April 18, 2014

Wall-i Berlin

We designed the logo and a flyer for new furniture start-up called wall-i berlin. Their range of shelves are handmade from discarded euro-palettes – each one  unique. Soon more.

www.wall-i.berlin

July 2, 2013

Print & Pattern

I started to work on designing and printing patterns for textiles using large format digital printing as well as  heat transfer and sublimation print techniques. It allows for more detailed prints compared to screenprinting, although looking at this article over on stylebubble, high-end Hermès carrés are still printed using screenprinting and are incredibly detailed, as they use a screen for every colour (some require as much as 46 screens). I like the handmade feel and slight variations that can occur in a screenprinting (slightly frustrating though, if you don’t want them to happen on a particular design), but digital print opens up a lot more possibilities for the creation of artwork. Gradients, millions of colours, thin lines and subtle colour changes are not a problem as it’s pretty much like ‘printing on paper’. First designs below.

May 26, 2013

Fabric Love

I am doing a screenprinting course at the Working Mens College in Camden. Really enjoying this hands-on way of producing designs, great being away from the computer, and just experimenting with colours and techniques without being able to press +Z. A few more weeks to go so will put up more results then.

February 15, 2013

New Work: Wagner 200

Elbe has just finished working on the identity, website and print material for Wagner 200, a London-based festival celebrating the bicentenary of Richard Wagner’s birth. More soon in the work section.
www.wagner200.co.uk

January 29, 2013

New venture?

Elbe has been spotted in Cornwall.
Thanks for the pic, Jim.

May 7, 2012

Carry on…

Another motif in our bag collection.

April 29, 2012

Hi, my name is

New business cards have arrived. Love all the colours and wondering whether people will have a favourite.

March 16, 2012

An apple a day

elbe has given a little donation to Unicef and received an image of this little fella by illustrator Chris Haughton. It’s one of many lovely apples that can be “watered” (with a small donation) on the 5050grow.com site to help raise funds for Unicef’s famine relief in East Africa. The 50/50 project (initiated by Good for Nothing and Made by Many) asked 50 creative/design/digital makers to contribute a project to help to make a dent in the huge funding gap.

 

This particular idea was set up by Dublin based agency Aad & Bluntworks. They have written an article about the context and process of building the site on their website (here). It gives a bit more insight into the ideas behind the project.

 

Particularly like it, as it engages (lots of lovely illustrations makes choosing very hard) but also gives something back as you are getting a highres illustration of the apple you just watered.

 

There are more projects to back here.

February 27, 2012

Carry me home

We have created a cotton bag. Let us know if you like it, we might expand the range.

January 10, 2012

We like!

Intriguing. Marlo Pascual.

 

January 9, 2012

Welcome!

Finally elbe’s new site is up and running. We´ve updated  some of the work we´ve done lately, and there is more to come soon. Please feel free to send us some feedback or just get in touch here.