NEW IN PORTFOLIO: SPECTACLE

NEW IN PORTFOLIO: SPECTACLE

Now that is one great example of a dramatic brand identity. The first thing that Yvonne told me when we started designing, is that she wanted drama. Loads of drama! Spectacle is a new kind of arts, theatre, opera online magazine, and after meeting Yvonne in person in Berlin (she’s the wonder woman behind The… Read more »

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Now that is one great example of a dramatic brand identity. The first thing that Yvonne told me when we started designing, is that she wanted drama. Loads of drama! Spectacle is a new kind of arts, theatre, opera online magazine, and after meeting Yvonne in person in Berlin (she’s the wonder woman behind The Hive Conference) our ideas and style clicked instantly.
Our original concept included a touch of blood red. Think red velvet, theatre curtains, old kind luxury. Later on in the process we both realised that red was not working quite well and we wanted to go for even more drama. Black, white, copper and a marbleised pattern, that i got to create with my nail polishes. There was a peak in the process on my snapchat around that time. I struggled quite a bit  with it, ruined my collection of Korres nail polishes, but it was worth it all the way. There’s a nice grungy texture in the pattern, you can see the paper, making it look and feel old.

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A little bit further in the first ideas and concepts, there were a few options that i wanted to play with like more modern concepts and some a bit more traditional. The final concept though, felt like it was the one once it all came together.
Here are a few of the first concepts.

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  • That´s the way I like drama – bold, unapologetic and dark! Kudos to you two! I feel the modern ones as well, but given the background and after a jump to the site, copper was the way to go and damn, girl, you nailed it once again! *bows and claps* 🙂

    • I loved it the minute she should me what she had created for my magazine 🙂

    • Aw you guys are literally killing me with kindness today! I’m so happy to hear that you like this Martina 😀

  • The design here is really slick and dramatic, I love this. 😉

    http://vodkanadarose.blogspot.co.uk

    • thank you Jessica! That’s exactly what we were going for!

  • Woaah, you have really outdone yourself with this one, Corina!

    • Eeek! Thanks so much Laura, can’t believe you think that 😀

  • Well done! So beautiful, great concept and great execution.

    • I’m so glad she understood what I wanted. Now we need to fill it with content 🙂

    • Thank you Kayla!

  • I love this design so very much! And judging by the comments here, everyone else like it too.
    I so so so glad, you understood my vision so well.

    • Yes they do! ahah it was so awesome working with you Yvonne!

  • Oh my gosh, C. These are so, so beautiful! Love the color scheme too, wow.

    • Thank you so much Latrina!! I’m so happy to hear that you like it 😀

  • Just when I think I can’t be inspired more than I already am by your work…bam! You just blew me away again! You have a great eye for color and composition! Simply stunning…

    Lena Parker-Duncan – Graphic Designer and Photographer

    • Oh my!! I’m blushing so hard right now 🙂 Thank so much! You have no idea how much your words mean to me

  • Lovely work! Did you find it hard to work with such a dark shade of red when most of your work is minimal in terms of colours? I’m curious! 🙂 x

    • Not necessarily hard to work with, more like out of my comfort zone, but these are my favourite kind of projects! I’ve been always into all kinds of different styles, usually love everything if it looks nice. That way it’s easy to jump from style to style.

  • Brilliant work! Loved seeing the process and how you used nail polishes to create the pattern.

    Katrina Sophia

    • thank you so much Katrina! It was quite the project ahah i love when i get so involved with the process