Competing Projects 2022
Socrates Editions 2Socrates Communications
Socrates is a design group based in London. In 2020, we launched ‘Editions’, a communications programme that articulates expertise in design and print, while celebrating the creatives with whom we work. The brief was to deliver something that our clients might enjoy – the critical element being not to talk about ourselves. Each signed, numbered, and limited Edition celebrates a specific person; circulated to our clients and creative partners, with several ‘artist’s proofs’ also gifted to our subject. Editions 2 features the work of highly celebrated illustrator, Brian Grimwood. Showcasing new, unpublished illustrations, the aim was to juxtapose the colours, informality, and eclectic nature of his work, alongside a formal written narrative. Encased in a sleeve with hot foil stamping, ‘Jazz’ is designed with Coptic binding, respecting the handmade nature of his work. Visible through an acetate dust jacket, the ambition was to captivate, surprise and intrigue the reader.