All posts by Messrs. Dash & Dare

Messrs. Dash & Dare is a creative studio based near Bath, UK, providing brand & marketing, graphic design & illustration and publishing solutions to clients large and small.

Art & Photography

Messrs. Dash & Dare works with publishers, museums and cultural institutions, art groups and individual artists to produce illustrated art & photography books and catalogues.

Our partnership with Two Rivers Press is especially fruitful and has led to collaborations with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists such as Ray Atkins, Robert Gillmor, David Inshaw, Jenny Halstead, Christina Hart-Davies and Julia Trickey.

Recent projects

History & Heritage

Messrs. Dash & Dare works with publishers, museums and cultural institutions, groups and individuals who promote our national and local heritage and preserve our knowledge of the past.

Recent projects

Rocking Reading

When Reading Really Rocked: The Live Music Scene in Reading 1966–1976, by Adrian Moulton, Mike Warth and Austin Matthews
Client: Two Rivers Press (2020)

When Reading Really Rocked relives the decade when Reading’s music scene turned itself up to 11 and really started to rock. A hugely well-informed and entertaining account of live music between 1966 and 1976, from the emergence of psychedelia to the dawn of punk, it covers the early years of the Reading Festival, lost and much-missed venues, local heroes and year by year accounts of the bands and musicians that played in Reading.

Influential Women

Reading’s Influential Women, by Terry Dixon & Linda Saul
Client: Two Rivers Press (2020)

This wide-ranging and fact-filled compendium of more than 60 influential women who have made a difference in the world, all with a connection to the Reading area is illustrated with a mix of photos and artistic styles. Includes a fish scientist, an air racer, inspirational sportswomen and one of Britain’s most notorious serial killers.