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Llew Mejia is a stylistic illustrator skilled in hand-drawn illustration, pattern/print, packaging, branding, and computer generated illustration … Llew currently resides in Minneapolis, where he is currently working as a textile designer/illustrator.”

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Llew Mejia | illustration

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  • 06.16.2014
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"VAL is an Award Winning London based design studio created by independent designer Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers in April 2009, specializing in furniture and accessories for the high-end market. Trained as an industrial designer and with 10 years of consistent work experience designing, making and selling furniture.The concepts behind VAL furniture are functionality, aesthetics and surprise factor.

Valentinaʼs design fuses conceptual thinking, artistic approach and usability. What is unique about her work, is its originality, boldness, narrative and outstanding quality. Valentina offers furniture and accessories created in the line of emotional design: pieces made to last, to grow older with their owners, becoming into much more than just a material possession to them. The designs are not based in disposable transit trends. This particular take in furniture and accessories invites the user to interact with it, to play, to question, to surprise, to enjoy.”

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THE PRICKLY PAIR CHAIRS
Material | mix media
Dimensions | variable

The Prickly Pair Chairs is a furniture project born out of the creative experience of a Mexican designer in Europe.

The chairs juxtapose Mexican and European aesthetic values, incorporating the formal design elements and quirks of both to create a cultural blend. They are frivolous and humorous yet simultaneously encourage reflection and acceptance. Shapes, materials, colours, textures and finishes collide in irreverent and playful harmony; the Prickly pair chairs are a statement against prejudice and preconceptions.

The classical French oval chair originated in the Rococo period during the reign of Louis XV and has since been adopted throughout central Europe. Although now completely familiar, its form was radical at the time — considered over-decorated nonsense which dispensed with rectilinear styles in favour of more light-hearted asymmetric forms. Rococo’s naturalistic and exuberant ornamentation mixed natural and artificial forms of all kinds, from plant motifs to representations of the grotesque.

The Nopal cactus symbolizes Mexican heritage and national pride. According to legend, the Gods told the Aztecs to build Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City) in the place they saw an eagle standing on a Nopal, devouring a snake. To this day, the image resides on the National Shield.

While Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns may immediately convey ‘Mexican-ness’ to European audiences (even though they were filmed in Spain and Italy), it is the sight of cactus and Nopales that brings meaning to Mexican daily life and form the most beloved symbols of the country’s culture.

The blend of these two iconographic elements was achieved in this ‘matching’ pair of chairs. ‘Prickly Pair Chairs’ respects the original chair but concludes that its new, hybrid form synthesizes the ‘best of both worlds’; it evokes nostalgia for what was left behind and helps facilitate a sense of belonging in a new environment by fusing two powerful cultural symbols.

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THE GHOST OF A CHAIR
Material | 4mm polyester sheets
Technique | hand made
Special Features | each chair is a one-off.

These fabulous Ghost Chairs are a limited edition of 99 pieces of each style, are made upon request, and can be customized in any colour.

The Ghost of a Chair is a sculptural free-form furniture piece, handmade out of a single transparent polyester sheet. Each chair is unique due to its unconventional manufacturing process, using a combination of high-end technology and craft, in a labour of love. Volatile and unpredictable, each Ghost chair is a One-off.

The Ghost of a Chair embodies signature aesthetics with its originality and functionality in a statement furniture piece. Its transparency enables the chair to exist in any environment. The material itself is a light conductor and can easily function as an outdoor fixture; its versatility goes as far as your imagination can take you.

The Ghost of a Chair is presented as a Lady version — without armrest — and Gentleman style — arm chair. Both with a weight allowance up to 150 kg.

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The Blooming Branches Collection: Lamps & Ceramics
Material | stoneware ceramics, wood, electrical fittings, fabrics
Dimensions | variable

A creative crossover design project where [English] nature meets [Mexican] traditional craft resulting in a beautiful and poetic collection of lamps and sculptural ceramic pieces.

Each ceramic piece has been individually casted, fired and glazed. From classy monochrome and colourful pop to sexy metallic’s. The lamp-stands are made out of solid wood, bee waxed or lacquered finish. The lampshades are presented in a great variety of shapes and lushly fabrics. A lighting collecting that respond to the delights of designart enthusiast and where form follows fiction.

Breaking the mould.
Following traditional casting techniques, each mould has a lifespan of approximate 100 units. Based on this and due the labour of love that each piece require in the making, The Blooming Branches collection belongs to a limited edition of 70 pieces of each style.

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V A L | object design

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  • 04.29.2014
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Stay Hungry | 360 x 500mm letterpress print on Wild 300gsm (35% cotton stock).

“’We are a studio that believes in the narrative that drives us all. We hold in equal regard the process, craftsmanship and origin of every aspect of every project.’

Simon and Jenna Hipgrave established The Hungry Workshop to deliver this passion for storytelling through design, process, craft and collaboration. They’re hands on with many aspects of each project, often quite literally rolling up their sleeves and getting elbow deep in creating a perfect execution.”

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Blank Collection

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"It can be hard to find a card that has the perfect sentiment – that’s why we created the Blank Collection. A series of floral woodcut illustrations and vintage styled sans serif typography is offset by your sweet, silly or serious handwritten message. With a little bit of guidance along the way you can add your own words to create a truly unique and original card that will really let someone know how you’re feeling.

The blank collection cards are A6 (105 x 148.5mm) and letterpress printed on Stephen Smart White 330gsm, a 100% carbon neutral stock.”

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Flynn’s Anaglyph Letterpress Print

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"A place where you can pass from one dimension to the other, Flynn’s is the home of the fabled Tron arcade that, in 2010, transported Sam Flynn into a digital world. Our print is an homage to that moment – put on a pair of classic red / blue 3d glasses and the anaglyphic print comes to life with another dimension.

Created for the ‘Directors Cut’ Look Hear exhibition 2013, Flynn’s was letterpress printed by hand on our Asbern proof press in two colours on Crane Lettra 300gsm.”

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Floral Wrapped Cards

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"Each card is wrapped in an Australian floral pattern, letterpress printed in bright magenta and turquoise on Wild 300gsm, a 35% cotton stock."

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The Hungry Workshop | print

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  • 04.07.2014
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"Award winning Moscow-based designer Dima Loginoff is “the rising star of product design” according to a world famous magazine INTERNI. Dima has designed for world famous brands such as VitrA, Elle Decoration, Studio Italia Design, Axo Light and others, and won numerous international awards including iF product design award and Red Dot product design award, International Design Award, Artemide “Best Lighting Design” competition, Design And Design and many others. The designer has been a two-times nominee for a prestigious Young Designer of the Year award at the ELLE DECO International Design Award.”

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Sleeping Biscuit

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biscuit (unglazed porcelain) table lamp concept

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Lets Say The Lamp

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suspension lamp concept

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Mountain View

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suspension lamp concept

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Dima Loginoff | object design

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  • 03.11.2014
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… continued from Post Projects | graphic design [one]

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Revolver Coffee

"We worked closely with Revolver Coffee to create a visual identity and brand that would embody the values and spirit of its founders, the Giannakos brothers. We created a system that was flexible enough to be applied to exterior signage, menus, stationery, while also working in harmony with the interior design of their space.”

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Bambudda

Bambudda is a modern Chinese cuisine restaurant located in Vancouver’s Gastown district. Post Projects was commissioned to create the identity for the restaurant. The identity execution took the form of menu design, stationery, website, signage and custom wallpaper. We also worked with Jennilee Marigomen to produce photographs of the restaurant itself.”

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Post Projects | graphic design [two]

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  • 12.22.2013
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