Richmond Castle:
Cell Block

Logo design.


Richmond Castle is an English Heritage property in North Yorkshire. The Cell Block Project is working to conserve the 19th-century cell block. The untold stories are inscribed into limewash, so extremely fragile. 


Over 2,000 graffiti and inscriptions where created by prisoners held in the cells from the First World War onwards. 


Many have been written by conscientious objectors of the First World War and this is where the Richmond 16 were held. 

Kate Petite at Bivouac asked if me to work on the 'Cell Block' branding for Richmond Castle with her in 2016. I really admire Kate's work (as a graphic design and artist) so was delighted to. 


I created the logo by recreating the style of the handwriting and drawings on the walls. This involved lots of sketching with different type of pencils and piecing the elements together in Photoshop to create the final logo.  


The logo was used for interpretation panels. 

See more about the project at

English Heritage.

See more of Bivouac’s work at here.

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