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May 3, 2013 - No Comments!

Tamdhu Single Malt Whisky

Tamdhu was originally born on the banks of the River Spey in 1897, and ran well for over one hundred years, until outside influences forced it's closure. In 2012, the distillery was reopened, and the brand reborn – launching on May 3rd. I worked closely with Darren Adams, design director at Good Creative, to produce the brand's signature monogram and custom script lettering for the new packaging. I was also tasked with creating a repeating pattern for the neck closure and peripheral applications, using historical references from Speyside, including the famous river, and the train station that uniquely gives a direct line to the distillery itself.

This was a real pleasure to work on, and the chance to be a part of the relaunch of this historic brand was one not to be missed. Thanks to Good for bringing me on board for it. More pics will appear in the main work section soon.

November 16, 2012 - No Comments!

Muirside in the wild pt2

Wired magazine has used Muirside as it's headline font throughout it's new special edition 'The Wired World in 2013'.

The mag looks amazing with a whole host of creatives including studio friend Neil Stevens commissioned to illustrate each section, tied together by Muirside as the main display font choice.

October 5, 2012 - No Comments!

Muirside in the wild

Speaking of Jamie from Magpie Studio (see the previous article), he let me know they'd just used Muirside in a campaign for National Prison Radio.

Here's a few pics of the work - very nice indeed. I'm loving the clever graffiti styled illustrations.

October 5, 2012 - No Comments!

A little tattoo I did

Jamie from the brilliant Magpie Studio asked me if I'd design a 'JR' monogram tattoo for him, and he just sent me a pic of how the inked version is looking.

I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but monograms are pretty much my favourite thing in the world so this was a lot of fun to do.

June 11, 2012 - No Comments!

Milltag x Steven Bonner cycling jersey

For those of you into cycling, if you need a new jersey when you're out riding anytime soon, you might want to consider the new shirt I designed for Milltag.

'Last Place' is inspired by the Giro d'Italia which used to give a black jersey to the slowest rider back in the forties. I found that idea strikes a chord with me as I don't ride to race and do it purely for enjoyment – I couldn't care about my times or speed, I just want to enjoy the ride, so last place for me means I get to spend more time having fun if that makes sense! Plus, black jerseys are very cool.

Although I've designed plenty of tshirt graphic over the years, the jersey was my first chance to play with a cut-and-sew garment from the ground up. It was a lot of fun being able to consider everything from the side panels and sleeves, to the collar tips and even inside the back pockets.

Available to buy at Milltag.

June 11, 2012 - No Comments!

Muirside typeface release

My first commercial typeface in the Opentype format was released recently and is for sale exclusively at Hype for Type as part of their Exclusive Artist's Volume 5 edition.

With previous releases including folks like Alex Trochut, Si Scott, Luke Lucas and Tom Muller, I'm incredibly proud to have been asked to join in.

The typeface is called Muirside, and is based on lettering I produced for a client project a while back that I always wanted to expand upon. It's a stencil font whose shapes are inspired by bicycle frame shapes and drawn to classic American proportions, giving it great legibility at display sizes. Each character features an alternate so you can mix and match letters to suit your headline.

Buy it at Hype for Type.