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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 😀
We are thrilled to have been short-listed for the Best Rural Creative or Media-based Business category in the Rural Business Awards 2018 (Wales & Northern Ireland). #monmouth #monmouthshire#businessawards #49yearsofcreativity
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.
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The sun shone and Sir Roy Strong gave a memorable speech to formally open the Nelson Garden yesterday afternoon. The event marked the completion of their Heritage Lottery Fund Project 'A new life for the Nelson Garden in Monmouth'.
The Nelson Triangle Heritage Trail that we have been working on as part of the project was also launched. Leaflets will now be available locally.
We've just finished work on a small website for The Nelson Garden in Monmouth. Significant work has been carried out by the Garden Trust and volunteers with the financial assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund. This has also allowed for us to produce a heritage trail leaflet entitled 'The Nelson Triangle' which promotes the garden, The Nelson Museum and the Naval Temple on the Kymin at Monmouth.
This Georgian garden is one of Monmouth's hidden gems - and once hosted a visit by Admiral Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton. For further information: http://www.nelsongarden.org.uk/
We've been getting some lovely reviews for our Artfull Puffin range of cards...
The full range can be seen at www.artfullpuffin.co.uk or on Etsy just search for Artfull Puffin.
Also available in Monmouth from Rowan Tree Gifts and the Shire Hall.
For the second year running, we designed the Haberdashers' Monmouth Schools exhibition stand at the Independent Schools Show in Battersea. The Schools have had a recent rebrand and this was the latest project in the implementation process.
Twenty years ago today I joined Platform One as a designer: three years later, I became a partner - one of the best decisions I've made.
I am blessed to work with my best friend(s), some lovely clients and fantastic suppliers, many of whom I consider friends.
During these years we have worked on some amazing projects throughout the UK and our foray into Abu Dhabi - a truly unforgettable experience.
Wow, has our industry changed during these years, not always for the better. When I joined, I brought the computer skills and trained David on the job. The studio still has samples of Letraset and camera-ready artwork, saved in the plan-chest for posterity. While 90% of our work has some computer aspect we still utilise our hand-drawing skills wherever possible.
Our studio is filled with laughter throughout the day, but we are equally serious about the work we create. Most of all I'm proud to work with a hugely talented designer and genuinely nice man.
David nurtured my talents, from my early days as a student on work experience, oversaw my work throughout my tenure in art college, and encouraged me during my other employment. So it was the most natural thing in the world when I joined him in the big adventure that is Platform One.
Here's looking forward to the next twenty years and all the wonderful projects that will hopefully be on offer. Whatever the challenges we are sure to embrace them wholeheartedly.
At the beginning of this year, we successfully tendered for an interpretation project at Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon. The project was funded by Moor than meets the eye – a landscape partnership that is helping people to explore Dartmoor’s past and preserve its future.
From the outset, it has been a most enjoyable exercise working with the team leaders and members of the local community, all of whom have been supportive of our proposals and tirelessly assisted in the supply of information, photographs and access to archive material.
Our approach was, very largely, to develop Widecombe’s story against a background involving such characters as the village blacksmith and policeman; miners, writers and artists. The result is a series of graphic panels that start with a welcome in the car park by Uncle Tom Cobley – made famous in the song ‘Widecombe Fair’– continue in cafes, shops and inns; and conclude, in the magnificent church of St Pancras, with four displays that cover tin mining, wartime Widecombe, the history of the church and its fascinating roof bosses.
Platform One also designed and produced a visitors’ leaflet and map; post-mounted engraved roundels for children to follow a ‘rubbings’ trail; and we are currently developing a booklet that illustrates walks around the village and its immediate environs.
#moorthanmeetstheeye #widecombeonthemoor #dartmoor#dartmoornationalpark #widecombehistory #widecombefair#rugglestoneinn #waysidecafe #oldinnwidecombe #stpancraschurch#cathedralonthemoor #cafeonthegreen
Our very own pin up made it into the Monmouthshire Beacon this week... along with some of our recent work.
We were going to showcase our work at Widecombe today until we received an exciting delivery at Platform One, the arrival of our ceramic poppies, for stage 2 of the Monmouth Poppy Trail.
There will be 20 poppies installed on buildings in Monnow Street, all with interesting tidbits relating to the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (M) during the First World War.
The poppies were manufactured for us by Cathryn Yeates, a ceramicist who is based in Monmouthshire.
A lovely way to go into the weekend.
We'll share our Welcome to Widecombe early next week instead.
The 2017 edition of Monmouth Town Maps have now been installed. Hoping our lovely advertisers get lots of extra trade from this Monmouth and District Chamber of Trade and Commerce initiative.
Monmouth has lots of wonderful independent shops and businesses and is worth exploring for its hidden courtyards and pedestrian areas.
St Thomas’ Church Hall, as part of its development and in homage to a much-loved vicar, has been renamed Ty Price . The building will also be liveried with a new logo, designed by Platform One. The device features a family group incorporated with a shape based on the adjacent Market Cross (circa 1039) and reflecting the new role of the hall as a meeting place for the whole community.