Tag Archives: typography

Reeses

Reese’s Pieces

One especially for my American audience…. Reese’s Pieces’ embroidered wrapper complete. This marks the 12th completed piece in the series and, for now, the completion of this phase of work in my visual explorations of discussing an eating disorder. Potentially another 2 designs are drawn up for their embroidered execution, but I am as yet […]

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Cadbury’s ‘Picnic’

Cadbury’s ‘Picnic’ chocolate bar….. This was perhaps a more complex challenge than any of my previous embroidered chocolate bar wrappers. Alongside the main typographic feature, the design demanded a plethora of raisins and peanuts stitched around the wording. To have omitted these would have been to miss out on some of the integrity of the […]

yorkiewrapper

Yorkie chocolate bar embroidery

The next in the sequence: Chocolate giant Nestle’s ‘Yorkie’ bar. Incidentally, this was the first pun I thought up that went on to inspire the eating-disorder series. I found the original sketch tucked away in a file where it has lain hidden for a year or so, waiting for the right time to receive its embroidered […]

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More chocolate bar labels underway

Apologies for the apparent radio silence in recent weeks. The Masters Degree has been keeping me busy with an entire new body of work I’m not yet ready to publish here. But what I can show you is the continuation of my chocolate bar label series, in which I embroider re-worded versions of existing logos. (NB: […]

Life size Goldwork 'Or Nue' bottle labels

Embroidered beer labels and bottles

Drum roll please….. finally, after continual interruptions from the rest of my life, my initial series of embroidered alcohol-bottle labels are (for now, at least) complete. See here for one of the original works-in-progress. They have found their final home back on their original bottles and I think they look wonderful, even if I do say so […]

Goldwork 'Blood'

Blood

Sang My Chemical Romance: ‘Blood, blood, gallons of the stuff, I gave you all that you can drink and it’ll never be enough…’ This latest embroidery was conceived as part of a page of doodles visually portraying words as their meanings suggest. Therefore ‘blood’ had to be liquid, fluid and curvaceous. The varying heights of […]

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Heavy Metal (Thread) Embroidery

I just can’t get enough of various fonts and typefaces at the moment. I keep a scrapbook on the go filled with various magazine cuttings and flyers as my go-to ‘lettering collection’ whenever I’m in need of inspiration. A few days ago, however, I was rifling through my stacks of CDs realizing that a lot […]