A series of self-initiated projects that allows us to flex our design muscles and dwell on our creations and they often involve specifically developed typefaces, marques or bespoke packaging. We always value intelligent creative thinking and demand high levels of craft with quality finishing when we embark on these projects.
How the Glitch Stole Christmas 2013!
How the Glitch Stole Christmas! takes e-greeting cards to another level.
We’ve all heard how ‘The Grinch Stole Christmas‘, but what about The Glitch? We probably thought it was a novel way of debunking the commercialism of sending festive cards (or e-cards in the digital age) to our loved ones. So we took the opportunity to create something different & unconventional using the analogy of Dr. Seuss famous grinch! The app was simple: select from a gallery of Christmas desktop images to glitch. The glitched e-cards are sent directly to the recipient.
So let’s all sabotage Christmas by glitching all things Christmassy shall we?
Play with the app here
Having toyed with the idea of a thumb drive for a while and after several years of producing our much sort after calendar, we finally made the switch. It was a tough decision to move away from our ubiquitous annual calendar, but change is always good. For those still missing our calendar, the 2GB thumb drive also had a selection of desktop wallpaper calendar months pre-loaded, shot by our resident shutterbug, Quentin. Our own brief was to produce a limited edition, highly sort after, functional piece and the results speak for themselves with some great feedback including requests for more to build with!
View the wallpapers here
Run Rabbit, Run!
Chinese New Year of the Rabbit is upon us and this year we decided to put together a set of Hong Bao’s. These are traditionally red packets containing money given out during family or social gatherings during Chinese New Year or at weddings. There are no clear sources which trace the origin of the red envelope tradition although it is said during the Qing Dynasty the elderly would thread coins with a red string. The money was called yāsuì qián and was believed to have protected the elderly from sickness and death. The yāsuì qián was replaced by red envelopes when printing presses became more common.
So, bucking tradition we developed a series of silver ‘red’ packets which featured 3 different tangram rabbits. Tangram (seven boards of skill) originated in China and is a dissection puzzle game using seven shapes. The objective of the game was to form an outline of an object. There are approximately 5,900 different shapes that can be achieved, we managed 3!
(top to bottom: 1-6: How The Glitch Stole Christmas!; 7-8: Qubric 2011+; 9-11: Run, Rabbit, Run!)