Axis Graphic Design is situated 10 minutes from Manchester City Centre. Our client base extends throughout the UK, into Europe. We work with galleries, regional arts venues, arts publishing houses and individual artists. Over the last 25+ years we’ve been multi-award-winning for both our book and exhibition design, and have been featured in numerous publications, including ‘Best of British Editorial’, Index.

All our design is focussed on effective, simple solutions that enhance the artist or organisation’s work. We are best known for our work in the arts and cultural sector, however, we deliver highly acclaimed projects for both public and private clients.

Each project is different and is approached as such, yet through a rigorous collaborative development process, we craft elegant and accomplished design solutions with an attention to detail, which our clients appreciate.

With a love of typography and a wealth of print and production expertise, we are able to offer exceptional advice on cost effective large- and small-run design and production. Please take a moment to look at our site or contact us to discuss our portfolio or a project.

We design for: Architecture, Arts & Culture, Charity, Corporate, Education, Environmental and Signage, Exhibition, Local Government, Outreach, Packaging, Publishing and Regeneration clients.

We work collaboratively with associate writers, photographers and technicians to deliver tailored creative solutions. With a wealth of experience and well-developed relationships with printers both in the UK and abroad we can recommend and coordinate appropriate economic print solutions.

A website can only give a taste of what we create, you need to feel the books, smell the ink, touch the paper stock, see the print quality, we could go on…

Axis would love to welcome you to the studio. Come and have a lavazza (or a ‘herbie’ beverage) with us and view the “we’ve just published” shelves at the top of the stairs, which many of the special Axis clients have climbed over the years. Simply contact us to arrange a meeting.

Some of our clients are listed below…

a-n The Artists Information Company | British Film Institute | Bloomberg New Contemporaries | Book Works | Chorlton Arts Festival | Ben Cook | Compton Verney | Design Museum | ELEAN | Eaton Waygood Associates | FACT/MITES | Ffotogallery | Peter Fraser | Neville Gabie |Peter Greenaway | Grennan & Sperandio | Harris Museum & Art Gallery | InSite Arts | Liverpool Biennial | Liverpool University Press | Len Grant | Lowood Gallery |The Lowry | Manchester City Council | Manchester City Galleries | Manchester Museum | Manchester University Press | Mid Pennine Arts | New East Manchester | Oriel Mostyn Gallery | Paisnel Gallery / The Nine British Art | Reclaim | Redeye | Tullie House | Urbis Projects | WEA | The Whitworth