The last few weeks have seen the beginnings of some pretty great little projects. I’m hopeful that these projects are also the start of some brilliant working relationships and collaborations.
Here’s a brief run-down…
- I’ve been working on full brand development of a start-up fashion blog, called StyleStreet. It’s an idea thought up by Kirsty Isobel Wright. Kirsty’s intentions are not only to report on current trends, but also to use the blog to promote independent designers and retailers. She hopes to help build networks between small businesses and new design talent, connecting them with potential customers. There are also plans for an online store, stocking exclusive items from new designers and makers. In fact, it seems that I’m venturing into fashion design, too - Kirsty has had me customise some items to be sold in the store. Along with her team she’ll be researching, interviewing, photographing and writing for the blog. She’s also the Editor-in-chief.
- Ted Driscoll of Suffolk-based band Shrine ’69, recently commissioned me to come up with a new identity for the band. I’ve had a lot of fun with the project so far; creating runes and symbols and developing an image direction. Bleak, mystical and intriguing - that’s the mood we’re working toward. There is a launch in the pipeline but for now, that’s all I can say!
- I’ve also had the pleasure of producing some illustration, record sleeve design and t-shirt artwork for a brand new indie record label, based in Spain. This is pretty super-secret at the moment, so you’ll have to wait and see I’m afraid.
In addition to all that, I’m toying with one or two ideas for expanding my design practice into other areas. There are talks of starting a record label, designing a display typeface, furthering my book-binding skills, founding a new social enterprise, starting a blog all about sandwiches and maybe, just maybe doing something involving burgers.
I guess we’ll see what happens…
Happy Valentines' Day, Meg.
I love you x