We completed a range of designs for The Vineyard Belfast- starting with their Brand identity, then printed bottles for their Growlers (2 sizes) and more recently Gift cards and Wallets- we just received the above range of promotional shots of all from them, they were so good we just had to share them!
If you wish to read more on the work we carried out on these follow this link:
The Vineyard Belfast
Thanks again to Karen and the guys at The Vineyard, looking forward to more projects in the coming months!
Taylor Simpson dreamed up the use of genuine deer antlers in the place of standard handlebars. Interestingly, apart from the natural asymmetry of the horns, the general form of them bears quite a bit in common with a range of more conventional components -- minus the pointy offshoots.
The designer enhanced this eccentric concept by using recycled metal, epoxy and paint to sharpen the product up. Special packaging was also designed for the Moniker Cycle Horns to accommodate their broad and awkward shape.
Love the concept and the execution.
We have had a recent encounter with a famous little bear, who is making a long awaited return.
Another exciting licensing project, we designed packaging and promotional material, plus organised the design layout files for the client to produce a range of layered wood products.
The fact we had good experience of dealing with licensing approval meant that the process was fairly straightforward, we then also helped design a show stand and promotional polo shirts for a recent trade show.
Wishing Tirquin Ltd the very best with this exciting project.
Read more about the project here
I have to say it caused much talk on the Today Fm show as well as across many offices in Ireland, but when Ray and Mairead decided to have cheese made from bacteria found on their own bodies- it got us thinking about the obvious packaging requirements!Read more about this here:
Inspired by all the growths of facial hair, we thought we would invent something to make the month of Movember that little bit easier to get through.
If your Dad, Husband, Son, Brother or Friend has started down the path of the bearded and moustached ones, then perhaps you could buy them some Tash Wash to ensure those bristles are kept in tip top condition- then again seeing as this is a fictional product by us at Blackthorn- dig deep and instead sponsor your buddy again!!
Well done to all taking part, looking forward to seeing how they all develop!
I actually had a discussion last night with someone regarding how some businesses are great at indirect marketing- promoting a campaign that is relevant to their product or business- but getting the message across in a totally unexpected way.
I loved how the above design had done exactly this, injecting an element of humour to make the campaign both memorable but importantly a talking point with their target audience. Really smart promotion.
Awesome chalk drawings and stop motions for M&C Saatchi GAD France.
Photographed and then used to produce a range of promotional materials.
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As well as graphic and packaging design, I am fascinated by new media and marketing, here I aim to pull together the best of this plus great online design "finds". Enjoy!