Brixton Bridge Design Competition

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‘BRIXTON TYPE’ 

The two bespoke hand crafted typefaces (designed by Carolyne Hill) are inspired by a typographic study of typefaces in Brixton dating as far back as the Doomsday Book, through the 18th century right up to today. By looking at the different typefaces associated with the history of Brixton we are transported through time, generations and styles. I wanted to create a typeface which represented the different sides of Brixton. The bridge lends itself to this concept as it is split horizontally across two panes which provide the split between the two types merging into one. This is the basis of my thoughts around Brixton - its past coming together to meet the future here in the present day.

‘MY HEART BELONGS IN BRIXTON’

When you talk to Brixtonians about Brixton you get a passionate view of the place, its past and people. Brixton has a rich history which cannot be forgotten as it is in the hearts and minds of many generations. This quote is by Olive Morris, a Brixton community activist who campaigned on issues of inequality, racism, unemployment and housing rights. As a woman from Brixton I believe she is the kind of role model we should celebrate and remember. She also is featured on a Brixton Pound note. Like myself she studied at the London College of Printing and is an original Brixton local.

Bite Your Tongue : Typt17

Art direction / Photography / Graphic Design

This was my second year working with Talawa for their TYPT:17 production. I love these projects as you don't know where you will end up! We start the process with a meet and greet where I get to sit with all the actors, director and producers and partake in their brainstorming ideas for the production. This year Miranda Cromwell was the director who lead the discussions along the lines of Bite your Tongue. I then go off and create an image that I think represents the themes discussed. 

The actors and the production were brilliant! Well done and congratulations to the whole cast and crew! TYPT has done it again!

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Matugga Rum

Art Direction / Branding / Graphic Design


Matugga Rum is a new range of premium rums and the first to be distilled in the U.K. from African sugarcane molasses. A British Rum with an African Soul.

The brand’s striking visual identity is centred around the iconic “M” monogram which pays homage to the bold dynamism of African iconography and textile prints. The entire design programme has been led by Bear Hill creative partnership of Errol Donald and Carolyne Hill.

Cape & Cape

Art Direction / Branding / Graphic Design

The Cape and Cape brand represents a passionate, surprising and contemporary African spirit, brought to life with bold patterns and colours taking inspiration from traditional woven and waxed African fabrics. 

With over 35 types of rooibos and teas sourced from regions across the continent, Cape and Cape work directly with local producers and specialists making them the world-class purveyor of Rooibos and African teas.

The collection is available to purchase online at http://www.capeandcape.com 

Those Two Girls

Art Direction / Branding / Graphic Design

Those Two Girls is a new business launched to inspire the lives of women globally to achieve their full potential. Customers will be encouraged to sign up to take part in a variety of talks, workshops and online courses and to use personal tools designed to help them achieve life-changing emotional breakthrough.

Kaleidoscope Cinema

Art Direction / Branding / Graphic Design

Kaleidoscope Cinema is the brain child of Jewel Hardy who absolutely loves movies and cinema. She decided to set up a pop-up cinema night which pops up in locations themed with the film being shown. 

Films shown so far have included Sideways shown in a wine shop in Borough Market, Pulp Fiction in a retro hair dresser in Spitalfields and Fight Club in a Shoreditch gym.

Looking forward to the next screening!