Celebrating Wilfred Owen


The WW1 poet Wilfred Owen spent a year and a half living in Dunsden in South Oxfordshire. Design for Print was asked to design an exhibition, interpretation board and a trail leaflet to help the community celebrate this connection.

The exhibition

Held over a weekend in the former school hall where Wilfred Owen once taught. Using bold areas of flat colour and a silhouette of soldiers on the battlefield together with period typography, the display was a big success with visitors, many of whom recorded positive comments in a specially kept visitors' book. The exhibition featured a number of lightweight fabric banners together with a set of pop-up stands which were designed to be easily transported to different venues. It subsequently toured to a number of local schools.

Trail icon

Design for Print also produced an icon for the Dunsden Owen Association's smartphone app which integrated with other design work for the Association. A full range of sizes was produced and tested for both Apple and Android devices.

Interpretation board and leaflet

Finally an interpretation board and trail leaflet were produced for the Association.


Complex issues for Dextra


The Dextra catalogue is a complex 248 page A5 book which showcases the carbohydrate chemical products of the Reading-based company. Design for Print has worked for them for over 20 years, updating the company logo and producing a range of marketing materials.

The catalogue required very careful attention to detail, illustration skills and photo retouching skills, and endless patience as thousand of chemical structures were typeset efficiently and accurately.


Going Down by the River with Two Rivers

Working with local author Gillian Clark, Design for Print designed and created her history of the River Thames at Reading which was published by busy Reading publishers Two Rivers Press. Besides establishing a format, cover design and page layout, we also contributed some photographs and suggested a title for the publication.

There's an extra  personal connection for Design for Print. The father of author Gillian Clark saved the uncle of DFP's David Woodward from drowning in the Thames. He was an actor called Ronald Allen went on to become a household name in the 1970s and 80s.


A busy few months for Design for Print

Exhibition design work for the River & Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames, the World Rugby Museum, Twickenham and Abingdon's newly re-furbished County Hall have all been produced in 2012.

In Henley the show, which remains open until the autumn, celebrates the work of the artist John Piper.


Helping walkers find their way

We created a series of visually appealing maps for the use of customers at the French Horn Hotel in Sonning. Careful editing and clear colour coding make the maps simple and easy to use. We made a series of wayfinding 'tulips' to indicate walking direction.

David Woodward, who set up Design for Print, first produced work for the renowned hotel and restaurant when he was just 11.