Celebration for clocking up ten years in Leeds

TIME OUT: BMLs designers have created a novel project outside of their normal work.
TIME OUT: BMLs designers have created a novel project outside of their normal work.
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Time will tell how successful a new project by a Leeds brand design agency is going to be, but on the face of it, it’s ticking along nicely.

BML Creative is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a series of projects away from the usual client demands and the latest one is Clocks of Leeds.

Taking inspiration from some of the city’s most well-known landmarks with clocks, the firm has created a micro-website and a series of prints depicting them - including the Yorkshire Post clock, the gold clock at Millennium Square and the Parkinson building.

BML plan to add to this collection on a regular basis and have already chosen the next round of clocks to be illustrated, which will include some of the lesser known and harder-to-locate timepieces in Leeds.

The firm’s graphic designers have worked on the project in their own time.

James Lodge said: “Home to the famous Potts of Leeds, the city has a proud legacy in timekeeping. Therefore, it was only fitting that we celebrated the city’s clocks.

“The online gallery has been a really fun project to work on. It’s always nice to work on something with no constraints and experiment a little. I particularly love that we’ve been able to animate the clock faces, it’s a nice little touch which hopefully the odd person notices.”

Prints are available from the BML and all proceeds from the sale of prints go to local charity, St Gemma’s Hospice.

Mr Lodge added: “It’s also great that the project will benefit the great people at St Gemma’s Hospice – an organisation close to all our hearts.

“Our charity print shop has been extremely popular since launch and it’s great that we can support local charities by giving up just a small amount of our time.”

Innovation Network at the Parkinson Building, Leeds..Pictured from the left are Dave Moore, Dr Oliver Jones, Louise O'Brien and Greg Wright..6th December 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

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