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Bryan Olson has become our favourite collage artist for his psychedelic scenes

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 | Author: James Cartwright | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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I’m the third person to take a turn waxing lyrical about the art of Bryan Olson (he was discussed here and here in the past), but I don’t mind, I’m just happy to have the opportunity. The North Carolina-based artist is arguably the master of his medium; a creator of collages so delicately crafted it’s often impossible to tell they’ve been made from hand-cut paper. Though it’s by no means his only concern Bryan focusses a great deal on the cosmos in his work, leaving strange portals into the unknown at the centre of his images or placing earthly objects within inter-planetary scenes. It’s a heady combination that lures viewers in, making them feel like children gazing at a dense night sky or an adult on one hell of a trip.

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Unbelievable photographs taken only in moonlight by Alejandro Chaskielberg

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 | Author: Maisie Skidmore | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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For an image maker whose craft relies on capturing light, to take all of his photographs by moonlight might seem a little impertinent, but Alejandro Chaskielberg doesn’t seem to care about following any preconceived ideas. The Buenos Aires-born photographer has fully replaced lighting equipment with the natural environment by taking images by the light of the full moon. His technique comes as a breath of fresh air to those familiar with photographic projects which aim to muster sympathy for subjects living in underprivileged areas; this is something else else entirely.

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Copywriter Rob Mitchell on why Airbnb doesn’t need a brand story

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 | Author: It's Nice That | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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We were pretty impressed with the new Airbnb logo when it launched last week, but for a different perspective, here’s Rob Mitchell from We All Need Words. He tells us why he’s had enough of “over-cooked brand stories masquerading as strategy” and as ever you can add your thoughts below…

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Party Barons (Concept)

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Alcohol, Concepts, Europe, Russia | Comments Off

Agency: Brandiziac
Creative director: Artem Shutov
Creative idea: Dmitriy Ardeyev, Olga Mosina, Sergey Ermakov
Designer, Illustrator: Olga Mosina
Copywriters: Dmitriy Ardeyev, Daria Khlyapova
Type of work: Concept
Country: Russia

Happy When Decrowned!

Everyone who chooses alcohol drinks often imagines himself to be a connoisseur. «A hint of baked apple», «the scent of plum and smoke», «shades of rose and apricot», «velvet taste»… And it is also often that only one drink is enough to take all the arrogance to a back seat — people can just enjoy life. The concept of packaging for the series of fruit&berry punches called «Party Baron» is the epitome of this phenomenon. All the lordliness disappears when the cover is open — you are decrowned and happy. You are Party Baron!

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Versele Laga

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Belgium, Europe, Food, Pets | Comments Off

Agency: Quatre Mains
Type of work: Commercial work
Country: Belgium

Following the new trend in urban farming by looking at farmyard products from a more modern perspective.

With cutout cardboard paper, nonchalant stamping and the use of vibrant colours we created a magic world for farm animals.

The whole package breathes out the fresh air of the countryside, it simply ‘is’ Country at its best!

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Dove Men+Care Expert Shave (Refinery)

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Americas, Bath and Beauty, USA | Comments Off

Agency: Raison Pure NYC
Laurent Hainaut - Founder & Chief Creative Officer (CCO)
JB Hartford - Creative Director
Michelle Mak - Art Director
Kei Hayashi - Designer
Linda Tseng - Production Director
John Colon - Production Manager
Megan Bradley – Account Manager

Client: Unilever
Type of work: Commercial work
Country: USA


Raison Pure NYC partnered with Unilever to create Dove Men + Care Expert Shave, a new premium shave range developed with dermatologists and barbers. Comprising five products, the range covers every step of the shaving process and is designed to efficiently fit into any man's grooming routine.

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Dove Men + Care Face

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Americas, Bath and Beauty, USA | Comments Off

Agency: Raison Pure NYC
Laurent Hainaut - Founder & Chief Creative Officer (CCO)
JB Hartford - Creative Director
Michelle Mak - Art Director
Kei Hayashi - Designer
Linda Tseng - Production Director
John Colon - Production Manager
Leigh von Boetticher - Account Director
Megan Bradley - Account Manager

Client: Unilever
Type of work: Commercial work
Country: USA

The Dove Men+Care Face range evolved from the core Dove Men+Care range of body wash and bar soaps, to compete in the premium arena of Men's face care products. The packs are conversational and easy to navigate. The overall graphic language supports Dove Men+Care's commitment to Superior Care through the use of crafted details and simple graphic elements with bold colors, defined shapes, bands and textures.



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Say hello to our 15th and final Grad of 2014! Graphic designer Michael Crook

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 | Author: Maisie Skidmore | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Graphic designer and Manchester School of Art student Michael Crook is the 15th and final of our Graduates of 2014, securing a spot up there with the best of em with his incredibly sharp and effortless-looking design. The projects he won us over with include an identity for an event called The Science of Fashion in which he used thermochronic ink to create a disappearing design, a book about American hobo culture and the secret written languages nomads use to communicate with one another, and an original take on book cover design, in which he made Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 look like a book of matches ready fore the striking. Read on to find out about his favourite project to date, and the perfume-soaked tab he’s hoping never to encounter again. Well done Michael!

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Come get a sneaky peek at illustrator Guy Field’s awesome sketchbooks!

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 | Author: Amy Lewin | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Doodling isn’t just for school kids. It’s about discovery. “It’s a healthy way to let it all out, with no restrictions or external rules,” says Guy, a designer and illustrator. “You just go for it.”

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Mad Max-esque shots of the Australian outback from Wouter Van de Voorde

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 | Author: James Cartwright | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Belgian photographer Wouter Van de Voorde started out as a painter in his homeland before discovering that photography offered him more of the creative freedom and opportunity for introspection than his original medium. Since taking up photography he’s exiled himself to Autralia where he uses his outsider status as a driver for creative expression, exploring the quirks and nuances of Australian culture and landscape in the hope of creating a sense of belonging through his work.

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