Women from Hackney’s History design by Braodbase
Book design by Broadbase
Book design by Broadbase: The Ultimate Housebook
Book design by Broadbase: Vintage Fashion Complete
Book design by Broadbase: The New Artisans

BOOK DESIGN – publishing

Our portfolio has always included publishing projects and book design. We have a library shelf full of illustrated books created for some of the most respected publishers in town. These include Thames and Hudson, V&A, Conran and Head of Zeus. Broadbase have designed titles on interiors, fashion, food, crafts, flowers, architecture and even politics.

We love the task of turning an author’s collection of words and images into a book. It’s always a magical experience when we receive the bound book in our hands. One of our biggest projects to date, at a whopping 432 pages, is the definitive Vintage Fashion Complete by Nicky Albrechtsen for Thames and Hudson. As well as the book design and layout, dozens of Avril’s line drawings lie behind its printed silk fabric cover.

In 2020, in the depths of lockdown Avril helped with the design of the Hackney Society’s Women from Hackney’s History. The book was entirely researched and produced by volunteers to honour over 100 women whose lives were woven into the history of this London Borough.