The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture is a major biennial award and exhibition recognising a British or UK-based artist who has made a significant contribution to contemporary sculpture. The studio pitched to create an identity for the prize that is both distinguishable from other national art prizes and has lasting appeal.

The typography throughout aims to reflect that of Barbara Hepworth’s sculptural works, and image priorities each shortlisted artists’ work. The public invite references the recurring ‘hole’ motif (symbolic of Hepworth’s work), while the private invite continues the use of the oxidised metal colour in a nod towards, and to compliment, the gallery’s existing brand.

Although unused, the conceived identity was to be applied across multiple collateral both local and national, including flyers, private and public invites, outdoor campaign, and poster material.

The Hepworth Wakefield

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The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

Saul studio is a graphic design practice founded by Dan Saul Pilgrim in 2014 and based in Leeds, UK.

Specialising in typographic, print-based design, the studio’s services include art direction, identity, book and other design ephemera for a variety of clients. From time to time, the studio also works on film projects.

The studio embraces a minimalist, pared-back aesthetic that is led by expert and expressive choices in colour, typeface and material. Our aim is to find a balance between the commercial and the contemporary through our practice.

Providing a personable yet professional service, our previous clients and collaborators include artists, designers, musicians, institutions, photographers and restaurant and shop owners.

In May 2016, the studio published their first book, COFFEE SHOP: NORTH, the first visually-led book to document, explore and showcase the independent coffee scene in North England, which was ‘Highly Commended’ by the British Book Awards 2016 in the Photo Books, Art / Architecture Monographs category.

Dan is also available on a freelance basis, in addition to providing talks and lectures at educational institutions.

Please get in touch with any enquiries you may have.

Studio 1, Flat D
11 North Hill Road
Leeds LS6 2EN

07896 095 263


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