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20/01/2012 - Comments Off on Advertising Association Check

Advertising Association Check

Satoshi Minakawa photographed a Lego inspired model of London's iconic Piccadilly Circus for Check, the Advertising Association's and Turner Media Innovations initiative to ensure regulations are adhered to when advertising to children. The finished ad ran as a DPS in Campaign. Executive Creative Director: Justin Tindall, Model Maker: Ben Miller.

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29/03/2007 - Comments Off on DGD & Brown Thomas

DGD & Brown Thomas

As well as developing the identity for TV gardener Diarmuid Gavin’s design consultancy, a series of European gardens were created by illustrator Sarah Wilson to take over all the windows of the Brown Thomas department store in Dublin. Working in collaboration with Diarmuid Gavin, all the flowers where selected to reflect the location of the different gardens. Corresponding fashion brands were used to dress the mannequins to complete the windows.

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26/05/2006 - Comments Off on The Conran Shop: Japan

The Conran Shop: Japan

The Conran Shop was planning a festival of all things Japanese and required an identity, product book and press poster. The book came in a bespoke handmade bag and the poster ingeniously, by the power of origami, folded up into a dog.

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19/01/2006 - Comments Off on Worn By R4

Worn By R4

The first catalogue for iconic T-shirt label ‘Worn By’ which recreates vintage T-shirts worn by rock and film legends. All the T-shirts come with a Polaroid hang tag which was used as a starting point for the creative. Coloured ink, stickers, distressed typography and lots of bold composition were used to create a confident look to the project. Printed on the superb Omnia stock from Fenner Paper.

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02/08/2005 - Comments Off on Quiet Storm Films

Quiet Storm Films

Trevor Robinson's advertising agency Quiet Storm were setting up a production company Quiet Storm Films and required an identity. With an open brief to create something subversive, the idea of erotic wallpaper was formulated. Using the skills of Illustrator David Bray an innocent looking wallpaper pattern was created which on closer inspection revealed something slightly more erotic. The identity was applied across all company material and website.

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06/09/2003 - Comments Off on Typical


Identity, art direction, typeface and products were created for the product design company Typical set up by myself, Jason Maclean and Yusef Hanif. Based on the idea of developing ‘Typical’ products through collaboration. A number of the products were developed in association with leading British fashion house Eley Kishimoto, including the rope print modular sofa and Hobnob chair.

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