Album art design + Illustration
Design for Copperline’s debut album Rusty Fords and Weatherboards. The idea was to create an original illustration for the band, where images and type will combine. In the best spirit of Australian country and blues.
Design + layout + print management
It was an absolute pleasure to continue the brand work for the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), this time to design their annual report. The report picked up from previous developed environmental graphics and these where adapted to a publication style.
Zine design + album packaging
These girls know how to rock out. They have been friends and band members for over a decade. They approached me with hundreds of images, clippings and fan art that they have collected during their time together. The idea to turn it all into a zine narrating the story of their origins and and the future of the 'Slutz'. I designed the zine, covering their origins and fan art. The zine was used as packaging for their album and as a compendium for the supporting art exhibition.
The catalogue design and layout followed the style of original pulp magazines. The typography and colour palette of the visual identity reflected the artworks, which had incredible vibrancy of colour and a striking visual style. The use of a ripped paper effect was inspired by the historically confidential or racy aspect of the pulp publications, and enticingly revealed elements of the content.
Branding + Environmental graphics
Multinational UES International needed a visual branding update to go with the move into their new offices. The brief called for a new contemporary brand that would preserve the history of the company. The brand had to be adaptable and easy to use and recognised by the different stakeholders. Various graphic expressions of the visual identity were developed to create diversity and impact.
© Freeman Ryan Design
Río Abajo (Drifting Away) is a series of photographs by Colombian artist Erika Diettes, whose work explores grief and memory amongst the innocent victims of Colombia’s 50-year civil war. The photographs depict the belongings of victims whose bodies have never been found. Often, bodies were thrown into rivers to erase evidence, turning the rivers into tombs and taking away any chance of justice and closure for the victims’ families.
Using the ‘río’ (river) as inspiration, a spot UV texture was used to reflect the water and the title on an entirely black cover. Only against the right light can you see the details of the river, evoking the ephemeral nature of the river water and the lives of the victims, as well as the darkness of their deaths and the pain of grief and memory.
Treasures of Newcastle from the Macquarie era featured rarely seen artworks and maps of early development and colony in Newcastle. It featured the recently discovered Wallis album and the iconic Macquarie Collectors Chest which was returned to Newcastle for the first time in 195 years.