Basant CD Design

The Dhol Foundation celebrate their 22nd anniversary with a vibrant new album, ‘Basant’.

Basant festival is celebrated in the Indian springtime. The festival is an explosion of colour. Kites are made especially for the occasion and can be seen flying in the skies. The album design reflects the colours of India and the vibrant, eclectic soundtrack featuring dhol drums.

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Available to buy from www.eccrecords.co.uk

The Dhol Foundation will be touring with Afro Celt Sound System during November.
For more information and tour dates check out www.afroceltsoundsystem.org.uk

Photos: www.jamesshead.co.uk

 

The Sound Approach vinyl design

The first vinyl release from The Sound Approach launches today!

Created in collaboration with Poole based record label ECC100, ‘The Beauty of The Sound Approach’ launches at Birdfair, Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

The album features a diverse selection of unpublished bird song recordings, chosen and recorded by The Sound Approach collective. The recordings come from locations as diverse as the Moroccan desert, the Canadian tundra and the Siberian taiga.

 

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This has been a wonderful project to be involved with since I am especially interested in wildlife conservation.

The album features cover illustrations by Killian Mullarney, and booklet illustrations by Håkan Delin.

If you are heading to Birdfair this weekend visit The Sound Approach stand 65-66 in Marquee 7 for a listen!

The Sound Approach exhibition stand at Birdfair

www.soundapproach.co.uk

www.eccrecords.co.uk

www.birdfair.org.uk

Caffe Saporito Brochure Design

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Caffe Saporito Brochure cover, featuring foil, embossing and spot UV finishes

Caffe Saporito are a local coffee supplier based in Christchurch, Dorset. They approached me to update their current brochure. 

Caffe Saporito supply a wide range of products including their own blends of high quality coffee beans. Caffe Saporito also offer a full range of espresso machines, catering equipment and barista supplies.

Caffe Saporito were looking for a brochure to display their high quality products. We chose special print finishes to reflect this. The brochure cover features a matte laminate finish along with an embossed logo with gold metallic foil. The paper is also sourced from sustainable forests.

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Caffe Saporito Brochure printing at Gemini Print

For more information visit www.caffe-saporito.com

For printing information contact www.gemini-print.co.uk/

Afro Celt Sound System Album Design

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‘The Source’ album vinyl and CD designs featuring original artwork by legendary artist Jamie Reid

Afro Celt Sound System celebrate their 20th anniversary with a stunning new album, ‘The Source’. As its title suggests ‘The Source’ summons the original Afro Celt energy, while simultaneously yielding fresh and creative inspiration.

‘The Source’ brings together core members Simon Emmerson, Guinean vocalist, kora and balafon virtuoso N’Faly Kouyate and charismatic dhol master Johnny Kalsi, along with long-standing collaborators such as Davy Spillane and Emer Mayock on uillean pipes and whistles, Moussa Sissoko on djembe and talking drum, and members of Scottish folk fusion Shooglenifty (who contributed to the very first Afro Celt album).

Album designs for The Source feature original artwork by legendary English artist Jamie Reid. The design process involved collaborating with Jamie and members of the band to create a design that reflects the eclectic and celebratory music produced by Afro Celt Sound System.

The Source was recorded at various locations across Europe, including Spillane’s own studio by the Cliffs of Moher, an experience which Emmerson jokingly likens to a Game Of Thrones quest (“Go and seek out the wise man on the remote cliffs”). He credits the adept mixing skills of David Bottrill and Mass for their “alchemical art” in bringing the album’s varied elements and spontaneous twists together.

Afro Celt Sound System are currently touring the UK.

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T-shirt available to purchase at live events.

The Source is available from www.eccrecords.co.uk

www.afroceltsoundsystem.org.uk

Album photo: www.genovevaarteagarynn.co.uk

 

The Barista Bike Logo Design

 

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The Barista Bike started trading in 2015 and instantly received positive comments about its unique appearance but more importantly, how good the coffee tasted. Founder, Ian Redman has sourced all of the products locally, with coffee beans supplied by Winchester Coffee Roasters and a range of award winning teas are provided by Dorset Tea, including herbal options. Gluten free cakes and cookies are also available to compliment your favourite blend or brew from North Dorset based Honeybuns Bakery.

Ian approached me looking for a new logo design for his mobile coffee tricycle business. He was looking for a clean design that also reflected the traditional style of the tricycle, in a limited colour palette.

 

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The Barista Bike offers quality coffee and a selection of Dorset Teas

 

Ian describes the journey in his own words: “I was looking to start a small catering business but the cost of renting premises in a suitable location was too high for me at the time. A few years ago I attended a home barista course at Winchester Coffee Roasters and experienced the best cappuccino I had ever had.  There are lots of coffee shops and cafes in the UK but it is only on a rare occasion that you can buy a coffee that is memorable. After some research I realised that there was the opportunity to start a small mobile coffee business.

