Was a friend’s birthday yesterday. He likes to ride bikes so I made him this print. Made sense really. What do you like to do? I’m creating a range of customised prints in a similar style so please get in touch if you would like to order one.
Created a poster for Shepreth Wildlife Park this afternoon, a lovely animal sanctuary near Royston Herts, well worth dropping in and seeing the amazing tigers if you’re in the area.
Final Major Project The brief was to produce a limited edition hamper to celebrate the diverse history of Fortnum & Mason who have delivered their iconic hampers across the world for hundreds of years. As well as creating a limited collection consisting of at least three kinds of food packaging, a drinks packaging and labeling throughout, we were also asked to accompany the hamper with a 20 page booklet, A2 poster and point of sale items, all of which needed to be united through the consistent application of the chosen graphic style. Within... Read The Rest →
The latest edition to my final major project (designing a limited edition Fortnum & Mason hamper). I decided to make sleeves instead of boxes for the jam packaging as I wanted the inside of the product to be as much of a feature as the outside and have placed Rupert Brooke’s poem ‘The Old Vicarage, Granchester’ on the inside of the sleeves (the whole poem spans across the three flavours). I’ve gone with summer berry, raspberry & rose and pear & vanilla to try and incorporate flavours from the... Read The Rest →
More work for my final major project and I think the collection might be finally coming together! Above are the label designs for a flowering tea and afternoon blend tea. I’ve added Brooke’s poem to the edges to create detail the draws the eye around the product and links with the design concept. I’ve been working on the jam and honey designs too and it’s been interesting to play around with applying the same design elements to different product shapes. Still lots more to come!
Label designs and illustration concept for my final major project. After researching the Edwardian period I wanted to use a style that referenced the era and love the texture of this engraving style. At the moment I’m trying out a range of ideas of how to use this imagery but think the most effective so far is to use this under the label, creating an ornate frame. This also means I can use different imagery to represent the contents of different products but in the same graphic style. The... Read The Rest →
I’m continuing to develop my final major project this week (making a limited edition hamper for Fortnum & Mason) and have been focusing on the overall identity design and how to use this within a labeling system. First task was to design a logo or word mark I could use across the product range to unite the collection. I’ve gone with an ornate script font but chose one that wasn’t too elaborate as I still wanted the name to be legible. I wanted to find a font that was associated with the Edwardian... Read The Rest →
Ran my first half marathon yesterday and consequently stairs are a massive problem today! I’ve found a sideways half step action helps (‘ow’ sounds effects optional). It was a great day but have to admit I found it tough from start to finish. The course took us around West Ham Park and then looped along the roads near the Olympic Park which was great to see and took your mind off the pain at times but it meant we had to do two laps of around 10km so mentally knowing... Read The Rest →
Design development work this week for my final major project and at the moment I’m finalising the design for the tea caddy which will contain a flowering tea. When the buds are placed in water they open up and flower as the tea brews. I thought this would be a nice way of incorporating elements from the environment (the orchard in bloom) within the hamper items themselves. It’s not completely finished yet as I still need to work on the typography and make sure the label breaks in the right... Read The Rest →
Working on my final major project today in order to create imagery that expresses the atmosphere of ‘reverie in the orchards’. In order to try and achieve this I’ve played around with images in Photoshop. Taking references from the environment, I wanted to create a layered effect that combined these elements but in a new and unique way. I’ve changed the blending modes of the layers, increased the threshold of the orchard layer and overlaid on top of vintage paper. I think making the image black and white gives it... Read The Rest →