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Robot Food   |   http://robot-food.com

Robot Food arrived at the peak of the global financial crisis. Five years later, we’re toasting success with our very own anniversary rum. To celebrate these five fantastic years, we’ve had special rum bottled, in a limited edition of fifty. It’s aged five years in oak barrels, with a label that speaks of ‘a depth and complexity far beyond its years’. Each bottle has been hand numbered and finished with a branded wax seal.”

Robot Food was started in a dining room in Harrogate, in January 2009, by Mike & Simon who met and became friends while studying art & design at college. We would love to say that we refined our model while learning from our employer, taking a wage – that we broke away, bringing clients with us on our journey, but we didn’t. We had a vision, developed creative concepts and PR’d them as if they were real, gaining exposure in major international design press. We then hit the phones and sent out branded promo. Many of our clients today became aware of us back then and have watched our growing determination for success.

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15 Feb

Esther Li   |   http://estherlidesign.com

"Ambivert is a hypothetical brand that produces handmade items for an Ambivert. Ambivert products are "products for people who want to be alone but also sometimes want to be around people except for those times when they want both and cannot function". All the products come in sets of 3, so there is a product for when an ambivert is feeling introverted, extroverted or both.

 The logo follows this idea of a set of 3 and is made up of the letters A, E and I for ambivert, extrovert and introvert. It also is a face expressing the emotion of the ambivert and is flexible depending on emotion. The design of the packaging is always based on a 3 x 3 grid, continuing the theme of three’s. The packaging itself is meant to feel special and luxurious while still handmade and a little more tactile, especially with the string closure.”

Esther Li is a Senior studying Communications Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She has participated in internships at Control Group, Mother NY, Sagmeister & Walsh and is currently interning at Roandco Studio. Apart from design she is also a figure skater and a diehard Patriots fan.

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13 Feb

Zia Somjee   |   http://ziasomjee.com

"The “Shipwreck Oak Barrel Stout” reflects the unique blend of flavours, textures, and tastes that are born out of this cross continental infusion. Referencing 19th century signage, and the gritty personality of those who challenge the high seas, this beer is positioned towards typical craft beer enthusiasts; These beer drinkers are always looking for a new and unique taste, and are often attracted to labels that differentiate themselves from crowd."

Zia Somjee is designer based in Vancouver, Canada. With a passion for communication, he loves to explore and understand how to effectively reach and speak to certain target audiences. As a self proclaimed night owl, Zia can be found designing, blogging, or tweeting into the depths of the night. When he is not working, Zia enjoys the urban and natural landscapes of Vancouver BC, and can be found capturing its beauty with photography. 

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10 Feb

Post Projects   |   http://post-projects.com

"Brassneck Brewery is a new retail brewery in the Mt. Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC. Brassneck offers brewed on-site selections at their growler fill station or in their tasting lounge. Post was commissioned to establish Brassneck’s visual identity; the identity makes use of bold typography, starkly contrasted by more loose, whimsical ink drawings by artist Maggie Boyd."

Post Projects is a Vancouver based graphic art and design studio that began with the partnership of Alex Nelson and Beau House. We currently work with a network of local and international specialists on creative projects that include identity & branding, print media, and interactive development. ”It could be better” is an oft-repeated phrase in the Post Projects studio. We understand the commercial value of good creative ideas and see great potential for development in today’s visual landscape. 

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9 Feb