Nuts about brochure design

If you live in the northwest of England then there is arguably no finer dining experience to be had. Rochdale based Nutters Restaurant is an award winning restaurant owned by multi award winning chef Andrew Nutter, set in the glorious Wolstenholme Hall built in 1850 and surrounded by 6 and a half acres of woodland and gardens.

So imagine, if you could get married there?

Paul, our Creative Director has know Andrew for a number of years, and has done several commercial photography jobs for them. So we were thrilled to be asked to help Nutters Restaurant with their first foray into advertising the fact that they do weddings. You can check some of the photography out here.

Louise at Nutters called the studio asking if Paul could do some photography for their forthcoming wedding brochure, and whilst he was happy to oblige, the question was put to Louise at Nutters if we could help with the project. One brief meeting later and the project was a goer.

Being asked to design a brochure like this is a gift. With so much visual reference available to help with the design, and Andrew’s love of everything British, the scene was set.

Several components make up the brochure. The beautifully British Johnston Typeface (the font used on the London Underground) make up the main titles, and this font choice was paired with Minion. The main colours also reflect the traditional colours used in design from the period that Johnston was designed in, using the red of the Union flag and also a light cream colour. We then created some line art to reflect some architectural nuances of the venue and we created a simple grid system that helped pace the flow of the content, and break the information up as you flick the pages of the brochure.

The photography was a collection of a photoshoot shot during the summer, and a some recent wedding photography by willing couples (and of course their photographers) who very kindly supplied the images.

The final piece to the jigsaw, was a custom envelope. The design is a union flag, that wraps around the front and back, and anyone who requests a brochure from the website will have that landing on their doormat. The final brochure was 245mm square, printed by Galloways Print in 4 colour process lithographic print, and featured a lovely soft touch laminate cover.

Thankfully, the team at Nutters are absolutely thrilled with the end result and we’re looking forward to working on further brochures and their new website.

We commissioned Paul and his team at Think Design to create a brochure to advertise our weddings.

The brochure needed to really sell the dream of getting married at Nutters and they exceeded all of our expectations. From the initial meeting they have surpassed everything we expected. Not only did Paul and his team produce a brilliant design that we absolutely love, but Paul has been incredibly helpful as well, project managing the job for us down to the finest of details. Absolutely brilliant. Can’t wait to continue working with Think Design with the next project being our website.

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