Artist Network hero Schoph just sent us these photos of a piece that he’s finished to hang here at Robot-food HQ.
We look forward to seeing you Thursday R-kid!
We’re really pleased to announce the addition of Andy Mold – AKA Rootz to the Artist Network.
Rootz is a graphic designer and artist from Birmingham who works in various media and is heavily influenced by his love of skateboarding, artwork and tattoo designs. He’s great at working to a creative brief and we can’t wait to involve him in a project.
Click on the Artist Network tab at the top to see more of his work and others.
We’ve just taken on a new contract with Shade Station – The UK’s premiere online sunglasses and accessories retailer.
We’ve been appointed to design and project manage the shop-fit for an impressive new two storey flagship store, in the prestigious Victoria Quarter shopping arcade in Leeds. The store will sell over 40 different brands with over 450 Oakley products alone, available to view in a bespoke surrounding.
The look and feel will be a mix of eclectic mid century modern fused with a baroque influence to create a shopping experience that is unrivaled in sunglasses and accessories retail. The shop floor will provide a consultation centre, where shoppers can show ‘style advisers’ what they have been looking at online and be fitted with the latest trends to suit them.
The store will open it’s doors in August, so in the meantime check out www.shadestation.co.uk
Here’s some amazing concept work by Artist Network collaborator Simon Inman. It’s an NPD idea for soap made from 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil. “The design would not only stand out on shelf, but also inform and educate the consumer.
In Indonesia and Malaysia, over thirty square miles of wildlife-rich forest are being felled daily to make way for palm oil plantations. With such a devastating impact on animal habitats, many endangered species such as tigers, orangutans and even lizards are now on the verge of extinction.”
After researching the market, a simple texture based illustration style was developed for three different bars. Simon created a character for each bar based on animal species in danger of becoming extinct from unsustainable palm oil production. Creative copy gave each animal real personality and also highlighted their plight.
It may only be a little bar of soap, but using products that contain unsustainable palm oil has serious consequences for our planet. As the strapline says ‘Wash your hands of unsustainable palm oil’, you’ll not only have clean hands, but also a cleaner conscience.”
Keep up the great work Si!
We took an outing to London today in aid of research and visited The Museum of Brands & Packaging in Notting Hill while there. They have some brilliant examples of how different brand’s packaging has evolved over the years and Mike was stoked to see his 2005 design of Paxo stuffing on display. If you want to revel in it’s marvel, check it out when next in the supermarket as it’s still on the shelves six years on.