Book Design

Hamlyn are a UK publishing arm of Octopus Publishing Group.


For a period of time I was asked to be involved on a freelance basis designing highly illustrative, large format hardback books. An exciting project which got me involved in all aspects of book design and print management. Also at that time using quark express rather than the indesign software. I assisted the in-house design team in the role as art editor or senior designer on a series of books listed below.

• History of Medicine

• History of Motorcycles

• The History of Punishment & Torture

• The History of Religion

• The Complete Book of Cycling

• World Atlas of Golf

• Manchester United The Red Army

• Republic of Ireland Gifted in Green

• Master Your Short Game

Darren Kirk – Graphic Designer, Photographer and Art Editor