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5125 typographic illustration.
Typographic piece created for a feature in Pilot magazine. Unfortunately not used in the end, but still a nice piece to have done. Reliefs on the stone work are taken from actual Mayan ruins and a KDU keystone is slipped into the image also. The illustration is based on the Mayan ‘end of cycle’ prediction.
The year 2012 signals the conclusion of one of the most ancient predictions ever made. The Mayan’s, an ancient and advanced civilisation of South America and experts in astronomy, predicted the end of the great cycle of ages in 2012, the Mayan year of 5125.
Full development images and process can be viewed here.
― Daniel J Diggle
NO! typographic organic illustration.
Organic and structural typographic illustration, created with Faber Castil and Rotring technical pens. A mass of tangled branches and coral-like fans entwined with sharp structural forms. A sparrow hides amongst the branches guarding her eggs. Hidden amongst the elements is the words ‘NO!’ – this can be seen best via the development images – meaning hidden amongst the mass. Giclée prints can be bought via Society6.
Full development images and process can be viewed here.
― Daniel J Diggle
Got another chance to layout some tattoo work from Adambomb This time around we went with some 100lbs text weight flyers from Jak Prints , for use in magazine insertions and leave behinds. We also did a larger letter sized, tear away flyer. Had allot of fun laying these out and they printed great, too.
for: MTV Russia
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The KDU produced the new oversized fashion book, entitled “August” for New York Fashion label, Rochambeau. Creative Directed by David Gensler, the book stands 5.5 feet tall and measures 3.5 feet wide. It is printed in plastic Yupo paper – with each page being hand finished.
This is the third book the KDU has produced for Rochambeau. New York Photographers, Phil Knott and Eric Vogel were the projects photographers.
Hey folks — I am really pleased to announce that I just
relaunched DiftNorm™: www.diftnorm.com
After a long time I am back with a lot of new works and updates on older projects.
New works include clients like Dornbracht (on behalf of Sehsucht),
Jagermeister International, The FWA, illustrations I did for the OFFF’09 Book,
Desktopography and more + personal stuff!
I hope you like the update!
(We’ve been simmering this one at the Denham studio for a while. We’re excited that Wix, Gee and Edson are so close to unleashing their new concept so I’ll double-up on the postings by sharing it here as well as on our own site.)
The official introduction of the EnPlus/Denham Collusion Series marks the project coming out of months of secret meetings and into the winter light of Amsterdam in December. The series includes the 495 Japanese Dry Selvedge, the 459 American Standard and the Revised Staple White Tee. Each of the three represents a meeting of the minds of EnPlus and Denham.
Malvin Wix, Gee Schmidt and Edson Sabajao AKA Patta have a proven track-record of identifying, participating-in, filtering and combining style influences with a level of distinction and individuality that can only be born from lifetimes fully submersed in the unpredictable but ultimately harmonious mix of expressive cultures which have been capturing their imaginations since they were kids.
The combined vision they’ve manifested within their existing Patta concept has received international respect deriving as much from the trio’s personal integrity as it does from the carefully curated rare sneaker assortment for which the store is world renowned. Patta’s selection has a reputation for flair, taste, cool, authenticity and fun and the service culture the team have nurtured in the shop has always reflected these exact same values.
STYLE & CULTURE DETECTION AT PRECINCT 5
But that’s Patta. There new shop Precinct 5 which opens next week on December 10th sits within a retired Amsterdam police station (the former 5th precinct) and represents a completely new step in their entrepreneurial evolution and their new product design platform.
WHAT IS ENPLUS [&PLUS]?
EnPlus is now emerging as the product-based expression of this next evolutionary stage. The crew approached Denham to collude on an inaugural program of co-branded items in honor of the birth of their new shop and the emergence of their new brand.
The concept includes two equally pure approaches to the iconic 5-pocket along with the kind of fresh white tee shirt we used to scoop-up in double packs, crack open and wear right off the card, fold lines and all.
495 JAPANESE DRY SELVEDGE
Named for the address of the Denham store in Amsterdam, the premium edition is crafted in 22-dip Japanese narrow-loom selvedge and features anodized trumpet-shank buttons on the fly. Other details like the full waistband embroidery; “Honorable Men Go With Honorable Men,”, the high gloss black leather waistband label with EnPlus emboss, black twill interior fly taping and interior pocketbag imprint are all common to both denim styles.
459 AMERICAN STANDARD
Named for the address of the new Precinct Five store, the core edition is made from classic 8-dip American denim and features a traditional button fly. The other details like the full waistband embroidery; “Honorable Men Go With Honorable Men,”, the high gloss black leather waistband label with EnPlus emboss, black twill interior fly taping and interior pocketbag imprint are all present here too.
CUFF WIDTH AS THE NEW GOLDEN RATIO
The project has been characterized by an positivistic realness embodied by Wix, Gee and Edson. Jean culture attracts purism like knees attract grass-stains but there are endless types of purism when it comes to denim. In the case of the EnPlus crew one core element of the blue jean design dogma is the all-important cuff with. The discussion surrounding the ideal cuff width was long, rigerous and exacting. For those of us on the Denham team it was an unexpected chance to witness a spin on jean oriented passion that was entirely new. Even Jason with decades of denim experience hadn’t been exposed to this particular orientation before.
The cuff matters because the kicks matter. Stupid. Why else? Jeans need to look good with your kicks, or the other way around. High top, low top, mid, padded leather, unlined canvas… Getting that key measurement to work with ‘em all is no mean trick.
Reaching back to the days when we would crack open a 2-pack of white tee shirts with the broad self-satisfied grin of guys that can put off the laundry for another weekend, the Collusion tee shirts are offered two-at-a-time in a subtle slub-jersey and feature articulated lower hem-drop creating shirt tails that are part of Denham’s own tee signature launching within their Spring 2010 assortment.
THEIR PLACE OR OURS
The three styles in the Collusion series are offered only at the new PRECINCT FIVE shop opening December 10th, and starting at the same time they will also be presented in our own Amsterdam store on the Pinsengracht.
Megan Herbert has produced a range of five gift-wrapping papers created to enhance your gifts for any occasion. An Australian-born illustrator and writer, she is now based in Iceland. In the Summer of 2009 she and designer Sruli Recht opened their own concept store, Vopnabúrið, in downtown Reykjavik. Iceland’s beautiful desolation is a big influence on her work.
Each design represents elements we all as human beings share – the blood coursing through our veins (‘Circulation’), the bones helping us to stand strong (‘Skeletal’), the food that nourishes us (‘Digestion’), the air filling our lungs (‘Respiration’), and the traditions that shape our history (‘Snowflakes’). The colours range from a deep red and rich green (ideal for Christmas), to a soft teal, a slate grey-blue, and a warm biscuity brown. Designed and printed in Iceland on reclaimed deadstock, they are double the size of conventional store-bought papers.
This limited edition collection is available for sale online at meganherbert.com and in Iceland at Vopnabúrið (Hólmaslóð 4), Mynja (Skólavörðustígur 12), Þjóðminjasafn Íslands/ The National Museum (Suðurgata 41), Kraum (Aðalstæti 10), and Mál og Menning (Laugurvegur 18).
Megan’s wrapping paper, prints and original works are also available at Vopnabúrið.
For further enquiries and wholesale orders – www.meganherbert.com / firstname.lastname@example.org / +354 6154778
Gift-giving is a thoughtful gesture we all enjoy, especially at this time of year. But a gift whose wrapping is as carefully selected as its contents is one that will be remembered forever.
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