Monday, March 11, 2013

All you need is glove

Hey, how're you? A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to get to do a days work at Third Drawer Down, easily one of the coolest stores I know.

(I hope using the word coolest didn't sound too dorky).

Basically the first thing they gave me when I went in was a pair of gloves coated in a thick orange latex, and I was asked to make a label for the product advertising them as "Hand Job Gloves".

So I worked on a design and came up with a catch phrase, and here's the result.
And now you can go to the store and actually buy the gloves.
How rad is that?

Here's someone taking a photo of them.

Glove at first sight.

The next thing I made a label for was a bottle of 1.25 litre Homebrand Diet Lemon and Lime lemonade.Here's a photo of the little painting desk setup I had going, and as you can see the name I came up with for the product was Diet Frothing Fizzy Fatty FillerAnd once again the end result is now available from the store. Far out.On the packaging I listed the ingredients for Diet Frothing Fizzy Fatty Filler as Froth, Fizz, Fat and Filler, and I spelt ingredients with the word greedy in it.I also changed Homebrand to Homelessbrand.
This piece is probably my favourite from the day. It was so cool holding the finished bottle.

A possible companion for the Hand Job Gloves, amongst the other products I was asked to design were Masturbation towlettes.

Here's the design.
And on the other side of the packet here's my tag line for them.I also painted the "water" and logos on these Egg and Pickle jars.
These works were all made to contribute to an opening that took place two Saturdays ago, to celebrate Third Drawer Down launching a new gallery space in the back of their store. 

At the launch they had a marching band, a popcorn machine and a best dressed dog show. 


On the way home from the launch I took my bottle of the Fatty Filler into Woolworths to take this photo.
Chicago Bulls basketball superstar Dennis Rodman happened to be in the supermarket while I was taking the photo. Here we are together as he's shopping for deodorant.Doing this kind of work obviously ties in pretty nicely to the stuff I usually make. 
I mean, there are a couple of pretty distinct differences between this and what I normally do, but even with these differences I still definitely consider this work an equally valid extension of my practise.
It was really challenging working with the pressure of coming up with an idea and then immediately making it within a very small amount of time, but I found the whole process extremely fun, satisfying and exciting. 

Basically would love the opportunity to try more of this kind of work, it fit like a glove.

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