Gentlemen films approached us to help out with their re-branding. Originally, they wanted to stress a gentlemanly approach to doing business, in an otherwise often brutal and cut-throat industry of politics and pitches. By now they've evolved and wanted their branding to reflect their personality. The reality is, being gentlemanly is something that is entrenched in who they are. They are nice guys and girls, they're also weird guys and girls. And they're obsessed with filmmaking.
We knew they were brave, they've made a lot of brave decisions to get to where they are- so we knew there was an actual chance that they could be sold on a colour like bubblegum pink. Everywhere, on everything. We also loved the idea of being able to show the minds of their directors through the obvious 'behind the scenes' of film- the scripts. The reediting, scratching, changing and often frustrated doodling you seldomly get to see on the polished end products. Script language cues and the scribbled musings added to them led the design thinking. Unlike most production companies, you're lead to the polished films and commercials through written script titbits rather than a showreel style website.
Identity and concept and design for photographer Zander Opperman.
We found this guy on Instagram, fell in love and started work dating almost immediately. It seemed obvious and fitting to build his identity using images and words from his own social media.
Illustrations commissioned by Ogilvy for satellite television brand DSTV's offering of live coverage of the Rio Olympics- on your smartphone.
Client : Simon & Mary
Photography : Travys Owen
Styling / art direction / wardrobe design : Gabrielle Kannemeyer
Illustrations done for local mens streetwear brand 'Good Good Good' for Valentine's day Tshirts.
Design for Between10and5's 'Graphic Art Month' feature. 2016.
Capsule collection designed and manufactured in collaboration with Cape Town based label Me.Plus.One.
Photography : Zander Opperman
Travelogue print collection.
Print series for No End Contemporary gallery group exhibition. 2016.
To launch the True Design brand, we invited photographer-artist Nico Krijno to reinterpret the classic italian furniture products in the True Design stable. Design pieces were elevated to art pieces and exhibited as such for the flagship showroom launch.
An illustrated ode to the classic hangover, in collaboration with Me.Plus.One. The winning submission to Jeff Staple's skillshare competition. Collection now stocked in Reed Space NYC.
Jewellery design and lookbook for JHB HATES YOU themed collection, manufactured by local jewellery brand 'Famke'.
Lookbook design and layout for Simon and Mary's 2015 campaign.
Concept & Photography : Trevor Stuurman
Art Direction : Trevor Stuurman & The Sartists
Styling : Nikki Zakkas & The Sartists
"I could tell, when she kissed me, she knew how to get her kicks" -Prince
Bridget, Angel, Tiffany, Jessica, Lola, Monica, Asia & Candice.
Branding + Design
Initiated by Foreign Neighbours, a homage to the Johannesburg that we love to hate (to love).
Design for local fashion brand "Rayne" - repurposing and reimagining classic pieces.
Solo exhibition in Johannesburg. 2011.
Rape, Solace, Vanity and Spite.
Created as part of Levi's #liveinlevis campaign, a workshop and sold out exhibition created for the 'non-artist' and 'uncreative'.
Name generation and branding for development company.
Postcard design for our favourite hotel in Amsterdam.
Travelogue print series.
Branding, wayfinding, signage, collateral for Johannesburg's high end African marketplace.
Emoji 'art' commissioned by online culture publication 'Casimir'.
Installation commissioned for House & Leisure magazine's trend talk event. 2016.
Cat videos and rock'n roll. LOLCATS.
Styling for OKMALUMEKOOLKAT's music video.
Artwork for branding purposes.
Sunday afternoon one off music / art events created to encourage the Joburg community to leave the suburbs and experience the inner city.
Created by 'The Skeleton Crew' - a group of designers, musicians, photographers, creatives.
Sale campaign branding.
Photographer : Travys Owen
Stylist: Crystal Birch
Branding for female owned film production company. Photography was shot on a roadtrip to Darling, a coastal town in South Africa.
Photographer : Ross Garrett
Stylist : Crystal Birch
Expo stand concept and design for Nike Run Free for 2 Oceans Marathon.
Branding for coconut, chocolate and cucumber essence water, targeted at the fashion market.
Agency : &Anonymous
Photographer: Ross Garrett
Bespoke shop branding.
Simon and Mary SS 15 campaign concept and design.
Photographer : Nico Krijno
Name and branding for designer pop up shop.
Launch campaign and branding for Johannesburg based heritage millinery brand "Made in Johannesburg".
Photographer : Amy Pozniak and Gareth Place.
A series of parties hosted in collaboration with Braamfontein's favourite watering hole, Great Dane, and Jagermeister.
Campaign for the launch of the 'Wonky', raw, foldable, unblocked hats.
Photographer: Zander Opperman
Launch concept and branding for pacifier brand.
Photography : Pieter Vosloo
Branding for Johnny Gun film production company, the up and coming industry young guns.
Album Cover design. Rock'n Roll & Tits & Ass.
Branding and font design for Room gallery in Johannesburg.
Artwork for a SS collection for menswear brand, Augustine.