I’ve been having a blast working on RAIJIN FUJIN, an upcoming Japanese hobby shop. It’s awesome how shit comes together when you’re having fun! 100+ followers on the Instagram account already, and plenty of interest in general.
I’m super psyched to be travelling to Japan with these guys next week to help them buy goods for the store. It’s honestly the dream job!!! I get flown to Japan to go toy shopping!!!!
I have a pretty good idea what toys to bring over, but if anyone’s after anything specific let me know. Anything from figurines, car hobby kits, cosplay, sweets and snacks etc.
PS. I’ll be contributing to their Instagram account along side the 2 Japanese kids who will one day run the store, and of-course the shop owner too (their Dad!). Please follow: https://www.instagram.com/raijinfujinau/
This World Time Attack Challenge logotype I designed a little while back has been approved! It’s legit going to be one of the WTAC T-Shirts available this year at the show!
PS: I’ve been tasked with putting together a team of Zen Babes to wear these new T’s at WTAC this year, so girls if you’re free October 13-14 let me know (paid gig of-course!).
PPS: Massive massive props to Ian Baker and team for taking a risk on me. I truly appreciate the opportunity. I understand in this day and age it’s nearly impossible to do shit for the love without compromise. Leaving the location, dates, sponsor logos, checkered flags and cars off this T-Shirt design was never going to be easy, but hey some shit is worth fighting for!!!
Logo mockups for RAIJIN FUJIN. I’ve taken inspiration from Japanese Family Crests, and have pretty much designed a family crest for my client’s kids Raijin/God of Lightning and Fujin/God of Wind.
My client surprised me with a ticket to Japan NEXT WEEK! I’ll be flying with these guys to buy stock for the new shop! More on that later!
Working on logos for a couple of cool jobs as of this week. One is for Dino Dalle Carbonare of Speedhunters who has a new YouTube channel that needs branding (check: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEAMJR1e79rKTjoMuRWuMwg/videos), the other is for a new toy shop opening up soon in Kensington Sydney which will focus on Japanese stuff. It’s going to be called RAIJIN FUJIN (God of Lightning and God of Wind), both names connected to the 2 cool half Jappo kids of the soon to be store owner (so rad!).
Going to be hard to avoid not using glasses in Dino’s design. RAIJIN FUJIN is imagery rich. There’s a well used symbol for Raijin, but none for Fujin which sets me back a little, but incorporating wind/lightning in the logo should be the go!
Late last year I flew to Las Vegas to cover SEMA for Toyo. I took a photo of the Old & New Japan 911 and David from Import Bible Canada has turned it into an illustration, and now a sticker design. They look great! Find them in the Import Bible shop: https://importbible.com/
SEMA Feature: http://www.zengarage.com.au/2016/11/sema-trip-day-5-sema/
OMFG we did it! The all new Shopify ZEN GARAGE online shop is live! Thanks Catalina Briceño for the lifestyle shots. All the product shots need to be re-shot ASAP (that’s my job!), text descriptions need love too, but I’m so glad it’s live!
Free shipping on all orders over $100 for now (one thing we’ve been meaning to implement for ages but couldn’t with the last shop software).
Caught up with Dianne yesterday and it’s so good to hear that her new Food Subscription Box venture Chilli & Vanilla is doing well. She’s onto her 3rd Food Box already. Time flies!
She’s running with the templates Star and I designed, check out these photos of all the latest box inserts which Di designed herself. Her branding is all looking so awesome together!
Her web site is looking good too, visit (and buy yourself, or your Mum a box!): http://www.chilliandvanilla.com.au/
One on the left one on the left! She said yes!
I’m on a roll! I started out grungey, but ended up clean (because less is more!). I looove the one on the left! It’s sexy as, and Cat loves it so I’m double happy (first logo anyone’s ever done for her without curves she says!).
New ZEN x TOYO R888R collab design.
Because 8’s my number!!! I’ve placed a small sticker run on order with Nippy, but I kinda need this on a T too though. Will see if I can make that happen!