Heralding the 50th birthday of Milton Keynes, the Canal & River Trust commissioned bwa to design Canals Edge, a quarterly newspaper to celebrate this anniversary year. With a sketchy illustrative style highlighting opportunities for exploring Milton Keynes, this publication encourages people to discover and celebrate the unique art and heritage of the town's waterways.
The Story of Space, co-authored by bwa partner Catherine Barr, can now be pre-ordered online. US and French editions are also available. The English edition will be released in April. Written with space scientist Professor Monica Grady from the Open University and Gwernyfed High School science teacher Steve Williams, The Story of Space is the second in the series that kickstarted with The Story of Life: aimed at curious 6-10 year olds.
Avoiding the ice but hitting the road on two wheels, our designer Matt has kickstarted 2017 with a resolution to tackle local hills on his brand new bwa bike. We are proud to have signed up with the Government's Ride to Work scheme... https://www.evanscycles.com/b2b/ride-to-work-employer and wish Matt good speed as the weeks go by!
Thanks to all who joined in with our bwa secret santa search following our Christmas newsletter. To the lucky winners who found our festive friends on the website and collected the letters to make the correct christmassy word, your prizes are in the post!
Celebrating Christmas in the 'Town of Books' of Hay-on-Wye makes for easy local Christmas shopping. From the infamous 'honesty bookshop' in Hay Castle grounds to our many historic and iconic local independent bookshops, we have it all. For a great gift for Hay visitors and locals alike (and an added boost to our local economy) buy and use Hay Vouchers*: local currency designed by bwa! But if you are not lucky enough to live nearby, here is our heads up on festive book buying...
Check out your local independent options: IndieBound
Discover the online Amazon alternative: Hive
Or get radical: Ethical Consumer
*Hay Vouchers are available to buy over the counter from the Londis in Hay-on-Wye or online.
Sheltering from a salty wind, the bwa team is proud to have recently been on-site installing new interpretation for Southwood Estate in Pembrokeshire. Our graphics created for this National Trust Wales site are just one example of the many heritage projects that we are involved with across the UK.
Today on Black Friday we herald ethical business company Patagonia's (remember recycled bottle fleeces...?) commitment to turn 100% of their global profits over to grassroots environmental groups. So if you're worried about the rain or wondering how to keep your friends and family cosy... today's the day to shop www.patagonia.com/100-percent-for-the-planet.html
Named after the cheeky do-good fairies https://mabellucieattwell.com/blogs/news/33558468-the-boo-boos invented by our Creative Director’s great grandmother, Boo Boo is living up to her name. Forgiving the inevitable small puddle, we are embracing our enthusiastic new recruit. With a strong sense of play, a dogged curiousity and a willingness to please, our new office puppy fits in perfectly. She also follows through on what we all aspire to – the power nap.
Our posters and tickets for this fundraising night out, with music from Boudica Boogaloo and raising money for Refugee Community Kitchens, will hopefully encourage a good turnout tonight.