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Martin Parker (under the name of Silbercow) provides graphic design for arts organisations, publishers, small businesses, local authorities and charities.

Specialising in book & magazine design and education & publicity material, he has worked with Tate Modern, The Refugee Council, Zoological Society of London, Hearing Eye, Enitharmon Press and Social Spider.

Abridged list of clients and projects: Graphic Design:

2016–present Magma Poetry: poetry magazine design and layout
2015 Royal Museums Greenwich: Travellers Tails tour leaflet with Frances Barry
2015–present Writing School East Midlands: Program, posters, adverts and web-banner
2015 Lyric Lounge: Leicester and Nottingham leaflet, eflier and poster
2014, 2015 Writing East Midlands: The Writers Conference program, posters and banners
2014 Nottingham Festival of Words: Program, posters, fliers and banners
2014 The Children’s Society/The Refugee Council: Still at Risk report
2014–2015 Waltham Forest Echo: Community newspaper
2013 British Afghan Women’s Society: DAWN – Documenting Afghan Women’s
Narratives, book cover and layout
2013 Newcastle University: Shadow Script/Lindisfarne Gospels/Ballasting the Ark
2012 Northamptonshire Libraries: The Forty Eight Hour Book cover design
2011 Conscious Oil: Myth and Mind in the Age of Petroleum. Exhibition brochure
2010–2014 Peace News Press: book layouts
2008–present The Refugee Council: Reports and handbooks, TARA theatre posters
2008–2013 Enitharmon Press: leaflets and postcards
2006–2011 Zoological Society of London: Annual report, newsletters and Edge
exhibition panels, signage, posters and leaflets
2002–present Hearing Eye: poetry and fiction cover/book design
2000–present Tate Modern: educational material including Teachers and Family packs
1999–present Summerhouse Records: CD booklets and publicity materials

Martin has also worked with:

Birmingham REP
Friends of the Quakers
Lambeth Archives
Middlesex Univserity
Norwood (charity)
St Ann’s Hospital
The Poetry School
The Poetry Society
Terra Incognita
The London Institute
The Wallace Collection
UCA Central Saint Martins
Unilever International Schools Art Project
University of East London
Waltham Forest College


2001–present Magma Poetry
2001–present Poetry London
2003–present Brittle Star
2009–present Long Poem Magazine
2009–present South Bank Poetry
2010 The Right Stuff (CRAE)
2007–2012 One in Four

Book covers (a small selection)

2015 Second Light Network: Fanfare
2014 Mimi Khalvati: The Weather Wheel
2014 Second Light Network: Her Wings of Glass
2013 Hylda Sims: Peckham in Person
2012 Mary MacRae: In the Brightness of Red

Website Design:

Employment History (abridged)

  • Latymer Upper School, London: Publications Officer and designer
  • Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. External Projects &
    International Exchange Assistant and Administrative Support for Theoretical Studies
  • Studio 16 Photography, Edinburgh: Photography Assistant
  • Edmund Elas, Edinburgh: Photography Assistant.


Martin has facilitated photography, video and design workshops for young adults at:

  • The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (Video Workshop 16–18 year olds)
  • Lothian Equal Access Programme for Schools, Edinburgh (Summer School:
    photography and video workshops 12–16 year olds)
  • Social Spider, London (Poster design12–16 year olds)
  • CRAE, London (Magazine design 11–18 year olds).

Voluntary Work

  • Voluntary/Work experience
  • Publicity Assistant, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh
  • Tutor (arts), Tollcross Primary School, Edinburgh
  • Publicity Assistant, Regal Arts Centre, (North Notts. County Council)
  • Press-Office Intern, Police HQ, Nottinghamshire.


  • 1998 Graduated MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London
  • 1997 Graduated BA (Hons) Photography, Film & TV, Napier University, Edinburgh

Call Martin on 0845 456 4838 or 0794 1192 002

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