Photography

 

Breaking Ground book launched

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

See details on our publications page here

See details on our publications page here

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Breaking Ground: Art, Archaeology & Mythology

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Limited time offer discount of £24 (rrp £30) during exhibition at National Football Museum, includes a special postcard pack whilst stocks last.
You can purchase the book for UK delivery by clicking the link at bottom of this column, which will take you through to paypal or card payment. International orders please email us first for specific shipping costs

If you prefer it is also available by mail-order at special launch offer of £24 including book box first class postage into UK by proforma invoice. Please send email with full address and contact details to ap@axisgraphicdesign.co.uk
International orders please email us for specific shipping costs

 

What started with a world first – the archaeological excavation of a goalpost hole – ended with a trowel as an exhibit in the National Football Museum. It is to all intents and purposes, ground breaking. In 2013, the Park Avenue football ground, a long-forgotten time capsule of Bradford’s social history, began to be unearthed by archaeologist Jason Wood and artist Neville Gabie.

That first tentative dig convinced them to grab the moment before the ground’s legacy was lost forever. Invigorated by the fans’ enthusiasm, with funding from Arts Council England and the National Football Museum, and with the blessing of Bradford Metropolitan Council, they returned in 2015 with an enlarged team of archaeologists and artists, once again to be embraced by the passionate Avenue fans with their contributions and insights. It is a publication which uses art and archaeology to celebrate the mythology of this once great club.

The book also contains a DVD of artist works and interviews with the archaeologist and fans.

Reviews:

“It reminds me of Damien Hirst’s archaeological book of his Diamond Skull, but it’s more Jeremy Deller than Hirst”
As reviewed by @pittsmike in @archaeologyuk

“What a superb production and a very interesting looking book! I believe this is a first entry to our collection along the lines of goal line archaeology!
And of course, it looks to be a fascinating and moving insight into the social history aspect also.”
Amy Wolstenholme
Senior Library Assistant Rewley House Continuing Education Library, one of the Bodleian Libraries

“Thanks for the swift service @BPA_BreakGround a marvellous addition to my local sports library.”
Mick Handley

“There it is! The green and white, and then the BPA tricolor on the bottom spine. I often look for minute details but I have to admit I reckon I wouldn’t have spotted this!
… Whole thing is a work of art.
You know, we all buy books at times, then some are passed on to other people or given to charity etc, and just a few really key books are kept.
One of those forever books is this one. It’s a book you just don’t let go of. Great!”
SJI

All press enquiries and book shop orders email ap@axisgraphicdesign.co.uk for attention of Alan Ward
or call o161 8820004

ISBN: 978 0 9554825 6 4
Retail price £30 plus postage
Click the button for automatic exhibition discount price for UK including shipping at £24.00

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Breaking Ground: Art, Archaeology & Mythology

Friday, October 21st, 2016

What started with a world first – the archaeological excavation of a goalpost hole – ended with a trowel as an exhibit in the National Football Museum. It is to all intents and purposes, ground breaking.
In 2013, the Park Avenue football ground, a long-forgotten time capsule of Bradford’s social history, began to be unearthed by archaeologist Jason Wood and artist Neville Gabie.
That first tentative dig convinced them to grab the moment before the ground’s legacy was lost forever. Invigorated by the fans’ enthusiasm, with funding from Arts Council England and the National Football Museum, and with the blessing of Bradford Metropolitan Council, they returned in 2015 with an enlarged team of archaeologists and artists, once again to be embraced by the passionate Avenue fans with their contributions and insights.
It is a publication which uses art and archaeology to celebrate the mythology of this once great club.

Details of how to purchase this title coming soon. All enquiries to ap@axisgraphicdesign.co.uk

 

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The Human Document: Mead Gallery

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Accompanying newspaper for exhibition at Mead Gallery, University of Warwick
including all invites, flyers and postcards

The Human Document takes The Bitter Years as its starting point in exploring artists’ enduring fascination with the FSA Historical Section– both as photographs designed to awaken human emotions and as a collective body of images. It presents a selection of photographs from The Bitter Years, corresponding to Steichen’s original thematic groupings, alongside photography by contemporary artists including Richard Billingham, Paul Graham, Sunil Gupta, Chris Killip, Susan Lipper and Eileen Perrier as well as the film installation On Photography, People and Modern Times by Akram Zaatari.

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Planit: Sadlers Yard publicity material

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Singer sewing machine stitched brochure outlining the new Sadler’s Yard development in the Northern Quarter of Manchester, the public realm was designed by Planit.

Photography by Len Grant and Adrian Lambert.
Print by Andrew Kilburn Print Services.

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Because of Judo: Richard Goulding

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Days before he died Akinori Hosaka said to Richard Goulding, “I am not a wealthy man but, because of judo in my heart, I am a millionaire”. This statement led to a five year project and the resulting photographs are now published as a monograph by The Ichiban Press.

[from RG]

Stunning photographs, beautifully reproduced in duotone by Graphius, Ghent

The book is available from here   www.becauseofjudo.com

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Fashion & Freedom: Manchester Art Gallery

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Latest gallery publication designed within the new evolving house-style for Manchester Art Gallery.

Two stocks were used to explore different facets of the show and the cover was soft-touch laminated and gold foil embossed.

 

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Mark Titchner – Live the Life that You Imagine

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Live the Life that You Dream commissioned and published by InSite Arts, documents the contemporary installations by artist Mark Titchner, installed in One St Peters Square, Manchester.

The artworks were commissioned by Argent, Glenn Howell Architects and on-site art consultants InSite Arts, the works employ multi-layered gold and silver acrylic extracts of text, adapted from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden 1984 and a pamphlet published post Peterloo in 1819, The Political House that Jack built.

Design, photography and print management: Axis
Essay: Simon Grennan
Print: De Coker, Antwerp

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1 Angel Square: Len Grant

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

1 Angel Square is the new home for one of the UK’s most recognised brands, and one of Manchester’s most valued employers.

This dramatic addition to the city’s skyline is already a multi-award-winning structure, boasting more environmentally-friendly features than any of its size in Europe.

Combining text and photographs, Len Grant has documented this iconic new building throughout its construction. He has interviewed the project team, from clients through to architects, engineers and builders, and created a striking pictorial record of The Co-operative Group’s new head office in Manchester’s new NOMA district.

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Published by Manchester University Press

ISBN: 978 0 7190 9110 0

 

Axis was also commissioned to produce a special commemorative box for the book, which was then presented to Her Majesty at the official visit and opening of the building on 14 November 2013.

The Queen certainly looks pleased to receive her special Len Grant book. The second in her collection, as she was presented with a previous Axis / Len Grant collaboration at the Commonwealth Games – The Mancunian Way, Clinamen Press.

 

 

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Field of Play: Neville Gabie

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

It would be fair to say we have completed a lot of projects for Neville Gabie, every collaboration is a pleasure. Last year we designed Great Lengths 2012, after his Olympic Park residency and then we followed that up with his limited edition book The Greatest Distance.

A small piece of print for his Bristol University residency was completed this year and now we’ve just designed a specially commissioned blad for his on-going goalpost photography project called Field of Play, which explores his documentary collection from around the World.

At the same time we have been revamping his website in collaboration with Leanda Ryan.

Neville’s site has been completely restructured for both desktop and mobile devices and can be viewed here

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RT @GaryJamesWriter: I'd love to do an excavation of #mcfc's old Hyde Rd site. Only tarmacced over. What lies beneath? https://t.co/DwAAGE4…
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