Very cool set of posters from Jack Daniels done by Helms Workshop and Jon Contino - both of which im big, big, fans of. These posters just scream ‘Murica and I love the honesty behind it. Refreshing break from all the god damned campaign ads.
Video links are below about the process and whatnot. Never pictured Jon Contino looking like he does. Weird.
Schooner Exact Brewing Company
“After five years in operation, Schooner EXACT Brewing Company approached Taphandles to update and expand on their master brand logo. Taphandles created a new brand system that allows for more flexibility while maintaining the ties to the nautical heritage of Seattle that inspired the original brand.”
I love the complicated design of these bottles-with the main font cutting through and delivering the info-lovely
Nice colour way
Currently building my cloud scene up for the CD case. It will be tri-fold and cut along the top edges so the clouds overlap when folded up. The lyrics in the songs are mainly about being in a bad situation and trying to find a way out. Therefor I have used the darker colours for the outside and inside will be a bit brighter using the sun as the CD.
At the moment the clouds look a bit simple and I am trying to find ways of giving them more depth using shading and other elements such as birds. I also want to add overlay subtle texture to the clouds maybe using half tone. But I want to keep the contrast between the harsh clouds and gradient sky.
MANCHESTER! I’m coming for you! I’m very excited to say that I’ll be speaking at Blab 14, alongside Fantasy Interactive’s Matthew Wagerfield on Monday 4th February from 7pm at Band on the Wall on Swan Street in Manchester, UK!
I’m in the process of writing a new talk for it, which I’m really excited about, so come along to hear me waffle about hats, nerf guns and making fun stuff :)
You can purchase your tickets right here ☞
This is just a bit of research for the album cover I’m making. Looking mainly at the use of flat colour and creating a sense of depth using a simple colour palette. My cover will include a red cloudscape as my interpretation of the lyrics.
More research on designspiration, flickr, pinterest
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These are my quick attempts at a logo. My main theme was red brick which is used a lot in the buildings of Salford. It’s kind of a metaphor for the ‘building bricks’ of knowledge gained at university. Although I think it just looks like a box at the moment. Then I looked at how it would be placed over image for things like promo.
The second idea was based on the google maps pin. More techie than the first idea but a symbol people recognise for their current location when online. Here i was just playing around with adapting it for each person, to maybe put next to their work at the show.
A little collaboration I did with Jo back in September. An A5 booklet to go along with an event for creative professionals held at 2022NQ. This is just the pdf as I don’t think it ever got to print. A couple of challenges with this were getting content from people through facebook and email, then trying to balance out the varying amounts of text and image with white space giving each person a double page spread.