Friday 12th May

And the Gold for Exhibition Design goes to…The District

– APPLAUSE – “Ahem. It was a tremendous honour to work on the Waterbeach Barracks Public Consultation brief and we’d like to thank Nigel, Tim, Becca, Andy and James at Urban&Civic for entrusting us with the task of carrying out their vision for this event. We’d like to thank everyone in the Design Team for your invaluable input: Jonathan, Steena and Iulia, Ron and Elliott, Ryan and Elouise, Julia and Darren, Cathy, James, Jamie – you turned our structural concepts into solid reality in no time at all, Spencer – your ability to deliver print in literally minutes is astounding. We’d like to thank the judges at the Roses Creative Awards. We’d like to recognise our amazing team at The District, especially Ed, Carrie-Anne and Stuart. We’d like to thank our families for their unwavering support, love and sufferance. Finally we’d like to share our thoughts on the political state of”– LOUD EXIT MUSIC PLAYS –

Friday 31st March

We won a Creativepool award

We eventually prised it out of Alun’s vice-like, and the Creativepool Annual now sits proudly in The District trophy cabinet. The Annual’s Interior category recognised our event design work for the Waterbeach Barracks Public Consultation. We’ll be sharing some images of the project soon.

Wednesday 1st February

A cornucopia of zoological delights

The Cambridge Museum of Zoology is being reimagined and relaunched as an amazing public resource in the heart of Cambridge city centre. Ahead of the museum’s August reopening we have developed a new identity, which utilises the ‘Z’ as a frame for an illustration of the museum’s astounding finback whale exhibit.

Wednesday 4th January

“…not exactly anatomically correct”

Design blog Creative Bloq shrewdly picked out our identity for Old Friends Brewery as one of six new startup logos of 2016. Among some rather back-handed compliments is praise for its “sense of offbeat fun that’s appropriate to a craft beer brand”.

Friday 23rd December

Newsletter! There is one!

We did it! High fives all round! With Christmas upon us, we’ve cranked out a December newsletter for your enjoyment over the festive period. And why not treat yourself to a free subscription as a special present to yourself?

Wednesday 21st December

When art and design collide

the very last time is a book written by artist Laurence Epps and designed by The District, which was produced to accompany his installation AGAIN at the British Ceramics Biennial. The ceramic coin embedded in the front cover could be inserted into the installation’s six player arcade coin pusher to enter into a wager with the artwork, or it could be retained as a keepsake.

Thursday 8th December

A modular place

The District have been appointed as the creative partner on a new development at the former Waterbeach barracks and airfield. Our first task has been to design a public consultation event to inform residents of the plans for the project. Our solution involved the development of a detailed cycle tour app; the careful articulation of key messages in print and online; the building of an extensive and modular exhibition; and trying to find an Allen key at 11.30pm on a Wednesday night.

Wednesday 30th November

Identity for NUA MA Degree Show

Norwich University of the Arts asked us to create an identity for the MA Degree Show. As a unifying element for the show’s materials, our marque takes the abbreviation MA from Master of Arts, interconnecting the letters to subtly reference the encouragement of interdisciplinary practice among all the MA courses. The Escher-esque undertone is not a reference to how difficult it is to find parking in Norwich city centre.

Friday 25th November

The District has warbled

The November edition of The District Warbler is now a thing that exists. Included in this edition is an account of our talk at Cambridge Architectural Research, plus work for St John’s College, the development of Waterbeach Barracks, Norwich University of the Arts and artist Lawrence Epps.

Tuesday 1st November

The big four-oh…oh

The Perse School recently celebrated its 400th birthday. We couldn’t find a cake big enough to fit all those candles so we made an anniversary campaign identity, under which the school could celebrate its milestone anniversary.

Friday 21st October

An exclusive invitation (not for you though)

If you were lucky enough to receive one of these beautiful items through your letterbox it meant you are a very important person, soon to be enjoying a private viewing of the work of French photographer Claude Cahun at East GalleryNUA, the newly relocated public gallery at Norwich University of the Arts (subject to your diary). We think our invitation cleverly provides a canvas for the attached giveaway art postcard, while the hand stamped dates gives it a personalised, bespoke feel.

Tuesday 4th October

You should feel Matt’s biceps

This summer the River Great Ouse was the site of much boat-related shenanigans as four virile young men, including our own Matthew Bagnall, got to grips with the two inflatable canoes they planned to row 170 miles from coast to coast across England’s fair canals within 10 days in memory of Mollie Barton. They (spoiler ahead) did it, and in the doing raised loads of money for the Childrens’ Liver Disease Foundation. They are closing in on their goal of £5,000. Please support them in this admirable endeavour.

Tuesday 20th September

Oh lordy lordy have we been busy

Been a bit of a poor show on the old news page updates. We can only offer a genuine apology and mumble something about subscribing to our enewsletter. Lots going on, including the introduction of our latest addition to the team: Ed Lock. Isn’t he a good looking boy?

Tuesday 23rd August

Health and safety first

The cameras have been rolling in the studio this week as we’ve been doing some test shoots for an upcoming promotional film for St John’s College, Cambridge. Here’s a sneak peak of a couple of fancy dans in their best safety get up. What are they about to do with those hammers?

Monday 15th August

Check out the size of our news

It’s appointment reading for the discerning The District acolyte. It’s The District Warbler and the latest edition is now available for your perusal. Alun’s dad is a big fan (not pictured).