Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Cherry Holmes Autumn tour print released

With their roots based in bluegrass, Celtic, and jazz music, Cherryholmes has stormed to the top of the music world since winning the 2005 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Award for Entertainer of the Year. 

The Grammy award nominated group come to the UK in the autumn for a tour promoted by RCT Arts and Asgard.  Our tour marketing material will appear across the country and heralds one of the hottest tickets in the autumn events schedules.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Going Large for Glamorgan Students' Union

We've just finished work on our fifth edition of the University of Glamorgan Students' Union Guide which we had a lot of fun making. Based around the theme of BIG to represent the brand new Union facility, our concept included high-impact graphics for each spread using a mixture of 3D models shot in the studio, illustration, found textures and typography, to give the product a hand-made, collaged feel. Take a look at the images below to see what was involved.  

BEHIND THE SCENES 1:  3D type made from tabbed templates

 BEHIND THE SCENES 2:  Hand-cut gruyere for the presidents page

BEHIND THE SCENES 3:  Toasted type for the Union Catering page

Friday, 20 August 2010

St Donats Arts Centre new look...

We are thrilled to unveil the new look for this stunning Arts Centre.

The new look events guide incorporates new photography from Studio Savage and Gray, which showcases the wonderful mix of materials and environment at the heart of the design, It provides reader a real sense of the beautiful coastal location and the unique personality visitors will experience.

Monday, 2 August 2010

We want your brains… But only for a few minutes!

For the British Science Festival this year, the British Science association want your brains….. But don't worry - you can have them back in a few minutes!
Savage and Gray have created a research website which invites users  to take part in a working memory test with a chance to win a Nintendo DS and Brain Training.
Also on the site is  the Adlab where users get to show how they think about advertising, with a chance to win £100 Waitrose/John Lewis vouchers!.
So if you  want to take part in cutting-edge psychological research,then visit

A village Life for Savage and Gray

Savage and Gray have just completed work on the first stage of for Bridgend College. The site features an avatar maker, interactive map and commenting system. Developments in the next few week will feature polls, special guest avatars and a quiz where registered users could win a laptop computer, as well as other prizes.
Marking items for the project have included designs for adshells, 48 sheet posters, beers mats and press ads. Please feel free to enter the bvillage and send us a comment if you can find us!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Colourful Noise for Spectacle Theatre

Formed in 1979 and based at Coleg Morgannwg in the world famous Rhondda Valley, Spectacle Theatre create quality theatre for schools, communities and theatre venues throughout Wales and further afield.
'The Sound Collector’ looks at the way sounds shape and dictate our lives and combines Roger McGough's delightful poetry with a gentle, funny story of friendship and tolerance.
Savage and Gray created a selection of visuals for the client to choose from. The chosen idea was then refined for use on marketing materials.
Elaine Lord, Marketing Manager of Spectacle Theatre said "We have found the services of Savage & Gray to be invaluable and I would not hesitate to recommend them to others."

What On Earth? Goes Live

British biodiversity is currently under threat, with thousands of our plants and animals facing habitat destruction and homelessness. What on Earth is a call-to-action to identify as many plants and animals as possible in UK parks, gardens and hedgerows. The site invites you to  go outside and reconnect with all the weird and wonderful flora and fauna that inhabit our small but diverse land. 
Savage and Gray were commissioned to create a site where users could upload images and have them identified by experts. An interactive map of the World displays where the images have come from - and we've currently had uploads from as far away as Zambia, Russia and India. 

Outrageous Fortune for Gwent Theatre

Founded in 1976, Gwent Theatre has been presenting the highest quality theatre performances for young people in schools and at community venues for over 30 years.
Having previously worked with the company, Savage and Gray were invited to create show imagery for a new play commissioned by Gwent Theatre for 9 - 13 year olds. 'Slings and Arrows' is a dark comedy that introduces the audience to the major themes of Shakespeare's greatest play - “Hamlet”.

Get Into The Mix

The Mix is a youth music scheme from Yo!Maz, a youth music action group providing opportunities, events and workshops for young people. 
The Mix will offer over 50 free projects in the next year to young people in Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly and Merthyr Tydfil. Projects will include Dj'ing and Hip Hop Skills, making your own ringtone and recording your own track. Savage and Gray won a tender to provide branding for the project, plus  website production and provision of marketing materials.

Monday, 4 January 2010

25 Years of Craft In the Bay

The Makers Guild in Wales is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2010 and Savage and Gray are proud to have worked with them over the last few years on a variety of projects, including a revision of the corporate identity, exhibition materials and their quarterly events guide, the latest of which has just been completed.

National Science and Engineering Week Needs You!

National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW) is a ten day programme of science, engineering and technology events and activities across the UK aimed at people of all ages, from 12 – 21 March 2010.
To tie-in to the event, Savage and Gray are producing, a mass participation website inviting the British public to go into their parks or gardens and rediscover their surroundings, opening their eyes to all the plants and animals they wouldn’t normally notice. We are encouraging the public to upload photos of anything they don’t recognize to the ‘What on Earth’ site, where scientists will identify as many of them as possible. The site will map the range of biodiversity found by the British public, highlighting the most unusual species that are found.

New Gwyn Hall Corporate Identity

The Gwyn Hall Theatre has always played an important role in the social and cultural life of Neath, but over the past few decades it was recognized as needing a complete refurbishment to bring its facilities into the 21st Century.
As part of this £4million make-over Savage and Gray Design have been invited to create the new corporate Identity for the Hall and are currently in the final stages of the creative process.
Keep following the blog to see the finished brand.