It’s always a privilege to work on projects with Landmark, but this one definitely felt like a step up in terms of its outreach and wider appeal because it’s more than just a property. It’s also more than an island. Celebrating 50 years working together, a new 50-year agreement between the National Trust and Landmark is being signed and will offer protection for the flora and fauna who live on the island in the Bristol Channel.
The initial idea behind the book was to produce something that provided the visitor, as well as interested parties, with a broad overview of this incredible place, detailing not only the properties that Landmark manage but also its history as a working island, its association with pirates and some of the characters that have taken ownership of it over the years, along with details on animals and plants and basic things like communication with the outside world. As the book developed though it became clear that we were creating something more practical, useful and accessible – perfect for a long walk around the island as well as a good read by the fire in Marisco Tavern.
Loosely basing the design on the previous book produced with the Landmark Trust, Llanthony Valley, and working closely with the new Lundy branding guidelines, we produced something that slots very nicely into the brand but still maintains its own distinct voice, with stunning photos and a lovely clean and fresh feel to it.