Unearth International is a group of companies who identify local opportunities and aims to unlock the potential of rural communities. Aspiring to uplift locally relevant economies, Unearth targets people, making them aware of the environment that they so diligently reply on. Unearth does this by creating sustainable and locally relevant commercial partnerships.
We were challenged with clarifying the way the group communicate their structure and the value that they deliver.
Unearth – Focuses on Community Development
Unearth Experience – Focuses on Travel & Tourism
Disruption Capital – The Finance Arm
In order to bring this to work graphically, we needed a brand that allowed each company to build off the success of the others but still allowed for differentiation. Our work needed to function for all 3 companies and leave room to expand into future companies or even sub-projects of Unearth (Schools, Businesses, and Farms).
We created a dynamic and adaptive brand by creating an icon based on “U”, a grid based on nature, and colours based on Africa.
To work on multiple formats from websites to game drive vehicles, we created a flexible relationship between the “U” and type mark. The relationship can change dynamically as and when needed.
To bring the brands together, we executed bold and striking collateral that reflects the personality of each company.
To view the full project, check out our Behance project, Unearth Group Branding
Fall in love with these heartwarming illustrations by Pascal Campion. Pascal captures us with artworks that all of us can relate to. Like that time in your childhood when you would hang out with your buddies and explore the neighborhood… or that time when it was really snowy/rainy when you would sit by the window and think about life.
The beauty of Pascal’s work is it’s really relatable. It brings a sense of a kind of nostalgia. These are some fine examples of art with a sentiment.
For more of these, please visit his portfolio at DeviantART
“Even with super powers, we are all alone” is a minimalist set of illustrations created by Belhoula Amir, also known as Cosmosnail, an illustrator and character design from Lyon, France.
The inspiration behind these illustrations created by Cosmosnail is to show superheroes alone doing something related to their super powers. We see Superman flying out in space, there’s Batman lonely checking his computer system and others like Ironman, Spider-man and Wolverine.
This is a fantastic minimalist series of illustrations by the Italian illustrator Ray Oranges. It’s incredible how simple it is and how great of a connection is made with few elements. Enjoy!
For more from Ray Oranges visit ray-oranges.com or behance.net/ray-oranges.
Be inspired by dreamy paintings where humans and nature coexist by Japanese artist Miho Hirano. Her subjects appear unified with their environment. Striking elements of the paintings include hair flowing into flowering tree branches or strands of seaweed and adorned with goldfish, hummingbirds, and various insects. Each element carefully crafted that carries their own symbolic weight. Using hair as a female identifier in her work, Hirano portrays different attitudes and emotional interpretations of women, including her own alter-ego.
I usually paint women; because I am a woman. Each of my female characters can be seen as a self-portrait of mine in some way, such as sharing my desire to dress up. However, they are not myself in a mirror, but someone else who takes over my consciousness. One of my goals as an artist is to explore how we adorn ourselves with accessories, and how this plays a role in our identity.
Meet the illustrator Jasper St Aubyn West who is having monster fun with photographs and the new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Tailjar, as he is known on Instagram, sketched photo-cartoon mash-ups once a day for the month. Check out a selection of our favourite monster mash-ups below and see more of his work on Instagram.
Illustrator Charly Clements a.k.a @reallifelines is bringing your photos to life is the cutest way possible! We just love the quirky drawings integrated with the stunning photos.
Want to collab? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up to her weekly newsletter bit.ly/2eFFHrz
Check out a few of our favourite images below
Pablo Alﬁeri is the creative mind behind Playful. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He started the career of Graphic Design to become an Art & Motion Director, after 4 years of hard work in amazing studios.
In 2010 he founded with Mariano Farias one of the best Motion Studios from Argentina: Plenty. After more than 60 projects and worked for lovely clients in the Tv Branding Market he left the studio after gained the experience and knowledge to become a Live Action & Stop Motion Director where he mixes all his passions: Art Direction, Set Design and Typography.
Recently he worked for lovely brands such as Perrier, Hatsu, Sony Entertainment Television, D’aucy & the Bundesliga
We just love his playful take on Sponges. View a selection of the images below and check out the full project here
A Japanese LEGO creator has been tempting Lego fans with his tantalising LEGO-food creations. Going by the name Tary, he also builds Gundam robots and Star War characters, but it’s the food that’s led some to believe that Tary’s a Master Builder.
There are only 40 Lego Master Builders worldwide, and each one is hand-picked by Lego. Similar to journeymen of old, candidates start off as apprentice builders and then work their way up, a process which usually takes years.
“I tell people just build, build, build,” master builder Paul Chrzan told priceonomics. “Just keep playing with the bricks. Don’t build the house and the spaceship. Build your family pet. Build a family portrait. Go beyond what people usually do with the bricks. Because that’s what we do.”
Look close, or you’ll miss it. Camouflaged like legitimate street signs in public spaces, you’ll find these fun urban interventions in and around Sydney. Created by artist Michael Pederson (aka Miguel Marquez Outside) these mini signs are bound to grab your attention. A park solitude rating guide, oversized emergency panic buttons, or personal space preference cards, all completely ludicrous and yet it’s hard not to think these might be useful in certain situations.
Scroll down for a selection of the signs or you can see more of Pederson’s work on Instagram.