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Derrick Castle    |    http://strawcastle.com    |    Etsy Shop

"Living in Nashville, I have been exposed to mixology and more modern interpretations of classic cocktails through friends that I have in the bartending industry. I wanted to pay tribute to some of my favorite classic cocktails with this series of block prints."

Straw Castle started out as small independent clothing line, which lead into something Derrick could have never imagined. A year or so into his clothing line release, he started getting emails from a wide range of clothing lines and merch groups that had seen his designs and loved what he was doing. It’s just unfortunate that this did not result in the way of sales for his clothing line. What it did do, is give him the opportunity to work with these kind folks creating designs for their perspective projects.

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20 Jun

Designer of the week - 16/06/2014

Shaun Hill   |    http://shaunhill.co.za

Shaun is a designer and illustrator based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is focused on typography, illustration, graphic design and character design. 

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17 Jun

Designer(s) of the week - 02/06/2014

This Town Needs Posters    |    Website    |    Facebook

Started in 2008., TTNP is a collaboration between Sven Sorić and Hrvoje Spudić, future architects and occasional poster-makers based in Zagreb, Croatia. 

Amateur passion for posters and the independent scene pushes this “outfit” do the best they can to produce a decent piece of work when asked for. As of 2013. the duo shifts their focus toward hand printed posters.

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3 Jun

Quote of the week - 02/06/2014

Tanamachi Studio    |    http://tanamachistudio.com

TANAMACHI STUDIO is a boutique graphic design studio specializing in hand-lettering & custom typography for editorial, lifestyle, food, and fashion brands.

Dana Tanamachi-Williams is a Texas-bred, Brooklyn-based graphic designer and letterer who enjoys living a quiet life and working with her hands. After designing Broadway show posters at SpotCo and working under Louise Fili, Dana opened her own design & lettering boutique, Tanamachi Studio. She has been commissioned by clients such as Google, Yahoo!, Rugby Ralph Lauren, The Ace Hotel, Tommy Hilfiger, West Elm, and Bloomingdale’s. In 2011, she was named a Young Gun (YG9) by the Art Directors Club and a Young Creative to Watch by HOW Magazine. In 2012, Dana had the unique honor of creating custom cover art for O, HOW, and TIME Magazines, as well as an exclusive product line for Target in late 2013.

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2 Jun