Creative Mondays 43 – Crow Beer

Crow Beer Design

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

Crow Beer. *Insert snappy slogan here*. So this week’s Creative Mondays is all about beer? It certainly didn’t start like that.

After last week’s attempt at a glass-inspired image I wanted to try something similar with an animal shape. A bird was the first thing that came to mind, probably because I could see the shape of the beak in “shard” form. So I created the bird and broke it into pieces but I didn’t like where I was going. The illustration needed caging so I added the pentagon shape around the crow and this idea for a beer label unfolded. I’ll probably revisit the illustration and try the glass image but ice-cold Crow Beer is ready to serve!

The crow was created in Illustrator, the bottle and the label with patterned background were all created in Photoshop.

Creative Mondays 16 – Business Card

CreativeJUUS Business Card design

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

CreativeJUUS Business Cards

So here we are at week 16 and I’ve taken the opportunity for this Creative Monday to show off my latest business card design. This was my first crack at designing a card for my new(ish) brand identity and I quite like the way the swirl is incorporated into the piece. I also wanted to make sure to include the “American citizen, born in Iceland…” blurb as I find it’s always a nice ice-breaker when meeting new people!

Internet Social Shopping.

So shopping on the Internet isn’t anything new. In fact in the 15 years that eBay has been going, shopping on the Internet has blossomed. Interestingly, it hasn’t stopped there. The world wide web’s ability to constantly evolve has enabled everyone to market their own work and set up their own shopping space online.

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Visa ‘Life Flows Better’ Campaign Takes You to the World Cup.

Visa has launched a campaign to celebrate its sponsorship of the FIFA World Cup. Using the ‘life flows better’ strapline an obviously unfit man makes his way through various locations around the world and progresses to score a goal at what I can assume is the World Cup.

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Adidas Originals – Star Wars Collection

Star Wars never gets old for me as I grew up watching all the originals many many times and a new advertising campaign by adidas is making sure that Star Wars will be around for a while longer with a new collection of shoes and apparel completely inspired by the films. The advert is brilliantly made and with the obvious inclusion of many of adidas’ celebrity stars it brings a contemporary feel to the Star Wars image. An awesome remixed song to boot!

Also posted up a selected few items that I’d have on my wishlist:

Adidas X-Wing

Adidas Luke

Adidas Atat

The pieces begin to hit all adidas Originals stores and other select retailers in January 2010 while a closer look into the lineup will soon be made available.