If you’re a big fan of Apple products (and who isn’t?!) then you owe it to yourself to check out Danish accessory extraordinaire, Granny Smith. I love the products these guys come up with! Hell, even Obama owns Granny Smith products. The cool thing about them is that they create products exclusively for Apple gadgets, so they know what they’re doing and they definitely get it right!
I recently treated myself to the Black Vintage Leather iPad and iPhone covers, and I was so chuffed with what I received that I ordered another set for my fellow Apple-enthusiast friend. Like receiving something in the post isn’t exciting enough, Granny Smith wrap each order beautifully and with such loving attention to detail, it had me smiling all day.
You can’t beat the authentic smell of leather, as each product was exactly as described on their website; handmade, unique and made from quality materials.
So if you’re in the market for a fresh new brand that stands out from the cheap, manufactured plastic products we’re all so used to these days, I highly recommend these guys!
Check out their website: http://www.grannysmith.dk
Or find them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GrannySmithShop
Over the past few months I’ve been sharing, tweeting and commenting on some fantastic work from people in the industry, but embarrassingly enough, I’ve forgotten to mention a creative that’s close to home; my cousin John Yianni.
In 2006 John set up the hugely successful design agency in Amsterdam called YYDesign. YYDesign focus on fashion and sportswear, working on apparel graphics, brand identities and art direction for clients from Nike to Adidas to Asics and Hummel. It goes without saying that I am a massive fan of his creative direction and particularly love the abstract designs and well planned randomness.
Although John’s work is a million miles away from the corporate and regimented style of the work I produce, that is probably why I am so drawn to it.
Take some time to look over his work this week and let me know what you think via Twitter. Check out www.yydesign.nl and get inspired!
I’m thrilled to announce my fantastic new client, super talented Scandinavian fashion designer, Pernilla Greek! I have been commissioned to create their new brand identity, which will roll out across many printed and digital platforms. I’m so excited to get started on this inspiring new project!
I initially met Pernilla at the Melvin Galapon exhibition, where we chatted about our shared love for clean and well-crafted minimalistic designs as we admired the exhibits. If you’re interested in avant-garde work, visit Pernilla’s website and learn more about this fascinating designer: pernillagreek.com
BVD, a Swedish advertising company, have an innovative identity which they express through a great website using mobile optimization. The change of identity came last year when they appointed a new CEO and installed a new Chairman of the Board. They had this to say about their latest identity: “Our new identity reflects our ambitions och represents our quality standards in all parts. Now we have a distinct logo with clean, geometrical lines. A logo that stands out, that is useable in all medias and, of course, easily recognized. Simplify to clarify!”
The above photo is of their simplistic stationary that manages to convey the company’s entire identity in one photo.
I’m definitely a fan of what these guys have done and can’t wait to see what they produce in the future.
If you’re into vintage style with a unique history, then have I got something cool to share with you. Introducing To Have and To Hold, a Tumblr that really packs a punch in the vintage design category. The page features a collection of awesome paper bags from the 70′s and 80′s that practically jump out of the screen at you with their great use of colour and cold, simplistic designs. I can’t get enough of this site and hope you spend as much time as I have browsing through this beautiful collection that offers tons of inspiration.
Designed by Allan Flemming in 1959, the CN mark is a truly timeless design. There’s an interesting story behind this one too. It goes like this; As Flemming was flying on an airplane bound for New York City, he sketched up the idea for the CN logo on a cocktail napkin. Whether it’s true of not, I have no idea, but I can say that it gives the piece an exciting bit of history behind it. As one of the most significant brand marks ever, the CN mark was used as the Canadian National Railway logo and really took its place in history along with the name of its revolutionary designer.
Anyone not familiar with this great charity needs to visit their website! (www.fiftyquid.com). The celebrity photographer Lou Denim uses her experience and celebrity contacts to create a photography collection that raises awareness of the difficulties experienced by the world’s most deprived people. I’ve been fortunate enough to be commissioned to create the branding for this great charity!
Really excited to have been commissioned to develop the new branding and website design for Artlyst… the new London based art network dedicated to promoting edgy, contemporary art and design. Founding partners Frank Piazza and Paul Robinson are both inspiring individuals, its truly a privilege to be working with them! Click here to check them out on YouTube.
The Research Liberation Front is a dynamic organisation of research revolutionaries dedicated to setting research free by pushing boudaries and finding creative solutions to problems. I have worked on a variety of projects with them in the past and was again flattered to be asked to design the branding for a new awards ceremony called The Badge of Courage Awards honouring Ginny Valentine.
Hugely exciting to be involved in the digital marketing of the iconic Russian brand Stoli Vodka (its Cyprus connections are a bonus). Wonderful stuff!