Category Archives: design

New BRUTE! bottle openers unleashed.

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We here at BRUTE! Propaganda are always on the look-out for quality merchandise with which to adorn our images so it’s a pleasure to team up with a company that specialises in robust paraphernalia. Over at barproducts.com, they’ve produced a stunning series of BRUTE! bottle openers that will be the talking point of any BBQ, wake or parents-teachers meeting.

 

Buy them separately or as a set at their web shop now!

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Traxbox CD boxed set artwork.

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I was asked by old friend and rare dance music enthusiast, Ian Dewhirst, to create the cover artwork for their CD collection of dance classics from Chicago’s¬†legendary Trax Records back catalogue. ¬† I agreed and spent the next week roughing out several concepts before settling on the one above.

 

When plotting out a character’s lines, I want to make as much impact from the lighting as possible and so, to ensure maximum flexibility, I built the DJ first in 3D so I could experiment with multiple set-ups.

 

On finding the right angle, I printed out the 3D face and then inked it in by hand before scanning it back into Illustrator for the final vector re-drawing.

Logos and lettering also by yours truly.

 

To order a box, go here

Bike design

I’ve always been fascinated at how designers are still developing new and innovative shapes from the basic blueprint of the push bike.

With my design, I’ve created a shape based on two dissected halves of a perfect circle in order to give a more road-hugging silhouette. Front and rear lights are integrated into the frame.

Still haven’t worked out how it turns corners yet `: |

New BRUTE!/BMW Racing Helmet

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New photos in from my mate on the BMW racing team showing the new BRUTE! design. Very bright and bold and a real bitch to do, apparently. Thanks to James Clay from Bimmerworld for the photos and kudos to Mike Savage at Savage Designs for the PJ. http://www.savagedesigns.com/

http://www.bimmerworld.com

http://www.bimmerworldracing.com

http://www.powerflexusa.com

To see the rough art for this design, go here and here