Follow the Thread Exhibition Identity
Designed by James Brook for Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, 2013

I was invited to create an identity for Follow the Thread, Dovecot Studios’ 2013 Edinburgh Art Festival exhibition. Follow the Thread was a celebration of weaving and wool, with three distinct exhibitions: Fleece to Fibre: The Making of the Large Tree Group Tapestry; Artist Rugs: Dovecot’s Contemporary Rug Collection; and Dazzle@Dovecot. The exhibition ran from 2 August – 14 September, and was accompanied by a series of events, performances and talks.

For a more detailed look at the work I designed for this project, please click here


Follow the Thread Invitation Cards
Printed by Allander, Edinburgh, on Zen Pure White 350gsm, with a double-hit UV spot varnish on the logo | 210 x 148 mm


Follow the Thread Leaflet
Printed by Allander, Edinburgh, on Revive 100 Offset 150gsm | 210 x 297 mm, letter folded to 210 x 99 mm, 6 pages


Follow the Thread Banner
Produced by McRobb in Edinburgh | Vinyl | 2800 x 750 mm


Follow the Thread Posters
Various dimensions


Follow the Thread Tote Bag
Cloth | 360 x 420 mm


Gary Smith, Marketing Manager, Dovecot Studios:
James was hired to create an exhibition identity package for us for our Summer 2013 Edinburgh Festival show. We have been extremely happy about the whole process and James has done a fantastic job. He was fast to deliver new ideas, open to collaborative working and provided us with work on time and under budget. James’s combination of creativity and professionalism was exactly what we needed. 

His work on the identity was very impressive and he gave us a number of great options to choose between. All of the options would have worked equally well and given the complex nature of the brief he was having to deal with this is no mean feat! He truly is a designer with attention to detail, and very understanding of your needs. 

James has certainly helped us develop an exhibition identity that we can be proud of. In fact James has helped us achieve the highest visitor figures for any Dovecot show in our 100 year history. He has been outstanding to work with all the way from the first contact to after the project was finished. I will not hesitate to use him again and I wholeheartedly recommend James as a designer.



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