“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares, as opposed to ugly things. That’s my intent.” – Saul Bass, Graphic Designer
Jessica Stafford is the lovely face behind well-known Instagram icon @jessbinxx, an exceptionally talented self-taught photographer as well as a medical student based in Cape Town. Her brand has grown significantly in the last year and she approached me to design a logo for her a little while ago. We gathered at my Atelier one Saturday morning and reflected on her visual concepts for the design process. Using my signature aesthetic I came up with a few hand crafted options for her and she allowed her followers to vote on which one they preferred via her Instagram account. The design below was therefore chosen through this unique selection. I have been infatuated with Graphic Design since I was fifteen years old and it was such a pleasure working with this talented soul.
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke
The lovely ladies of Bamboo Revolution contacted me earlier this year to do a Weekend Takeover for them on Instagram. I absolutely adore their exquisite wristwatches and I am delighted to launch their latest green strap petit (limited edition of 30 so fabulously exclusive) wristwatch for their Green Month in September. The watch faces are made from carbonated bamboo, with inherent characteristics, making each watch face unique and is paired with an African-inspired ostrich leather watchstrap. Each piece is hand-assembled and the handmade packaging is entirely recyclable. The Bamboo Revolution team strongly believe in and support the idea of creating a greener, more conscious and sustainable environment and for this reason they donate a percentage of their proceeds to planting trees in areas that are in need of reforestation or afforestation. Bamboo Revolution was born out of a humble student project at CPUT in 2012 and is a beautifully inspirational local brand that is sincerely worth supporting.