Monday, 5 July 2010

I like the photography of Laurent Nivalle's so much that I had to compliment it with some sincere but light-hearted typography. Photography courtesy of Laurent Nivalle.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Collectives & New Creations

As I sit here in the gorgeous Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, Cape Town, I have been cordially invited to brand the New Creation Collective - a new film & motion post-production company in Cape Town headed up by Paul Speirs - in exchange for free desk space while I find myself some new freelance work. This is the work in progress of their new brand..


Wednesday, 11 November 2009

This just in..

All work now at the Cargo Collective too.

Monday, 12 October 2009

I was just listening to Newton Faulkner, and I came across this gorgeous image.. so I thought I'd 'get my design on' and add a little pzazz to it with a typeface* or two.

* typeface = font, but we hate this word.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

For All The People, Joel Houston: Sydney Australia

I got the grand opportunity through working with Fresh Aesthetics to work on the concept artwork for Joel Houston's (Hillsong) 'For All The People' Blog. What Joel does around the world, is for all the people. I have a deep respect for this guy. Learned a lot from him at College. Great kid. Would love to collaborate and do more for what ever else he heads up out there. See The I Heart Revolution.

1st stage, Blog Header Concepts:





2nd stage, blog concepts:

Last stage, one of the last concepts put forward (click for grande view!) :

Monday, 22 June 2009

Clint Eastwood: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Batida Boys came to me to work on the concept for the new Clint Eastwood Party that they have coming up. [More info soon.]

Final poster and flyer [click for full view]:

The other option put forward:

Full poster. Click for full view:

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Batida: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Brazilian gentlemen Rômulo Cyríaco & Bruno Negrao had a great idea for a new event called Batida. Now 'Batida' in Portuguese means 'Beat' (a musical beat), or a 'Crash', but there's another meaning to the word, used in an expression, that is to say, that something is out of fashion, old, not cool, not hype. That in fact, is what attracted Rômulo the most: ".. because to name the party BATIDA, is like calling it an OUT OF FASHION PARTY but by not saying that exactly. The word has many meanings, so it's an open title. You could think that, and you could also think other things. It's like self-imposed irony, and I like that."

Click images for full view:

The final choice:

Click poster for larger view:

"The idea is that something (the music) can stay out of fashion for a whole decade, but suddenly become cool again.." Rômulo continued, "I'm also getting tracks that are new and are going to be out of fashion soon. Also, tracks that are new which somehow relate to the old ones... electronic music mainly."

Recently, Bruno visited Montreal and saw an exhibition of Robert Longo's work. For the visual concept of the party, the guys hoped that I could somehow incorporate Longo's 'Men in the Cities, 1979' artwork in to the work that I was to present to them. After a lot of thought, we decided to go ahead and use Robert Longo's illustrations with the hope that if he were to see this work, that he'd understand that we are merely giving glory to his talent and spreading the word of everything that is Robert Longo. Go see his work and enjoy.

The guys were great to ask me to create the first visual identity for the launch of this new venture. We're hoping that the party will be a success.

Ålesund Kristne Senter: Norway

This is stage one of the logo development. Click images for larger view.

I recently got the opportunity to create the new visual identity for Alesund Kristne Senter in Norway.


This was the previous design for this site - aka Version 01. Click images for larger view.

I've enjoyed 'sponging' during my travels abroad. And I will continue to do so of course.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Grooves Urbanos: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

See the Grooves Urbanos Promo Video.

So tomorrow night is the launch of our much awaited project, the Grooves Urbanos event. Eduardo (Duda) & Tiago were great in recruiting me to work on their concept with them, using the method of Light Painting - something we had never tried before, which, as it turned out, kept us going till 5am the night of the shoot, but looked oh-so-nice.

Both the artwork method & the genre were new to me, so this was fun.

I'll let you in on a little something else.. after initially thinking that we set the bar a little too high with this initial project, if this one goes well, we think that we may already have the concept for the next Grooves Urbanos! So just you wait!

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Big Exo Day 2009: Sydney, Australia

Every year Youth Alive Australia puts on the Big Exo Day in Sydney. It's epic. It sees some of the worlds biggest bands and some of the worlds most manic kids.. this year South Africa holds it's first Big Exo Day. Yes, in Cape Town. Booya.