CHRIS BENFIELD
︎Graphic Designer
    Publisher




WORK
  1. Sugar Kane
  2. Taking to the Air
  3. EVERPRESS 50/50
  4. Mapping the Heavens
  5. comm·une
  6. CREPE CITY Magazine
  7. Simulations
  8. Chlorine
  9. Research

NATIVE
  1. Turbulence
  2. Mono No Aware
  3. Untitled
  4. Echoes
  5. Just for a Day
  6. Reprise


INFO
Providing services for various graphic and visual requirements, such as:
  1. Books
  2. Editorial
  3. Printed Matter
  4. Identities
  5. Art Direction
  6. Websites & Digital

OTHER
  1. Owner of Native, an
    independent publishing imprint.
  2. Graduate from the MA Book Design program at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, UoG.

SELECTED CLIENTS
Ashmolean Museum
British Library
Design Museum
Everpress
Mixcloud
Reading International

CONTACT
chris@chris-benfield.com
@chrisbenfield
@nativebooks


©2019
Mark
Publishing Platforms
2017

P.O.D book (Blurb)
130 × 200mm
92pp
This project aimed to explore different approaches to digital-first, open access publishing. The task was to identify the practical challenges, as well as opportunities, for producing and distributing successful publications in an increasingly technologically-driven and information-saturated environment.

The project relied on using open-source material found on the internet to construct content. As the basis for the project, I used Jean Baudrillard’s text Simulations to explore the themes surrounding ‘fake-news’ and ‘post-truth’. Choice of typefaces were also restricted to public domain works – such as Google Fonts.

The result is a printed book (available to purchase through Blurb and restricted by their design parameters), an interactive PDF (through ISSUU) and a supportive digital introduction using NewHive.

Available to purchase here.