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Limited Edition Prints

The final series of our Reduction prints, all printed A0 in full colour with an additional metallic Pantone. Prices vary, contact to purchase or for further information. Reductions is a series totalling twenty limited edition prints.

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Punto Aparte after Michelangelo.
The Conversion Of Saul | Reduction.

Artist: Michelangelo Di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni.
Title: The Conversion Of Saul.
Location: Cappella Paolina, Vatican Palace, Vatican City.
Year: Circa 1542–1545. Type: Fresco.
Print: Punto Aparte. Limited Edition: Lithograph 1 of 80
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Punto Aparte after Vermeer.
Het Meisje Met De Parel | Reduction.

Artist: Johannes Vermeer.
Title: Het Meisje Met De Parel.
Location: Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands.
Year: 1665. Type: Oil On Canvas.
Print: Punto Aparte. Limited Edition: Lithograph 1 of 200
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Punto Aparte after Van Gogh.
The Starry Night | Reduction.

Artist: Vincent Willem van Gogh.
Title: The Starry Night. Location: Museum of Modern Art, New York City, United States Of America.
Year: 1889. Type: Oil On Canvas.
Print: Punto Aparte. Limited Edition: Lithograph 1 of 100.
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Punto Aparte after Turner.
The Fighting Temeraire Tugged To Her Last Berth To Be Broken Up | Reduction.

Artist: Joseph Mallord William Turner.
Title: The Fighting Temeraire Tugged To Her Last Berth To Be Broken Up.
Location: National Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
Year: 1839. Type: Oil On Canvas.
Print: Punto Aparte. Limited Edition: Lithograph 1 of 30.

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Poster Series

Made more than 10 years ago, its about time we put these up on the website.
A series of seven images made in 2004. Dimensions: 420 Centimetres × 596 Centimetres
Edition: 10 Limited Edition Prints.

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Brochure

A beautiful brochure created for StarlingWoods. We went back to our roots with this, strict grid systems and Helvetica.

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Brochure

The brochure we created for the Castlefield Carnival. Six pages, displaying listings, maps and sponsors. We’ve also placed a photo of the original sketch in which we solved the design problems.

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CD Sleeve

An old design we created for the short lived record label, Struktur. The idea was to release only seven compilations showcasing new upcoming artists within the electronica field. Red Zero Seven was the first of these releases. Tracks included Bovaflux, Buoy, Kutchi, Thought Universe and The Marcia Blaine School For Girls.

The limited edition release sold out in no time and scored 9/10 in the Manchester magazine City Life. Review below.

Awesome Manc-tronica
A must for fans of Skam, City Centre Offices and Device, this six track
compilation is the first in a series of limited edition CDs from new
Manchester label Struktur. Thought Universe steals the show with an
incredibly funky slice of IDM complete with rugged beats, atmospheric
emissions and a grinding bassline whilst The Marcia Blane School For Girls
scoop close second with a perfectly executed piece of electro laced with
crispy beats, killer synths and flawless production. Elsewhere, Kutchi fuses
pounding percussion with drop-dead-gorgeous melodies, Bovaflux proves he
could beat Boards of Canada hands-down in an ambient techno competition and Buoy delivers an extremely uplifting electro track riddled with crunchy
beats and edits. Don’t sleep on this release.

(9/10) Sarah-Jane. City Life Magazine. March 2002.

We have recently found around ten old copies, email us if you’d like to buy one!

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Graphic Delivery

Another year suppling designs for the 24:7 Theatre Festival. Here we’re showing our designs delivered across various printed channels.

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Identity

An identity for PAD or Preston Avenham Developments. We provided designs from Stationery to Flags. A very enjoyable project and a good team to work for.

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Symbol

A symbol created for Masako Sakurai, a Japanese artist based in Manchester. Born in Shizuoka, Japan, Masako studied ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement), in which she is a qualified teacher.

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Graphic DesignHelvetica

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Keynote Brochure

A 28 page A5 brochure. Prepared for the yearly industry keynote. Cover folds out to reveal a dental X-Ray. Cover matt laminated to work in contrast to the uncoated inner pages.

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Typeface | 2000

Zona was inspired by a chance meeting between two people: a loose experiment conducted on opposite sides of the Atlantic. One in Manchester, England and the other in Santo Domingo, República Dominicana. Like a game of battleships each square upon a basic three by three grid was given a zone or coordinate. The first person gave a grid reference and the second the next grid reference, then back and forth, deleting the coordinates until a chosen letterform took shape. Both designers developed the entire alphabet, careful not to repeat characters, which is easily done upon such a brutally basic grid. Zona was also an experiment in negative shapes. Most faces are, at least our typefaces, built from adding positive elements to the page. Instead Zona was built by subtraction. We reduced a simple square, taking away parts and trying to delete as little as possible until we were presented with the basic essence of a letterform. The typeface was named Zona in reference to its construction within a strict regimented space, but also after Zona Colonial, the old historical area of Santo Domingo, the city in which the two creators first met each other.

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May, Saunderson, Atkins & FowlkesMay

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T-Shirt

A parody of a well known Beatles design. This time using names from the first wave of Detroit Techno innovators. Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins & Eddie Fowlkes.

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Punto Aparte Graphic DesignManchester

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Poster + Brochure

A project completed for Halton Borough Council. Exploring social history and identity through visual art, drama and music. A fold out brochure containing a poster upon the inner side. Printed on uncoated stock in full colour with an additional metallic Pantone.

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Business Cards

A business card, made to promote the studio. Possibly the World’s longest business card at almost a metre in length. Perforated at one end to create a standard sized card. The actual graphic was an experiment we tried, how to take a photograph and let Adobe Illustrator chop it into a perfect grid of circles, using flat colours rather than the true colours of the photo. Allowing each circle to be edited individually. Essentially the photograph became vectors. It took us some time to work it out, but we perfected the technique in the end and have used it quite a few times since.

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5 colour project with die cutSale Grammar School

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This is our first time creating a school prospectus. The brief from Sale Grammar School was simple – consider the school colours and make it simple to read and navigate. 210 millimetres square we made it extra special by printing a metallic cover, using a die-cut, full colour inner pages with a pocket on the reverse inner – to hold a DVD.

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A6 FlyerRed, White & Blue

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Identity + Symbol

An identity and logo created whilst living over in the Dominican Republic. An outlet specialising in traditional Dominican food, predominantly made up of a combination of Spanish, indigenous Taíno, and African influences. Dominican cuisine resembles that of other countries in Latin America, those of the nearby islands of Puerto Rico and Cuba. The identity had to reflect the food and the noisy culture found upon the island. Loud, noisy, happy and relentless. As well as the full spectrum, colours used are to be found in the Dominican national flag, like those of the United Kingdom, they are Red, White & Blue. Dax was the chosen typeface: as it manages to communicate both a corporate seriousness with a mix of fun, friendliness and warmth. On the menu expect to find Dominican favourites: Mangú, Chicharrón & Sancocho.

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Master LogotypeSalon M20

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Identity + Symbol

New identity created for Salon M20 in Didsbury, Manchester. Here we created not only the name, but the symbol too. Very simple and elegant use of Futura. All other text is Bodoni. We produced signage, price guides, interior decorations and window vinyls. The mix of Futura and Bodoni was probably inspired by our recent trip to Venice where it seemed everything used this tight selection of typefaces.

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Business CardMetallic Pantone

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Identity + Symbol

For Heath Solutions we started by creating the company logo. We first tried all kinds of ideas, mostly to do with losing weight, being light, energetic, lively: in the end we settled for the butterfly symbol. Mainly down to it working in print, at many different sizes, but also looking great on screen, especially as the iPhone application icon.

www.theheathsolutions.com

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Pont de Bir-Hakeim, Passy, Paris.Punto Aparte Notepad

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Raster Pad

Our freebie note pads, given away to encourage the use of the typographic grid – or the ‘raster systeme’. Inspired after re-reading ‘Grid Systems in Graphic Design / Raster Systeme Fur Die Visuele Gestaltung’ by Josef Muller-Brockmann. A must read for any young Jedi learning the ways of the force! Snaps taken in Paris, my aching feet in The Musée du Louvre. Zulma and Dara on the Bir-Hakeim bridge – where the opening scene of ‘Last Tango in Paris’ starring Marlon Brando was filmed.

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Punto Aparte Graphic DesignGraphic Design

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Promotional Item

Folding mini brochure or flyer, used to promote the studio and services. Full colour with two additional metallics. Nice use of our ‘Colmado’ typeface.

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David Wrench Sleeve

After creating the logo for Storm Music, they then sent us a new brief, this time to create an LP sleeve for the artist David Wrench. A quote from the NME, “Oddly mighty, this 6ft 5in albino dude of Viking extraction gives us a gay old blast of is-that-a-microphone-in-my-pocket-no-it’s-a-boner-electro-pop”. We were supplied many photographs from many different shoots, all containing David in various poses & situations. Although the pictures were good in their own right, we felt none were suitable for the LP sleeve. After much thought we came to the idea of the ‘anti-sleeve’ we would keep the sleeve void of any ink at all. All the type would be debossed & most information would be transfered to the actual CD itself. The final sleeve suited both David and the LP very well.

