Artworks for Local Artists

Artworks for Local Artists


 Client: Bookinground

Brief: Bookinground Label required a series of creative designs for upgrading the promotion of local artists who had recently joined their network.

Outcome: Each artist was consulted and interviewed to assess their preferences in concept and expression of their work. The graphic designers of Bears & Bridges transferred their envisioned representation into a series of progressive CD cover graphics. The designs which were representative of their music, contributed to the artists’ portfolios, revealing their association with the Bookinground network.

Duration: 2 Months

Collaborators: Ferdi Alıcı

Keywords: Artwork, CD Cover Designs

Artwork & CD Cover Designs

Book Your Musicians Online

Book Your Musicians Online


Brief: Istanbul based underground label Bookinground requested a portfolio website to exhibit the bands and musicians in their network, while giving to venues and audiences a chance to interact with their favourite artists.

Outcome: After 12 months of research, Bookinground gathered more than 200 musicians and over 40 bands as part of the early web 2.0 movement.

The website was built to expose each individual musician/band’s particulars and to update the personal page of every musician/band in the Bookinground portfolio.

The purpose of the site was to create a medium in which venues and artists could contact one another and to provide a meeting platform for followers to obtain updated information on upcoming performances and current programs.

The website allowed venues to find the musicians they seek, audiences to follow their favourite artist and musicians to find other musicians.

Duration: 12 months

Collaborators: Taha Keleşlioğlu, Uluç Rasimoğlu, Emre Akçora

Keywords: Website Design, Branding, Web 2.0

Corporate Identity of Tattoo Parlour

Corporate Identity of Tattoo Parlour


Client: Vaso Vasiko

Brief: Vaso Vasiko, an already accomplished tattoo artist, applied for our services regarding the creation of a diversified corporate identity that would suit his new venture, another tattoo studio. He positioned his business as a VIP tattoo studio where his clientele, mainly consisting of celebrities would rather feel at home than at a high tech processing studio.

Outcome: In creating a new identity for his brand, Bears & Bridges’ creative team worked with Vaso Vasiko in establishing his new corporate identity.  The job included a new logo design which would be used on his tattoo application devices.

Duration: 1 Month 

Collaborators: Volkan Ölmez

 Keywords: Branding, Logo and Corporate Identity Design

A Monthly Publication Bookinground

A Monthly Publication


Brief: Bookinground, an underground label supporting western eclectic sounds, decided that they need a side project to promote their label, reinforce their artist network and boost the number of their website visitors.

After researching the market, they came up with the idea of a publication that would serve these purposes.

Outcome: A team of graphic designers and editors were commissioned to produce the monthly publication.

Each month, 15 events were chosen by the editor from various venues and announced in the publication, promoting the local and international acts from specifically identified genres.

The publication was printed as 5000 copies which were distributed to handpicked bars, restaurants and spaces.

Bookinground publication became well known by the locals within the first couple of months and was able to gather commercial ads from recognized beer brands like Efes and Miller.

Duration: 6 months

Collaborators: Volkan Olmez, Ferdi Alıcı, Uluç Rasimoğlu, Ebru Turgul, Gökçe Özüçoşkun, EmreAkçora

Keywords: Monthly Publication, Design, Team work, Sponsorship, Marketing & Promotion

Monthly Prints

Makeover of N16 Orchestra

Makeover of N16 Orchestra:

Big Band Theory

Client: Swing Punks

Brief: Bears&Bridges organized the Launch Party of the N16 big band Swing Punks, redefining them as Big Band Theory.

Popular punk songs were given a slamming 17 piece Big Band makeover.

Outcome: Big Band Theory gave three tasty courses of Swing, Swingpunk and Funk! Live at Camden Forge. It was their biggest performance to date.

