When tasked with bringing to life the relationship between British supercar brand Aston Martin and luxury Swiss watch house Jaeger-LeCoultre for the latest issue of Calibre magazine, we knew we wanted to do something really special. We can’t show you the results now, but what we can say is that when one of the most iconic cars on the planet meets some seriously sexy timepieces it’s a match made in heaven.
Partners in time
The autumn issue of Shine On will soon be winging its way to 500,000 Marie Curie supporters, and as well as the usual news, inspiring supporter stories and fantastic photography, the magazine also includes work by talented illustrator Anna Simmons. Anna helped with our ‘Here there and everywhere’ feature, which celebrates the wonderful Marie Curie Nurses who battle wild weather, risky roads and local wildlife to care for terminally ill patients, all over the UK. Anna’s meticulous yet fun style perfectly suited our inspiring nurses’ stories and really brought the feature to life.
The programme we create for the Goodwood Revival celebrates revivalism in style, tone and format, with some special elements to reflect the event’s originality and humour. Each year we introduce a unique creative approach and it is always a challenge to move the game on again after years of memorable, eccentric and unexpected executions. But this year’s programme really takes the biscuit! To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation we created a tin of Coronation Biscuits, the cover foiled and the design embossed to give a genuine look and feel of a metal biscuit tin. A delicious souvenir!
Audi Magazine, stitched to perfection
The cover of Audi Magazine’s newly printed autumn edition has had a style makeover – featuring a hand-stitched coverline and a denim-inspired textured matt UV finish. Fittingly, this special treatment is in honour of our Made By Hand cover story which celebrates the human touch involved in making some of the best things in life, such as jeans from Hiut Denim, customised titanium cycles from Enigma Bikes and the potent V8 engine in Audi’s RS models. However, in an issue packed with highlights (there’s also Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and a drive back in time to the glory days of 1980s Group B rallying in the RS 6 Avant), we can’t deny being a tiny bit excited by our tactile cover – and here’s the first glimpse. It’s just a shame you can’t touch it…
The Italians in London
Alfa Romeo has long created some of the world’s most beautiful cars, so it’s only natural that there were a handful at this year’s Salon Privé, the uber-exclusive, three-day, car-filled garden party that takes place at the Duke of Northumberland’s Syon Park in west London. Northstar called in to get some content for Alfa Romeo UK’s official membership website, Cloverleaf Club, which we contribute to. We absorbed the atmosphere, explored the Alfas and other exotica on display, shot plenty of pictures for Cloverleaf’s online gallery, and did our best to sample the lobster and champagne (which were both very, very nice). We’ll be uploading the content next week, so keep your eyes peeled.