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Apr 24

James & Catherine Wedding Invitations

It was an honour to be involved in my sisters wedding this past weekend. What a beautiful day! The sun was shining and love was in the air. It was a whole lot of fun creating these wedding invitations and running with this theme throughout the whole wedding. There was so much depth and character in all the elements, including all the hand-painted signs, table decorations, favours and bunting which I will post here soon. Here are a few shots for starters. Enjoy! 

Apr 17

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…and we’re back

It’s been a while now since a blog post has graced these pages. I know, I know. But we’re slowly easing back in. With our website studiothompson.co under construction, this will be the place to stop by for news and updates with the blog later being incorporated into the site.

So much to do, things to see! So, let’s get to it…

Apr 20

Eastercamp 2011 T-shirts & Posters

We were recently given the chance to create a design for Eastercamp, a youth camp which is held over the Easter Weekend and has grown to include over 4000 young people. It’s a stylized, geometric illustration that incorporates some of the fun of camp. If you’re at camp you can pick up the design on a t-shirt in either Navy, Black or Grey. We also printed a bunch of 2 colour offset posters which you’ll find at camp too. Hope you like them! Have fun at camp!

Apr 04

The kind folk at AS Colour sent me this tote bag screen-printed with my Scaredy Monster design. Very cool. Oh and thank you to everyone who voted for me in the Little Help Project. Winner Lauren Carney was very deserving and I was just stoked to see my stuff on tees!

The kind folk at AS Colour sent me this tote bag screen-printed with my Scaredy Monster design. Very cool. Oh and thank you to everyone who voted for me in the Little Help Project. Winner Lauren Carney was very deserving and I was just stoked to see my stuff on tees!

Feb 18

I’ve been pretty slack lately keeping up this blog. One, because I’m getting married in March and Two, because I’ve been busy working! (Oh and Three, because One and Two go hand in hand. Busy. Working. On. Wedding. Things). So, I have lots I would like to share, but can’t just yet, and lots of fresh new things I’ll be ready to dive into after the I Do’s! So sit tight! For now I’ll leave you with a wee girly illustration I created a while back for my uh… step-niece! It’s cute. Hope you like it!

I’ve been pretty slack lately keeping up this blog. One, because I’m getting married in March and Two, because I’ve been busy working! (Oh and Three, because One and Two go hand in hand. Busy. Working. On. Wedding. Things). So, I have lots I would like to share, but can’t just yet, and lots of fresh new things I’ll be ready to dive into after the I Do’s! So sit tight! For now I’ll leave you with a wee girly illustration I created a while back for my uh… step-niece! It’s cute. Hope you like it!

Dec 16

I was recently asked to create a set of hand-drawn illustrations for English Express, a new english language school. I was given a list of words from ‘studying’ and ‘travel’ to ‘shopping’ and ‘Kiwiana’ in which to portray visually. They will be used for stationery, advertising, signage and soon their website to break up the formalities and add a little fun! You can view the rest of the illustrations here!

I was recently asked to create a set of hand-drawn illustrations for English Express, a new english language school. I was given a list of words from ‘studying’ and ‘travel’ to ‘shopping’ and ‘Kiwiana’ in which to portray visually. They will be used for stationery, advertising, signage and soon their website to break up the formalities and add a little fun! You can view the rest of the illustrations here!

Nov 25

Decade Desktop #5 - Scaredy Monster!
I know, I know, it has been aaages! But alas! Here is another Decade Desktop! This is one of the designs that has made it to the finals of the Little Help Project. If you like it, you’ll be able to buy it on a t-shirt very soon next month! Very exciting! I’ll keep you posted. If you haven’t already, read this!
Click here to download the ‘Scaredy Monster’ desktop wallpaper! 
And click here to download the iPhone/iPod wallpaper!

Decade Desktop #5 - Scaredy Monster!

I know, I know, it has been aaages! But alas! Here is another Decade Desktop! This is one of the designs that has made it to the finals of the Little Help Project. If you like it, you’ll be able to buy it on a t-shirt very soon next month! Very exciting! I’ll keep you posted. If you haven’t already, read this!

