Month: January 2012

Irina Troitskaya {Moscow, Russia}


Great work from Russian illustrator and artist Irina Troitskaya that’s she’s brought to life through a series of characterful Russian dolls. Her portfolio is full of charm and warmth with a twist of wit and cultural heritage. Her work has been commissioned by HP, BMW, Elle, Mamas & Papas among others. Personal favourite is the work for Lonely Elk.  

Last orders at the D&AD bar


With entries closing on 01 February – just days away – D&AD have sent out a polite reminder to creative folk with ideas on scooping a Yellow (or even Black) Pencil this year, that time is a’tick-tocking away to get entries in. Over the last 49 years, D&AD has celebrated outstanding design and advertising that has influenced generations of creative talent. This year, their ambition is to make the 50th D&AD Annual the ultimate benchmark […]

One Design {Auckland}

Awesome agencies / LWC

Based right here in Auckland, Cloud 9 is floating closer to home this week, in fact pretty much straight past my window as the agency in question is right up my street in more ways than one. One Design are an elusive bunch, gliding quietly under the radar. Unable to unearth their awesomeness through the web portal, I dug a little deeper and discovered they had a fair few tasty packaging projects to their name […]

Li, Inc. {New York}

Awesome agencies

Stunning print design from New York’s Li, Inc. whose clients in the fashion, art and beauty realm include Barneys, Guggenheim, Louis Vuitton, Vogue China, Chanel, Tasaki, Swiss Institute, H&M and Design Museum amongst others.  

CODO {Indianapolis, IN}

Awesome agencies

CODO are an agency that take their research and brand development very ‘hands on’. Engaging their clients and building excitement around the design process has lead to some lovely results, in particular their use of letterpress. Tw. @cododesign

Toko {Sydney}

Awesome agencies / LWC

This week on Cloud9 we’re in Sydney but with a little outside influence. The multi-talented Toko is the handy work of Dutch designers Eva and Michael who, in 2008, turned sunny side up with a permanent shift to Sydney. Fear not though, the rich European influence is still felt with a wonderfully playful and unexpected approach to design. Tw. @tokodesign

Olly Moss {London}


The rather awesome work of Olly Moss. You may recognise it from work with clients like Sony, Lucasfilm, Nike, Apple, Paramount, Penguin Books, Urban Outfitters, Levis, New York Times, Time Magazine. Tw. @ollymoss