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Book Covers

A few years back, I was asked to design a book cover for a new book; “A Bike for Life”  by Dave Warnock – see below. I’ve recently been asked to rework another book cover; “As a Child” by Phil Steer. “As a Child” by Phil Steer. My new cover design is a revision of the original design; a […]

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Bookmarks into Schools.

I’ve mentioned my Bookmark People work before but, here’s a typical example where the ‘public library model’ and the ‘educational model’ of bookmark distribution needed to be re-managed to achieve specifically targeted distribution to suit all parties. Ongoing use of the Local Public Library Bookmarks by our ‘supermarket’ client was proving successful. I’ve highlighted before how I produced […]

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An apple a day, keeps the doctor away… (a good book can also help!)

A good book can be good for you… and our public libraries know that better than most! As part of my work with ‘Bookmark People’, we’ve seen Public Libraries’ Health and Well-being collections frequently promoted using our promotional bookmarks. You can see a selection of Health campaigns here: Health and Wellbeing Library Bookmark Campaigns A core objective of all public […]

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There’s books in them there hills!

While walking with the folks in the Cotswolds this weekend I was reminded of people’s need to read, and the fact that communities use a ‘third place‘ whether as a water-cooler moment or a refuge away from home…  “escape with a good book!” As have many others, the village of Laverton, Gloucestershire, now seems to have its […]

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There are worse crimes than burning books….

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” Ray Bradbury I recently produced some material below for Bookmark People. “Reading takes you further…”  I guess it follows on from my previous “reading” graphic that I produced. See here:  

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Approaching a reader

A good few years back, I created a poster ‘Reading, when is it safe to approach?‘. I thought it was time for a revamp and so here we are… Approaching a reader… when is it safe? Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better in maths and English, research suggests. The study, indicated reading for pleasure […]

Thanks…

Thanks for being friendly…

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Your kaleidoscope

Walking to Tesco recently the energy of people that passed by was tangible, almost sparking…

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kind words

“We all care about you, we will keep caring until and beyond, [when] you are strong enough to care for and about yourself…” kind words… I like to make a note of stuff that sparks my synapses, and here is where I occasionally share my rough thoughts. I was cycling home the other day and […]

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Reading…

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.