The Explorer's Guide to Harewood House
Harewood House sits in the heart of Yorkshire and is one of the Treasure Houses of England. There are exhibitions of contemporary art, an award-winning educational department, a renowned Bird Garden, a Farm Experience and over 100 acres of exquisite gardens for visitors to explore and enjoy.

Harewood House is passionate about education and offers a wide range of educational activities for schools. It was felt there was a need for a children's guidebook that helped children to engage with the house more effectively and to serve as a fun workbook to fill in, full of interesting facts and stories. I was commissioned to design and illustrate the guidebook, creating illustrations that were appealing to children but still fitted in with the history and tradition of the house. I had the idea of including mice characters throughout the book in period clothes.

The book is full of fun activities to fill out and a lovely keepsake to refer back to and make learning fun. I created the full layout, incorporating Harewood's corporate fonts but making sure there was a good mix of information and illustrative elements to mix it up and keep it engaging.
I also made each section colour co-ordinated so that it matched the decoration of each room and also the key. I created colour co-ordinated icons so the children knew where the activities were on each page
We decided on the title 'The Explorer's Guide to Harewood House' to make it more inviting. I felt it would be good to have an explorer character that was hidden throughout the book for the children to find and add another fun element.
The Explorer's Guide to Harewood House
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The Explorer's Guide to Harewood House

An illustrated guidebook for children
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Published: