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Abbey Ruins Photo

Reading Abbey Revealed

Client

Reading Borough Council

Deliverables

Literature

Map design

Logo design

Illustration

Reading Abbey was founded by King Henry I as his burial church in 1121. In 2009, the Grade I listed building ruins were closed and for almost a decade, a dedicated conservation team have been working towards restoring it. We were commissioned to design a souvenir brochure and event literature for the Abbey’s grand re-opening.

Reading Abbey Revealed Brochure Cover and Spread

Literature

Working from the existing Abbey Quarter guidelines, we designed a perfect bound, square format brochure, with embossed fold-over cover. Packed full of the Abbey’s history and its amazing conservation, we brought together quotes from everyone involved, historic and project timelines, original artwork from local artists and stunning photography from Chris Forsey et al.

Reading Abbey Revealed Brochure Embossed Cover
Reading Abbey Revealed Brochure Fold-over Cover
Reading Abbey Revealed Brochure Spreads

Map design

The official re-opening of the Abbey Ruins coincided with the 29th Reading Water Fest. We brought the logo up-to-date with the Abbey Quarter look and feel, and designed a quad fold souvenir hand out to cover both events, with an illustrative map, photos and details of the day’s comprehensive programme. And the design even made it onto the BBC.

Reading Abbey Revealed and Water Fest Souvenir Map and Programme
Water Fest Logo
Reading Abbey Revealed Official Re-opening Photo

18,000

people visited Water Fest and the Abbey Ruins re-opening day

Reading Abbey Revealed and Water Fest Souvenir Map and Programme

‘We really liked the souvenir programme. And thank you very much for your hard work on the design of the programme and map. Everybody found it very helpful on the day.’

Christelle Beaupoux, Project Manager

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