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February 2009 / № 7674


Destroy The Machines

Originally started for the latest KDU solstice magazine. Not quite finished in time, I submitted The Roots instead. Now after retrieving the pencil sketch, starting to ink it. I’m using a slightly rougher, more textured approach on this one, fibre tip pens replacing the technical and cross hatching taking up the brunt of the shading. This is a work in progress, check the flickr link below for updates over the coming days.

kdu_bullet1Development images here.

― Daniel J Diggle

February 2009 / № 7667



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February 2009 / № 7660

MIX Originals Character Design

Posted by nodyoung Categorized: KDU Tags: Character Design illustration Print |

February 2009 / № 7659

Posted by chemega Categorized: Design Print illustration |

February 2009 / № 7656

Posted by chemega Categorized: Design Fashion Photography |

February 2009 / № 7654

Posted by chemega Categorized: Design Fashion Print illustration |

February 2009 / № 7650

Posted by chemega Categorized: Design Photography Print illustration |

February 2009 / № 7647

Newly Opened… A fully bespoke denim service by Denham.

Jason and the team at Denham are thrilled at the slow and steady re-emergence of craftsmanship in the world of denim.  Artisan operations are just beginning to appear on the radar, inspiring renewed interest in fundamental quality and reigniting real appreciation for the joys of long-term denim ownership for a new generation. Having tested the waters with their Blue Salad Bar two years ago, Denham is now ready to reveal their unique take on the in-store atelier concept; the team at Denham has integrated each key element of their label’s basic premise of worshipping tradition while destroying convention to realize their contemporary vision on bespoke tailoring.

The newly opened Service Co. is directly adjacent to the Denham Store at 495 Prinsengracht in Amsterdam’s nine streets neighborhood. The space was laid-out by Jason, “the Jeanmaker” himself, and perfectly reflects his idea of the ultimate bespoke workwear atelier. The crowning glory of the space is the new in-house service centre allowing Denham customers access to all the support required for what should be the long rewarding journey between quality jean and passionate jean-wearing; leg-shortening, fit alteration, hand-washing and tear-repair. These are the operations that contribute the character and texture as a Virgin denim transforms into a perfectly broken in one-of-a-kind jean over months and years of wearing.



Before Denham could offer the restoration of individual blue jeans, they had to oversee the acquisition and restoration of the individual sewing machines best suited to the task. Working with local specialists and procuring vintage machines from the US and Germany, Denham’s artisan arsenal now includes:

Union Special (USA) 39300cc security overlock machine

Union Special (USA) 34500 chain-stitch hem machine

Singer (USA) 47W70 darning repair machine

Durkopp (Germany) 212-105 lockstitch machine

Each machine has been restored and re-housed within a row of modern workstations making it easy to interact directly with customers while providing the ultimate environment for jeanscraft.


Since the journey from unworn to worn-in can’t start without a fresh pair, the space is also home to the Virgin denim collection, with a full range of unwashed Japanese denim jean models on offer.  Denham’s Virgin denim program represents their gold-standard for unwashed denim and symbolizes the beginning of a highly individual journey each jean buyer travels from moment a pristine pair is taken home for the first time, to the pleasure of sliding into a uniquely worn-in favorite months later.


Aside from selling the complete Virgin denim collection, services can be provided with turn-around times ranging from a short wait and a cup of coffee, up to 24 hours. Initial operations include:

HAND WASH SERVICE/cold water, natural enzymes

CHAIN STITCH HEM SERVICE/Union Special machine finishing

KNEE REPAIR SERVICE/Singer darning technique

ALTERATION SERVICE/Original lockstitch finish

CUSTOM LABEL SERVICE/Select your own leather

CUSTOM METAL SERVICE/Select your own rivets & buttons


Denham Service Co. is open 7 days a week. Monday & Sunday 12 to 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday 10 to 6pm [Thursday to 8pm]

DENHAM SERVICE Co., Prinsengracht 493, 1016HR, Amsterdam, NL  +31 (0) 20 331 5039, www.denhamthejeanmaker.com

Photography by Philip Jintes

Posted by denham Categorized: KDU |

February 2009 / № 7627




Phase 1 :

In reference to my recent website blog & a mention that this image will be documented, so here we are at the start of the process.

A4 standard cartridge paper using a Derwent 4b medium for thick dark areas. The aim is to keep a high saturation in shaded areas, minimum detail required at this stage.

I have 2 final idea layouts ready and will possibly do both as a personal test for the variety. Next phase is ready to mash up with abstract elements, using illustration and textures, so, digital for one, traditional for the other.

Ready to weigh and measure the next Phase. To be continued.


February 2009 / № 7618




Thank you to the folks at Hurley. Spring 2011 women’s t-shirt line. Original art and photographs by HelloZSO. Final art direction and shirt design by Hurley.


Sara Blake / ZSO

New York, NY


Posted by hellozso Categorized: Design Fashion KDU illustration |

February 2009 / № 7616


February 2009 / № 7614



Posted by nodyoung Categorized: Design illustration |

February 2009 / № 7609


Genex is a well known italian company designing and producing custom coaxial connectors for international companies for decades now.


This stimulating Rebranding project is based on the distinctive “eye” symbol, designed to represent the two Brand key values: the company’s engineering experience and the cutting edge services provided.


The Genex Unique Design Formula included: Concept Development, Visual Identity, Corporate Image, Promotional Material, Online Experience including Advanced CMS system and Branding applications.


Click here
to experience the Genex Website.

For more info please click here.

February 2009 / № 7608


Posted by brisseaux Categorized: KDU illustration |

February 2009 / № 7612
Paper Cut

Journey to the West | No. 3

Posted by nodyoung Categorized: Design KDU Print illustration |



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