Bradford 2025 Celebration

A game-changer for our home city, as Bradford is crowned UK City of Culture 2025!

You get used to disappointment being from Bradford. Continually overlooked and let down, an unfair reputation based on misunderstanding and laziness, and a historic lack of investment. Tuesday’s announcement that Bradford will be the UK’s City of Culture 2025 gives us the opportunity to change all that. And it couldn’t be more deserved. 

One of the first jobs we did at Out of Place was to pitch for the branding for Bradford’s 2025 City of Culture bid. That opportunity came too early for us but over the past 2 and a bit years we’ve been lucky to be part of a collective wave of optimism within the city’s creative sector. We’ve seen our own growth mirrored in the growth of optimism and civic pride among our peers and fellow Bradfordians. 

Working closely with the fantastic Bradford Producing Hub collective and regularly rubbing shoulders with forces for good such as the Brick Box and Bradford BID at Assembly Bradford, has given us a front seat experience of how hard the city’s creative sector has worked for this, and how deserved it is. From our studio at Assembly Bradford, we’ve witnessed creative plans being hatched, stewed over, and brilliantly executed. We’ve also been able to get directly involved ourselves, co-delivering the People Make Place project… A series of creative high street interventions in Manningham that featured in the 2025 judges’ visit. 

Bradford Producing Hub Brand Identity Design
Bradford Producing Hub Brand Identity Design

We’re lucky to work with a range of fantastic clients from all over the UK in a number of different sectors. But as an agency, we will always owe our success to our clients in Bradford’s cultural sector, who gave us the opportunity at the start of our journey and will always be integral to our identity and ambitions. We will always bring a Bradford ‘can-do’ attitude to any project and will always be proud to call ourselves a Bradford agency. 

The best thing about Bradford’s 2025 success is that countless others will have the opportunity to make it in Bradford. Our city has the talent and attitude to become a recognised centre for amazing culture and great design. Now it has the platform. 

Photo via Bradford 2025

Peace Museum – Peace Out Digital Exhibition

Bradford 21 for 2021 Creative instagram Design
Bradford 21 for 2021 Design
Keighley Creative - Brand Toolkit Design
Keighley Creative – Brand Toolkit Design
Cecil Green Arts Custom Poster Design
Cecil Green Arts Brand Identity Design

Latest News

April 25, 2023
Out of Place have been appointed to work with the Natural History Museum alongside the Department for Education and Royal Horticultural Society to develop a brand identity for an ambitious and groundbreaking nature project.
January 25, 2023
Our design director Matt Lamont's extensive archive has become renowned across the globe and as part of his knowledge and ongoing archiving at he was asked to speak to the Visual Communication students at Arts University Bournemouth
January 5, 2023
Out of Place are delighted to have been awarded the contract to deliver a city-wide what's on website for our home city of Bradford.

Get in touch

In need of some creative support?  We’d love to know more about how we can help. We’ll happily offer a free consultation to discuss your project and demonstrate our approach.