Sports | Northstar Design
Branding & Website Design – Burwain Sailing Club
• Web Design • Website Management • Content writing
Burwain Sailing Club are one of the North’s leading Sailing Venues. They have ambitions of expanding their membership and open sailing up to as many members of the public as possible, however their old website completely missed the mark for style and content in attracting potential new sailors.
We provided a complete re-design of the website. Using a WordPress theme which we adapted to produce a modern, easily navigable website. By using WordPress it easy to update, maintain and expand in the future. The theme also incorporated many modern features such as sliding images, carousels for selecting information, responsive search features PLUS it is fully mobile device compatible
The style of the site was part of an overal re-branding and marketing overhaul for the club. Visit the site at www.burwain.co.uk
Communication Literature and Displays Design – Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE)
• Conference Display banners • Anti racism Booklet • Fanzines
FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) is an organisation with a very powerful message to communicate, addressing the issues of Racism within Football. They use major football events such as The Champions League and The Euros Championship to communicate their messages to Clubs, fans, stakeholders and the general Footballing family. Therefore the designs and service levels need to be of the highest standard
Northstar has supported FARE for the past 4 years on various projects, including designs for conferences, fanzines and information booklets. In each case the designs need to communicate effectively both visually and in the words and layouts used.
Catalogue Design Services – Surridge Sports
• Catalogue Design
Northstar Design is proud to say it has been designing and printing catalogues for Surridge Sports for over 10 years, each time creating a design that is more eye-catching and ‘striking’ than the last.
Last year we decided to step away from the traditional A4 catalogue format and proposed a folded A2 catalogue/wall poster which when opened out displayed the whole range of Rugby or Football kits.
A successful catalogue should above all be simple to navigate, find the product you want and quickly aid you to make a decision. These catalogues do this effortlessly. A combination of a clean grid layout, quality product photography that show the clothing off to maximum effectiveness and crisp typography make locating products easy.
To top it all off, two striking and contrasting covers were developed to give personality to the Surridge brand. The football cover uses a specially commissioned illustration which harks back to the classic shoot comics – a homage to Surridge’s history as a sports equipment brand. The rugby catalogue’s alternative use of photography and ‘Best Game Ever’ statement aims to position the brand with positive attitude.
Players Guidebook Design & Print services for The PFA
• Brochure Design • Brochure Printing Service
Recent high profile incidents has highlighted the mental health issues that can affect footballers and management in the game today. To help counter these the Professional Footballers’ Assoociation (The PFA) asked Northstar Design to create a guidebook that would address many of the mental health issues encountered by players today in a practical yet engaging educational booklet.
Northstar teamed up with renowned illustrator Paul Trevillion (of ‘Roy of the Rovers’ fame) to create a 36 page A4 guidebook for the PFA and its players. The guidebook features Paul’s trademark style in a series of illustrations showing the pitfalls, issues and solutions facing players in the modern game. The illustrations are combined in an attractive and easy to use information booklet which aims to engage the reader. With quotes from many players past and present such as Paul Gascoigne, Neil Lenon and Stan Collymore, the handbook provides a practical and powerful resource.
The guidebook has also featured in the national press with the article appearing in the Daily Mail.
Annual report design and print – Professional Footballers Association,
• 48 page A4 Annual Report. • Full colour, matt laminated cover with spot UV varnish.
The design of an Annual Report for a high profile organisation is always an enjoyable task. It is made even more appealing when it is for a major player in the nations favourite game – The PFA.
Annual reports are a showcase for an organisation. They need to mirror the successes and aspirations. However, it also needs to deliver the information in a structured and logical format.
The PFA annual report design strikes a balance between style and substance. Exciting visual spreads appeal to the young football professional, but there is also clarity and a sense of purpose that reinforces the professionalism of the PFA.
Promotional literature for an ant-racism in football organisation
Promotional literature in support of Kick It Out National anti-racism Week of Action.
Kick It Out is an organisation promoting Anti Racism in football at grass roots and professional levels. To coincide with their Week of Action the organisation requires supporting promotional literature including, leaflet, poster and brochure to inform, change perceptions and create awareness of their campaign. The information is targeted to a wide audience and is designed to appeal to both young and old.
Northstar Design has created promotional literature with a strong visual style that is modern and upbeat. The messages of equality, fairness and inclusiveness are presented in a lively manner to appeal to the wide audience but do not lose sight of the serious messages to be communicated.
Surridge Sport Product Catalogue Design
Surridge Sport – football, rugby & cricket catalogues
3 x 40 page A4 product catalogues, full colour.
Surridge Sport is a fast growing supplier of team wear for the three most popular sports of football, cricket and rugby. Its target audience is the vast number of amateur sports clubs throughout the UK. Read more…
SDL Trophies Sporting Greats Product Catalogue
100 page, A4 Trophy catalogue.
Full colour, matt laminated cover with foil blocking, perfect bound.
With over 500 trophies and awards to display, a catalogue of this nature is serious business. It requires the highest attention to detail, design, photography and project management to bring it successfully to market.
As catalogue designers, Northstar provides a complete end-to-end service for its client SDL Trophies. Detailed design layouts, photography, art direction, product management, artwork, photo retouching and strict checking procedures are all part of our service. The end result is a catalogue of consistency, where every product is illustrated to its maximum effectiveness.