We recently sharpened the pencils to put together an Indo-inspired print for the good volk at Munich-based fashion label A Kind of Guise.
The Flores Shirt (pictured below) is inspired by modern Bali - an island with a deep respect for its religious, cultural and textile history, and one that's coming to terms with its popularity as a destination for holiday-makers, end-of-season football trips and lycra-clad laptop lifestylers.
The shirt features a few select Balinese hallmarks including traditional dancers, a cock fighting match, gently swaying palms and the ubiquitous Bintang tinnie.
For a closer look and to get your hands on one, get across to the A Kind of Guise site here.
For a bit more on the fine Bavarians behind the brand, head to the following places for a nice read:
Elms store is a brand-spanking new fashion and homewares store that's recently swung open its doors on Crown Street in Sydney's Surry Hills.
It's well-curated selection of Australian and Kiwi designed clothing, books, gifts, homewares and artwork nicely packs out two finely-appointed floors on Surry Hills' most prominent shopping drag.
We here at Mat Faint Design Co. had the pleasure of helping the girls at Elms develop their brand identity and tone of voice.
Given the Australian-centric approach to design, we chose to go with a rich dessert ochre as the brand's central colour.
To reflect the premium nature of the store's offering, we opted for a clean, solid serif logotype with an accentuated 'l' as a nod to the towering trunks of verdant greenery that line the streets of Surry Hills.
We're continuing to work with Elms to progressively build on various elements of their brand as they grow.
Mat Faint Design Co. is a Sydney-based branding, design and illustration studio geared to helping small business and brands look their sharpest.