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TLP 19 – Andy’s Bread

We are now selling bread at Great Oak Foods on a Friday afternoon.

All the bread is handmade using organic ingredients and baked locally in Llanidloes.

Soon we hope to offer an ordering service and in the near future a Community Supported Bakery with a subscription service.

Email us if you are interested in ordering bread or to join the mailing list to find out what bread will be available that week.  Price list and details below.

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TLP 18 – Marmaduke Dando

The Loop Project had the pleasure of being introduced to the music of Marmaduke Dando at the first festival of The Dark Mountain Project, “Uncivilisation”.

From Marmaduke’s website,

Marmaduke Dando is a singer of morose ballads and frisky drunken jigs, often extracting references to early Scott Walker, Brel and Weill. Bred from genuine pirate ancestry in a southern port, now based in London. He writes about all the horrors and beauties of the modern world, and barks them back at it with his dear band on the cold and regimented performance stages of London. His songs have been set to films, played in the Houses of Parliament, and used as an aid for aspiring Casanovas.

Shortly after the event we were asked to produce a poster to promote the launch of his debut album, Heathcliffian Surly. Here’s the poster,

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TLP 17 – Llanidloes Seed Swap

The Llanidloes Seed Swap is born.

For more information click here

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TLP 16 – A WWOOFers Tale

A proud moment for The Loop Project as we have an article published in Issue 43 of The Idler, Back to the Land

The article tells the tale of our WWOOFing experiences over the previous 2 years. I wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise, so I’ll just say buy the book here.

In case you don’t already know it here’s a bit about the Idler from their website,

The Idler is a bi-annual, book-shaped magazine that campaigns against the work ethic.

It was founded in 1993 by Tom Hodgkinson and his friend Gavin Pretor-Pinney.

The title comes from a series of essays by Dr Johnson, published in 1758-9 in the Gentleman’s Magazine.

The intention of the magazine is to return dignity to the art of loafing, to make idling into something to aspire towards rather than reject.

As well as providing a radical and thought-provoking read, the Idler is also very funny.

Editor Tom Hodgkinson has written two books which develop this attitude to life. The first, How To Be Idle, has been published in 20 countries and has so far become a best-seller in the UK, Italy and Germany.

His second book How To Be Free takes an anarchic approach to the everyday barriers that come between us and our dreams.

Our article tells the story of what happened to us when we broke down those every day barriers that had stood between us and our dreams.

Issue 43 of the Idler features a major interview with David Hockney about the historical shifts in control of images. There are essays on the land and politics by Simon Fairlie, Paul Kingsnorth, Harry Mount and many more. Tom Hodgkinson has written the introduction where he writes on Roman farming guides. There are fine illustrations from Stanley Donwood, Alice Smith, Clifford Harper and more. The book has been lovingly typeset by Christian Brett.

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TLP 15 – Great Oak Poster

A poster created for Great Oak Foods in Llanidloes.

Great Oak Foods is a unique organic vegetable shop in mid-Wales. Great Oak Foods aim to promote local and organic food. They stock vegetables from small scale local organic producers alongside a range of quality organic fruit, veg, wines, cheeses, bread and more.

The poster was created to help the shop to promote awareness of their local buying policy. The changeable panel at the bottom has space to write in what’s on offer from the local area that week.

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TLP 14 – Loaf

Promotional flyer for community supported bakery “Loaf

From the Loaf website,

“Loaf Community Bakery is our bakery in Cotteridge, South Birmingham, specialising in sourdough and other artisan breads. Bread is baked at the home of Loaf director Tom Baker, in both a conventional and traditional wood-fired earth oven. The bakery sells bread through a ‘community supported bakery’ scheme, as well as selling some wholesale to specialist local delis. Bread is made with flour grown and milled in the UK, some from watermills in Warwickshre, and some from Shipton Mill in Gloucestershire.”

Custom illustrations were drawn to reflect Loaf’s existing branding and handmade style.

Here’s what Tom from Loaf had to say about the design,

“Given a simple brief of creating an attractive and informative flyer that instantly got over the ethos of Loaf, The Loop Project produced an excellent piece of design that exceeded our expectations, which we are putting to use instantly in putting the word out about what we do. Leanne totally achieved the look we had imagined, and delivered it quickly and efficiently. Thanks!”
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TLP 13 – Pi Misadventures in Sound

Promotional poster and flyer for London based club night “Misadventures in Sound”

In support of WaterAid.

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TLP 12 – Manchester vinvolved

Promotional postcard for Manchester’s Youth Volunteer network vinvolved

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TLP 11 – Pisco World of Tomorrow

Another poster for Sheffield promoters “Pisco Presents”. Retro Future.


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Bread on sale!

We’re happy and excited to report that our bread is now on sale on a Friday in Llanidloes. Find out more. We’re selling scottish morning rolls, a yeasted 4-seeded loaf, ciabattas and rye seeded sourdoughs!