdesign, #creativedesign #shoplocalcampaign #monmouth #monmouthshire #platformone #platformonecreative #platformonecreativedesign

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Fabulous at 50

Senior Partner, David Evans started our design studio straight from college in 1969. We shall be reminiscing throughout our Golden Anniversary year, starting next week with a Blog series ‘Tales from the Plan Chest’, revisiting the highs and lows of 50 years as practising designers.

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RARE FIND...

It's amazing what you can find on Ebay, unfortunately, it had sold by the time I came across it!

But, thanks to an extremely helpful coin/medal dealer in America, we now have pictures of a job that Platform One designed for the Royal Mint after winning a competition in 1988. This limited edition medal commemorates Gerald Of Wales.

Gerald of Wales, Royal Mint medal from 1988

Gerald of Wales, Royal Mint medal from 1988

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TEMPT YOUR TASTE BUDS

Local chef extraordinaire Jeff Hall, and his wife Melanie, recently started a new outside catering company - Cariad Catering.  Their service covers every kind of function, from bespoke afternoon teas to corporate events; dinner parties, intimate soirees and street food.  If you’d like to know more, visit the website we’ve cooked up for them.

https://www.cariadcatering.com/

FITTING MEMORIAL

A book that David has just designed for the Lord of the Manor of Raglan. This is the fifth title we've laid out for Brinley Morgan who, with his wife Cheryl Morgan has devoted his time to documenting Raglan's rich and interesting history.

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History making....

Monmouth’s high street is adorned with a series of banners showing the people and professions that have made Monmouth the town that it is today.

Nelson and Emma Hamilton visited Monmouth in 1802

Nelson and Emma Hamilton visited Monmouth in 1802

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Charles Rolls’ parents lived at the Hendre, just outside the town.  He famously emptied the town’s Gas Works in order to take a flight in his Hot Air Balloon.

Charles Rolls’ parents lived at the Hendre, just outside the town. He famously emptied the town’s Gas Works in order to take a flight in his Hot Air Balloon.

Village Tales

The completion of our project for Dartmoor National Park’s; Moor than meets the eye team, in Widecombe in the Moor, saw the printing of new Church and Walk booklets for the village.

Widecombe leaflets

Widecombe leaflets

Supporting our High Street...

We've been working on this new SHOP LOCAL campaign for our home town.  It was recently launched on the screens at Monmouth Festival 2018. 

The new MDCTC SHOP LOCAL focuses on the demographic shoppers of our high street and is the first step in this campaign #mdctcshoplocal  #monmouthshire #buylocal #shoplocal .  New characters will be added as the campaign progresses.

Screen advert for Monmouth Festival and A3 poster

Screen advert for Monmouth Festival and A3 poster

Web Banner for social media

Web Banner for social media

#MDCTCshoplocal campaign posters

#MDCTCshoplocal campaign posters

BUSY BEE...

David was a busy bee this morning making a 2 foot high, 3d book for use in a shop window display. Life's never boring in our office 😀

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An inspirational teacher...

David's been busy, helping to organise the upcoming exhibition about his inspirational art teacher, Otto Maciag, and the pupils he inspired to careers in Art. The Exhibition is free to view and being staged from 30th May until 5th June at The Shire Hall in Monmouth.  

David/Platform One has designed all the panels for the exhibition in Shire Hall, Monmouth as well as the publicity material.

There is a complementary exhibition at the Nelson Museum in Monmouth.

Otto Maciag

Otto Maciag