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.

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Otto Maciag

GDPR

The law in respect of personal data is changing on 25th May 2018 as such we have included everything you need to know on our GDPR and policies page on this website.  

If you contact us we would like to be able to stay in touch with you by email to:

•         Maintain our relationship

•         Send you occasional newsletters to let you know about recent projects

·         We promise not to bombard you with stuff you really don’t need

We will never sell your data or share it with third parties for marketing or any other purpose.  However, we will keep your data secure.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Triangular Trail

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.

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Guests milling in the Nelson Garden behind one of the Interpretation panels we have produced for the Trust.

Guests milling in the Nelson Garden behind one of the Interpretation panels we have produced for the Trust.

Sir Roy Strong getting ready to cut the ribbon with Helena Gerrish, Chairman of the Nelson Garden Preservation Trust.

Sir Roy Strong getting ready to cut the ribbon with Helena Gerrish, Chairman of the Nelson Garden Preservation Trust.

Garden of delight

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/

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