Toolbox Graphic Design have been a part of the local design scene since 2006, I’ve been waiting until they had some work up on their site before I featured them though. Started by Adam Carpenter with Nathan Fuller, Toolbox Graphic Design is now a team of six, producing some very nice ‘real world’ design work from their fantastically looking renovated church studios. Adam has a good pedigree, having worked previously at John Nowland’s studio, it looks as though he is continuing to produce the goods as far as excellent design solutions go. The interior of the studio looks great, If I’m not mistaken, I also spy an old 80s style tabletop video game, if it has Galaxian on it I might have to consider sending them my CV.
Ask me to list the ten all time creative individuals I admire the most and Paul Sahre’s name would be pretty high up on that list. Now you can see a heap of his illustration work stretching back to the late 90s on his just launched site illoops (Illustration Office of Paul Sahre). There’s lots to inspire you here, the site itself is pretty straight forward as far as layout, but when the work is this good it speaks for itself. I saw the bare bones of this site when I was in New York earlier this year, glad to see it has come out so brilliantly!
Bri Hammond is a photographer and graphic designer from Adelaide who is currently working in the Visual Communication department of Fabrica in Treviso, Italy, lucky her. I have lots of respect for anyone who can produce the goods as both a fantastic designer and photographer and Bri covers both those categories spectacularly. There’s a lot of individual character in her work, her design pieces come across as very personable and there’s a quirky sort of melancholy happening in the photos she takes. It’s a cliché that every picture tells a story, but there seems to be a lot going on in each of her pieces, I would happily frame any of these and hang them on my walls. Be sure to check out Bri’s blog ‘Not Cheese’ where she updates her work and muses on the lovely time she is having in Treviso.