…As promised the Memories Book Project has a print sponsor, Garrick has just forwarded the press release to me, so for all of the official information regarding the project, please see below. A big thank you to Taylor Bloxham from myself also, in the current financial climate it’s not easy to get this kind of support for a project. This really does deserve to be a big thing and hopefully will raise a lot of money for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres.
6th April 2011
Printers Taylor Bloxham to sponsor Memories art book in aid of Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres
Leicestershire-based printers Taylor Bloxham has signed an agreement to sponsor Memories, the art book that is being specially produced by a unique creative group to raise funds and awareness for the amazing work that is carried out every day at Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres all over the UK. Taylor Bloxham will be responsible for the print production of this beautiful art book entitled Memories because of the stories it relates that are powerfully supported by one-off works of art. The proceeds of sales of the book, which will initially go on sale as a limited first edition, will go to the charity.
The Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust was founded by Maggie Keswick Jencks in 1995 to provide support for people affected by cancer, their families, carers and friends to empower people to live with, through and beyond cancer. Maggie’s has centres in 11 locations in the UK with four new openings planned in the near future.
Edited by Garrick Webster, one of the four creatives who conceived and launched the project, Memories will explore the thoughts and experiences of individuals who have survived cancer, as well as those of people who have lost loved ones. There will be 12 stories, each looking at one person’s recollection of a particular day in the struggle against cancer. For each of these unique ‘Memories’ a dozen leading artists, illustrators and designers will each be creating their own visual response.
In total there will be 12 touching stories and 144 pieces of artwork contained within Memories, which is being printed and bound by Taylor Bloxham free of charge.
Speaking about the Memories project, and Taylor Bloxham’s involvement, Taylor Bloxham Sales Director Graham Farrell said, “Cancer is something that affects one in three of us at some time in our lives. We at Taylor Bloxham have always embraced projects such as Memories and when Garrick Webster first approached us a few months back, his explanation of the project and enthusiasm for it meant it was an easy decision to get involved with Memories.”
Garrick Webster, co-founder of the Memories project, said: “The support of Taylor Bloxham and Graham Farrell’s team has given an incredible boost to the Memories project. We approached them after seeing some previous Taylor Bloxham print work and the quality in terms of colour and finishing was incredible. We’re proud to be working with Taylor Bloxham and their support means we can focus our creativity on producing a unique collection of stories and artwork that will be a joy to own. Joy is perhaps a strange word to use in the same discussion as cancer but we at Memories passionately believe that the more open we can make our collective understanding of this terrible illness, the easier it will be to cope with when cancer strikes those we love.”
The artists featured in Memories include Vaughan Oliver, Si Scott, Ollie Munden, Deanne Cheuk, Simon Spilsbury, Emily Forgot and many others.
Recognised as one of the largest independent lithographic printers in the UK, Taylor Bloxham has a history that spans over 70 years, during which time it has built up a reputation for high-quality print. Taylor Bloxham, together with its subsidiaries C&R Printing Services and FastAnt Marketing Materials Management, provide design, pre-press, litho and digital printing, finishing, direct mail and logistics services to its extensive client listing.
Memories will be published in September 2011 and pre-orders can be made through the project site www.memories.subism.co.uk from July.
Notes to editors
About Taylor Bloxham:
Taylor Bloxham is one of the largest independent lithographic printers in the UK, with a depth of knowledge spanning some 70 years. The company was formed in 1938, and now employs over 190 people with an annual turnover in excess of £23m.
If you have any queries please contact Andy Scott (07770 520484) or Vince Collins (07977 178772) at Collins Scott Marketing Ltd.
‘Memories’ was launched by four creatives who wanted to do something to help people that have been affected by cancer. The four are designers Rishi Sodha, Stuart Boyd and Antony Kitson, and freelance journalist Garrick Webster.
For more information about Memories please go to http://www.memories.subism.co.uk or contact Naomi Attard at Big On Results on +44 7912 570 367
Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres are named after Maggie Keswick Jencks who had a vision to create a network of imaginatively designed drop-in care centres after she was diagnosed with cancer in 1993. Co-founded with her husband, architectural writer and critic Charles Jencks, all Maggie’s Centres are created in line with Maggie’s belief in the power of buildings to uplift people and provide a positive environment for care and support. Patrons of the charity include Frank Gehry, Jon Snow, Kirsty Wark, and Sarah Brown. www.maggiescentres.org