The coffee tricycle is built on a Dutch cargo trike. It is fully self-sufficient and silent in operation with an on-board water tank, gas and electricity. The Barista Bike sells “speciality coffee” which means great quality. Care is taken at each stage of the process from the coffee bean farmer to the barista who makes the cup of coffee. 

The logo that Amy designed epitomises the quality and professional image The Barista Bike aims to achieve. The logo is instantly recognisable and helps distinguish The Barista Bike from other mobile coffee traders. The logo has proved to be very flexible, with the colours reversed it looks stylish on a black background and professional on a business card.

The word barista is Italian for “bartender” and The Barista Bike can serve traditional, fruit and herbal teas, hot chocolate, milkshakes and uses dairy, soya and coconut milk.  Decaf coffee and tea are also available. Describe how you like your coffee and The Barista Bike will make it from flat white, latte, cappuccino, mocha, macchiato, an americano with an ice cube or iced coffee. The list is endless!

I went through a number of design examples I liked and disliked with Amy at the start of the design process. Amy listened, discussed what I wanted and designed a very professional looking logo that is instantly recognisable.  After one year, I am extremely happy with the design and would not change a thing. Amy has designed a logo that looks so professional, a number of people have even asked if The Barista Bike is a franchise.”

 

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The Barista Bike trading at Mudeford Arts Festival

The Barista Bike is currently trading at the following markets; Christchurch (Monday), Weymouth (Thursday) and Swanage (Friday). The tricycle has appeared at the Shake and Stir Festival in Southbourne and Mudeford Arts Festival. Ian and his team have received compliments at every event for the quality of the coffee!

The Barista Bike is also available to hire. For more information check out www.thebaristabike.co.uk

 

 

Schweeet Logo & Packaging Design

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Schweeet Logo & Packaging Design

I was approached by Daniel, founder of Schweeet, to create a logo design and packaging for his new product. Daniel had been working on ideas for a sugar alternative for some time and came to me with the concept and a brief for a simple and clean logo design and branding solution that could be used throughout the product packaging, website and social media.

Daniel describes his journey… As I was going down the fitness and nutrition journey, I decided to give up sugar (amongst other things). I soon realised that the best way for my body to lose weight was to maintain nutritional ketosis. During this process I found that I would still occasionally crave sweet foods, including adding sugar to my coffee or food. Ideally I was looking for the taste of sugar but without the negative side effects. I found that most of the sweeteners on the market either didn’t taste like sugar or had an aftertaste. In some cases solid sweeteners have Maltdextrin or Dextrose added to them as bulking agents, which are alternative forms of sugar which still have negative effects.

I soon found that sugar and all sweeteners would raise blood sugar levels (and lower ketones) so I spent a few years researching before Schweeet was finally born. Schweeet is the only sweetener on the market that does not affect blood sugar and blood ketone levels, with zero calories and zero carbohydrates. Schweeet is ideal for diabetics and anyone looking to maintain ketosis (for medical purposes) or fitness fantatics. Schweeet tastes exactly like sugar but without any of the negative side effects or aftertaste of sweeteners. Deemed safe by the NHS your body cannot use the main ingredient, sucralose in any way, therefore it will flush this out of your system.

I soon found that Schweeet could be used to help others and I started letting friends and family try Schweeet to replace sugar with incredible results. Suddenly I realised that I could help others to avoid sugar and live healthier lives without going without the taste of sugar in their food and drinks.

For more information and sales visit:  www.schweeet.com

Website designed by Matt Halnan, www.matthalnan.co.uk

Colourfest Mandala Designs

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Colourfest. A festival of  yoga, dance, music and magic, set in the beautiful Dorset countryside.  I have been working in collaboration with Colourfest founders Rowan Cobelli and Robbie Newman to create mandala designs for this years festival. This has been a wonderful journey full of unexpected creations…

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Colourfest founders and organisers Rowan and Robbie

 

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Colourfest movement space mandala design

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Colourfest dance, yoga and bhakti space mandala designs

 

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In the words of founders Rowan and Robbie…

Why and Who are we…..

We are two Yoga teachers for over 20 years with a love of Truth & Movement.

We are gathering people, artists and tutors who are also motivated by what they love more than unconscious agendas. We love genuine depth that comes from clearer seeing. There is enough in the world that is motivated by something else.

Our practice is to move in open, honest and true ways. To honour our energy levels and to support each other. How we put this event on is as important as the event itself. Our main set up team are all friends who offer help free, from the love in their hearts.

