Shivering Mountain Gin Case Study: Curious Metallics
When a group of people came together to open a gin distillery in the Peak District, they knew they would have to create something special to make an impact and thrive in this highly competitive and saturated market, and we're thrilled that our Curious Collection range of special papers is part of their success story. The distillery is located in the Hope Valley, at the head of which sits Mam Tor, known locally as the Shivering Mountain due to its geological movement and landslides. It is a location that creates the perfect elements and conditions for the botanicals used in the making of the choice gins; it also proved to be the perfect name and inspiration for the packaging of this new brand.
Celebrating photographers with the AntwerpPhoto Festival
Held for a second edition, the AntwerpPhoto Festival continues to celebrate the work of Belgian and foreign photographers in a series of exhibitions and events. Olin Design is very happy to sponsor the festival. We asked Kaat Celis, the Director of the festival, to present AntwerpPhoto Festival to us.
The origin of colours - A study on the history of pigments
Ever since man decided to use clay dust, burnt charcoal, and chalk some 40,000 years ago to depict animals on cave walls, colour has always had a special value, both symbolic and technological. To this day, the use of certain colours is strategic, even in the art world, as in the case of Yves Klein's blue, or Vantablack a new technology that creates the darkest surface known, absorbing up to 99.965% of visible light. The rights to use Vantablack for artistic purposes have been granted exclusively to the British Indian artist Anish Kapoor, which has created a great deal of public debate in artistic circles. Whether the result of fortunate accidents or years of research, discoveries of new pigments have marked the evolution of human civilisations throughout history.
Antalis vs The Brand Identity: The A-Paper Part IV
Continuing our partnership with Antalis Creative Power, The A Paper explores the often neglected and undervalued topics within the contemporary graphic design scene. For the fourth part of the series, we delved into the financial side of running a small creative business with Yah-Leng Yu (YY), Principal at Singaporian studio Foreign Policy, and Erika Barbieri (EB), Creative Director at Oslo-based studio Olssøn Barbieri.
Antalis launches Olin Origins, it's new eco-conscious creative paper range
Antalis introduces a new refined, highly aesthetic and sustainable option to its creative paper portfolio with new Olin Origins. This new paper and board range offer organic and natural shades with a subtle, soft-touch, capable of enhancing any creative project. Following the rebranding and expansion of Olin Design, the Olin Origins range completes a diversified catalogue offering designers and printers greater creative possibilities.
Since the beginning of ecological awareness in the 1960s, the question of how to communicate on this subject has arisen. In fact, the term "green marketing" was first used in 1975, when Karl Henion and Thomas Kinnear published their book Ecological Marketing (American Marketing Association). In simple terms, we have moved from marketing environmentally friendly products to producing, promoting and packaging products in a more environmentally friendly way. In a way, there has been a reversal of focus, where sustainability has lost its centrality and became a tool of communication.
Eska Black: Bridging the gap between Sustainability and Luxury
Antalis UK and Ireland are pleased to announce that they are the exclusive stockists of Eska Black – a black solid board with natural texture and minimal environmental impact. Specially designed for luxury graphical and packaging applications, this 100% sustainable board boasts
minimal environmental impact, with maximum added value.