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Studio PlaylistStudio Playlist

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Promotional Item

A small promotional item designed for In The City goodie bags. A vinyl record centre label, doubling as a desk coaster – detailing the top 100 tracks within our studio playlist. We love to see circular type and feel we don’t do enough of it. I remember when I first tried this back at university and it would take the little lonely Macintosh Plus an age to calculate the maths involved. Around 30 students had to share that little Mac.

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Incunabula Brochure

A promotional item handed out to potential clients. A little history on why the studio named itself One Point Six.

The deoxyribose nucleic acid molecule, the program for all life, is based on the Divine Proportion, one point six. It measures twenty one ångstroms long by thirty four ångstroms wide for each full cycle of its double helix spiral. Twenty one & thirty four are numbers in the Fibonacci series & their ratio, 1.6190476 closely approximates Phi, 1.6180339. So, no matter which way you look at it, even in its smallest element, DNA & life is constructed using this mystical ratio.

Throughout history the ratio for length to width of rectangles of 1.6180 has been considered the most pleasing to the eye. Whilst this proportion has always existed in mathematics & in the physical universe, it is unknown exactly when it was first discovered & applied by mankind. Early uses in architecture date to the ancient Egyptians & Greeks. The Great Pyramid of Giza built around 2560 BC is one of the earliest examples that utilises the proportion. The Ahmes papyrus of Egypt gives an account of the construction using numbers according to a ‘sacred ratio’. Another civilization that used the ratio or, as they called it, the Golden Section, were the Greeks. In the world of mathematics, the numeric value is called ‘Phi’, named after the Grecian sculptor & mathematician, Phidias. One of the most famous landmarks in Athens, the Parthenon hides many golden rectangles within its construction. The mathematician Pythagoras was especially interested in the Golden Section & proved that it was the basis for the proportions of the human figure. One’s upper leg can often be found to be Phi times ones lower leg. Indeed, it has been argued that what we perceive as beauty in a person is determined largely by the closeness of their physical structure to the Golden Section. This ratio can be used to explain the physical dimensions of many life forms & not only the human body. Plato expressed some views on natural science & cosmology in about 360 BC in his writing of ‘Timaeus’, he considered the Golden Section to be the most binding of all mathematical relationships & the key to the physics of the cosmos.

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Promotional Item

Another promotional item created for the One Point Six Studio. 8 page brochure.
Nice to use a halftone, hadn’t done it for a while. Full colour printing, with an additional UV Spot varnish. Photos taken whilst travelling to the beach at Boca Chica, República Dominicana. We’ve posted the original images too.

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24:7 Theatre Festival24:7 Theatre Festival

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Design & Art Direction

Here we provided complete art direction and graphic design for Manchester’s premier theatre festival, 24:7. We created a series of abstract images and used them across various media. Smaller printed materials, such as flyers, postcards, magazine advertising & possibly the most important item, the schedule. The images also, went onto much larger printed media such as the 7 huge ‘M-Signs’ that surround Manchester City Centre and advertising upon the Metrolink tram system.

The images were generated using iTunes on our Macintosh. They are actual lines taken from the scripts, recorded and put through iTunes which has various visual effects that represent sound. We would capture these random colourful patterns, save them as hi-res images and drop them into our documents. We felt they worked well in contrast to our very strict and rigid grid system. It was great to see some of our designs produced on a huge scale for the M-Signs, however our favourite piece was the brochure, a challenge in information design. Printed on uncoated stock, mostly black with an extra hit of cyan underneath to make it a deep luxurious black.

www.247theatrefestival.co.uk

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International NarrowInternational Narrow & Stedelijk together

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Typeface 2002

Mini brochure displaying the narrow variation of our International typeface.
Four pages, A6 printed in full colour with fluorescent Pantone. Started in 2002.