We hope to see you there…

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Colourfest flag designs represent the six paths of yoga, including Bhakti, Hatha, Jnana, Japa, Karma and Raja yoga

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Colourfest is held within the beautiful grounds of St. Giles House, Wimborne St. Giles, Dorset

 

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For more information go to www.colourfest.co.uk
For tickets click here

For details of the festival programme click here

Email: info@colourfest.co.uk  Phone: 07587 210556

 

 

 

 

 

 

JuiceSmart Logo Design

 

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JuiceSmart is a simple concept. Six cold-pressed juices delivered straight to your doorstep twice a week. 70% Vegetables + 30% Fruit = 100% goodness!

Sean Levey, JuiceSmart founder, set a clear objective for the JuiceSmart company and its team, he sees a world where everyone is living life to the full, with optimum health, living in a sustainable way. Sean created a model for growth from the start to run JuiceSmart as sustainably as possible, delivering juices in re-usable bottles and neoprene carriers with electric powered vehicles, run by renewable energy.

Sean was looking for a clean, simple logo design and infographics to reflect the simplicity of the JuiceSmart concept.

 

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Sean Levey, JuiceSmart founder

 “As a personal trainer it was my job to make results inevitable for my clients and to improve their health. I knew, as many of us do, that nutrition is the foundation of health, and fresh vegetables and fruit are the foundation of nutrition – these are the earth grown foods we evolved to eat. In the world we live in today we don’t have the time to be chomping through fresh raw vegetables for 8 hours a day like a chimpanzee does. We need healthy food but at the same time we need fast food, that is what JuiceSmart is.”

 

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JuiceSmart infographic designs

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20% off your first order www.juicesmart.co.uk/20off1

Ma Bolton’s Logo Design

 

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Kate started making gluten and dairy free food 7 years ago when she discovered that she couldn’t tolerate wheat and her children were suffering with eczema. Kate discovered that there was, and still is, little joy in the “free from” food available to buy. As a total foodie Kate lives for good flavours; food that makes you want to sing, and brings pleasure in the giving and receiving.  The free from options available were taking away her enjoyment of food so the experimentation began and Kates friends and work colleagues became tasters for her new creations. The feedback was really positive and Kate was encouraged to cook for others.

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Kate runs gluten-free workshops from her home in Dorset

Kate enjoys taking fresh ingredients and, sometimes, unexpected ingredients and turns them into beautiful tasty healthier bakes.

Gluten-free baked goods can often be devoid of nutrient value as the starchy flours needed to put the glutinous structure back in are so highly processed. Kate experiments in order to achieve a balance of good flavours and nutritional content in her ‘flavour adventure’ creations.

 

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Beetroot peelings ready for Kates beetroot gateaux creation

Kate uses vegetables in most of her gluten-free baking as they add moisture, structure and nutrients. Kates signature bake in the early days was a Beetroot Gateaux which at the time was a rare thing. Chocolate Beetroot Cake has become popular now but in the beginning her beetroot gateaux was regularly requested and Kate was often invited to events on its taste alone.  ‘You are the lady that makes beetroot cake’ remains a firm favourite with her customers. This story is the source of inspiration for Kates new logo design.

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Gluten-free cappuccino sweet potato cupcakes

Kate also grows fruits and vegetables in her garden which she uses to create a range of preserves and jams. Perfect for spreading onto her gluten-free scones!

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Redcurrants from Kates garden for making jam

Kate runs regular cookery workshops from home in Dorset. For more information check out www.mabolton.co.uk
E: kate@mabolton.co.uk | T: 01202 267569
Find out more here

 

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Vegan Heart Cakes Logo Design

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Vegan Heart Cakes is a vegan cake company based in Bournemouth, specialising in homemade baked and raw cakes.

Jo Tyszczuk is the creator of Vegan Heart Cakes. Jo approached me to create a logo design for her business. She was looking for a logo based on a heart shape, and a design that reflected her passion for vegan baking. I am really inspired by Jos story and her enthusiasm for setting up her own business.

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Originally from Poland, Jo has lived in Bournemouth for over 10 years. Two years ago, when her son Zen was born Jo decided to make some life changing decisions and started following a vegan lifestyle. Jo realised that there was a growing demand for vegan treats in the Bournemouth area and following her passion for baking she took the next step and set up her own business, Vegan Heart Cakes.

Jo now supplies cakes to local cafés in the Bournemouth area, including Flirt Café Bar, Espresso Kitchen, The Crooked Book, The Vintage Emporium Tea Rooms, Deli Rocks and Mocha Turtle. Jo makes cakes to order and also has pop up stalls at local vegan events.

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Jo Tyszczuk and her son Zen

Jo is passionate about the ingredients she uses to make her cakes. Jos cakes are mainly organic, gluten free, sugar and soya free, and powered by amazing superfoods! Everything is freshly prepared and made with love.

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For more information check out   www.veganheartcakes.com
Jo will be at Dorchester Vegan Fair on Saturday 7th November.  www.dorsetveganevents.co.uk
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