Art Direction for CreationFest / RYAN ROMANES
CreationFest is a annual design competition featuring sections of film, wearable and performance creations; all with an emphasis on dynamic innovation. Images and branding were created for show advertising and call for entries.
Camp Mug / POLAR
Visual Identity for the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Denmark / TOKO
Danish Design at the House is an exhibition that explores the relationship between Danish design, craft and architecture wonderfully curated by Gerard Reinmuth of Terroir and Karen Kjaergaard. The exhibition is part of the 40 year anniversary of the Sydney Opera House and features 25 well known Danish brands e.g. Fritz Hansen, Bang & Olufsen, Lego, Lindberg, Hay. Georg Jensen, Louis Poulsen and many more.
The six bay windows in the Western Foyer of the Opera House are transformed into installations by six young Danish architects focusing on a significant aspect of Danish design practise: Materiality, Human, Craft, Technology, Pragmatism and Desire.
Toko developed the identity for this exciting exhibition based on the particular perspective of the Utzon designed windows - windows on Danish design.
Scandinavian Report for ICON Magazine / Sam Hoffman
Enamel Steel Utility Pot / BEST MADE COMPANY
If you bring one piece of cookware to camp, make it this one. With a handle you can cook generous meals directly over an open fire, and use it as a bowl to eat your beans, oatmeal, cereal and such, and after just rinse it out and pour in the whiskey! This piece will withstand the direct heat from the hotest of campfires, it will wash up in a cinch, and it’s perfectly packable.
75: The Designers Guide / RYAN ROMANES
HOBO KNIFE / BEST MADE COMPANY
Every bit as applicable now as it was way back when it was deployed by the famous American migrant workers and vagabonds of the early 20th century, the hobo knife is a prerequisite for any outing or ramble. Throw one in the glove compartment, favorite pack, or the tackle box and when the chow bell rings you’ll arrive primed and ready. Employing a “slot and tab” mechanism the Hobo can be effortlessly disassembled into separate eating utensils, and quickly re-assembled into an effective locking blade pocket knife.
KARNAK CHAIR / Ferdinand Kramer, 1925
Designed in 1925, the elegant and archetypal chair FK02 KARNAK features Ferdinand Kramer’s® masterful grip on simplicity. Available in waxed solid oak or European walnut, the linear profile of FK02 KARNAK is boldly reduced to the essentials, featuring a gently curved backrest and hand woven seat, providing considerable comfort. The woven seat is finished in a textile band or vegetable tanned leather, which is luxuriously soft and will patinate with exposure to direct light. With its spare and refined aesthetic the chair FK02 KARNAK is a signature piece suitable for diverse environments. Its frame is fitted with a steel profile for additional stability. FK02 KARNAK perfectly complements all tables in the e15 collection and is delivered as one piece.
FORTYFORTY Side Table / Ferdinand Kramer, 1945
The flexible and stackable side table FK12 FORTYFORTY in powder-coated steel is a significant example of Ferdinand Kramer’s fascination with variability and adaptability of multi-purpose furniture. Designed in 1945 during his time in America, the playful FK12 FORTYFORTY expresses lightness and elegance despite its strict geometrical shape. Removable and invertible trays for top and bottom of the frame in coloured steel or marble offer a multitude of possibilities and set individual accents. Stackable to up to five, the versatile character of the FK12 FORTYFORTY side table allows for an application in diverse environments, either as a stand-alone piece or also in combination with other furniture from the e15 collection. Frame and trays are delivered separately.
COLOURLESS / Harc Lee
A convex logo substitutes colorfully sprayed can. Naked can help to reduce air and water pollution occurred in its coloring process. It also reduces energy and effort to separate toxic color paint from aluminum in recycling process. Huge amount of energy and paint required to manufacture colored cans will be saved.Instead of toxic paint, manufacturers process aluminum with a pressing machine that indicates brand identity on surface.
Jamie Bruski Tetsill Identity / RM&CO
Identity system and art direction for acclaimed British fashion designer Jamie Bruski Tetsill. Developed to portray his ethos as a designer with a back to basics philosophy that utilises geometric forms and structures. Design implementation applied to Lookbook, Stationery, Tape & Posters.
City Sense Platform Identity / IRENE SHKAROVSKA
Rebranding design was made for a social startup http://citysenseplatform.com. City Sense platform is the implementation of urban projects for a smart city. Proposals for projects expelled designers , architects, urbanistsб journalists, lawyers , all those who are important for problems in the city and who are eager to solve it. Examples of such projects can be: public lighting places, visual advertising , the struggle for the purification of the city of excess advertising, gentrification and so on. This is an information resource , where the same ideologues smart city give interviews, write book review, propose concrete solutions for specific projects. Similar platforms exist on the basis of research institutes, architectural firms , urbanists / journalists and sociologists, which is close topic smart city and eco-friendly design.
ERNEST WATCH / I love ugly
The name Ernest evokes a feeling of pioneering achievement. New Zealand Physicist Ernest Rutherford and American literary scholar Ernest Hemingway, both pioneering Nobel Prize winners in their respective fields, used their time to make their mark and with the Ernest Watch so too can you.
Time waits for no man, in fact, on average we only live for 29,000 days, so it’s up to you to make the most of every second. Make the seconds count and the years take care of themselves. They say well-arranged time is the surest mark of a well-arranged mind.
The Ernest Watch Series features added detail and accuracy for the punctually driven individual. The minimal design provides an everyday wear and features a genuine leather strap with laser engraved logo, hardened glass face and a quality finish.
These protected lands belong to every American, they are coveted by adventurers and tourists the world over, and no matter where you are, no matter how many you’ve crossed off your list, a Wonderful Forever map is your window into worlds that are indeed wonderful—and with continued concern and combined devotion—they shall remain wonderful, forever. Designed, silk screened, and numbered at our outpost in St. Paul, MN, a celebration of America’s greatest resource, her most precious treasure