Go for Goodwood

Go for Goodwood

The West Sussex countryside has erupted with the rumble of engines, the squeal of tyres, and the cheers of fans as the Goodwood Festival of Speed returns for 2014. Northstar produced the official programme for the automotive spectacular, which this year carries the theme: Addicted to Winning – The Unbeatable Champions of Motor Sport. The event, which started with the Moving Motor Show on Thursday and ends on Sunday evening, welcomes some of the world’s greatest drivers, including nine-time World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb, who is attempting to beat the 15-year-old course record. Cars include Formula 1 racers, thundering Nascar monsters, and Le Mans prototypes, which were battling for glory less than two weeks ago. We hope to see you there.

Calibre goes big

Calibre goes big

It’s an extremely important year for our client Watches of Switzerland. Not only is it the luxury watch retailer’s 90th anniversary but they are now just weeks away from opening their new Regent Street store – the biggest luxury watch store in Europe. With so much going on, we knew that the summer issue of Calibre, Watches of Switzerland’s official magazine, needed to be bigger and better than ever. So we bumped the size up from 60 to 100 pages, packed in more news and created a divine black and gold foil cover. Plus, over 50 pages of stunning original watch photography transports the reader through the decades – from the days of the Jitterbug, to the future, via the age of the supermodels. We think it’s the most original, beautiful watch magazine in the country. And, best of all, Watches of Switzerland agrees..

New-look Audi Update goes live

New-look Audi Update goes live

The next-generation Audi Update magazine went live this week, after a complete technical and design overhaul. Refreshed and reinvigorated with a simple, bold and sophisticated look, the new site is intuitive to use, with greater interaction, and improvements to compatibility mean the site is now viewable across platforms – desktop, tablet and mobile (and anything else you can think of) – regardless of operating system. The Northstar-designed website is aimed at Audi UK’s prospects, keeping them up to date (as the name suggests) on the latest model launches and news. Audi Update features beautiful photography from the award-winning Audi Magazine, as well as videos and the ability to share content on social media. We’re delighted with the results – and you can take a look at Audi Update here.

Open to the elements

Open to the elements

Where are the top 10 best beaches in the world? We’ll give you the first one: it’s a beach in Brazil. If you guessed the Seychelles, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, then well done. What you might not expect – but certainly earns its place – is the beach at number nine: Rhossili Bay in Wales. With spectacular views and an abundance of fresh air, it seemed like the ideal place to take the Porsche 911 Cabriolet for Christophorus magazine. We produce the UK section for Porsche’s international magazine, and the forthcoming issue also includes an interview with 20-year-old racing driver Josh Webster – one of the most promising talents in UK motor sport.

The story behind the name

The story behind the name

Marie Curie supporters will receive a little dose of sunshine this week, with the arrival of our new, bright yellow Shine On, the magazine we produce on behalf of Marie Curie Cancer Care. For this latest issue, we went to Grantham to meet two of the charity’s Rapid Response Nurses who are there for patients in a crisis – seven days a week. We also look back at the incredible life of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Marie Curie, the charity’s namesake. Not only does this year mark the 80th anniversary of her death but it’s also the centenary of World War One – where Marie’s pioneering X-ray unit played a vital role.

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