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Now then! I’ve been real busy recently, working on some branding projects for print as well as some digital stuff. Really getting kicks from design for print.  What a joy. I have been researching and gathering some great print examples for inspiration. So here are a few examples of some fantastic packaging solutions. If design is about solving problems and coming up with clever solutions… these are all over it- with some vibrant colours and classy typography thrown in! Packaging with a punch.

TCHO packaging coffee packagingSarah Walsh coffee cupsinside print boxesJaqk packagesmilk packagingcoffee shop take out packaging

So John Berger in ‘Ways of Seeing’ says “We are always looking at the relation between things and ourselves…” I think he was opening up the debate on our responses to images, what we feel and think when we see an image.

But this guy, Gregoire Alexandre, a 27-year-old French photographer seems to also understand the interaction with things and people inside the images he creates. He shoots some beautiful images, full of life. His subjects interacting with objects around them, all in a space that has been crafted to make a stunning image. He creates some truly amazing props and sets.

Check out his work here: http://www.gregoirealexandre.com

For now, here are a few examples:

Model and Orgami connectPaper InstallationBlack droplets hang

Cat watches bird

Still going through photo collections and starting to get them onto Flickr again.
Really enjoying the process.

raindrops on a leaf, a symbol of new beginnings?

raindrops on a leaf, a symbol of new beginnings?

old man sitting on a bench contemplating life.

old man sitting on a bench contemplating life.

New music video for Starling. I was involved in directing and producing Starlings first music video (Be Someone)… We shot it on a Sony Z1 over 2 nights in a forest in the pouring rain on dark, cold winter nights. What a great band though… Everyone chipped in and turned out nice. Starling will be one to watch in the near future for shiz.

Reflecting at the Atomium

Reflecting at the Atomium

vibrant graffiti colours in Ghent

vibrant graffiti colours in Ghent

These photos and a couple more are up on my Flickr account of my trip to Brussels, Bruges and Ghent

in Belgium.

I stumbled upon this fellas work, via twitter
Well, this guy is all over it when it comes to (re)touching photography.
He is influenced by the surrealist painters and graphic designers like M.C. Escher and Salvador Dali but using the medium
of photography. I think that in painting, your mind can go with the impossible as paintings so often are an expression of reality. But in an age where we rely so much on visual image, one puts their trust in photography as a medium for reality. Erik Johansson flips that on its head and definitely tickles the mind…

'Level', Johansson

'Level', Johansson

'Dimension' Johansson

'Dimension' Johansson

'lego' Johansson

'lego' Johansson

'Road' Johansson

'Road' Johansson

Girl jumping in field

I just found this online: Definitely the best photo I have seen this week, just beautiful. Photography by Ellen Kooi

I am a sucker for print. I think it is the tangibility that gets me with print. Seeing the world in pixels is just not the same as touching something real. I have posted a few examples of some great print design, a lot of them are done with Letterpress… I am looking for anyone out there who can recommend a printers that do letterpress in the UK. Let me know, in the meantime… enjoy.hammerpress letterpressLetterpressblack and grey printsblack on black business cardbusiness cards

all the little touches..

all the little touches..

its all about the paper stock!!

its all about the paper stock!!

letterpress design wedding invites

letterpress design wedding invites

typography from travis pitts

typography from travis pitts

illustrative text

illustrative text

lonely hearts type from invisible creature

lonely hearts type from invisible creature

Hand Type from Mucca Design

Hand Type from Mucca Design

beautiful illustrative type logo

beautiful illustrative type logo from geonetix

a type pattern

stunning type pattern from enkeling

Make Over text from Jessica Hische

Make Over text from Jessica Hische

Cleverly crafted text as image

Richard Perez - Cleverly crafted text as image

Spectacular classical type

Spectacular classical type from Seb Lester

Love in type

Love in type

painted custom letters

painted custom letters

My favourite of the day....

My favourite of the day....