Every now and then designers get an opportunity to do some self initiated work. I had just that a few weeks ago, and I decided I would produce a series of posters using my own photography. I wanted to create something that had a vintage vibe with a ‘used film’ effect to compliment the photography. When putting the pieces together I found that the first poster I did had quite a playful theme to it in the images I had picked – a toy robot, a helter skelter, a little character putting his tongue out flying an aeroplane. A quote came to mind: “It’s Just a Ride”. I added this quote to the poster, made a few final tweaks, and went about creating the next one, only this time, specifically picking photos I knew would fit around another quote that I liked: “The Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With Just One Step”. I’m really happy with the first two posters in this series and I will no doubt be making more:
Both are available to purchase as A3 prints in our Etsy shop, do keep a look out for more coming soon!
I’ll be back soon with a blog post about some of my favourite graphic design pieces, until then, take care!
We would just like to tell you about a recent project we have been working on (apart from the neverending re-design of our website that is!) that has recently been completed. The brief was to design new branding, a flyer and menu for the re-opening of The Queens Head pub in Eye, Stradbroke, Suffolk. The new landlady had a colour scheme in mind for the interior decor of the pub and so the flyer and menu needed to reflect this. They were after a vintage feel for the new branding, and a friendly, family pub appearance that would appeal to both the locals and visitors to the village.
We decided on using this established looking serif font for the pub logo which will be used on signage, the website, literature, menus etc. It shows that the pub is a traditional pub, but we also think it’s a vast improvement on the font currently used on the sign for the pub.
The flyer was to promote the opening weekend, tell people a little bit about what would be on offer, welcome back the locals and tempt people to come try out the great food – something the pub has not done for a long time!
The menu was of course then completed in the same styling, we think the food all sounds great and will be travelling down to try it out for ourselves!
By all accounts we have heard that the pub had a GREAT opening night enjoyed by all, and we wish Jacqui and Dan the best of luck in their new endeavor. If any of our readers are in the area, do pop in and say hi!
A while ago our resident music producer, Poisoncut, was asked by the lovely guys at Photon Creations to make some 8-bit style tunes for their new game, 8 Bit Rally. We are really pleased to announce the game has now been released into the App Store so go download it and get racing! There have been some great comments and reviews so far on both the game and the music, so if you do download and play it, do come let us know what you think.
If you don’t have an iphone then a mac and PC release should be coming soon but until then, if you would like to listen to the music Poisoncut made then visit the set on his Sound Cloud page.
Poisoncut is working on more tunes and another project at the moment so subscribe to this blog to get the latest info on that as soon as it’s available.