Peter Collins

Peter Collins

Graphic designer and founder of Polari PressLondon, United Kingdom
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Peter Collins

Peter Collins

Graphic designer and founder of Polari PressLondon, United Kingdom
  • Sensored Magazine
    Sensored MagazineAn ode to the beauty found in the erotic, explored through art, literature and photography. Sensored expands expectations of erotica in terms of the bodies featured and how explicitly they are shown. It helps artists and models alike take back control of what they document, defying the increasing limits placed by cyber censorship. After launching Issue 1 in 2021, the magazine’s editor Tom Selmon approached us to design the second issue. Following discussions about his ambitions for the magazin
  • Progression Autumn 2019 Season for Tramshed
    Progression Autumn 2019 Season for TramshedCentral to Tramshed’s commitment to creating exciting, innovative and dynamic new work is their Progression programme. An annual project with three seasons across the year, Progression brings together leading theatre and arts companies with passionate emerging theatrical talent; providing free masterclasses, courses, mentoring and residencies. The first season launch since the rebrand to Tramshed, the Autumn 2019 season builds on the visual identity created by Polari earlier in the year. The se
  • International Civil Service Effectiveness Index 2019 report
    International Civil Service Effectiveness Index 2019 reportAn effective civil service can play an important role in determining a country’s progress and prosperity. The International Civil Service Effectiveness (InCiSE) Index is the first comprehensive index of international indicators of civil service effectiveness. It aims to assess the performance of central civil services around the world. A collaboration between the Blavatnik School of Government and the Institute for Government, the Index helps countries determine how their central civil service
  • Tramshed rebrand
    Tramshed rebrandA new name for Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre. In discussions with Artistic Director, Jeremy James, and Executive Director, Mary Rose, it was clear that the company had outgrown its name. As people already referred to the company as Tramshed, the choice was clear.
  • ‘Eve in Overalls’
    ‘Eve in Overalls’First published in 1942, Eve in Overalls highlights the huge contribution made by women during the Second World War. The project was completed with the in-house team at Imperial War Museums to republish this eye-opening, and often toe-curling, insight into how Britain viewed women who took to working in professions previously reserved for men. Using only black and white scans from the original book, we restored photographs and redrew illustrations. We identified the fonts used and typeset the
  • Little Keys Nursery branding
    Little Keys Nursery brandingVisual identity for a new nursery supporting Caius House’s youth work in Battersea. Caius House is a charitable youth centre in south London which has been serving the local community for over a century. By 2012 the original building, seen as unsuitable to house a modern youth centre, was demolished and in its place a new residential building with community space on the first two floors was built, becoming the centre’s new home in 2014. Playing on the word “Caius” (pronounced “keys”), Little
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Projects credited in
  • Deptford Pride
    Deptford PrideTaking a community Pride further than the rainbow. LGBT+ communities are continually growing and showing their own identities through the creation of new Pride flags to complement the Rainbow Flag designed by Gilbert Baker in 1978. We developed a brand that reflected the need to see beyond the rainbow to represent all communities involved. Knowing that artwork would be seen online predominantly, we created a digital first approach focused on social media content. A bright RGB colour palette—in
  • Have We Met Before?
    Have We Met Before?Have We Met Before? is a short docudrama exploring the history of sex in the homosexual community across the last five decades. Made as part of the BBC and BFI's Born Digital emerging talent scheme, the film screened at London's BFI on 12th March 2019, and was broadcast on BBC Four on Sunday 17th March, and thereafter on BBC iPlayer.
Work history
    Polari Press logo
    Polari Press logo
    FounderPolari Press
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Polari Design logo
    Polari Design logo
    DirectorPolari Design
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Design
  • Design Agency
  • Graphic Design
  • Branding
  • CSS
  • Creative Direction
  • Digital Design