Timepiece company Uniform Wares commissioned UK-based creative consultancy Six to design a series of promotional mailers, stationary suite, gift vouchers, watch box inserts and supporting gift wrap materials for their wristwatch collections. All of the printed material was designed to reflect the simplicity of the company’s pared-down aesthetic, based around a philosophy firmly rooted in classic British design and contemporary styling. The use of strong, contrasting, albeit neutral colors is used throughout the series, finely complementing the wristwatches’ minimalist designs. I’m especially in love with the subtle use of the identity on the watch box, as well as the bold simplicity of the gift voucher numbers. The vector illustrations of the designs are beautifully expressive as well… Also, I’m having a hard time choosing a favorite watch!
Pawling Print is an independent design studio born from the collaboration between sisters Trisha and Janet Snyder, focusing on environmentally responsible production and clean, understated design. With a background in architecture, engineering and graphic design, as well as a notedly minimalistic aesthetic, the pair crafts patterns and objects for the home in both paper and linen, as well as a very popular line of screenprinted onesies for babies. Their patterns and illustrations are very geometric and simple in essence, yet very elegant in their understatement. Personally, I’m a big fan of their Lines tote!
Are you ‘cheerful, dynamic, and tuned in’? You might exude a Yang kind of vibe and opt for PANTONE 19-1764—yes, red. The authority on all things color, Pantone wants you to catch the Spring 2011 fever of color with your credit card. Pantone has partnered with Visa to introduce their color-matching system in the form of colorful Platinum Visa cards. The colors are selected from the Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2011 edition. Color aficionados, the color of the year for 2010 is PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise. My inner color spirit? A chatty, flaming “Miami Ink” pink can be irresistible to score points with my inner girl. But then again, I can not always pull off over-the-top color extravaganza. “Keep things simplest” with understated cues is my season’s de rigueur theme. What type are you?
The Japanese letterpress studio Otome Print has a small but gorgeous portfolio. What we see is two postcards, a New Year’s card, and something of what I think it is some sort of menu-wall, where each card represents a dish you can pick. The most awkward thing however is the slogan on the homepage: “Private press of girls since 2003″. Say what?! ;-)