'Cake For Breakfast' is all about celebrating the small things, treating yourself and irony. Creating a typeface? Piece of cake. (Not really).
Completely hand drawn, in a casual caps brush style and designed with the intention to be used as a display face. For my first attempt at a typeface I looked to myself for inspiration. What would I want to use?
I certainly love the idea of having cake for breakfast without a second thought - I hope this inspires you to indulge too.
An exploration into a word encompassing a characteristic, in this case 'smooth' - showcasing the full creative process undertaken.
All You Need is a Mojito
I love a good Mojito! That simple fact is why this lettering piece was created, allowing me to work on typographic composition, hierarchy and DIY gold foiling. Fun!
After trying "Fresh Ginger, Lime and Pear Tea" at Abbotsford's Farm Cafe recently, I was inspired to create some custom hand drawn type for a potential packaging solution.
Titled 'Empress' for it's bright and bold Egyptian feel, the entire alphabet is constructed of only 4 shapes.
'Empress' was formed during a session with graph paper and pencil, playing with various shape combinations. As the key shapes became defined, a strong modular display font came to life. Conceptualised and drawn by hand and vectored for a sharp finish.
An assortment of Brush Lettering pieces I've created. Including, a fun brush treatment of the Tame Impala song, titled 'Yes I'm Changing' and puns about my love for the brush.
Christmas Joy Brush Lettering
Season's Greetings Christmas Lettering
Old School New School
Throughout April and May of 2016 I attended Old School New School in Abbotsford as part of the 'Type as Design & Culture' Program. This brilliant intensive short course gave huge insight into the history of Typography, techniques in Calligraphy, Brush Script, Blackletter, Signwiriting, custom hand drawn lettering and digital skills in vectoring and Type Design. With a range of challenging briefs I was able to push myself to create confident, sound typographic work like never before.
Grow Your Own Food
Fruit and veggies from the garden (and fridge) spontaneously styled and photographed for a fresh, bright, motivational mantra. A personal project to have some fun with tactile typography, inspired by my Mum and her green thumb.
Never Grow Up
A typographic representation of my childhood - featuring an array of photos of my sister and I growing up together. Showing only snippets of photos highlights the strong, vibrant colours of our childhood for nostalgic feeling rather than a focus on singular events.
Growing up surrounded by nature has always influenced my creative work and continues to be a theme I am drawn to whenever I put pen to paper. A small collection of my favourites here use pencil, ink, fineliner pen, watercolour, Copic marker and coloured pencil.
Tadao Ando Catalogue
This high end catalogue appreciates the world renowned works of Japanese architect, Tadao Ando. Informing the reader of the thinking, philosophy and detail behind each masterpiece - every element of the publication was considered and executed in a way that highlights the essence of Tadao’s work itself. A particular emphasis on contrast, light, serenity and simplicity. The catalogue can be read through from either the front or back, a play on the English versus Japanese reading format.