Made Coffee – Packaging

Coldbrew coffee is an interesting subcategory inside ‘coffee design’, where designers are able to apply their work to different substrates and shapes. Here, Break Maiden have done a great job for Made Coffee, a Florida-based cannery, creating a design that captures the feeling of being in Florida. Perfect for those warm days when nothing but a coldbrew coffee will hit the spot!


Car Shoot with our Students

Recently, Sarel van Staden and Maryna Cotton, professional photographers based in Pretoria, visited the academy to show our students how they shoot cars. Their car photography workshop was attended by our students in the Higher Certificate in Commercial Photography as well as the photographer students from the BA programme. What is so incredible about Sarel and Maryna is not just their love for the craft and creative process of photography but also their unique FDL lighting technique, which elevates automotive photography into fine art.

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to Donford BMW in Stellenbosch for the use of their gorgeous car for the day.

And to learn more about Sarel and Maryna, please do visit their website here.

Richard Kovacs – Photography

Richard Kovacs is an Hungarian photographer based in London, and a recent graduate of the London College of Fashion. We’re sharing images from his series, I Will See You In My Dreams, which captures the fashion scene in Lagos. Inspired by their unique sense of style, Kovacs has developed his own – shooting mostly at night with gels and coloured lighting to create something dreamlike, tactile and grainy. We love it!

Check out more of Kovacs’s work on his site here.

Pack’d – Packaging

A smart idea requires a smart design and in this case – we have both! Pack’d is a Belgian supplement company that takes the guesswork out of vitamins and health supplements. With individual packs for your ‘dawn’ and ‘dusk’ tablets (with designs to match) Pack’d offers a much more foolproof way to supplement well.

Using dawn and dusk as inspiration, we can see how designer Davy Dooms has created a really solid piece of design here that not only meets the brief in terms of functionality and usability, but looks great too!

Nike Tech Pack Collection – Video

If you’re looking for some sleek, beautiful art direction you’ve come to the right place. This film for the new Nike Tech Pack Collection is such a great example of how a unified vision can come together. Taking inspiration from the futuristic feel of the clothes, this ad offers a well thought out colour palette and just the right amount of flourishes to really bring the feel of this collection to life.

Alexander Coggin – Photography

Alexander Coggin is an American photographer who plies his trade in London. We’re sharing his project, Untitled (Community Theatre), where he goes backstage at local community theatre productions near his home in Michigan and captures local kids taking part in the productions.

It so strongly brings to mind the excitement, trepidation and energy of those early days when we did our time in the school play or other productions! Lovely!

You can see more of Coggin’s work on his (very fun) website here.