Fingers to the bone. Still finding the time to post up the fruits. Blog posts are few & far between. Thought I should catch up, starting with this recent job. I was lucky enough to put together all the hand lettering for the Nike | Risk Everything show in Berlin. Worked into the night, chalking up a list of their phrases, plus a score board for the table football tournament. Very humbling to be asked to be part of such a huge project, with an insane amount of work put in across the board. Small cog in the big wheel.
Dedicated to the place that I live, not the place of my birth | Berlin, 2014
It’s Everyday | Berlin, 2014
Been making the most of the weekend. Layered up & ventured out to the flea market with my lady. A gold mine for found type. I can only hope that one day someone will pick up an old piece of my design work & it looks this aged, worn, used, loved. Might have to start collecting tobacco tins at this rate. Already have a few old cigar boxes at home. The life of a hoarder continues.
Putting in the hours at home today, ticking a few freelance jobs off the list. Finally given these three designs the time they deserve for Canadian based, Moore Properties. To be used across the company, including full signage. From sketch to screen. Keep that hand rendered element in the lettering, communicate the hand crafted aspect of the company. Reflect the history that’s involved in the family run business. Passed down through the years. Laying down solid foundations for the companies future. Built from the ground up. Hope I’ve done it justice.
Cheers Daniel, really good of to say man. Your feed is spot on, as always. Some solid processes & beautiful type treatment. Working on launching a new site, just can’t quite lock everything down. Soon come…
In preperation for my new site, I’ve been collating all my brand identity jobs. Keeping everything fairly bold & simple. Let the work speak for itself. Two years in the game. Very humbling to look back over the range of companies, brands & practitioners I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Looking forward to what the new year will bring. Another year of late nights, early mornings, black coffee, pushing pencils, making lists & crossing things off.
If you want something done, ask a busy man
Back to the daily grind this week. Juggling a bunch of new jobs, filling up the diary already. It’s been a long time coming, but finally got the ball rolling on my own site too. Spend the last 2 years promoting other peoples work, developing identities & web sites. Thought it was about time I did it for myself. New year. Same motto. Never not working.
Hardly posted up anything over the holidays. Happy to just switch off while I was in England. Now I’m back to my desk & back to work. Been meaning to put this together for a while. I’ll be making some changes in the new year, but until then here’s the fruits of the last two years of labor. Very humbling to look back over the whole range of companies I’ve had the pleasure of working with. I’ll be lucky if the next year is as fruitful as the last. And if all else falls, like Saul Bass said, I’ll just make beautiful things. Even if nobody cares.
I only really use the Adobe Creative Suite. Photoshop just to clean up designs & hand drawn type, Illustrator for them clean vector line & InDesign is perfect for any sort of layout (Books, publications, websites…) I always start with pencil & paper, start rough & build up. I don’t think any ideas can really be created purely just using a ‘digital’ programme. Have conversations, develop ideas, make mistakes…
Just fire me an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org & we can talk it over. I’ve been back to work this week. Ticking a bunch of jobs off the list. JS
It all depends on the extent of the work that goes in. Always happy to talk it over & try to meet different clients needs. Send an email over to email@example.com if you’d like to discuss it in more detail
Autumn 2013 | Berlin - Community. Stability. Identity.
Indeed I do. Photoshop here & there. A minute to learn, but a lifetime to master.
End of a busy week, almost permanently at my desk, day & night while it’s 32° outside. Ticked off a bunch of jobs on the design list, mainly brand identity projects, but also wrapped up the brand book for Image and Picture. Couldn’t have come out better, solid content, striking photography… A strong representation of the company