Richard from Thompson Brand Partners recently sent me out a nice piece of print they produced for printer Kingsbury Press. ‘Work & Turn’, is a new quarterly showcase promoting their print and finishing services to new and existing clients. Kingsbury commissioned Thompson Brand Partners to develop a way of celebrating their high-end craft, whilst grabbing the attention of their designer target audience.
New packaging design by Stockholm Design Lab for Swedish whisky brand Mackmyra. As SDL explains:
'Our relationship with Mackmyra began in 2013 when they approached us to help create packaging for their seasonal limited edition whiskey’s; our first assignment was (Mid-winter). The winter whisky had matured in mull wine barrels, giving it a hint of the traditional Scandinavian winter beverage, and a taste of Mackmyra’s dedication to its Swedish origin. We designed a frost white, label-less bottle that embodied the characteristics of the northern mid-winter; scarce and cold, yet surprisingly intriguing and appealing. To support and strengthen the minimal expression we created a rigid, bold, and straightforward typographic expression, that has become the signature for the series.
Our latest collaboration, the limited edition (Midnight sun) was launched in the spring of 2014, just in time for the traditional Swedish midsummer celebration.'
Denis from Bunch has emailed about a recent collaborative project with Cerovski Print Boutique and Hyperactive. The 'Print Poetry' Twitter competition aims to get you thinking creatively through print-related rhymes, which you can then enter to be in with the chance of having your rhyme printed on a limited edition set of tote bags. Head over here to enter.
Designer Michael Montgomery from Graphic Thought Facility has been in touch with news of a personal project in collaboration with product designer Felix de Pass and ceramicist Ian McIntyre. Candela has been running all week at the V&A as part of this year's London Design Festival.
'The Tapestries Gallery is one of the darkest spaces in the Victoria & Albert Museum, due to the light sensitivity of the medieval textiles on display. A large rotary machine sits centrally, hovering just off the gallery floor. As the face of the machine revolves, it passes through a light source charging its surface, which emits this energy as after glow. The continual revolution of the machine creates a perpetual ebb and flow of light patterns travelling across the structure. This rich layering effect plays with the memory of the phosphorescent material used on the dials by supporters Officine Panerai. The title of the installation, Candela, comes from the standard unit of luminous intensity: a common candle emits light with a luminous intensity of roughly one candela.'