graphic and website design for tourism forest of dean and wye valley

The Forest Awakens…

…From Star Wars to Harry Potter, Dr Who to Merlin, and lots more in-between, the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean have a new TV and Film Productions Website, Logo Design, and much, much more!

Project Background

The Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Tourism Association are a group of local businesses all claiming their livelihood in whole or in part from the tourism industry in the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean.

The Association are extremely proud of the wide range of attractions, activities and natural beauty that the area has to offer visitors, and they aim to promote themselves and the area nationwide.

The Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Tourism Association already had a logo, but felt that it looked dated and didn’t sit well amongst other logos being used on their website and printed promotional material. As such they contacted us at Frankman Design to ask if we would look at refreshing their old logo design and provide them with a new look that would be used on all future promotional and marketing material, both on, and offline.

The current logo included a stylised tree emblem, which the association members were very keen to keep, so we set about revamping the old logo design, with the tree, into a more modern logo, with new typeface and colour palette to liven up the overall look and design. The association were very pleased with their new logo, and immediately began to integrate it into all of their marketing.

A series of new look adverts for local magazines and business publications were then created, using the new logo, colour scheme and design styles.

With the 2015 Rugby World Cup coming to the UK, this was a perfect opportunity to incorporate a rugby themed series of promotional postcards and rugby banner designs. These featured photographs of local rugby players from Cinderford RFC, enjoying the sights and facilities of the Forest of Dean in their rugby kit, and world cup flags!

Following this The Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Tourism Association asked if we could create them a new website that they would use to promote the many TV and Film productions that have been filmed on location in the local area. The new website, which can be found here: incorporates a range of bespoke graphic designs to emphasis the range of location shoots, along with in-page videos showing some of the many TV and Film productions. In addition to this the website also shows off the outstanding natural beauty that can be found in and around the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean.

To help visitors to find their favourite TV and Film productions we also created an easy to follow map, which can also be downloaded from

With 2017 marking the Year of Myths & Legends, The Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Tourism Association asked if we could help them to celebrate the historical legends, ancient myths and terrifying ghost stories that surround the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean through their website.

The website, which we originally developed to work along-side the TV and Film productions campaign that we completed last year, was the ideal place to bring these legends to life!

With a ghostly aura surrounding the Frankman office we set about creating a range of fun and quirky characters that would help guide user though a mystifying journey of the website. Obviously we are not the scariest of people here at Frankman Design, so the child style required for the characters came naturally to the team!

If you are brave enough to explore where these myths and legends come to life, then visit

Need a map? Fear not young explorer, we have also put an illustrative map together to help you when you arrive, you can download the tour map from the website! at

Project Deliverables:

  • Logo Design
  • Magazine Advert Design
  • Promotional Leaflet Design
  • Banner Signage
  • TV and Film Production Website
  • Myths and Legends Website
  • TV and Film locations map
  • Myths and Legends locations map

To find out more about Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Tourism Association, visit their website:

To see their new TV and Film production website click here:

To visit the latest website for Myths and Legends of the Dean Wye visit

If you would like to discuss how we can help you to establish your brand and promote your business, then please feel free to call us today on 01803 411016 to arrange your creative meeting.