Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Recycled Design

I loved working on these... it was the kind of fantasy assignment 
you get in Art School, but rarely get in real life. 
Sadly, the project was killed.

Flash forward 1 year, and guess what?
A lovely client casually mentions that she might need a 
custom label for a promotional chocolate bar.
A little client input, & the result was this:

Now, 2 years later, I needed to come up with a new design 
I dipped into the chocolate again, and this is the result:

So, the lesson is: 
1) Don't throw anything away.
2) If a great design doesn't get chosen, save it in an 
inspiration folder.
3) Always give credit where credit is due.
Thanks Ms. Beautiful Things for that yarn pic,
which I *borrowed* from your flickr page.
(for a great cause!)

If any of you are interested in Knitting a cap for a cancer patient,
leave me a comment & I will put you in touch with the foundation.


Frau said...

Love the designs! You are a smart girl recycling is good! Love the knitting one. Wish I knew how to knit hats I'm a scarf knitter only.

pve design said...

Wonderful lesson here! You know the day we had lunch, I had my knitting with me. I love making caps and hats and chocolate too, but you already knew that.
These are great!

Renovation Therapy said...

Gorgeous work!!

Ann said...

Oh gorgeous... for a while I didn't notice those were yarn pattern. Love the color combination.

G-Ro said...

Good on ya!

Magpie said...

Are you going to be there at the event?

norm magnusson said...

Recycle for a greener tomorrow. Good work.

Megan Coyle said...

This is lovely--you've got a great eye for design. I especially like the tea/coffee cup. And those colors--fabulous!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

That staffing crunch label is hot. ;-)

You are an amazing designer...I'm lucky to benefit from your creativity.