KINDHOLM is an award-winning editorial and creative partnership based in Liverpool. We write and design publications, books and websites, spruce up brands and shake up internal communications. We consult on creative projects and curate events in the North West and across the UK. We've worked with names like Radisson, The Guardian, Häagen-Dazs and loads more. Want to talk to us? Drop us an email.
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Concept / Editorial / Art Direction
Bitten is the north's first ever dedicated food and drink magazine, distributed across Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool. With contributions from passionate producers, Bitten is committed to uncovering the region's most thrilling artisans, eating spots and drinking dens, as well as inspiring profiles on the most interesting local chefs, restaurants and places.
Art Direction / Consulation
We worked with new accessories company Byarnur to create branding, as well as narrative and curatorial ideas to shape the brand moving forward. Taking inspiration from sartorial heritage classics and the spirit of cutting-edge streetwear, Byarnur's silks and scarves blur the line between art prints and wearable unisex pieces.
Concept / Editorial / Art Direction
It's Liverpool is a quarterly publication profiling everything that's great about Liverpool. Conceived and produced by us, working in partnership with Liverpool City Council and Liverpool ONE, the magazine gives space to everything worth shouting about: from grassroots art and restaurants to mainstream happenings and big ticket events. Where punk bands rub shoulders with classical conductors, mixologists with Michelin starred chefs, market stall holders with tech startups.
Liverpool Music Week
As part of an ongoing relationship with the annual award-winning event, we've created branding and typographic solutions for a range of colatteral, ranging from their web presence to posters, social media to festival banners. Aiming to separate the event out from other city-wide events, and reflect the festival's bold booking choices, each year the branding is articulate, confident, and recognisably Music Week.
Concept / Art Direction / Event Curation
Over two years, Liverpool International Festival of Music commissioned us to explore the concept of home, and the unique personality of Merseyside. In 'The New Mersey Beat' film we pieced together the sounds and sonics of Liverpool through its places and spaces, in collaboration with videographer Mark McNulty. 'You Are Here' saw us bring artists from across the globe to ask the question – just what does 'home' actually sound like? The one-off collaboration was premiered at a sold out summer show in the city's opulent Palm House.
Forest Swords – Shrine: A Solo Dance Piece
Commissioned to create a contemporary dance piece, acclaimed producer Forest Swords created a score made almost entirely from breath and body sounds. The live show, premiered in Liverpool and travelling to London and The Hague, saw an 'in the round' performance of a dancer exploring the limits of his physicality and relationship with the body. We worked with Forest Swords on creative consultation and production of the score's vinyl packaging.
Brand Repositioning / Advertising Copy
- →Häagen-Dazs wanted to refresh their packaging, tone of voice and customer communications. We collaborated with LOVE Creative to work up brand new advertising straplines and product descriptions for OOH campaigns across Australia, where the brand was being launched, and Asia.
Editorial / Tone of Voice / Branding
- →When global hotel chain Radisson wanted to launch a new sub-brand aimed at a more culturally aware city traveller, they asked us to give it voice, and the content for its online and offline communications. We turned radissionred.com into a site that's part blog, part travel guide, part online community hub. We devised the style guide, tone of voice and all internal and external comms for RED: the cheeky new upstart and new addition to the Radisson family.
Concept / Editorial Direction
- →This leading adventure travel company wanted to evolve their brochures into an engaging series of travel magazines. We created a new concept of a perfect bound hybrid magazine/brochure, filled with inspiring travel stories, advice, first person travelogues and infographics across the company's global portfolio of culture, walking, cycling and winter products – enthusiastically received by company and customers.
John Moores University
- →Keen to break the mould and give an authentic, honest account of their home city to new arrivals to their University, Liverpool John Moores University commissioned us to create an intensely useful, practical and refreshingly straight-talking guide to living, enjoying and navigating their way around their new home. Crammed with listings, opinion and recommendations, the guide proved to be a massively popular addition to all new students' survival kits.
Streets of Liverpool
Editorial / Consultation
- →We were proud to work with, and create the exhibition text for, longtime collaborator Jane McNeil on this debut exhibition of her unflinching yet tender photographic observations of a very singular city. ‘Streets of Liverpool’ at Bold Street Coffee framed, for us, the universal truths that connect us all. The city at work, rest and play.
Art Direction / Consultation
- →Arts organisation Metal brought legendary composer Steve Reich to Liverpool to perform his 'Different Trains' piece at Edge Hill – the oldest passenger railway station in the world – alongside filmmaker Bill Morrison and the London Contemporary Orchestra. We worked on design and signage as well as reward ideas and direction for their Kickstarter campaign.
Liverpool City Dressing
Concept / Copy
- →When Liverpool wanted to revamp its destination branding, it came to us to set up workshops to ramp up its online offer, and to create the copy that would challenge perceptions, create compelling messages and help cement the work of Marketing Liverpool in creating a distinctive sense of place. A confident new identity for the city.
Concept / Editorial / Art Direction
- →Frustrated with a lack of engaging, local interest journalism within Liverpool, SevenStreets covered things we knew people cared about reading. Burning bright for five years and winning awards for its passionate and occasionally anarchic editorial, the blog – the most widely read independent website in the north west – and accompanying print version Almanac gave equal importance to intriguing characters and stories as it did considered coverage of arts, culture and business.
We're Not Like The Others.
With over 15 years' experience in publishing and the creative industries, we understand how people really engage with brands, events and people on a visceral level: it's about smart ideas, straight talking and sharp design. While others might employ a suite of jargon-toting marketing professionals, or dead-eyed focus groups, we enjoy cutting through the bullshit and getting on with it. As you can see, we don't fence ourselves in when it comes to medium, message or size of project. We just love making stuff that helps you shout about what you do, and gets people listening. If you'd like us to work with you on your next project, get in touch. We promise it'll be fun.
ARM, Dominican Tourist Board, Exodus Travel, Häagen-Dazs, Hope Street Hotel, International Festival for Business, John Moores University, Liverpool City Council, Liverpool International Festival of Music, Liverpool Music Week, Marks & Spencer, Metal, Neptune Developments, Ninja Tune, Pandora, Radisson, SevenStreets, Sonder Communications, Trinity Mirror, The Guardian.
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