Baizdon's most recent publication is a guide to London's 17th century landmark, The Monument. We were commissioned to produce a fresh guide to The Monument to help commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. To get the best shots we were given access beyond the public viewing platform to the top of the gold plated urn that crowns the column. The finished guide features a panoramic of the City shot through the gold flames and on the reverse, a one metre photograph of the complete column. Click here to see more images and a video of the climb to the top
Baizdon published the first souvenir guide of the Gherkin with the support of world renowned architects Foster+Partners. Designed in a concertina format, it unfolds to reveal a unique one-metre photograph of Norman Foster's modern masterpiece. The guide highlights historical and architectural details and features fresh imagery including a dramatic helicopter shot of the top of the building. It is on sale at selected venues around London or online.
The Tower Bridge Exhibition commissioned Baizdon to produce a guide to the view from the upper walkways of London's iconic Tower Bridge. Our photographer shot a 360˚view of the capital, combining shots from the four of the bridge's towers.
To get a fresh image of the bridge itself we hired a tugboat and shot the Victorian landmark from the middle of the River Thames.
The one metre foldout guide was launched to coincide with the opening of the exhibition's 11 metre glass walkways. In addition our image of the bridge has been use on a range of exhibition souvenirs from jigsaws to gift wrapped chocolates.
The Portrait Restaurant at the top of the National Portrait Gallery has one of the best views in central London. The NPG commissioned Baizdon to create a souvenir booklet that would help visitors interpret their unique vista. Our publication The Portrait Perspective links paintings and photographs from the gallery's collection with some of the capital's most beautiful buildings. The cloth-bound hardback booklet unfolds to reveal a metre long image of the restaurant's view during the day on one side and a twilight image on the reverse.
Baizdon were approached by the Guildhall Art Gallery in the City of London to produce a souvenir guide book featuring the highlights of their extensive collection of art. The 48 page book featuring work by Rossetti, Millais, Constable, Lord Leighton and Alma-Tadema is designed to be a popular income generator for the gallery.
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Baizdon were commissioned by Searcys to produce a guide to the Gherkin's spectacular views. Using panoramic photographs taken at different times of the day we produced a 32-page view book highlighting one hundred points of interest across London. The book entitled 360˚ at the Gherkin has proved to be popular with visitors as well being a useful way to promote the Searcy's restaurant, bar and London's highest private members club. The guidebook is now in its second edition and available to buy online
Baizdon were approached by the Tower Bridge Exhibition team to produce a Pocket Guide to explain the engineering of the Bridge. After a lot of research and detailed illustration work we produced a cutaway graphic that showed the hundreds of components that make up the Victorian icon. To produce the printed Pocket Guide we were delighted to collaborate with Compass PopOut Maps and use their brilliant folding mechanism. We created artwork that mirrors the opening of the bascules of the bridge as the pocket guide opens and the PopOut fold© opens up to reveal the interior of the Bridge.
BAIZDON produce bespoke publications for exceptional places: iconic buildings, museums, art galleries, hotels and visitor attractions. With our experienced team we can help you create marketing collateral, souvenir guides, internet friendly e-brochures and short films.
Tee Dobinson Baizdon's Project Director has extensive experience of managing and delivering high-quality projects for discerning clients.
Johnny Morris Our Creative Director has designed for all of the UK's quality broadsheets and is the founding art director for the Telegraph's luxury magazine Ultratravel. He has also produced two successful travel series - Grail Trail and Bespoketraveller and contributes to the Telegraph's luxury travel site.
Simon Pugh Interactive designer
Adam Parker Photographer
Joe Plimmer Photographer
Alex Pang Cutaway Artist
Dan Ash Architectural Expert
Carolyn Webb Researcher
Graeme Mill Video Maker
Tania Willis Illustrator
David H Wells Photographer and Video Maker
Oliver Bennett Writer
Online brochures and e-magazines provide a slick and simple way to present information. Click to view examples of online publications produced by Baizdon.
The Place - magazine design for Preferred Hotels
Royal Demeure - brochure idea for Hotel d’Inghilterra
Baizdon specialise in photographing people and places... and we really like hotels.
We worked with Royal Demeure Hotel Group to help improve their marketing imagery. Starting with their flagship property Hotel d'Inghilterra the Baizdon team shot for two days in Rome. We choose to concentrate on the hotel's best asset - its staff. Baizdon also produced a short film to showcase the hotel. click to view
Baizdon have experience shooting the exteriors & interiors of some of the world's best buildings. Good architectural photography is the keystone of our guides and essential for great marketing collateral Click on the images to enlarge
London's oldest patisserie, Maison Bertaux approached Baizdon to help develop their online delivery service. After photographing the patisserie and working with Maison Bertaux's owner to describe her delicious cakes we helped launch their online shop in partnership with Amazon Fresh.
We continue to work with the exceptional Soho shop. Requests vary from designing labels to helping with the launch of their art gallery . Baizdon produced invites, postcards, press releases and posters for the gallery's first exhibition of comedian Noel Fielding's artwork.
Baizdon teamed up with videographer Graeme Mill to capture the quality of the famous Hotel d'Inghilterra in Rome. The short film highlights the hotel's close proximity to the Spanish Steps and the shopping heaven of Via dei Condotti.
Working with illustrator Alex Pang and photographer Adam Parker Baizdon have produced two new posters. Both are 100cm wide x 40cm deep, printed on 250gsm art paper and feature Tower Bridge.
Our team have extensive experience in putting together high quality magazines. Baizdon's Creative Director, Johnny Morris is the founding Art Director for the Daily Telegraph's luxury travel magazine ULTRATRAVEL. (circulation 500,000) The large format publication launched in 2004 is Europe's highest circulation luxury travel magazine and won Colour Supplement of the Year in 2014. His original design template has been used to launch North American, Middle Eastern and Asian versions of the title.
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Working for Ultratravel, Johnny and Baizdon photographers Joe Plimmer and Adam Parker have completed successful editorial collaborations with many luxury hospitality groups including:
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Shangri La Hotels and Resorts, Aman Resorts, Royal Demeure Hotel Group, The Connaught, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, St Regis Hotels & Groups, Mandarin Oriental Hotels, W Hotel - Starwood Hotels, LMVH Hotel Management.
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Baizdon Co-founder, Tee has given talks at The Gherkin since 2010. Tenants of the building even christened Tee the Gherkin Guru for her extensive knowledge about, and passion for, the London icon. Tee is Searcys at The Gherkin's expert on the building and it's been a pleasure to share the hundreds of facts and stories she has collected about The Gherkin and, in her entertaining and accessible style, explain the unique architectural features that make the landmark both extraordinary and beautiful and the capital's changing skyline so stunning.
Tee can be part of events at the top as the Speaker – giving an entertaining and illuminating talk; as the MC – sprinkling facts in about the building throughout the event; or simply as the Expert – mingling with guests and highlighting facts about the building and landmarks in the views. Private Dining Room guests can often enjoy a visit to the top with their Gherkin Talk.
Tee is the author of Baizdon book 360˚ at the Gherkin, which is now in its second edition, and the editor of our second publication on the building The Gherkin Guide.
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