Sunday, 25 November 2012

MIX IT (Part 3)

As we head towards the festive season, thoughts are really beginning to turn towards Christmas parties and New Year, so this is a perfect time for my final post about my party range design for 'Mix It', which would make a perfect fun alternative to traditional Christmas party products! 

One of my favourite things about this range is the packaging, which was put together by the very clever  artworkers at Kitchen Craft. They took my illustrations and surface patterns and all of the playfulness that I tried to create on product and extended this onto boxes, labels and belly bands to really bring the range together!

I particularly love how they have subtly brought my cross-hatch surface pattern into the packaging using a spot UV finish, (which is basically a varnish effect on a matt background). 

There are lots of cocktail and party products available in the 'Mix It' range. For more details click here.

Images copyright Kitchen Craft 2012. 

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

MIX IT (Part 2)

The second part of the 'Mix It' brief was to design a complimentary surface pattern that would go with the illustrations, but be separate to them. This needed to be unisex to go across a range of textile and paper product, so I decided to keep it quite simple with a hand drawn cross hatch effect created with a dip pen. I used the acidic colours from the illustrations to pull the two contrasting looks together.

The cross-hatch design is available on neoprene bottle bags, bottle coolers and napkins.
Images copyright Kitchen Craft 2012.