Other related projects

Here we show some current internal studio projects in development.

Most will become publications, fonts or online trials. They have all started life as points of interest for us and there is no formal brief other than to make something which shows off the subject to its best advantage. General themes are ephemera, the tactile nature of print, colour, form and the beauty or craft and other older technologies.

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Fruit wrappers

Fruit wrappers

I imagine that these items do not have a practical function anymore. These tissue wraps are more about marketing and decoration rather than protection. They are incredibly crudely printed and the illustrations are often amateur in execution. But I am drawn to them because of their connection to distant countries – places I am unlikely to ever see. I think about the mechanics of wrapping the fruit and placing them in a certain order in a box. There are no standard sizes but certain colour trends emerge under analysis.

This research is being put together in a book which celebrates the graphic language of these items.