i am not normally a fan of television commercials. a team has to be extremely punchy, witty and artistic to move me in any way. so you will understand my admiration for the precision, dedication and utter genius of this japanese smartphone commerical. the team engineered a massive xylophone to run down the slope of a forest hill. a wooden ball, rolling down the length of said instrument plays Bach’s jesu, joy of man’s desiring! amazing – yes.
my best person is getting married! i am so so excited to be involved, not just as a bridesmaid, but she trusted me to create her wedding invitations. it was so much fun and something really different for me try my hand at – pixel art!
xanite and rob – i wish you two absolute awesomeness! we are going to have such a party in december!
this brilliant poster series campaign “come with a story and leave with another” was designed by bogota-based graphic design studio lowe-ssp3. can you identify the couple of intertwined stories in each image…
i was asked by the talented people at nicework to contribute to their magazine‘s 10 things feature. since it was the last volume of the year my 10 things had to centre on christmas – such fun to share a little of what year-end festivities mean to me. nice magazine is a wonderful design e-zine and well worth a read!
anyone who checks in regularly with the sometimes zoo will know how much i adore foxes! so imagine how enchanted i was when i came across the storybook project of sydney-based artist, jeremy kool. i have got to get my hands on one of his prints!
i have been an i heart marketeer for nearly a year now but i know there must be many of you, not living in durban, who have never been to this gorgeous monthly affair. so i thought i would post some pictures courtesy of the i heart market facebook page & the lovely lauren stetterberg-jenkins’ blog glossary
as i have mentioned previously i have an achilles heel when it comes to fine branding & packaging. show me a cleverly-boxed or branded product and i will covert it, whether i need it or not. two hoots wine collection, designed by maegan brown, is no exception…
as mentioned before, i am a complete sucker for clever, arresting packaging. the brief for this project was to create a piece of packaging based on a myth. student, tim sumner, took inspiration from the children’s fable of the moon being made green cheese and employed the surface and cycles of the moon to replicate the strength of the cheese.
this is my latest bout of freelance work – a wedding invitation for fun-loving couple, sarah & warren. this lucky bride & groom are getting married at old mac daddy’s in elgin! hence the retro-trailer theme…had so much fun designing this invite, thanks guys!
i don’t often do packaging posts (even though i am a complete sucker for good design & colour) but i found this amazing range via good friend, wolfeyebrows, and had to share it…supa frank was approached by the royal national lifeboat institution to redesign their confectionery range:
“The brief was to engage with visitors across the country and to remind them of ‘beautiful days by the sea’. We visualised the British seaside using various scenarios and nostalgic elements that are simplistic, positive and coherent across the range.”
i came across these works by brooklyn-based artist & graphic designer scott albrecht on pinterest. his latest exhibition along the way opens in a fortnight. i really like his clean-cut, geometric colours and organic use of wood…
nicework is a jo’burg-based “communiations company of the design variety“. they are a team of savvy creatives who not only provide their clients with design solutions in branding, illustration, web-design, copyrighting & publishing but also produce a gorgeously slick e-zine. below is the small gifts package they bestow on their clients…i love the honey: cooler than jam… part of the parcel!
i am loving these! and very close to ordering a set. created by yuruliku and a receiver of a good design award in 2010, the green marker is a set of grass blade-style post-its that can double up as bookmarks to tell you in a horticultural fashion which page you are up to in your latest read…
how wonderful is this branding? it was designed for los angeles pie shop, i heart pies by christopher lee, a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator hailing from california. it is just so happily delicious!