The View from the Shard

We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed to design a major print project for London's latest addition to its skyline The Shard. At 1,016 feet, 310 metres it is the tallest building in the EU.

In conjunction with Thames & Hudson the title is under wraps for now but watch this space as more will be revealed as we near the finish line later this year but what we are designing will be available to buy in all good book shops and in the public viewing galleries of The Shard - The View from the Shard. The galleries open in February 2013 to the public.

Grade Creative Director, Peter Dawson attended and art directed a photo shoot in the viewing galleries last week on level 72, although access was granted to level 84, where specialist architectural photographer Dennis Gilbert, captured the stunning panoramics of London that can be seen from its summit.

To see photos of the shoot, visit our facebook page.


Grade shortlisted - British Book Design & Production Awards 2012

We have just been informed that our title for Bloomsbury, Wild Flowers by Sarah Raven, has been successful in reaching the shortlist for the Trade Illustrated category of the British Book Design and Production Awards 2012. Fingers crossed and wish us luck with the Awards at the end of November. We have won previously in 2005 for best series design with Thames & Hudson's StyleCity travel books and best cover design for Bloomsbury's The Flavour Thesaurus in 2010.


Grade Social Media

Just a reminder that Grade now have a Twitter account @gradedesigners and also a Facebook page so if you would like to see our news and what projects we are working on along with items of news, ideas or events that take our fancy then please do follow.