Graphic Design and Art Direction
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Gibson | Trainer

360 Campaign to launch Gibson’s latest wireless headphones ‘Trainer’. Leveraging Usain Bolt as the brand’s ambassador, the campaign was shot entirely in Jamaica. Song titles were hand-lettered, much like the colourful hand-painted, dancehall signage found in Jamaica.

Role: Art Direction, Design, Typography, Hand Lettering

 
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Hand-lettering sketch

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Application in print

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A full overview of the project:


 
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Initial typographic studies

On the mac - typographic lock-ups for the headlines.

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Visual cultural reference

Research of Jamaican dancehall typography showed more of a ‘loose’, free-hand lettering style. Colourful and imperfect. It was clear that the headlines should reflect Usain’s Jamaican heritage.

Final design

I decided that to be authentic the headlines had to be hand lettered. All campaign messaging was created by hand and coloured referencing the Jamaican dancehall inspiration.