Graphic Inspirations

Posted by Sue Jarman on 9 May 2016

We're all inspired by film here, so it should be no surprise that my film of the month is Ben Wheatley's High-Rise.

Based on a book by JG Ballard, and set in a 1970's tower block, it just oozes a futuristic retro style from start to finish, well apart from when the whole shared community living experience of its tenants breaks down and disintegrates.

It was definitely a decadent and style heavy feast of architecture, typography, products, fashion, and car park full of 70's classic cars - a real mix of glamour and style, the dark and dysfunctional, with some humour thrown in.

Reading about the prop design, typography and repeat pattern approach to supermarket design was inspiring. The designers immersed themselves in a 70's inspired wonderland of inspiration, including branding, products, typefaces, literature and more - shelves were like flowing artworks. Their research included a visit to the fantastic Museum of Brands, Notting Hill, London - having been there, I can confirm it's just like being let loose in sweet shop.

The inspirational strength of everyday items is so easily overlooked and often not truly appreciated until decades later - or perhaps it's just that we love a bit of good old nostalgia to heighten the design senses.

Probably time to mention that we too are working on an exciting print and design project - pop, 70's, icon... coming soon, so watch this space!!!

And here's what we've been up to as a team.

Not quite up to the elevated futuristic heights of 'High Rise' but still on a stylistic interior design theme, we've been working on some 3D computer generated illustration interior mock ups, pictured below.



And finally, on a 2D theme, we've been transforming some financial statistics and data into some infographics as part of a new branding project, pictured below.



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Graphic Inspirations

Posted by Sue Jarman on 9 May 2016

We're all inspired by film here, so it should be no surprise that my film of the month is Ben Wheatley's High-Rise.

Based on a book by JG Ballard, and set in a 1970's tower block, it just oozes a futuristic retro style from start to finish, well apart from when the whole shared community living experience of its tenants breaks down and disintegrates.

It was definitely a decadent and style heavy feast of architecture, typography, products, fashion, and car park full of 70's classic cars - a real mix of glamour and style, the dark and dysfunctional, with some humour thrown in.

Reading about the prop design, typography and repeat pattern approach to supermarket design was inspiring. The designers immersed themselves in a 70's inspired wonderland of inspiration, including branding, products, typefaces, literature and more - shelves were like flowing artworks. Their research included a visit to the fantastic Museum of Brands, Notting Hill, London - having been there, I can confirm it's just like being let loose in sweet shop.

The inspirational strength of everyday items is so easily overlooked and often not truly appreciated until decades later - or perhaps it's just that we love a bit of good old nostalgia to heighten the design senses.

Probably time to mention that we too are working on an exciting print and design project - pop, 70's, icon... coming soon, so watch this space!!!

And here's what we've been up to as a team.

Not quite up to the elevated futuristic heights of 'High Rise' but still on a stylistic interior design theme, we've been working on some 3D computer generated illustration interior mock ups, pictured below.



And finally, on a 2D theme, we've been transforming some financial statistics and data into some infographics as part of a new branding project, pictured below.



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