Friday, 27 May 2011


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Promotion and packaging for the new range of Ted Baker male footwear range. Research into 1930's style and window displays.

Product - Range - Distribution
Optimistic approach to the thing we 'hate' using juxtaposition for design.

What is Graphic Design for?
Examples of which which I would like to create, all pieces taken from studios found through PPD which I would love to work for.

My favourite studio websites for inspiration.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Magazine layouts

I found some more recent examples of layouts to get me inspired for my own... My favourite layout and ones which I think would work with the balance between type and image and Fantastic Man and Frame.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Mug Pub

This looks beautiful! A real inspiration for how polished a design can be while still having a human hand crafted quality to it. This product and range is such inspiration to me on this project and shows how far I could take my original idea.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Flower patterns

I need to draw a flower pattern to be applied to my seeded invitation. I want something which shows the stork and flowers of different stages. It needs to show growth... not just the flowering parts.


Indulgent packaging, it looks bad for you because it looks so thick and luxurious. I think my designs need to have a fresher feel. I don't want people to feel guilty for eating a cupcake, but to feel lifter and more positive.

Seed paper

I could print all my invitations on seed paper...

"Seed Paper creates unique, green and engaging print which can be planted and grown into anything from vegetables to flowers! Some of the biggest brands and agencies in the country use Seed Paper to create brilliant sustainable communications that people love and enjoy. We help our clients grow with engaging green print that doesn’t just go into a bin or straight to waste. Whether it is business cards that grow into mint or A3 posters that grow into daisies, we can help design and deliver a high quality product to suit any brief."

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Half full

Because studiod made created these and I think they are brilliant at making the audience think whether they are an optomist or a pesamist. A birlliant use of positive thinking and relating it to graphic design as on the back there is a stamp woth 50% full/empty ink coverage, getting the audience involved too.

Friday, 13 May 2011


This is beautiful packaging and label for the bottle, but it is a bit hard to work out what is inside each bottle, and how they communicate as a range in terms of content. One seems to be alcoholic, which another states it is vinegar, and yet another is mapel syrup. The brand does not fit with the product in my eyes, even though it does look lovely.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Rose Vickers

I could use this as another way of seeing the positives, to look through something. I think I will adopt this idea instead of printing. On display in the cafe...

"All the works on display have been cut by hand using a scalpel knife – no laser cutting was involved! Paper-cut artist Rose Vickers trained in applied arts at the University of Derby and on graduating worked mainly in three dimensions using primarily wood and stone for large scale public and private commissions. However after making several series of work using light boxes, paper cutting seemed to just emerge as the appropriate technique to carry the pieces forward, and she still feels inspired by the transformative effect that light has on what is essentially a flat object.

She says that a paper cut is something which involves not only the elements of drawing but also those of making, requiring a certain kind of discipline, skill and process in its' creation."

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Monsieur Caca

Can't find out any information about this guy but love how the poaters form part of a set by the style of illustration and colours used, even though the characters are different. Really nice to see them as a range.