Click here to download the ‘Scaredy Monster’ desktop wallpaper! 

And click here to download the iPhone/iPod wallpaper!

Nov 18

I’ve been selected as a Top 10 finalist in the AS Colour Little Help Project 2 from the 400+ entries! I feel very honoured to be up there amongst the high calibre and utter talent brought forward this year from designers across New Zealand and Australia.
What this means now is that two designs from each finalist will be printed and those 20 designs will be available for sale in t-shirt form on the LHP2 website. The winner of the Little Help Project $10,000 start up package for a new t-shirt label will be decided on a combination of t-shirt sales and public input over a two month period with the winner being announced in February 2011.
As you can see this is a pretty big deal! There is no limit to how many t-shirts can be sold so if you like it, buy it! Buy both if you can’t decide! I would be so grateful! You can also LIKE my shirt on the AS Colour Facebook Page and generally create some internet buzz about it! Thanks!

I’ve been selected as a Top 10 finalist in the AS Colour Little Help Project 2 from the 400+ entries! I feel very honoured to be up there amongst the high calibre and utter talent brought forward this year from designers across New Zealand and Australia.

What this means now is that two designs from each finalist will be printed and those 20 designs will be available for sale in t-shirt form on the LHP2 websiteThe winner of the Little Help Project $10,000 start up package for a new t-shirt label will be decided on a combination of t-shirt sales and public input over a two month period with the winner being announced in February 2011.

As you can see this is a pretty big deal! There is no limit to how many t-shirts can be sold so if you like it, buy it! Buy both if you can’t decide! I would be so grateful! You can also LIKE my shirt on the AS Colour Facebook Page and generally create some internet buzz about it! Thanks!


viafrank:


Linotype: The Film has launched a New Website, a Kickstarter Fundraiser, and a New Trailer all today! Let’s get this thing funded!

My pal Doug Wilson is making a movie about the Linotype. Doug and I went to college together to study design, and I’d say we spent the better part of our last 2 years in the program working to restore an old Vandercook 4 letterpress in the corner of the storage area at our school. Doug did a ton of work repairing the press and collecting type, and I took the time to make an instructional manual for students to be able to teach themselves how to use the press. Stella the press still churns away pushing ink to the page. It’s nice to have a little legacy.
Doug loves ink on paper, and has for years and years. That’s why I’m so excited to see him pouring himself into a project like this. If you know what’s good for you, or if you are a fan typography, letterpress, letters, heavy things, or old things, I think you should go and donate a few bucks for their Kickstarter project.
I guarantee it’ll be the best thing you do today.
View the trailer

viafrank:

Linotype: The Film has launched a New Website, a Kickstarter Fundraiser, and a New Trailer all today! Let’s get this thing funded!

My pal Doug Wilson is making a movie about the Linotype. Doug and I went to college together to study design, and I’d say we spent the better part of our last 2 years in the program working to restore an old Vandercook 4 letterpress in the corner of the storage area at our school. Doug did a ton of work repairing the press and collecting type, and I took the time to make an instructional manual for students to be able to teach themselves how to use the press. Stella the press still churns away pushing ink to the page. It’s nice to have a little legacy.

Doug loves ink on paper, and has for years and years. That’s why I’m so excited to see him pouring himself into a project like this. If you know what’s good for you, or if you are a fan typography, letterpress, letters, heavy things, or old things, I think you should go and donate a few bucks for their Kickstarter project.

I guarantee it’ll be the best thing you do today.

View the trailer

(Source: onpaperwings, via viafrank-deactivated20120702)

Nov 11

Tote Bags

I hand-painted a couple of AS Colour tote bags not too long ago and I’m pretty happy with the result. I’m keen to do some more and sell them. Anybody interested? 

Nov 08

Bryant Ross - Second Home

Warm, wood textures are a beautiful thing. As is this brand identity, collateral and signage for Second Home by  Boston based designer and art director Bryant Ross who has quite a few restaurant brands under his belt. You should definitely check out his work at www.bryantross.com

(Source: designworklife.com)