Dashwood Playing Cards
The face cards were all illustrated by Dashwood with each character being based on one of their team, including Hamish Meikle, Creative Director and Andrew Gair, Managing Director being the two ‘jokers’. Cards were sent to all of Dashwood’s clients and suppliers as a Christmas gift. Following the Dashwood tradition of ‘useful holiday gifts’, playing cards were the perfect item for a...
A photograph a day
Photographer Charles Bergquist’s Everyday project showcases one image a day from his daily experimenting, that would otherwise not be seen. Beautiful, captivating work. - KH -
Illustrations that Speak
Illustrations by Raphael Vicenzi of Brussels, Belgium. - KH -
With you on vacation!
A self-promotion project by Atipus in Barcelona, Spain. “As self-promotion for the studio, this summer we have designed and produced cross natural cotton bags to take to the beach, to the mountains, to a picnic, to travel… We created three different patterns corresponding to three types of character: Sushi, Sandwich, Watermelon.” - KH -
When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to...– R. Buckminster Fuller
Ads you'll never see again...
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Alluring I.C.O.N. India Brochure
This alluring brochure for was designed I.C.O.N. hair products’ India range by Version-X in Los Angeles. I love the intricate detail, warm colours and sense of passion and adventure that’s captured in the pages. - KH -
12 Signs Wine
Wine labels by: Anchalee Chambundabongse from Minneapolis. “A wine to compliment your zodiac sign? What a great idea! And the research was very, very interesting. I created unique illustrations for each of the 12 zodiac signs using color to differentiate the elements and wines: earth, air, wind, and fire. Wouldn’t this make a great little birthday gift?” - KH -
Creative brief please
Illustration by: Tom Fishburne. “Creative briefs may be brief, but often they aren’t very creative. Rupal Parekh wrote an AdAge article on poor creative briefs last week: “Marketers, Quit Blaming Your Agency — It’s Your Brief at Fault”. It includes this illustrative quote from Casey Jones: “If you rated the industry on a scale from one to 10, with one being a horrifying piece of...
One of the great things about students is that their work has such passion and creativity. Sure, they’re unencumbered by pesky little things like budget and design by committee, but they remind us what we love about design. -KH -
Product Communication at its Best
These elastic band boxes were designed by Ric Bixter in the UK. An absolutely wonderful way of communicating the product, these designs are sure to make you sit up and pay attention. “The brief was to go into the pound shop and pick out something that seemed dull and completely re think the packaging of it. The idea is that the elastic band in the middle squeezes in the box and the strong...
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to...– Scott Adams
Always found Manual photography confusing?
Here’s a clever handy cheat sheet that’ll make things easier for you to use your camera on manual mode. Enjoy :) - WT -