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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 I was also tasked with creating a repeating pattern for the neck closure and peripheral applications, using historical references from Speyside, including the famous river, and the train station that uniquely gives a direct line to the distillery itself.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.

April 30, 2013 - No Comments!

Communication Arts Illustration Award win

I'm pleased to say that the winners in the Communication Arts Illustration Awards 2013 have been announced, and I'm lucky enough to be counted among them in the Advertising category.

The Communication Arts competitions are among the most prestigious in the visual arts industries, publishing the best work from around the world since 1959, so it's a little bit of a big deal for me. I won an Award of Excellence for my work on the Audi Quattro campaign for Kempertrautmann, and I'm honoured to be among some truly great work this year. I've already been sent this year's annual and it's an amazing collection of some of the best work from last year across a whole range of categories. Well worth a look if you can get your hands on one.

April 24, 2013 - No Comments!

New typography commission for .net magazine

Mike Brennan from .net magazine kindly asked me to illustrate the opening spread of a feature on designing web forms for their latest issue. It was a difficult one to conceptualise but my thoughts turned to making sense from chaos with typography. I wanted to visualise the type gradually coming into focus, like a tv tuning into a station so I emulated an old technique of dragging a printed sheet across a photocopier to give a wave-like distortion. It was a little experimental, but good fun, and I think it worked well, looking great across the spread.

March 6, 2013 - No Comments!

A letter V

This is a test letter I did as part of a recently completed project for Ballantines Scotch Whisky.

The idea was to create a letter that told the story of it's flavour; in this case, vanilla. The project moved ahead and took up a fair bit of time towards the end of last year, and I'll be showing it as part of the main portfolio very soon.