Thursday, November 24, 2011

take me to the mountains

It's nearly, nearly, that time of year again - camping time! I can't wait...

I made this collage out of photos from the previous three camping trips that Steve and I have been on. We discovered Jamaka Organic Farm in December 2009 and have been going back ever since. This is honestly the best campsite I've ever been to. Each spot is really private, secluded by trees and bushes, so even though it's in the middle of the hot hot Cedarberg, it's still nice and shady. There is an amazing rock pool to swim in and all the camp sites are along the river. Such a beautiful place.

For reservations, contact Jannie or Katrin Nieuwoudt via their website

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

goodbye third year!

Can't believe it's this time of year already - today we handed in our last projects and portfolios and in just under two weeks time it's our graduate exhibition. Crazy stuff. Here are some silly pictures of me looking silly, holding up the last thing that I need to hand in today, my application for next year, a BTech degree in Graphic Design...

Monday, November 7, 2011

you would look great in my studio

Something amazing that I just discovered thanks to Pinterest - this is an awesome concept from a Korean company called Mintpass. I so wish that I had a fat credit card and that these were more than just concepts, because I would definitely order one straight away! I need a hard-drive and have sort-of been shopping around for one lately, but so far all I can see are black, bulky lumps of expensive plastic and circuit board (ok, i'm not going to pretend to know exactly how a hard-drive works)...

Ooh father christmas, you can add this to my wishlist!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

corporate identity

Some slightly nicer shots of my newly finished, full range of stationery items.
I'm very happy with them!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

very distant memories

These pictures made me laugh, back in first year we had to photograph a designer or creative person in their workspace. Almost all of us just photographed each other, I don't think we were being lazy, we just didn't have time to find real designers, or something along those lines anyway! So these are some shots of me, pretending to be very productive and thoughtful, in my (old) room/studio that my friend, Leigh, took.

Funny funny...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Type stencils for the posters - it's taken about 2 hours to make these, but from the start of this project I have been determined to spend as little time in front of a screen and at the print shop as possible, so it's all going to be worth it.  Next step... handmade cd covers.

finishing touches

I must be on a roll with this blogging thing, i mean, 6 posts in 2 days? what nerd/procrastinator i am. This is a screenshot of something that I'm currently working on. Part of a poster series that will go with my corporate identity in time for the big bad graduate exhibition. Just under a month with too much to do! Fun times ahead.

a happy afternoon

Say hello to my newly-stamped business cards!

Very happy with them.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

dessert, surrounded by deadlines.

better than christmas

The rubber stamps for my personal corporate identity have been ordered and will be ready for collection tomorrow afternoon. I'm so excited! Can't wait to start stamping... I have a feeling that I will end up stamping a lot more than just business cards and letterheads, soon my whole room, including my face hands and lunchbox will be covered in inky logo's and contact information and then I will need a whole bottle of Handy Andy to come clean.

Super excited!

lost in toner valley

These are some old printouts that didn't quite come out right, because my old inkjet printer was running low on ink, but I actually really love the way they look. They are both pictures of my boyfriend, who has been in countless photoshoots and random poses for me over the past three years of my graphic design course! Thank you Mr. S for always being a top class model, without you, so many of my projects would not be the same.

bedroom studio

1. Sophie, my old friend. 2. Trusty desk light. 3. My dad's old compass that now lives on my desk; it doesn't really work too well, but it's still great to look at!

4. Real fake ceramic coffee mug, next to a pile of sketches. 5. I also love to sew, and I love the typographic detail on this thread. 6. Beautiful colourful bracelet from my love.

7. Some of the bits and pieces on my notice-board. 8. Street flowers that are now desk flowers. 9. Bookshelf of inspiration that hangs above my bed, with the pattern that I love so much and my new bag that I love even more.

10.  Another snapshot of my well-used noticeboard. 11.A typographical rule that belonged to my dad; I still use it all the time. 12. I just like the colour of this glass! 13. Brilliant roll-up pencil case.

There's no real reason for this post, I've just been procrastinating a little bit (okay, a lot) and I decided to take a few quick snapshots of my space. I think it will be pretty interesting to look back at these in a few years time...