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 video to gif 2
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

January 26, 2024
Out of Place are looking for a Senior Wordpress Developer to join our growing agency. The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver with an extensive background developing Wordpress websites from static designs, including custom theme and plugin development.
January 22, 2024
We are seeking a passionate and detail-oriented individual to work with the team at Out Of Place Studio as Digital Engagement Officer. In this role, you will be responsible for curating, managing, and updating website listings of cultural events and activities on a brand new what’s on listings website for Bradford District, created by Out Of Place.
November 22, 2023
Graphic design is an ever evolving field, with new trends appearing – and disappearing – quicker than ever before. With the constant arrival of new tools with new features, this is only accelerating. In this article we will look at eight trends that we expect to be front and centre in 2024.

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.