The Tate approached us with a brief to create a new range of sketchbooks to appeal to their diverse audience.
We made the decision to root our designs firmly in the artistic process through handmade illustrations. We focused on mark-making, introducing a series of marks created in-house using a wide range of techniques.
The character of these marks and brushstrokes reflects the paper stock and suggested content, for each book, so watercolour paper shows broad brushstrokes whereas a pocket sketchpad shows charcoal or pen marks.
Launching initially with a range of nine sketchbooks, the Here Design collection also includes pencil cases, colouring and sketching pencils, acrylic paints, tote bags, T-shirts and make-up bags, all incorporating original graphic marks crafted in our studio.