Category Archives: Illustration

Commonwealth Brewing Co – Packaging

How much fun are these packaging designs? If you’ve been following our blog for a while you know how much we enjoy craft beer packaging – the scope and freedom for really out there design is just amazing. Here we see a very graphic take on craft beer packaging by Thirst for Commonwealth Brewing Co. Each can variant is represented by beautiful abstract, painterly designs.

We always talk about how design can affect sales and consumer desire to buy a brand and these are such a good example. How could you not want one of these in your hand or in your fridge? They’re irresistible!

You can see more of Thirst’s great work in the alcohol category here.

And you can learn more about the Commonwealth Brewing Co. here.

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Miguel Pang – Illustration

Miguel Pang is a Barcelona-based illustrator with a messy hand-drawn style that is instantly recognisable. We love the bold pinks, wonky lines and most of all – the fact that you can see a human hand made this work. There’s a place for every possible illustration style under the sun, from hyper-polished CGI all the way through to rudimentary mark-making, but there really is something fun about this type of work.

You can check out more of his work at his website here.

Novarroz Rice – Packaging

Novarroz, a Portuguese rice brand, has produced this gorgeous Origins range, which features different rice from around the world. We love the way they use illustration as the main thrust of this packaging, capturing the feeling of each country where the respective rice comes from.

A very smart move from Super Brand Consultants, who were the creative agency on this project!

Camera Repair Centre – Print Campaign

Such great work from The Public House in Ireland for Camera Repair Centre. They’ve got a really simple message to deliver: Yesterday’s Cameras Restored For Today, which they brought to life with smart illustrations showing people using old cameras in the ways we use them today.

Spot on! And really funny too!

Another Pirate Story

We love it when people push the boundaries of multimedia and web design like this. This project, Another Pirate Story, by Alessandro Larini is a beautifully illustrated interactive story for kids (and adults!) that takes place on a really gorgeous website.

Begin your journey here!

Entrepreneurial Updates!

We love nothing more than seeing our students take entrepreneurial initiative! Today, we’re sharing work from Emma Haines, a 3rd year graphic design student and Carla de Beer, a 2nd year illustration student. They both showcased their wares at the Private Hotel School Night Market in Stellenbosch on Friday night, with Carla also exhibiting earlier in the year at the Academy’s Miniature Exhibition.

 

To see more of their work and support their entrepreneurial efforts, you can check them out online!

Emma Haines you can find on instagram here. And on Behance here.

Carla de Beer you can find on Behance here.

See more of their work below.