MANOR magazine describes itself as:

A premium lifestyle publication for city-savvy individuals who enjoy a slice of country, specifically West Country… Featuring fashion, beauty, architecture and design, MANOR covers the areas that inspire us all.

And who am I to argue?

I was first made aware of the publication last year when I was photographing Patrick May and subsequently when they did such a great job with my photos of the 2015 Turner Locker Barnfield Revival.

So an otherwise dull yesterday was brightened up immensely by the arrival of the latest edition of MANOR featuring some of my recent renewable engineering photography. Yes, that’s correct, engineering photography in a ‘lifestyle’ magazine.

When I first saw the magazine I did a bit of a double-take, “hang on, this publication has been designed, not just assembled.”


And yesterday when I looked at the feature with my images I really enjoyed the simplicity of the title, the placement of the title on the page and then the flow of the text underneath. Finally, a moment’s delight about the ligature in the title.

Early in the evening I had a brief email chat with Guy Cracknell the magazine’s designer, he wrote:

The simple pleasures of a serif, or appreciating the beauty of a slab font is something to be cherished in this crazy world.

And who am I to argue?

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