Duration: 2 months

Featured Artists:

MD/Vocal/Trombone – James Lawrence
Special Guests – Rick Leon James, Darren Abraham
Saxophones – Nichola Pope, Mike Rowlands , Claude Werner*, Chris Rand, Gabriele Virgilio Pribetti, Ben Brown
Trumpets – Eikel Venegas Hernandez, Yelfris Valdes, Sam Warner, Fulvio Sigurta
Trombones – Nathaniel Dye, Mark Walters, Peter Jackson
Bass – Paul Moylan, Luigi Casanova

Piano – Danny Rico , Chicco Allotta

Drums – Giuliano Osella,

Guitar – Thierry Courault, Artur King

Live at Forge – Camden / London
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by: Cem Tuncer. (
Filmed by: Anastasia Malakhova
Video editing by: Atican
Directed by:  James Lawrence

Photographers: Tahir Palali, Melissa Us

Sound Technicians: Anıl Kavaz, Matteo Musetti

Coordinator: Maria Luiza Tonchievici

Co-Hosted by: Phoenix Conaeqlib
Keywords: Big Band, Branding, Launch Party, Live Music


EP Launch Nu Park Experience


Nu Park Experience

Client: Nu Park

Brief:  Underground down-tempo electronic music artists Nu Park required support in launching their first EP.  Media coverage and custom built multi disciplinary stage performances were aimed for generating a strong impact on the media.

Outcome:  A well coordinated creative team of visual artists, stage designers, costume designers, PR and marketing specialists worked together in releasing of the promo EP.  The upshot was a great PR success. More than 10 major newspapers wrote about it and the launch party was a fascinating experience for those who attended.

Scope of work included developing a project document and arrangements for live performance.

Duration: 3 Months

Collaborators : Selda Şahbaz, Şecen Öztürk , Mike Nielson, Ceyhun Tuncer, Ulrich Aschenbrenner, Ceren Yançatarol, Nina Maywaether, Gamze Ulku, Ayça Yörük, Volkan Ölmez

Keywords: Stage Design, Costume Design, Marketing & PR, Content Design for Project Document, Logo Design


Project Document

40th Anniversary Celebration

40th Anniversary Celebration

RC Class of ‘73

Client:  RC’73 Graduates

Brief: It was the 40th anniversary of their graduation from Robert College so they decided to celebrate it!

Our mission was to design a reception for the graduates to get together and have a drink while pictures were taken. The crowd was then led to a bigger hall with open buffet food service, including branded items of their graduation year.

Outcome: Please watch the video

Duration: 4 months

Collaborators: Ayşe Mortaş, Senay Haznerdaroğlu, Elif Eda Tibet

Keywords: Corporate Event, Class Reunion, Catering, Annual Celebration, Graduation Party, DJ’s

A Celebration with the Royal College of Surgeons

A Celebration with the Royal College of Surgeons


 Client: TCHPA (Turkish Cypriot Healthcare Professionals Associations)

Brief: Our Objective was to provide all the entertainment and music of the event to be held at the Royal College of Surgeons, making sure everybody enjoys the good quality service. Bears&Bridges arranged two orchestras, one to play during the reception and the other to animate the dance floor.

Outcome: Here is our video presentation of what took place at The Royal College of Surgeons in London.

Guest artists:
Atilla Huseyin Quartet
Hakan Bilal Quartet

Video Music: Skapel – Simple

 Duration: 2 months

 Collaborators: Atilla Özcan, Comert Comi, Maria Lulu, Ale T Joy, Anıl Kavaz, Artemis Evlogimenou

Keywords: Corporate Event, Entertainment & Sound, Video Promotion

Brand New Local Bar Concept

Brand New Local Bar Concept:


Client: 55 Cocktails

Objective: To introduce a brand new venue on Stoke Newington High Street in London.

Our mission was to change the venue’s name and, to rebrand the venture with cost cutting strategies, while launching the venue within a restricted timeframe.

Scope of work included; Preparing Monthly Event Calendar, Booking External Promoters, Preparing new Drinks Menu, Arranging Live Music Nights and DJ’s.

Outcome: The rebranded venue became very trendy among the N16 locals.

Duration: 4 months

Collaborators: Danail D. Angelov, Elif Ergisi, Anna Rallo, Ebru Turgul, Vitan Boranov, Bee Bee, Fırat Ayas, Anastasia Malakhova, Nathan Fustec

Keywords : Branding, Change Management, Logo Design, Menu & Concept Design, Launch Party, Pop-up Kitchen Events, Monthly Events Schedule, Bookings with external promoters, Promoting Live Music nights & DJ’s