Paul Warrington, Rob Kemp, Paul Duke & Julian Ward
- Illustrated Book of the Year – Shortlisted
Paul Warrington: A practising designer for over 25 years, Paul runs his own South-West London design agency. Specialising in the cultural sector, he has worked for organisations such as Historic Royal Palaces, Royal Albert Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral and The Poppy Factory. Traditionally trained in print design, he has branched out into the digital world and gained a Master’s Degree in design, which was centred around digital interpretation in museums and galleries.
With friend and fellow parkrunner, Paul Duke, he came up with the idea of parkrun: A Celebration in a Teddington pub and has enjoyed the whole experience from the first thumbnail sketch to the final press pass. “Nothing compares with a lovingly crafted printed publication; as well as the visual impact, it’s the touch, the smell and even the sound of the pages turning that I find so evocative,” says Paul.
Rob Kemp is freelance journalist and author covering a variety of topics including health and fitness, football and fatherhood. His professional career began as a match reporter for the Hayters Sports Agency before working on the Sunday Times sports desk. His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent and The Mail and many magazines worldwide. Rob was introduced to parkrun by Bushy Park regulars Heather Wallington and Paul Duke and asked by Paul to provide the interviews and copy for the book. “It’s been a truly fascinating and fulfilling experience to meet and interview a diverse mix of men and women from different countries and with such varied backgrounds all united by a love of parkrun and its ethos. Writing the book has been one of my most rewarding journalistic experiences,” says Rob.
Paul Duke was born and educated in Edinburgh. He gained a Master of Arts degree from the Royal College of Art.
His work is held in private and public collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, London; Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh; National Media Museum; University of St Andrews Special Collections Division; National Maritime Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
He is Senior Lecturer in photography at Middlesex University, London.
Julian Ward is a photographer living and working in Teddington, South West London shooting self initiated projects and assignments for creative agencies and editorial clients. He graduated from Exeter Art School with a degree in Photography followed by an MA from LCC in London in 2006.
Julian discovered parkrun at the end of 2013 and was asked to collaborate on the book shortly after. Inspired by the ethos of parkrun and the visual possibilities of the project, he was honoured to volunteer with the rest of team bringing the 10 year celebratory book to life with his passion for photography and the visual language.