Monday, November 29, 2010


My mum is sending cards out to her friends soon for her birthday, and she asked me to design it for her. Her name's Marianne, and I designed a M-mmmmmonogram for her. Here are a few of the other decorative M's I found along the way.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Farewell Glenda

Today we heard the very sad and shocking news that our team member and dear friend Glenda Duncan passed away earlier this week. Glenda was our extremely diligent book keeper and worked with us in the studio every Tuesday for about five years. She looked after the accounts here at Boheem, and I like to think we did an ok job at looking after her too. This picture is a painting Glenda finished in June this year. Its title is "Viva La Vida" which means "Live Life".

We are so sad she is gone and will miss her hugely.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sydney Terraces Tea Towels

Meanwhile at Boheem, we've been busy making things. This year our studio has put the retail 
wheels in motion, our online store has just made available these thick 100% cotton tea towels, featuring hand-drawn illustrations of Sydney terrace houses. They’re SO Sydney. We’ve got 100 tea towels currently in stock, so be quick. We’ll be printing more next year along with some other designs, so watch this space...

Available for purchase online at

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

House Industries

Charming plywood prints featuring retro typefaces and using an unlikely colour palette available from House Industries. This online store is the perfect place to find that special something for the graphic designer in your life!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Claire... squared

You'd think that one Claire would be enough. Since about three weeks ago, your chances of getting the "Boheem, Claire speaking?" greeting when you call the studio have exactly doubled. Claire Robinson has joined our ranks and is already proving to well compliment our already strong team. She studied at St George TAFE and has since worked at Frost* and Ok Sony, and has also squeezed in a few overseas adventures as well. Her interests and design aesthetic aligns perfectly with ours, and her strong conceptual approach is already bringing a new exciting dimension to our clients' projects.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Next Book Club Book

Just a quickie: We've decided on the next book club book, and it's (drum roll please): To Kill A Mockingbird. We'll probably shoot for a late January meeting. Clients and friends most welcome, please let us know if you'd like to come along!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Eye Magazine

Tell me, is it just me, or does everyone else's heartbeat quicken just a little when they see elegant, flowing typographic shapes, so perfectly balanced and oozing in confidence? These spreads show a collected feast put together by Eye Magazine in the UK.

Monday, November 8, 2010

A few old tickets to ride

We've been working on some packaging at the moment and for reference I have been using old train and bus tickets. From small and conventional to ornate, each ticket has some really interesting typographic and decorative elements. I also love the colour palette it creates when they're all together.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The best things in life are free

I'm the sort of person who'll keep the discount DVD hire voucher on the back of my Franklins docket, just to save a couple of bucks on a Friday night in. So you can imagine my glee after finding this lovely, free typeface called Matilde by Typedepot. Download it here.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers is one of my favourite children's book creators. These images are from his book, "The Incredible Book Eating Boy", a book about a boy who becomes smarter and smarter, the more books he consumes. Jeffers' series of books are delightfully illustrated, and feature some beautiful hand-drawn typography too.