In making the transition from internet to print it was apparent that design and artwork would be crucial to making the words come alive and to produce something visually appealing, both to hold and to have on the bookshelf. Phil Juggins and Sean Hockett went away independently to draw from their creative wells and have brought forth something beautiful and distinctive that really sets Bandy & Shinty apart.
Phil works with silhouette to create instantly recognisable and iconic moments from the club’s history. One example of his work currently adorns the Bandy & Shinty Twitter profile and shows Brian Clough and Terry Venables walking hand in hand onto the Wembley pitch for the 1991 FA Cup Final. Phil will be producing a series of defining moments and personalities for the front covers of the magazine, tying the different issues together with a bold and collectable design.
Sean works with a dot design and will be producing original pieces of artwork to sit alongside each of the articles in the magazine. The range of the art that he has produced has been incredible and each new piece complements the words perfectly. Again his creations have a distinctive originality that provides a visual identity for the magazine and will be an attraction in their own right.
As we worked to bring the concept of Bandy & Shinty to life it was initially about the words but as the summer progressed the importance of the artwork really started to dawn to the point where it is now an intrinsic part of the magazine's personality.