The Refuge is one of the best restaurants in Manchester, serving small and large plates inspired by food from across the globe, all made with British ingredients. The setting is stunning and the whole dining experience feels extremely special.
Alistair Hall is an award-winning graphic designer based in London. He set up his design studio, We Made This, in 2004, and specialises in thoughtful, simple, beautiful graphic design for print. He has made work with clients including Penguin Books, Historic Royal Palaces, Jeremy Tankard Typography, the National Trust and John Lewis.
Alistair is also a co-founder and art director of the children’s literacy charity Ministry of Stories, and its fantastical shop, Hoxton Street Monster Supplies.
Alistair has been writing about design and visual culture at wemadethis.co.uk/blog for over ten years. He also teaches at Central Saint Martins and The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design; and has given talks about his practice across the UK and overseas. He’s currently researching a book about London’s street nameplates.
I’m an illustrator, maker and art director based in London and work with photographers to create images for clients such as the V&A, Orange, The New York Times, Creative Review and Wallpaper*. As part of Peepshow Collective I work collaboratively with the other members on exhibitions, animation and installation projects. Portrait by Jenny Lewis.
Martin is an art director, designer and photographer.
He is also an academic and teaches at Central Saint Martins, School of Fashion and at the University of Brighton. He resides in South London where he runs his creative studio Andersen M.
His film work has won many international awards and both his design and photography has been exhibited internationally.
Art Director of Little White Lies Magazine and Illustrator, Laurène Boglio also loves making quirky animated black and white gifs. She loves 0.38 and 0.5mm black Muji pen.
Photo credit: Pete Davies. petergdavies.com
Caroline Gervay is half-French, half-Vietnamese and based in London where she graduated from Westminster University with a BA (Hons) in Photographic Arts in 2010. Her work explores the boundaries of imagination generated by human struggles. She has lived in France and Spain and now works as a freelancer and specialises in analogue processes.