Leicestershire-based printers Taylor Bloxham has signed an agreement to sponsor Memories, the art book that is being specially produced by a unique creative group to raise funds and awareness for the amazing work that is carried out every day at Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres all over the UK. Taylor Bloxham will be responsible for the print production of this beautiful art book entitled Memories because of the stories it relates that are powerfully supported by one-off works of art. The proceeds of sales of the book, which will initially go on sale as a limited first edition, will go to the charity.
The Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust was founded by Maggie Keswick Jencks in 1995 to provide support for people affected by cancer, their families, carers and friends to empower people to live with, through and beyond cancer. Maggie’s has centres in 11 locations in the UK with four new openings planned in the near future.
Edited by Garrick Webster, one of the four creatives who conceived and launched the project, Memories will explore the thoughts and experiences of individuals who have survived cancer, as well as those of people who have lost loved ones. There will be 12 stories, each looking at one person’s recollection of a particular day in the struggle against cancer. For each of these unique ‘Memories’ a dozen leading artists, illustrators and designers will each be creating their own visual response.
In total there will be 12 touching stories and 144 pieces of artwork contained within Memories, which is being printed and bound by Taylor Bloxham free of charge.
Speaking about the Memories project, and Taylor Bloxham’s involvement, Taylor Bloxham Sales Director Graham Farrell said, “Cancer is something that affects one in three of us at some time in our lives. We at Taylor Bloxham have always embraced projects such as Memories and when Garrick Webster first approached us a few months back, his explanation of the project and enthusiasm for it meant it was an easy decision to get involved with Memories.”
Garrick Webster, co-founder of the Memories project, said: “The support of Taylor Bloxham and Graham Farrell’s team has given an incredible boost to the Memories project. We approached them after seeing some previous Taylor Bloxham print work and the quality in terms of colour and finishing was incredible. We’re proud to be working with Taylor Bloxham and their support means we can focus our creativity on producing a unique collection of stories and artwork that will be a joy to own. Joy is perhaps a strange word to use in the same discussion as cancer but we at Memories passionately believe that the more open we can make our collective understanding of this terrible illness, the easier it will be to cope with when cancer strikes those we love.”
The artists featured in Memories include Vaughan Oliver, Si Scott, Ollie Munden, Deanne Cheuk, Simon Spilsbury, Emily Forgot and many others.
Recognised as one of the largest independent lithographic printers in the UK, Taylor Bloxham has a history that spans over 70 years, during which time it has built up a reputation for high-quality print. Taylor Bloxham, together with its subsidiaries C&R Printing Services and FastAnt Marketing Materials Management, provide design, pre-press, litho and digital printing, finishing, direct mail and logistics services to its extensive client listing.