Category: Illustration

14
Feb

Healthy School Campaign

PROJECT

Healthy Schools Campaign works to ensure that schools can provide students with healthy environments, nutritious food, opportunities for physical activity and experiences that support lifelong healthy habits. With robust and engaging programs like Space to Grow and Parents United, to the thrilling competition of Cooking Up Change, HSC is empowering the youth of Chicago and nationwide. We were fortunate enough to be able to lend our design hand.

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RESULT

Working with HSC over the years has included a wide variety of projects; a large series of education-oriented illustrated signage for a slew of schoolyards around Chicago, refreshing some of the program branding with fun pattern designs and even designing the annual schoolyard report. Oh, and tote bags for books! We are grateful for the opportunity to do our small part in advocating for future generations.

Creative Direction: Anne Moertel

 

03
Feb

Dispensary 33

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PROJECT

Dispensary 33 is the city of Chicago’s first medical cannabis dispensary. We were lucky enough to be asked to do a large mural that encompassed the entire transaction counter for their beautiful new Andersonville location. With the likes of Linsey Rosen and Jaime Magaliff from Perimeter Architects at the helm of the project, how could we say no. Ooowee.

Photo Credit: Mike Schwartz

RESULT

With the interior of the space having a very sophisticated, modern aesthetic we referenced a vintage botanical specimen style of illustration to show the growth process of a cannabis plant. The right side shows from seed to sprout and the left a full, lush cannabis plant. We utilized the bright chartreuse pop color of the D33 brand and went crazy with some nice, black line-work.

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04
Feb

Bader Rutter Chicago Mural

PROJECT

When full-service marketing communications agency Bader Rutter expanded to Chicago they wanted to adorn their office with some windy city style. We were enlisted to develop and illustrate a 30-foot city map, but not your run-of-the-mill tourist map. No, no, no. They requested a unique, playful and borderline ‘weird’ (yes, this was actually in the project brief) interpretation of the city. A map from the view of a true Chicagoan, highlighting some of the famous city icons but focusing on local legends and neighborhood gems.

RESULT

We utilized a laundry list of authentic Second City stuffs: iconic loop architecture, famous Jazz clubs, local delicacies (BEEF!), the smell of chocolate by Bloomers and even dirty dives like Richard’s Bar. After some imaginative city planning, a bunch of playful puns and many days of drawing (a seriously giant drawing), our re-imagining of Chicago was complete. As an added bonus, we actually learned about a plethora of historic tidbits like the Cattle Path, the infamous Walking Dude and distinct bungalow-style houses.

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21
Jul

Adidas Originals • Holiday

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PROJECT

A series of scene illustrations and spot graphics for Adidas Originals in-store holiday campaign, used across 16 major US cities nation-wide. The goal was to create a holiday look & feel that still embodied the athletic and heritage aspects of the Adidas Original brand. Working with a badass Art Director definitely stacked the deck.

AD: Colleen Malmberg

RESULT

Using a graphic, bold and almost pop art-inspired illustration style along with a bright color palette, the goal were achieved. The illustrations and spot graphics adorned everything from 20 foot wall graphics, large display boxes, felt flocked gift cards, die-cut hang tags and even little snow globes! Each illustration was location-specific, so cold climate cites on the east coast featured snowball fights and snowy cabins, whereas sunny west coast cities utilized more beach inspired graphics.

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21
Jul

Mi Adidas

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PROJECT

For the Adidas ‘mi adidas’ ​line of customizable footwear 3 intricate shoe graphics were commissioned to show the concept of personality and individuality. For all 3 shoes illustrations the client requested that each item was drawn separately, so there was a lot of flexibility with usage.

Art Direction: ​Colleen Malmberg

RESULT

The shoes were illustrated composed of many, many everyday items (and some not-so-everyday) to represent the uniqueness of the people that wear them. Originally intended to be used for apparel, the line-work of these graphics was also used as box sleeves for shoe packaging in the Asia & European markets.

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