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    31 March, 2017 in New Work, News

    BLÆKK: Utopia

    Last night I went to the release party for the fourth issue, which was a blast! There were readings by two of the authors, both of which were very different from each other. It was really fun seeing everything come together (I know I say this every time) and chatting to a few friends I don’t get to see very often.

    Anyhow, now that the issue is out, it means I can share the illustration I did! I tried something a little different this time as I’ve been having fun with some watercolours lately. The story is about a couple in a perfect world and in their mutual, perfect happiness, decide to eat poisonous mushrooms. The author is Philip Kobylarz, an established writer and teacher, who lives just across the bay from my parents back home in California! Small world. Here is the excerpt that inspired this illustration:

    We drank two very expensive bottles of wine and then went walking the empty downtown streets. It had just rained– the streets were wet and smelled of fresh dust and the traffic lights illumined them with eerie, late night light shows. We passed small restaurants and nightclubs that were reached by stairways going down, beneath the level of the sidewalk. They too glowed in a neon of the other world and were peopled only with a few stragglers who were hiding out from the now blown by rain clouds.

    In the window of a bakery, we saw a gigantic wedding cake gaudy with frosting flowers. We passed a disco that had a poster of a embryo’s head on the body of an armadillo. We walked by a Lebanese eatery filled with only the family that owned it, talking loudly and filling glasses with pitchers that were wet inside and out, with water. In the distance, winding through the square city streets, there was the rumbling of where the storm was going.

    28 March, 2017 in New Work, News

    Spring Update

    Apologies for the break in posts! I’ve been working freelance at Kindred on several fun projects lately, and now that a few of those have gone live I can share them with you!

    I’ve been doing stop motion videos of pancakes and some lovely illustrations for a luxury bath and body company, above are a couple examples! The work I’ve been doing is mainly for social media, and I’ve learned a lot about what performs well on platforms like Facebook and Instagram.

    In the next couple weeks I’m going to be working on a new ‘Digital’ section on my website where I can share web design, social media, moving image, and other on-screen work! Stay tuned 🙂

    31 January, 2017 in Throwbacks

    Screamadelica Lyric Book

     

    In a redesign for an album of my choice, I decided to do Primal Scream’s Screamadelica. I didn’t really think the primary coloured splats (inspired by a mouldy spot on a ceiling I believe), do this legendary album justice, and it needed something a little more representative of the music and the spirit of the band. I took my inspiration from stage lighting, only using RGB to create a new record sleeve, promotional video, and lyric book, imitating additive colour mixing to recreate what it would look like made out of light.

    The lyric book is about 300 pages to be read alongside the album, so the pace of the spreads reflects the pace and mood of the music. It was the most fun part of the project, and I’m really happy with how this little pocket book came out!

    (Bonus recycling: the covers were made of record cover offcuts because they were already laser cut with the song titles. These will be added to “More Projects”)

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    23 January, 2017 in Throwbacks

    Versed Magazine Editorial Design

    I wrote my dissertation about waste reduction and why plastic is terrible, because these were subjects I’m passionate about. While my tutors were a little confused as to the subject matter (most people did design subjects), I incorporated design into the project by turning the 7500 words into a short magazine publication, using the different topics as articles. The final outcome achieved a first, and was printed on 100% recycled sugar paper, which gave the whole thing a lovely warm feel. These spreads have also been added to “More Projects”.

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    16 January, 2017 in Throwbacks

    Arabica Cold Brew Coffee Branding

    For a branding project we were required to invent and brand a food truck – but I’m a coffee girl – and cold brew wasn’t really on the radar a couple years ago! Arabica sells cold brew coffee in flask-style bottles, using scientific illustrations to indicate different brews.

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