In aid of our final university ‘Degree Show’ myself and Tom Wrench masterminded ‘Quotes’ Poster Exhibition, a pop-up event selling posters from 20+ graphic designers. The posters were produced using various methods ranging from digital to RISO and screen-prints. I also created the ‘Quotes’ brand, which ran across posters, leaflets and poster sleeves.
The exhibition was a great success, featuring in two of Chester’s most lively bars, along with 2 months in the Handel’s Court Gallery.
My poster (shown) was screen-printed, and is still for sale at £12.50.
The ‘Hold On Tight’ single seeks to re-engage music fans with the visuals that accompany their music in an age where digital sales are overtaking those of physical formats.
The concept takes the best of premium vinyl & CD packaging and adds a digital twist, incorporating the most up to date technology - augmented reality.
This technology brings new opportunities which create a demand for the physical release. This new form of interaction captures the music fan’s attention as powerfully as the artwork of a 12” LP once did.
Brings the benefits of youtube, lyrics sites, and sleeve-note lyrics all into one explosive moving single cover.
The Centre Spread
Acts as the central hub to Dagger Darlings’ online presence, making it easy for music fans to access and explore each area of the band’s online presence.
Excites fans with 3D versions of their favourite band, playing a live set, right their in front of their eyes on their bed! Fan’s are given the opportunity to create and share their version of the ‘Hold On Tight’ music video by simply tapping the record button on their device screen. They pick the environment and angles, making the video truly their own ‘Darlings’ experience.
The Augmented Reality Doesn’t Stop There
Dagger Darlings live shows will feature an augmented mysterious ‘Darling’ , the same character from the sleeve cover. As a result, ‘that 10 minutes’ before the band come onto the stage is filled with an unmissable experience.
Brief - To create a poster to advertise theatre production ‘Equus’ originaly written by Peter Shaffer. The poster needed to represent the dark storyline of the play whilst standing out and attracting the public eye.
Brief - To create an identity for a community in Chester.
My research led me to feel the Polish community in Chester were the most appropriate to have an identity created for them. Primary and secondary research suggested that the Polish and Cestrians rarely interacted or communicated with each other, but when questioned both were eager to change.
This concept starts off with Poland’s traditional Tlusty Czwartek / Fat Thursday. Chester would play host to a day long celebration of both cultures as locals of all nationalities indulge in a wealth of food, drink and entertainment.
After this event fortnightly functions will maintain the crossing of paths of both communities, with celebration and friendship the key values.
To create a natural friendship feel the identity has no logo or name, merely a selection of symbols for each individual event, which then generates the layout of all visual material.
The identity looks to give off a traditional Polish poster art feel, whilst focusing on how it will catch the eye of all of the inhabitants Chester.
North West Fashion (Competition Winner) - My aim was to create a logo that would fit all styles of fashion, with the needle and thread representing the physical nature of textiles, and also taking the shape of a compass pointing North West.
Full press releases available at - http://www.chester.ac.uk/node/18762 and http://northwestfashion.tumblr.com/post/41697873598/competition-winner-announced
Chester Women’s Aid - Logo pitched to the charity for their potential re-brand. The key words that the logo reflects are togetherness, strong bonds, approachability and femininity.
InFocused - Logo developed for national corporate management advice website InFocused.
Old Chaps FC - Football club emblem design. Logo was taken forwards to be sewn into all kits within the club.
The Lonely Biscuits - Logo created for U.S. band The Lonely Biscuits
Brief - I was approached by Beard + Bow initially to create business stationary and a design for their Urban Renewal swing tags. Both are shown in my image, the large black block being a stamp which would be pressed onto card tags, allowing for the up and coming retailer to make tags as they need in the appropriate colour. They then asked me to come up with a logo which would stand out from their competition, my logo solution is displayed!