A while back I came up with the idea of doing celebrity mash ups- mixing two celebrities names and appearance to come up with a new celeb.
Some of these are probably more localised, however if from Ireland/UK you should get them all.
Be sure to keep an eye out in the shops for the redesigned Tayto packaging that we have been involved with over the past few months. As well as changing the design Tayto have selected a heavier film giving the packaging a better feel as well as over all look- we have also strengthened a couple of the colours to really make them jump off the shelf!
It was quite a tough brief to change every element of the actual famous pack but to keep them still very familiar to possibly every single person in N Ireland!
AS well as the new packets we have also re illustrated Mr Tayto- giving him a range of emotions and poses.
To read and see more about this job please follow this link: Tayto Redesign
Did you know that Blackthorn Design actually designed the first official Usain Bolt website?
After we had done a range of promotional products around the GAA in the lead up to the 2008 All Ireland Final, including downloadable caricature masks of various Tyrone County Footballers, an interactive online game and popular website called takeyourpoints.com, we contacted sporting PR companies across Ireland and the UK with all the statistics on the site plus all the publicity that it had generated.
We got a wide range of design work for professional Rugby players, for professional Golfers and then we received a call from a Donegal native, who was based in London and was agent for an up and coming athlete called Usain Bolt.
We undertook the job and launched the website! The rest is history!
During Usains meteoric rise to fame however it was decided that it would be better for a Jamaican team to manage his web presence, therefore we handed over all web files later that year.
Not before we received a few autographed postcards and an actual baseball hat that Usain had worn and had also autographed- (which we later donated this to a local fundraising run as a prize).
Blackthorns Claim to fame!
The first boxes of Kelloggs clocks arrived this week- words cant describe how exciting it was to see our designs and packaging all come together and be ready to ship to retailers across Ireland and the UK.
I had them for the a business networking event and have to say they were very well received by the visitors to our stand over the evening.
Wishing Nigel the very best of luck with these items plus the many other lines that we are continuing to develop for him.
To see more of this please follow this link to our portfolio section of the site
We have just completed a great range of Porridge Pots for Glen Oats- the brief was to keep a traditional feel but to funk it up with a modern twist!
These have just been launched in Germany and we are looking forward to seeing how they sell.
If you want to see more about this brand and more detail on the other aspects of design we completed for this have a look at the portfolio section of our site.
Wishing Hayley and the Team great success on this product and looking forward to working together in future.
Love these. The 9 Best Picture Oscar Nominees Recreated as Lego Movies.
With “The Lego Movie” winning the box office and the 2014 Oscars soon hailing its victors, Yahoo Movies imagines what Lego-fied versions of the Academy’s Best Picture nominees might look like.
Spoiler alert: They’re all winners!
What happens when Vepsa Piaggio ventures from scooter design/ manufacturing to the world of consumer electronics? What types of products would they design, and why? Check out the Vespa Cam concept by product designer based in Chicago, IL, USA: Rotimi Solola.
A thing of Beauty!
Simple but highly effective, this series of illustrations photographed alongside ordinary, everyday objects is the work of Ecuador-based artist Javier Perez. A graphic designer by trade, Javier loves to take any little object and redefine it into something else, something that will make us smile. Known as his 'Instagram Experiments', he uses everything from forks and straws to food items and coins, along with simple drawings to complete the concept.
Blog or News?
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!