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
British modern craft beers take pride in their unique and bold artistic design – simplistic, bright and brave labelling is the new face. Craft beer has brought better-tasting brews – and created very exciting opportunities for designers and illustrators to show what they are capable of. Here you can look over the wonderful work of designers, illustrators and agencies at the forefront of British craft beer label design.
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Meet Afarin Sajedi – a bold and striking artist creating powerful and surreal artworks. She was educated at Tehran Azad University and has since had numerous exhibitions and shows. Her achievements include various titles and a Golden medal in students’ pencil painting competitions since 1992 and Multi-time Best College Performance titles 2000- 2004
Enjoy a selection of these surreal works below
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 Fabio Sasso, a Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. He is also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts. Fabio recently challenged himself to take a photo a day for a year.
On the project, titled A Study in Architecture Photography, Fabio states: “Still I am more like a beginner/enthusiast than a photographer, but one of the things that I learned is that I love to take photos of buildings and architecture in general. There’s something about the contrast of man-made structures with nature and sky that creates an eerie feeling.”
See a selection of the striking photos below
It’s not often that you walk down the street and encounter an artwork that warms your heart or brings a smile to your face, but for Brazilian street artist and muralist Alex Senna, positive emotion seems to be his visual currency. His lanky black and white characters are often found in a variety of hopeful, loving, and positive scenes from a pair of lovers embracing to a family riding a bicycle. To intensify their emotional depth Senna often gives the flat characters broad shadows that stretch out larger-than-life across urban walls. You can check out more of Senna’s work on Instagram.
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.