I’m posting this partly to publicise the Hedley Barrel Race and Beer Festival, if anyone’s in the area, and partly for portfolio, because I don’t often get asked to do posters. (Weird how posters are every graphic designer’s favourite show-off medium, yet most of the ones you actually see are horrible.)
The design is within the identity I created for The Feathers Inn*, a 200-year-old Northumbrian pub that’s won just about every award it’s eligible for since being taken over by my wife’s nephew a couple of years ago. Worth a trip into the wilds for.
The logo (in the background here), based on early Victorian engravings, is a knife, fork and spoon bent into the shape of the Prince of Wales feathers; it’s now the pub’s sign too. Type fans will spot Adobe’s excellent Wood Type fonts and ornaments. The other face here is Monotype Fournier, based on cuts just a little bit older than the pub. I love the way it’s elegant and awkward, conservative and quirky, all at the same time.
*I didn’t do the website, in case you were wondering.