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Struktur Music Company
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Bill Callahan
24:7 Theatre Festival
Not Part Of
One Point Six Studio
24:7 Theatre Festival
Bill Callahan

Personal

2013 | Manchester (Series 04)
2014 | Manchester (Series 04)
2009 | Santo Domingo (Series 05)
2015 | Manchester (Series 03)
2005 | Santo Domingo (Series 05)
2013 | Manchester (Series 03)
2014 | Manchester (Series 03)
2015 | Manchester (Series 02)
2005 | Santo Domingo (Series 04)
2014 | Manchester (Series 02)
2013 | Manchester (Series 02)
2005 | Santo Domingo (Series 03)
2009 | Santo Domingo (Series 04)
2009 | Santo Domingo (Series 03)
2005 | Santo Domingo (Series 02)
2014 | Manchester
2014 | Euxton
2003 | Santo Domingo (Series 05)
2015 | Manchester
2003 | Santo Domingo (Series 04)
2005 | Santo Domingo
2003 | Santo Domingo (Series 03)
2003 | Manchester (Series 02)
2003 | Manchester
2012 | Salford (Series 03)
2009 | Santo Domingo (Series 02)
2012 | Salford (Series 02)
2002 | Manchester (Series 02)
2012 | Salford
2002 | Santo Domingo
2014 | Southport
2002 | Manchester
2012 | Manchester (Series 04)
2000 | Santo Domingo (Series 02)
2004 | Manchester (Series 02)
2007 | Manchester (Series 02)
2007 | Manchester
2009 | Santo Domingo
2006 | Manchester
2003 | Laval (Series 02)
2010 | York
2010 | Paris (Series 04)
2009 | Manchester
2000 | Santo Domingo
2003 | Santo Domingo (Series 02)
2012 | Venice (Series 05)
2001 | Paris
2012 | Venice (Series 04)
2009 | Lake District (Series 02)
2010 | Paris (Series 03)
2009 | San Cristobal
2011 | Manchester
2012 | Manchester (Series 03)
2012 | Venice (Series 03)
2012 | Manchester (Series 02)
2013 | Manchester
2012 | Manchester
2012 | Venice (Series 02)
2003 | Santo Domingo
2010 | Lake District
2004 | Rome (Series 02)
2012 | London (Series 04)
2011 | Portmeirion
2012 | London (Series 03)
2011 | Porthmadog
2012 | Venice
2010 | Paris (Series 02)
2002 | Trawsfynydd
2010 | Rome
2010 | Paris
2011 | Blackpool (Series 03)
2010 | Matera (Series 03)
2012 | London (Series 02)
2009 | Lake District
2011 | Blackpool (Series 02)
2004 | Rome
2003 | Laval
2012 | London
2010 | Matera (Series 02)
2002 | Y Fali
2004 | Manchester
2010 | Manchester
2010 | Matera
2010 | Scanzano Jonico
2011 | Blackpool

Identity

Dirt Series
Struktur Music Company
24:7 Theatre Festival
Struktur Music Company
Doppler
Reductions (Series 05)
Reductions (Series 04)
Detritus
Moloko Mugs
Reductions (Series 03)
Chilli Technology
Kraftwerk Homage Tee
Reductions (Series 02)
Reductions (Series 01)
Leaf
Struktur Music Company
StarlingWoods
Castlefield Carnival
Pathfinder
Struktur Music Company
C & O Wines
Struktur Music Company
Shortcuts
Castlefield Carnival
Techno Shop
Old Poster Series | Remtek
24:7 Theatre Festival
Preston Avenham Developments
Manchester Dental Implant Clinic
Struktur Music Company
Manchester Ensign
Techno Tee
One Point Six Studio
Serious Print
Halton Borough Council
One Point Six Studio
Not Part Of
Sale Grammar School
Digi-logue | Zeit
Vektor
Fede's
Salon M20
Hartwoods Kitchens & Bathrooms
Punto Aparte Graphic Design
Salon M20
Revive Salon
Sweet Tooth Cupcakery
One Point Six Studio
Old Poster Series | Ilektro
Heath Solutions
Dalriada
Erika
Grange Dental
Blue
Punto Aparte Graphic Design
Punto Aparte Graphic Design
Total Dental
One Point Six Studio
Miss Behaving
One Point Six Studio
Gleam 'n' Clean
Punto Aparte Graphic Design
Storm Music Company
Rainbow Cars
FHP Engineering
One Point Six Studio
24:7 Theatre Festival
Baileys Catering
One Point Six Studio
One Point Six Studio
One Point Six Studio
Clandestine Music Company
One Point Six Studio
My Dog & Bone
Rui Delgado
Harrison Properties
Glitch Web Development
Denora Dental
One Point Six Studio
One Point Six Studio
The Turf & Landscape Company
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Paul Beckett
One Point Six Studio
Floribunda
Rob Gray Painting
24:7 Theatre Festival
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Contact

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Loft 39
Britannia Mills
Hulme Hall Road
Castlefield Triangle
Manchester
M15 4LA

Phone

0161 832 5405