Friday, 21 December 2012

Work - Getting the Chop

This little booklet is from a one day typography challenge which I meant to upload a few weeks back. I have currently been working on a personal project for the ISTD competition which I will be uploading once the competition has ended. I am not especially happy with this work, apart from the spread below which I really like the colours and use of lines within the composition.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Found - Packaging

My favorite packaging is always from the Chinese supermarkets with these little cartons. I am just easily amused with the ranges of colours, names and characters on these cartoon. Plus with the range of flavours at 25p ahead you cannot go wrong for a quick drink!
Voss water comes in this beautiful glass bottle, which is just stunning and stands out a mile in a supermarket. With only being £2 it was rather cheap if you compare it against the price of some of the brand leaders offering less water in a plastic bottle.
I love paper, so I have started getting samples boxes from a range of paper mills, this one is from GFSmith which comes in this beautiful box. The box feels like a really nice portfolio with all the samples and booklets inside. The design is clean with strong typographic elements. I can just spend hours browsing through and smelling paper. (weirdo).

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Travel - Bowder Stone and Lakes

Yesterday we adventured deep into the Lake District to find Bowder Stone, which is basically a huge rock with a stair case attached! (handy!) It reaches up over 30ft high and weighs over 2,000 tons, this stone has not moved in many thousands of years. With great views from the top it is defiantly worth a drive out. 

 The Quad, Ieva, Jade, Danielle and myself on top of the Stone.

Views driving around the Lake District and back to Carlisle on the iciest of icy roads!