Wow. Ok so I am probably rather late with the whole jump-up-and-down-about-this-thing.. And I do apologise. Because I am so impressed with this packaging, both design and concept! I spotted this Merrymaking Musthaves Set on the dieline. The back of the kit states:
"This kit holds all of Manic's secret ingredients for a remarkable Christmas. Consumed correctly, this bundle will produce the most magical effects eternal youth; a keen nose to guide you to the nearest bar; an outstanding sense of humor; and an insatiable desire to be merry."
Created by Manic Design, in Singapore; this is a collection of goodies to add enjoyment to the festive season: Bravado Beer, This is Water, Disco Dust, Naturally Naughty Reindeer Digestives, Porter Potties, and even some Good ol' fashioned Mirth. With such creative names, how can this not be cool?? Ah wait till you see the packaging...
I often find myself in awe of great design.. and feel guilty at not always following up on who the designer behind it is. This is an increasing problem with the growth of the internet as there is freedom for people to share images with no acknowledgment of the artist.So, I'm am happy to share some of Fabien Barral's work with you as I always love his stuff and can't get enough of his blog: graphic-exchange.com. I especially love his letterpress, typography, illustrations and use of watercolour. He often combines these, producing really stunning results!
And finally, one of my absolute favourites...
This talented young man, Frank Chimero, lives in Portland, Oregon, USA. His statement on his website is:
My fascination with the creative process, curiosity, and visual experience informs all of my work in some way. Each piece is the part of an exploration in finding wit, surprise, honesty, and joy in the world around us, then, trying to document those things with all deliberate speed before they vanish.
I like his attitude. Very much. He also says:
There are no secrets or shortcuts. Work hard.
I'm finding it hard to get motivated at the moment so I enjoyed his series of inspirational design posters. Here are a few of my faves:
And so, I am going to be PASSIONATE and PRODUCTIVE tomorrow! I bought myself a Moleskine today :) My 1st ever. So if that isn't encouragement for the creative soul I don't know what is. Such quality, such association with famous writers... such a nerd I am :)
So tomorrow morning, in celebration of Women's Day, I'm going to sleep until I'm totally rested, get up, stretch, go for a run, take a long hot shower, smile over my cup of coffee and get on with some hard work. I'll leave you with this picture by Kitty Gallannaugh as this is how I plan to feel at the end of tomorrow..
Cool, Calm, Collected and Complete. Happy Women's Day All.