Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lexus 2010 Melbourne Cup Invitations

We have the pleasure each year of being given the Lexus Melbourne Cup invitations, and it's always an opportunity to stretch ourselves creatively and try some new paper stocks and finishes. This year we had the invites debossed with a pearl foil and then laminated onto thick card. I think I'm most excited about having a close-up artsy photographs of textured stock with letterpress in our portfolio... something every designer must have at least one of!

One Seed Botanical Fragrances

One Seed botanical fragrances is a range of hand creams and perfumes we not only love, but that we've had the privilege of designing the new range of packaging for. This is the postcard, and the product range can be seen on their website. We've just completed the hand cream tubes and will be working on the perfume bottles in the coming months. We love One Seed for their beautiful products but also for the holistic, gentle approach to what they create and their inspiring philosophy.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Street Art

Took this picture of a wall in the back streets of Newtown the other day. Somebody printed/painted this solitary little girl and knew when to stop and put their brush down.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Earnest Sewn

Why do I feel un-hip for being in a hemisphere not going into winter? I was looking for imagery for a mood board the other day and came back to Earnest Sewn, which is one of my favourite stores in New York's Lower East Side. Their aesthetic is classic, rustic and just a little nostalgic. Here are some of the spreads from their latest lookbook.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Speedball Textbook


These books bring me back. My dad used to do a little sign writing on the side, he was the community favourite for all school, church and fete lettering. It was a bit of a hobby for him, and he used to have a little collection of typography books like this one. While my sisters were indulging in Enid Blyton and Elyne Mitchell, I was pouring through the beautiful pages of the Speedball Textbook, wondering just which ampersand I liked the most.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wanted: a new clever Boheemian

Seems to be a season of change at the moment. We're excited to be offering a design position to the right someone. Here's the job description... and hope to hear from you soon!

Boheem is a small independent design studio based in Surry Hills, with great clients from a variety of industries. We're looking for a full-time mid-weight graphic designer with focus, creativity and at least 3 years' experience to join our team.

This is a great opportunity, and a rare one in our agency. If you are wanting to work on challenging projects in a happy and inspiring studio environment and think you fit the required skill set below, we'd love to hear from you. We're looking for someone with:

• Strong conceptual thinking
• Established problem-solving skills and intuitive approach to visual communication
• Experience with brand development and roll out
• Excellent finished art skills with neat, methodical file set up for print and digital production
• An eye for detail
• Ability to time manage and multi-task to meet project deadlines
• Capacity to work independently as well as in a team
• Thorough knowledge of Adobe CS
• Competency to liaise with clients and suppliers

This position provides scope for you to develop your professional skills further and work in collaboration with other talented designers and experienced art directors. Salary package will be dependant upon experience.

Please email your resume and pdf portfolio (under 5mb) or website link to Claire: with "Mid-Weight designer position" as the subject. Only successful candidates will be contacted regarding appointment times.

Monday, September 13, 2010

More is more (more or less)

There's something about having a collection of little things, no matter how ordinary or extraordinary they are, which is immediately interesting and inspiring. Who'd have thought that you could draw up a colour palette based on a collection of bread tags, for example? More at "A Collection a Day", blog by Lisa Congdon.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Neon Museum, Las Vegas

I've never been to Vegas, but if I did I would make sure I'd get myself along to the Neon Museum. Photos from Flickr, click here or here for more.

Monday, September 6, 2010

The sweetest thing

Bloody wish I'd thought of that. Check out these sugar sachets by Mouse Graphics. So sweet.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Boheem shortlisted for the Desktop Create Awards

Yesterday we received word from Desktop Magazine that two projects we have worked on over the last 12 months have been shortlisted for their prestigious Create Awards! We are so thrilled. We have been nominated in two categories: firstly the UnitingWorld Prospectus above in the Commercial Print category, and secondly the St John wall mural in the Illustration category. The winners are announced September 17th.