If you think Crouch End is just a small suburb of North London, think again. It is actually the home of the Crouch End Festival Chorus, one of Britain’s major symphonic choirs, regular voices on Doctor Who soundtracks, frequent performers at the Royal Albert Hall and collaborators with the likes of Ray Davies, Noel Gallagher and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Although its roots are in North London, the Crouch End Festival Chorus was looking for a visual identity that expressed a European outlook and a global reputation.
Harry Pearce and his team have created a visual identity with descriptive typography building out from the logotype, representing the swell of music. The typography changes colour to guide the eye and to allude to textural changes in music.
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Quick Link: Ad by Pentagram for Berry Bros. & Rudd Picked Out as a Refreshing Example of Trustworthy Communication
Nestled in the corner of the Royal Academy’s Annenberg Courtyard is the Keeper’s House, a 19th Century house full of historic and artistic grandeur. Having once served as the residence for the Royal Academy’s Keeper, the building has been sensitively restored to retain many of its original details, from vaulted wine cellars to old ceiling beams and hearths dating back to the 1660s. Hospitality is at the heart of this secretive Mayfair townhouse, which features a new restaurant, bar, lounge and secret garden.
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Quick Link: Unconscious Beauty: A Photo Essay by Harry Pearce
You can deny words, but you can’t deny film. That is the the belief which lies at the very core of WITNESS, the nonprofit human rights organisation that Harry Pearce has designed for and advised for the last 20 years.
For a new major campaign, WITNESS has joined forces with Amnesty International to highlight and prevent the ever-growing problem of forced eviction: the millions of people who are being illegally forced from their homes by corporations and governments around the world.
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For this year the AGI Congress‘ special project focused on the quintessentially British past time of drinking tea, an appropriate brief given the theme of the Congress was dialogue. Much like the annual meeting of the AGI Congress, drinking tea is eagerly anticipated, a communal gathering for friends to share ideas and inspirations.
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Quick Link: Harry Pearce Will Be Joined by English Rock Legend Roy Harper for the Closing Session of the AGI Congress
Quick Link: Harry Pearce’s Typographic Installation at Kew Bridge Featured on Creative Review
Kew Bridge is an area of great historic significance in London. In 1838, the Grand Junction Waterworks Company built an expansive facility in the area, pumping water from the Thames into households north of the river. By the mid-twentieth century, many of the steam engines used for pumping were retired and the site eventually became a trust, housing the oldest waterworks system in the world at the Kew Bridge Steam Museum.
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This week saw the grand opening of MUSE, the Museum of Science in Trento, North Italy. The opening was marked by a 24 hour party attended by 20,000 people.
The building took nearly a decade to complete and was designed by Renzo Piano. It houses six floors of incredible natural history including the Alpine region’s largest dinosaur exhibition and re-creations of the world’s biomes.
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