Thursday, April 13, 2017

Packaging: Bread & Butter Pantry

Packaging design is always a delightful process to me, and all packaging projects have their own unique requirements and challenges. The challenge for this project was to come up with a cost effective packaging solution for the client's new range of on-the-shelf products, but still stay true to the traditional vintage personality of the brand, and establish a clear differentiation system between the various flavours. The focus fell on sensitive typography treatment and various colours for setting the flavours apart. View more design from Dialogue8 here.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Type Delight: The Exploded Alphabet

The Exploded Alphabet is a series of letters illustrated as exploded diagrams, created by designer and illustrator Matt Stevens. These designs reminded us of paging through Grandpa's old Popular Mechanics magazines filled with diagrams and instructions on how to build things yourself.

Matt is a talented creative working from Charlotte, North Carolina. His focus is on brand identity programs and illustration, and we particularly love his work with typography, this set of alphabet letters being our favourite. Go to Matt's website for more.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Type Delight: Masterful Jordan Metcalf

Elegant. Sensitive. Precise. This is how we would summarise the tremendously wonderful typography work by Cape Town based designer, illustrator and artist Jordan Metcalf. Jordan was named the ADC Young Gun in 2013 (a competition celebrating the talents of young creative professionals under the age of 30), and holds an impressive portfolio of work completed for international clients and agencies. 

His work emphasises the aesthetic appeal that letterforms can have, and in many cases the typography is treated more like its an intricate illustration, rather than mere copy to convey information. 

Go to his website, his Instagram profile or his Behance portfolio to gawk at some more of his masterful work!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Type Delight: The work of Stefan Kunz

It is always a delight to see Stefan Kunz's inspiring lettering work. Not only is the craftsmanship something to enjoy, but the content of his work is always uplifting and motivational. And yes, he really inspires us to pick up the pens and get back to the sketchbooks again to better our hand at lettering and drawing. Based in Zurich, Stefan's work ranges from motivational quotes and Bible verses, art murals, art prints, his sketchbooks and the occasional object also gets donned with his masterwork. He documents his work on his Instagram page, and you can also check out his website here.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Illustration Inspiration: Kindred Studio

These wonderful illustrations were created by Kindred Studio’s Andrew Fairclough for Australian based company InsiderFoundry’s project Insider Guides. These highly acclaimed guidebooks assist international students adapt to their new surrounds during their stay in Australia to study.

Andrew’s beautiful illustrations were used for their 2015 editions, and they cover various aspects of student life in Australia such as adventure, nightlife, fashion and food.

For more inspiring work by Kindred Studio’s, go have a look here

Monday, January 16, 2017

Currently playing in the studio

We've fallen deeper in love with Indie Folk music lately. If you share the same affinity for the great sounds of artists like Jack and the Weatherman, Barn Swallow, August and After, Johnny Carroll and The Unknown Neighbour, then go check out Indie Feed Music's compilation of the best Indie Folk Music of 2016 on SoundCloud.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Dialogue8 Art Print: Love Letters by Airmail

Just over a month to go to Valentines Day! Wondering what special something to get for that special someone? Hop on over to my Society6 page page to order one of these items to proclaim your endless smoochy love.