Perspectives On London Book for CBRE

CBRE commissioned a coffee table book to mark the 20th anniversary of their charity partner supporting the homeless – Streetsmart. The ‘Our London’ project included ‘Perspectives on London’ a large format book featuring 50 notable Londoners discussing the places and people that inspire them. With an introduction from patron Stephen Fry, the title included interview contributions from Timothy Spall, Sir Paul Smith, Sadie Frost, Alan Carr, Angela Hartnett, Dermot O’Leary, Rachel Johnson, Martin Parr, Robert Peston and Sampha, amongst others.

Alongside the design of the book itself, I created bespoke packaging that echoed the cover, plus the ‘Our London’ branding which encompassed the 20th anniversary celebrations. The project extended to an accompanying photo essay documenting London, shot by Dan Burn-Forti, which covered all 33 London boroughs - shot in a remarkable 4 days. Stories from the book, and images were later exhibited.

Top: Gatefold 216pp book cover, blind debossed and foiled cover in Curious Matter, with Otto binding.

Below, Packaging for the book, designed with sustainability in mind - echoing the design of the cover.

Brandmark for CBRE for the ‘Our London’ campaign which promoted the cause and was supported by the book.