Mainstone Press

Client: Mainstone Press

Book and book series design for an independent arts publisher based in Norfolk.

The Mainstone Press is an independent publisher based in Norfolk. We were approached by the owner Tim Mainstone about 10 years ago to help design and produce his first book, Away We Go!, which features the black and white illustrations produced for London Transport’s Press Advertising Department in the 1920s and 30s.

Since then we’ve gone on to produce 10 more books together including the incredibly popular Ravilious in Pictures series which spans four books and was described as ‘alluring’ by The Guardian’s non-fiction editor Paul Laity.

Our latest book Are you Sitting Comfortably has been receiving excellent reviews in publications including The Guardian, Eye magazine and Standpoint magazine, the latter calling the it ‘superb’. The book has also been shortlisted in the 2018 British Book Design Awards Art Monograph category.

A joy to work with. Webb and Webb totally understand what makes good design –
innovation, inspiration and imagination – all of which they have in abundance! 
Tim Mainstone, Mainstone Press